Pharmacology forms one of the foundations of medical science, with respect to quality medical education as well as patient safety. The department is presently headed by Professor Dr. Jayant Kumar Kairi. It has spacious and well equipped clinical cum Pharmacy and experimental laboratories, museum, library-cum-seminar room, demonstration room, research laboratory and modern teaching aids. The department has a recognized adverse drug reaction monitoring centre under Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) with Dr. Tirthankar Deb, Professor as its co-ordinator. The department follows innovative teaching learning methods so as to contribute towards training of medical students as future doctors equipped with competence of rational pharmacotherapy and communication skills to interact with patients and their relatives, towards the achievement of National Health Goals.
a) Medical Education for undergraduate MBBS students.
· Didactic lectures, practical classes, tutorials & OSPE for 2nd professional MBBS students on pharmacological basis of use of drugs.
· Patient centered learning of Pharmacology: Bed side learning of pharmacology by analysing the management of real life patients on the basis of pharmacological principles.
· Computer Assisted learning of experimental pharmacology
· Mannequins based demonstration of routes of drug administration
b) Postgraduate teaching of MD (Pharmacology) students as per NMC provided CBME guidelines.
c) Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre (AMC) run by the Department of Pharmacology, under the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI). It caters to the need of adverse drug reaction monitoring and patient safety of the whole district of Karnal on a regular basis as well as undertakes mass monitoring programme e.g COVID-19 vaccination, National deworming day etc. Training programme is also undertaken for health care workers and other related government servants like school teachers from time to time by the department under guidance of AMC, Co-ordinator Dr. Tirthankar Deb.
d) Materiovigilance Programme of India (MvPI): Department of Pharmacology also runs MvPI to monitor medical device-associated adverse events (MDAE), create awareness among healthcare professionals about the importance of MDAE reporting and to monitor the benefit-risk profile of medical devices with Dr. Tirthankar Deb as its coordinator.
e) The department of Pharmacology contributes to the smooth functioning of Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC) with Dr Jayant Kairi as its Member Secretary.
f) The department of Pharmacology has been involved with setting up of Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit (MRU)in our institute from its inception. Dr Jayant Kairi, who is Nodal Officer, looks after the work of MRU.