Department of Pharmacology
The discipline of pharmacology deals with the study of drug’s mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, drug interaction 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 use 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 and mice required for study. The laboratory is well equipped with latest instruments like sophisticated digital video tracking system, digital Plethysmometer digital, digital Actophotometer, rota-rod apparatus, digital elevated plus maze, electric convulsometer, digital analgesiometer, histamine chamber, 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 Phytochemical, Immunopharmacological Toxicological, Neuropsychological and behavioral studies. The department has more than 100 research publications in national and international Journals
The scope of pharmacological training opens a wide range of employment opportunities to the pharmacy students in hospital pharmacy, academia, industry and government organization etc.
Department Research publications: More than 20 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals.
Conference and seminar attended: 15
1) Savitribai Phule Pune University sponsored one day Seminar on “Phytopharmaceuticals: A Challenging perspectives to Herbal Industry” on 05th February 2016
1) Savitribai Phule 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) Savitribai Phule 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
Prof. Mr. A. V. Kulkarni
Assistant Professor & HOD
Pharmacology is the science which deals with the study of drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, 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 aims to investigate fundamental aspects of drug effects, drug interaction, cellular and molecular, bioregulatory, mechanisms for purpose of drug discovery and pharmacotherapy.
Our knowledgeable faculty and well equipped laboratories offer students knowledge for outstanding successful careers.
About Prof. Mr. A. V. Kulkarni
Prof. 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 been in academics for 09 years and handling Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and clinical biochemistry subjects for B. Pharm. Apart from academic activities he is In-charge of Sports of the college and involved in other aspects of college development. He has also worked as Executive Scientific Information with Innovex India Pvt. Ltd., and handled sales responsibility.
He is actively involved in the field of research. The research areas of his interest include immunopharmacology, Phytochemical and Preclinical investigations.
He is actively involved in the development of department and completed sponsored projects like preparation of scientific brochure and data interpretation.
He has published 11 research papers in national & international journals and participated in many conferences in various institutes in India.
He is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)