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Pharmacology is the detailed scientific study of drugs, particularly their actions (beneficial and harmful) on living animals and man at the organ, cellular and molecular levels. It encompasses all aspects of knowledge of drugs, but most importantly those that are relevant to effective and safe use for medicinal purposes.

Goals and Objective of our Department

The Goal of the Department of Microbiology is to educate and train the medical students about the pathogens; their transmission, identification, treatment and prevention. And the laboratory services help in early diagnosis of the suspected infections among those who attend the concerned hospitals either as inpatient or outpatient departments. In the department of Microbiology we regularly expand the body of knowledge of this scientific field through research. The specific goals of the Department are to:

  1. Assimilate the concept of "Rational Drug Therapy".
  2. Practice "Rational Use of Drugs
  3. Develop good prescribing skills
  4. Understand the essence of "Essential Drug Concept" and be competent to make/modify the essential drug list.
  5. Imbibe "Medical Ethics" and uphold the principles in patient care, drug development and research.
  6. To train students in activities related to detection, assessment, understanding and preventing adverse drug reactions (Pharmacovigilance).
  7. Emphasis on drug interactions when two or more drugs are given together
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Head of Departments message
Department of Pharmacology strives to train undergraduate students of the college with the following mission statement

To impart the understanding of the pharmacological basis of therapeutics so as to enable the future doctors to prescribe rationally, to differentiate hype on drugs from truth and work actively to contribute to the achievement of the national health goals'

The faculty undertake and participate in research projects in addition to their teaching work. The department also inculcates & encourages research aptitude in undergraduate students and helps them to undertake short term research projects under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research. Hands on practical training of drug assays and pharmacometrics are supported by thoughtfully planned seminars and journal article presentations.

Facilities in Department
The department has all the facilities for undergraduate teaching as per the regulations of the Medical Council of India. The teaching programme is being carried out efficiently on a regular basis with the help of lectures, practicals, seminars, demonstrations and integrated teaching classes. Projects are submitted by small groups of students based on various clinical problems collected from the hospital. This makes the students aware of rational drug use, over-prescription, under-prescription, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions.
A) Pharmacovigilance Centre
  • The department runs a pharmacovigilance centre which is actively involved in the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of the Adverse Drug Events (ADE) in the hospital. The centre guided by its hospital committee conducts periodic review of the adverse drug events, initiates education programmes and has taken the lead in formulating ADE management protocols.
  • B) Other Dept. Activities
  • Other activities of the department include integrated teaching programmes, continuing medical / nursing education programmes, formulation of drug related management protocols and taking classes for other departments.Academic
  • C) Pharmacy Lab
  • A pharmacy lab in the department is equipped with all the essential instruments and reagents for demonstration and practice of pharmacy exercises.
  • D) Experimental Pharmacology Lab
  • This well-equipped lab provides facility for demonstration of animal experiments and charts
  • E) Demonstration Room
  • With a capacity to seat approximately 30 students, this mini-hall in the department is well-equipped with audio-visual aids including OHP & LCD projectors, black board and audio system
  • F)Museum
  • The department Museum contains sample drugs, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic charts, photographs of medicinal plants, plant products, models of receptors and exhibits depicting history of medicine to aid illustrative teaching.
  • G) Clinical Pharmacology Research Room
  • A dedicated room with essential computer support is available for clinical pharmacology research.
  • F)Research Room
  • The research room contains all equipment’s as specified by Medical Council of India.
  • F)Library
  • The department library has 80 books on medical and nursing pharmacology and allied specialities for faculty reference.

  • Subject curriculum
    Total duration of Para-clinical teaching - 3 Semesters (III, IV, V)
    Total number of teaching hours allotted to Pharmacology 300 hours
    Learning methods-Lectures, tutorials, Practical

    A) INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY – A Foundation to Clinical Practice

    Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Application to Pharmacotherapeutics: Relevance of Pharmacokinetics and dynamics in clinical practice, Sequelae of repeated administration of drugs & Adverse Drug Reactions


    General Considerations, Adrenergic agonists & antagonists
    Cholinergic agonists, Anticholinesterases, Antimuscarinic drugs, Skeletal muscle relaxants

    General Considerations and Overview of antihypertensive therapy;
    Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Sympatholytics & vasodilators,
    Antianginal: Nitrates & others ,Calcium channel blockers
    Anticoagulants & Coagulants, Thrombolytics & Antiplatelet Agents
    Drugs for CCF: Digitalis glycosides & Others
    Antiarrhythmic Agents, Agents used for the management of shock, Hypolipidaemic drugs
    Role of Nitric oxide and endothelin; Management of CCF, Hypertension, Angina, Shock.

    Agents used in therapy of iron deficiency anaemia and megaloblastic anaemia;
    Erythropoietin, GM-CSF; Management of anaemia

    General Considerations, Sedative-Hypnotics, Psychopharmacology: Antianxiety drugs; Antipsychotics; Antidepressants, Antiepileptics, Anti-Parkinsonian agents; Cerebral vasodilators/nootropics, Local anaesthetics, Analgesics: Opioids; NSAIDs Pharmacotherapy of pain including migraine, rheumatoid arthritis and gout Substance abuse: Management of opioid, alcohol and tobacco addictions

    Autocoids, Antiallergics: Antihistaminics, Drugs used for bronchial asthma & cough
    Drugs acting on immune system:Immunostimulants, Immunosuppressants;
    Pharmacology of vaccines & sera
    Drugs acting on the uterus


