To become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for pharmacological research and training.


Producing competent professionals and scientists who are able to apply their knowledge to drug discovery and development.

About the Department

Established in 2010, the Department of Pharmacology is a major department in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The faculty working in the department are nationally and internationally recognised for their research works with their research articles being published in peer-reviewed journals.

The laboratories are well-equipped for the pursuit of research, and our faculty members use a wide variety of experimental methodologies in pre-clinical and molecular pharmacology.

Current area of Research Interest

Screening of Herbal/Synthetic drugs for various Pharmacological activities.

Neuro Pharmacology

Cardiovascular studies.

Bioassays on isolated tissue & organ.

Toxicological studies.


Semiauto analyser

Rotaryflash Evaporator

Rotarod apparatus

Elevated plus mazes (Rat and Mouse)

Electroconvulsio meter

Digital analgesiometer(Tail flick model)

Histamine chamber

Light/Dark apparatus

Pole climbing apparatus

Open field apparatus

Animal House Facilities

The department has CPCSEA approved a Animal House (Registration no: 1076/PO/Re/S/07/CPCSEA) for conducting experiments and research work on small laboratory animals like mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. It is maintained as per the CPCSEA guidelines.

Faculty Members

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1 Dr. Shivkumar Hugar M.Pharm, Ph.D Professor and Head shivkumar-hugar
2 Dr. V.P. Patil M.Pharm, Ph.D Associate Professor Dr-VP-Patil
3 Dr. Nanjappaiah H.M MPharm, Ph.D Associate Professor nanjappaiah-hm
4 Dr. Shridharkumar S. Biradar M.Pharm, Ph.D Assistant Professor dr-shridharkumar-s-biradar
5 Shri. Santhosh R Awasthi M.Pharm Assistant Professor santhosh-awasthi.jpg
6 Smt. Kavita Nesur M.Pharm Assistant Professor kavita-nesur
7 Kum. Rani Bhandarakavathe M.Pharm Assistant Professor krani-bhandarakavathe
8 Kum. Renuka Sunagad M.Pharm Assistant Professor renuka-sunagad

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Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

Recognized and approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, and AICTE

Accredited by NAAC A++ grade. The 1st Pharmacy College in the country to have earned this recognition.