The Ph.D programme in pharmacology offers focused training which integrates basic clinical sciences with experimental pharmacology and equips students with essential skills as a pharmacologist. Ph.D candidates will also acquire core skills in clinical pharmacology, drug development and regulatory & ethical principles in therapeutics and clinical research.

Targeted Research Areas in Pharmacology:

In vitro & In vivo screening of drugs for pharmacological activity in various diseases.

Clinical pharmacology studies with special emphasis on

Cardiovascular pharmacology


Respiratory pharmacology

Renal pharmacology

Gastrointestinal pharmacology

Cancer pharmacology

Pharmacovigilance and Adverse drug reaction monitoring

Drug interaction studies

Pharmaco-epidemiological studies

Drug utilization studies

Research Facilities: An established Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring centre under the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission already exists in the department. The pharmacology department also supports and guides a well-equipped and functional hospital based pharmacy for both indoor and outdoor patients with its own formulary which can provide a base for drug utilization and pharmacy-epidemiological studies. In addition, there are research facilities in clinical pharmacology lab, chemical lab, pharmacy lab as well as a computer lab. The 1000 bedded hospital and a separate cancer research institute provides all the facilities required for interdepartmental clinical research. Interdepartmental facilities like PCR,flowcytometery and others are also available for research and diagnostic purposes.