Pharmacology is the study of drugs, their sources, nature, properties, and their action on living things. The Department of Pharmacology is one of the basic science departments in the medical graduation course. It is concerned with the study and action of drugs.

A good physician has to be a good pharmacologist, and it becomes mandatory to find out "how the drugs work" and "how they can be used in the treatment of various diseases."

The Pharmacology Department at MNR has a congenial environment incorporating the latest audiovisual and computer-related techniques. There is a large museum with a wide range of drug samples, drug delivery systems, self-explanatory models, and charts to facilitate the teaching process. The department has all the facilities of research and promotes research activities.

Faculty Details

Sl. No. Name Qualification Designation Experience
1 Dr. B V Patil MD Professor 28 yrs 5 months
2 Dr. L. Mohana Rupa MD Professor 11 yrs 1 month
3 Dr. Ravi D Mala MD Asso. Prof 8 yrs 8 months
4 Dr. Madhukar MD Asso. Prof. 11 yrs 1 month
5 Dr. V. Mounika MD Tutor
6 Dr. V. Manaswini MBBS Tutor

Major Equipment

Sl. No. Name of the Items Available
(A) Clinical Pharmacy
1 Special drug delivery systems like metered-dose inhalers, spacers, rotahalers, nasal sprays, transdermal patches, insulin infusion pumps, insulin pen etc. 15
2 Samples of dosage formulations of various types including rational and irrational FDC, essential medicines 15
3 Manikins for demonstration of intravenous injection, enema, local, intramuscular injections, intracardiac injection and other routes of drug administration 15
(B) Computer Assisted Learning Laboratory
4 Minimum 1 computer per 10 students (maybe shared with a similar facility in the institution). Must have computers with standard configuration and connected to the internet, (Preferably broadband) along with an AV aids (Multimedia Projector and Screen). The PC should be installed with CAL programmes and other software for teaching experimental pharmacology. The students must have access to the National Essential Drug Lists, Standard Treatment Guidelines, Banned Drugs List of the CDSCO, PVPI, WHO, Price Controlled Drugs List, Antibiotic Guidelines, Hospital formulary, adverse drug reactions, and other resource material which the student can use for learning the principles of rational prescribing. Available
(C) Experimental Pharmacology
5 For the UG course, the facilities and equipment in the experimental lab can be shared with the physiology department. The experiments included in the curriculum should be demonstrated through charts/photographs/models and videos. One Software required
(D) Clinical Pharmacology
6 Stopwatch Adequate
7 Digital sphygmomanometer Adequate
8 Critical flicker fusion apparatus Adequate
9 Pupillometer Adequate
10 Chart, Models and videos to illustrate the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs, adverse drug reactions, drug administration techniques Adequate
(E) General:
11 Laptop 0
12 Desktop computer, with printer 1
13 Photocopier and scanner 0
14 Multimedia projector with screen 2