The use of medicines is one of the principal ways of combating disease. The development of new and successful drugs requires advances and insights generated by scientific research. Pharmacology is concerned with the effects of drugs on living organisms whereas therapeutics deal specifically with the treatment of disease and the art and science of healing.
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is focused on basic life sciences research, undergraduate teaching for medical and dental students. The department is also involved in postgraduate teaching of biomedical sciences students.
Two of the strongest research areas within the Department are Endocrinology and Cardiovascular System. The Department has completed many research projects in collaboration with different scientists around the world. Many research projects are in phase of their completion. The main aim of our work is to understand mechanistically the critical building blocks of biological systems from molecules to cells and organ systems, in health and disease, and to identify components that can be modified through pharmacology or other therapeutic strategies to cure disease. The faculty also enjoys international recognition for its contributions to research and service on grant review committees and editorial boards.
During the period of COVID-19 Pandemic the Department is actively involved in online teaching, assessments, training workshops and faculty development programs. The department aspires to do clinical trials in future with full zeal and zest.