Department of Pharmacology
The discipline of pharmacology deals with the study of drug’s mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, drug interactions etc. The Department of Pharmacology provides a vibrant and dynamic environment for conducting high quality research and teaching. Students enrolled in undergraduate degree are taught by the department in all the four years of their study. The knowledge derive from pharmacology can be used in “Pharmacy” to achieve optimal therapeutic outcome through preparation of appropriate formulation and dispensing of medicine.
The department has well established animal house giving all the necessary care & facilities for hygienic housing of laboratory animals like Wistar rats, albino mice, guinea pigs etc. required for preclinicalexperiments. The research laboratory is well equipped with latest sophisticated instruments like digital video tracking system, copulatory arena, digital plethysmometer,clinical biochemical analyser, digital catalepsy bar apparatus, digital actophotometer, rota-rod apparatus, mazes (elevated plus maze, Y maze, radial arm maze), electric convulsometer, digital analgesiometer, with other routinely required instruments like digital student's organ bath and Kymograph etc, to give hands on experience in preclinical studies to the students.
The major research areas of department include preclinical screening compounds for various activities like toxicological, neuropsychological, behavioral studies etc. The department has more than 100 research publications in national and international peer reviewed journals.
The scope of pharmacological training opens a wide range of employment opportunities to the pharmacy students in hospital and clinical pharmacy, academia, industry and government organization etc.
Department Research publications: More than 100 research publications in national and international peer reviewed journals.
Conference and seminar attended: 15
1) Savitribai Phule Pune University sponsored one day state level seminar on “Transforming Molecule into Medicine: Role of integrative Pharmacology” on 28th January 2016
2) Savitribai Phule Pune University sponsored one day state level seminar on “Current scenario on regulatory affairs for alternative medicines” on 12th November 2016
1) SavitribaiPhule Pune University sponsored (BCUD) Research Grant on, Preclinical evaluation of multiherbal supplement for its effect on sexual activity in female rats of Rs. 2,00,000/- (Completed)
2) SavitribaiPhule Pune University sponsored (BCUD) Research Grant on, Preclinical Evaluation of Indigenous Plant for Its Immunomodulatory Effect on Inflammatory Bowel Disease of Rs. 1,40,000/-. (Ongoing)
Benediction from the HOD
Mr. A. V. Kulkarni
Pharmacology is the science which deals with the study of drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, pharmacotherapy, and their medical applications. It is a field of interdisciplinary bio-medical approach of anatomy, physiology, pathophyiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics. It helps to learn about what the body is made of and how drug will works to cure patient illness.
Pharmacology study plays significant role indrug discovery and development and aims to investigate fundamental aspects of drug’s cellular and molecular mechanisms, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, drug interactions etc. for the purpose effective pharmacotherapy.
Our knowledgeable faculty and well equipped laboratories offer students knowledge for outstanding successful careers.
About Mr. A. V. Kulkarni
Mr. A. V. Kulkarni, born on 9th July 1982, completed his graduation from, BV’s Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, post graduation from Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Pune. and pursuing Ph.D. He has also worked as Executive Scientific Information with Innovex India Pvt. Ltd., and handled sales responsibility.He is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)
He has been in academics for 11.5 years and handling Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and clinical biochemistry subjects for B. Pharm. Apart from academic activities he is In-charge of College proposals to be submitted to government agencies as well as other aspects of college development.
He is actively involved in the field of research. The research areas of his interest include Preclinical investigations in the field of phytochemicals, immunopharmacology etc.He has published 14 research papers in national & international journals and participated in many conferences in various institutes in India.
He is actively involved in the development of department and completed sponsored projects like preparation of scientific brochure and data interpretation; He also received grants of Rs. 1,40,000/- from SPPU for the project entitled “Preclinical Evaluation of Indigenous Plant for Its Immunomodulatory Effect on Inflammatory Bowel Disease”