Pharmacology and Pharmacogonsoy

Overview :

PHARMACOLOGY : Pharmacology is a subject, which connects the other disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences with medicine. This branch of science equips a student with the ability to appreciate the establishment of dose, dosage, efficacy and safety of medicines, their mechanisms and disposition. Pharmacology gives immense scope for exploration in to diversified subdomains such as signalling and molecular mechanisms of medicines, clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics, non-clinical and clinical trials. This opens up opportunities for further academic upgradation, sometimes with funded research projects of national importance supported by government funding agencies.
The pharmaceutical industry, especially clinical research organizations offer variety of career opportunities in different business verticals such as basic pharmacological research, pre-clinical toxicology, clinical pharmacology, quality assurance and compliance, medical/scientific writing, pharmacovigilance, marketing (scientific/product management) and many more.
1) Research scientist in R & D
2) Clinical research associate in CRO
3) Business development [BD] in CRO
4) Pharmaceutical company [basic research]
5) Pharmacovigilance
6) Academia
7) Medical/ scientific writing
1) Tissue based experiments
2) Animal handling
3) In-vivo and invitro pharmacological experimentation
4) Academic pre-requisites of clinical research
1) Finest infrastructure with sophisticated and well-equipped laboratories.
2) Hands-on training in vitro and in vivo experimental pharmacology.


PHARMACOGNOSY is probably the oldest of the modern sciences that involves the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of natural drugs, including the search for new drugs from natural sources. The subject is one of the core branches in the pharmacy curriculum. The strength of the department lies in its modern labs, sophisticated instruments and high quality research output. The department has produced about 02 Ph. D., scholars who are enjoying impressive positions in industry and academia. About 25 publications in the journal of national and international repute with good impact factor testify for the quality research output of the department. The department offers extensive training in all aspects of natural products including latest developments in the scientific field. Herbal product development, drug discovery and development from natural products, development of nutraceuticals, dietary supplement and cosmeceuticals, herbal IPR and related issues, and herbal drugs patenting are the focused key areas of the department.
The department of Pharmacognosy caters to the modern needs of Industry by providing conducive ambience for learning and develop skills to befit the industrial and academic demands. The growing needs for herbal drugs standardization and analysis in the pharmaceuctical, herbal/ayurvedic, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries has paved the way for the requirement of well trained personnel. Our department has been continuously providing skilled hands to industry and academic demands. The alumni of our department and their positions in the industry and academia speak about the employability of our students.
1) Herbal drug standardization
2) Development of Nano-herbal formulation
3) Medicinal Plant Tissue Culture
4) Evaluation of traditional herbal formulation
5) Isolation and purification of phytoconstituents
6) Development of nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals