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Overview of Department:

Department of Pharmacology is a basic medical sciences specialty, deals with imparting knowledge and skills concerning with drug administration to health care professional medical students. Teaching & research opportunities are satisfactorily met with the availability of well-equipped air-conditioned lecture halls, demonstration rooms with high quality audio-visual aids, research & experimental lab. The faculty are involved in drug safety monitoring (pharmacovigilance committee). Faculty had the credit of research publications in national and international renowned indexed journals.

S.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Naveen  Pokala Professor & HOD
2 Dr. Moumita Hazra Associate Professor
3 Dr. S. Vijay Kumar Associate Professor
4 Dr. Alasyam Naveen Assistant Professor
5 Dr. N. Chandrasekhar Assistant Professor
6 Dr. Pokuri Kishan Assistant Professor
7 Dr. Bollapu Bhavya Tutor
8 Dr. Chepuri Nitish Tutor
9 Dr. Duggineni Srita Tutor
10 Dr. Edamakanti Vijaya Durga Tutor
11 Dr. Koneni Nikhil Tutor
12 Dr. Kunduru Naga Malleshwari Tutor

 Courses offered:

MBBS

MD(Pharmacology)

Ph.D. 

Core Competencies:

  • Experimental Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmacogenomics

Facilities and learning sources:

Library: Having 152 books including question banks & MCQ’s.

Audio-visual aids:

  • 17 desktop computers with internet connection.
  • One laptop
  • One printer
  • Overhead projectors
  • LCD monitor
  • CDs

Research laboratory with animal house facility:

Well equipped with basic instruments for conducting research.

Spectrophotometer, Analgesiometers, Electro-convulsometers, Cooks pole climbing apparatus, metabolic cages, Digitalphotoactometer, Incubator, Soxhlet apparatus, Dark light chamber apparatus, Elevated plus maze, Digital PH meter, Centrifuge machines.

Pharmacy laboratory:

  • Facility to extract active principles of plant products.
  • Chemical analysis of unknown substances.
  • Preparing & dispensing various drug formulations.

Clinical pharmacology laboratory:

Facility to carry out clinical research work

Museum:

  • History of medicine (34).
  • Charts & flow charts (86).
  • Different dosage forms (30).
  • Drugs used in different disease conditions (300).

Publications :

  1. JaikumarShanmugasudaram, Viswanatham Subramanian, JaganNadipelly, ParimalaKathivelu, Vijay Kumar Sayeli, Binoy Varghese Cheriyan, Anxiolytic- like activity of 5- methoxyflavone in mince with involvement of GABAergic and serotonergic systems – in vivo and in silico evidences. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2020; 36:100-110.
  2. ParimalaKathirvelu ,JaganNadipelly , Vijaykumar Sayeli , Viswanathan Subramanian , JaikumarShanmugasundaram, Binoy Varghese Cheriyan, Effect of Flavone Derivatives on Vincristine and Oxaliplatin Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Mice. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2021;15(1): FC01-FC06.
  3. Vinay Kumar Sayel , Madhav P, Vijay Kumar Sayeli , AnkireddypalliKameswar Reddy, Pattern of Adverse Drug Reactions with Anti-tubercular drugs and their impact on Noncompliance to therapy. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 2021;4(10):160-163.
  4. Swathi.C, Madhukar Rao Polasni, Roja Rani, Effectiveness and tolerability of tramadol versus diclofenac in treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A comparative clinical study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(2): 147-151.
  5. Naveen Aalasyam, Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy, Mukkadan J K, Effectiveness of structured “Om” chanting and listening program on psychological parameters in pre-hypertensive women. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(10): 1-4.

Projects: 

  1. Evaluation of hypoglycemic and anti – hyperglycemic activity of alcoholic extract of Mangiferaindica seeds in wistar rats – P. Naveen, Professor.
  2. Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of commercially available extract of Phyllanthus Emblica in wistar rats. S. Vijay Kumar, Assistant. Professor.
  3. Anti Inflammatory activity of flavonol and few structurally related dimethoxy flavonols in wistar rats. S Vijay Kumar, Assistant Professor.
  4. Evaluation of Local Anaesthetic activity of samaneasaman flowers on Rabbit eye. Dr. Naveen, Professor.