    General considerations,
    Antimicrobial agents-Sulphonamides & Cotrimoxazole, Quinoline derivatives, Penicillins,
    Aminoglycosides, Macrolides, Tetracyclines & Chloramphenicol
    Pharmacotherapy of UTI
    General principles of Antimicrobial use
    Antimycobacterial therapy, Anti-leprotic agents
    Antiprotozoal agents: Antiamoebic, Antimalarials and Anti Kala azar
    Pharmacotherapy of TB & Malaria
    Antihelminthics, Antifungal agents, Antiviral agents including antiretroviral agents
    Pharmacotherapy of STDs,
    Principles of cancer chemotherapy and their adverse drug reactions


    Hypothalamic and Anterior Pituitary hormones, Thyroxine and antithyroid agents
    Steroids, Oestrogens & antagonists, Progestins & antagonists, Oral contraceptives & profertility agents, Testosterone & anabolic steroids, Agents affecting calcification
    Antidiabetic agents: Insulin; Oral antidiabetic drugs, Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus


    Pharmacotherapy of nausea & vomiting, Pharmacotherapy of peptic ulcer
    Management of dyspepsia, diarrhoea and constipation


    Preanaesthetic medication, Preparation of surgical site: antiseptics etc. Local Anaesthetics, Skeletal muscle relaxants Drugs used in post-operative period: analgesics, antiemetics etc.


    Drug-Drug Interactions Drug use at extremes of age, in pregnancy & in organ dysfunction Use of chelating agents in heavy metal poisonings; Environmental & occupational toxicants and principles of management (particularly cyanide and CO) Ocular pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy of glaucoma & conjunctivitis, Dermatopharmacology


    Prescription writing and P-drug concept, Rational Drug Use; Essential Drug List (EDL) Criticism with reference to Fixed Drug Combinations (FDCs) Use and misuse of commonly used preparations: vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes etc.

    I term practical’s

    Introduction to Practical Pharmacology, Prescription Writing, Pharmacokinetics I, Routes of Administration: Oral, Routes of Administration: Topical, Routes of Administration: Parenteral, Pharmacokinetics II: Applied Pharmacokinetics

    II term practical’s

    Pharmacodynamics I (Isolated Tissue, Cat NM junction), Pharmacodynamics II (Dog: BP and Respiration), Screening Techniques for New Drugs, Adverse Drug Reactions, Rational Pharmacotherapy I, Rational Pharmacotherapy II, Sources of Drug Information including scrutiny of Promotional Literature

    III term practical’s

    Case Study 1, Case Study 2 Revision Practicals


    Theory: Marks 80
    Paper: I, Marks: 40,Time: 2 Hours
    Section A & B: LAQ & SAQ
    Paper: II, Marks: 40,Time: 2 Hours
    Section A & B: LAQ & SAQ

    Practical: Marks 25

    Prescription writing
    Criticism of a prescription & rewriting
    Fixed dose formulation
    Clinical Pharmacy (dosage forms, routes of administration, label information and instructions)


    Viva: Marks 15 Internal assessment: Marks 30

    List of teaching and non teaching staff




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    Dr. Purnima Raj

    Professor & HOD

    MD Pharmacology, 2001

    14 years

    Dr. Presenjit Raut

    Associate Professor

    MD Pharmacology, 2006

    10 years

    Dr. Jharna Sahu

    Assistant Professor

    MD Pharmacology, 2014

    2 years
    4 months

    Dr. Sumati G Kundu

    Assistant Professor

    BDS, M.Sc Pharmacology

    6 years

    Dr.Gulshan Sidar



    2 years
    2 months

    Dr. Satyam Patel



    1 years
    2 months

    Mr.Satrohan Kumar – Assistant Grade-3
    Mr.Rajkumar Suman- Lab Technician
    Miss Jyoti Tiwari-  Lab Technician
    Miss Himkanti Sidar-Lab attendant
    Mrs.Rajkumari Sahu-Peon             

    A seminar was presented by Dr. Akash Panda on the topic “Rational use of medicines” on 9.12.2014.       A seminar was presented by Dr. Gulshan Sidar on the topic “Screening of antiepileptic drugs” on 2.1.2015


    Poster presented by Dr. Purnima Raj, Prof. & Head, in the 3rd International & 6th National Conference of the Indian Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics’2014, on “Efficacy & Safety of Misoprostol by sublingual and rectal route in preventing Post Partum Haemorrhage in low risk vaginal delivery”.


     Dr. Purnima Raj

    1. Raj Purnima, Tembhurnikar P., Agarwal A., Shrivastava PK., Rathore M., Verma VB., “To study awareness of HIV/AIDS in female HIV positive patients and access adverse reactions in female patients on Anti Retro Viral therapy along with their adherence to therapy in Chhattisgarh” 171 – 175, RJPPD, Vol 03, Issue 04, July – August, 2011.
    2. Raj Purnima, Tembhurnikar P., Rathore M., Verma V., Pandey SN., “Antibiotics induced adverse drug reaction monitoring in a teaching hospital of Chhattisgarh.” Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics: 4(1): 1012; 13 – 16.
    3. Gedam JK., Jogi S., Vidhyarthi., Raj Purnima. “Misoprostol for second trimester medical abortion: A prospective randomized comparative trial.” Asian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology  practice, Vol.3, July –September 2010.

    Dr. Presenjit Raut

    1. Evaluation of knowledge, attitude & practice of self medication among II yr B.Sc Nursing students; JDDT, 2014, 4(3), 138-144.
    2. Comparision of analgesic activity of Venlafaxine with Etoricoxib using digital

    analgesiometer; RJBPCS; 2014, 5(4), 555-564.

    1. Comparision of analgesic activity of Venlafaxine with Etoricoxib using digital

    analgesiometer; RJBPCS; 2014, 5(4), 555-564.