The Department of Pharmacology was established towards the last quarter of the year 2000.In alignment with convention, the Senate of the University at its Statutory Meeting of 15th February, 2017, approved the proposal to change the name of the department from ‘Department of Pharmacology’ to ‘Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology’.
Pharmacology is the study of the actions of drugs and chemicals on cells, tissues, and the whole body. It focuses on improving the way drugs are tested and finding out how drugs produce beneficial and adverse effects with the aim of providing greater benefits in the treatment of diseases. The study of Pharmacology requires the understanding of normal body functions (Biochemistry and Physiology) and the disturbances that occur (Pathology).
Pharmacology is the basis of much of the research and development of new drugs. The development of a better understanding of the actions of drugs and chemicals on biological systems and drug targets within biological systems is important for the improvement of human health.
A minimum attendance of 75% at requisite departmental activities is required for the student to be eligible for the 2nd Professional MBBS Examination, the 3rd Professional BDS Examination, or Semester Examinations for science students.