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Pharmacology is the study of how chemical agents, both natural and synthetic (i.e., drugs) affect biological systems. Pharmacological studies can determine the effects of chemical agents upon subcellular, systemic, physiological or behavioural processes; focus on the treatment and prevention of diseases; or deal with the potential hazards of pesticides and herbicides.

Pharmacology is exciting because, it needs application of knowledge of many other subjects such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and make student truly understand what happens when a drug enters the body and what exactly the drug does to all the different systems within the body.

It is often thought that pharmacology is just memorizing drug names and chemical pathways, but this subject is built on top of a few simple concepts, to help the student learn those concepts, to show how they apply on a cellular level and then also how they apply at the patient level, to the treatment and prevention of disease. In this course, we always relate these fundamental principles back to the patient, so the student can see the bigger picture and how the basic concepts are applied in the practice of medicine.


The Department of Pharmacology, AVMC&H, trains 150 UG Medical students, Two PG students and about 200 paramedical students every year to acquire skills in research, regulatory, industrial as well as healthcare delivery. The Department has highly qualified faculty members and research scholars in diverse areas of Pharmacology. Our department provide students with sufficient information to meet their needs as well as introduce them to our aspirations and achievements.


The Vision of the Department is to be a top-ranked research-intensive academic department in the discipline of Pharmacology, and beyond.


The Mission of the Department of Pharmacology is to carry out world-class scientific research and evidence-based teaching, expanding on our track record of innovation and excellence in both research and teaching.

  • Computer Assisted Learning for undergraduate studies has been implemented to replace live animal experiments.
  • Pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting are being carried out to improve patient safety.
  • The faculty of the department are involved with various pharmaceutical companies in pursuing phase IV clinical trials (post-marketing surveillance)
  • We have a CCSEA registered animal house facility to boost the teaching, training and research activities with full-time veterinarian and technical personnel.
  • All faculty in the department contribute to college governance effectively.