The Department of Pharmacology offers a bachelor and masters degree in Pharmacology. The department has an undergraduate lab and a postgraduate lab which is equipped with facilities such as Sherrington’s Kymograph machine, Perspex bath assembly, Actophotometer, Rotarod, Pole climbing apparatus, Analgesiometer (Eddy’s hot plate and radiant heat methods), Convulsiometer, Plethysmograph and several instruments to evaluate psychopharmacological agents.

Thrust areas of the department

Molecular Biology

Pharmacological Screening of compounds

Toxicity studies

CNS Pharmacology

The department has two funded projects and several collaborative works with educational institutions of the area. Preclinical screening of the drugs and extracts are being carried out in the department and this service is also extended to the researchers from outside the institution.

The department boasts of a state of the art animal house facility research projects related to neuropsychopharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology and ethinopharmacology are conducted


1. Dr. C. S. Shastry M.Pharm, Ph.D., Professor
2. Dr. D. Prashanth Shetty M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor
3. Dr. Murali Badanthadka M.Pharm, Ph.D., Professor
4. Dr. Himanshu Joshi M.Pharm, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Grade – III
5. Dr. Gururaj M. P. M.Pharm, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Grade – III
6. Dr. Prasanna Shama Khandige M.Pharm, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Grade – III
7. Dr. Ullas Prakash D’Souza M.Pharm, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Grade – III
8. Dr. Nimmy Chacko M.Pharm, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Grade – III
9. Mrs. Zeena Nancy F Dsouza M.Pharm, Asst. Prof.

The department has conducted research activities in collaboration with Mangaluru University.