Department of Pharmacology


The Department is committed to train undergraduate, postgraduate students and impart knowledge to
  1. Understand the general principles of drug action and handling of drugs by the body.
  2. Select and prescribe suitable drugs according to the needs of the patient for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments.
  3. Foresee, recognise, prevent and manage adverse drug effects.
  4. Avoid simultaneous use of drugs resulting in harmful interactions
  5. Judiciously use rational drug combinations in the best interest of the patient
  6. Comprehend the contribution of both drug and non drug factors in the outcome of treatment
  7. Judiciously use “over the counter” drugs and be aware of ill effects of social use of intoxicants
  8. Appreciate the essential drug concept and translate it in terms of drug needs for a given community
  9. Exercise caution in prescribing drugs likely to produce dependence and be aware of the treatment strategies for drug dependence
  10. Implement the drug treatment guidelines laid down for diseases covered under National Health Programmes
  11. Prescribe drugs for the control of fertility
  12. Understand, predict and prevent possible adverse effects of drugs on the foetus while treating pregnant woman
  13. Understand the age related factors while prescribing drugs in infants, children and geriatric patients
  14. Understand different types of bio-medical waste, their potential risks and their management
  15. Update the new drugs which have been approved for marketing