PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
The genesis of pharmacology in India dates back to the beginning of 20th Century when Col.Ram Nath Chopra took over the reins in 1921 as the first Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta. Col. Chopra who is rightly regarded as the doyen of pharmacology initiated several research investigations to study the merits and demerits of indigenous drugs used in the country since ancient times.
In the glorious century of scientific advancement, the contribution of Pharmacologists in India is well recognized. In spite of sophisticated infrastructural facilities, we have abundant expertise and magnificent ancestral legacy of indigenous systems of medicine. This is still vibrant and promises to show to the world the immense potential of Indian Pharmacologists. The time has come for Pharmacologists to concentrate more on operational research, especially on cost-benefit analysis and improvement in the quality of life, as drugs are considered to be the major requirements of health care budget.
This multi-faceted perspective applies to the Department of Pharmacology at K.T. Patil College of Pharmacy, Osmanabad. The department offers training in pharmacology and toxicology to both undergraduate and post graduate students, who may subsequently go on to exciting research, regulatory and administrative careers in academic, industrial and healthcare provision settings.
Availability of laboratory animals is crucial for teaching and research in pharmaceutical sciences. A central animal house facility exists for breeding of common species of laboratory animals and for maintaining experimental animals used by the research students. At present, the animal house maintain about Mice, rats, several rabbits.
The Institute has a 1,000 sq.ft. animal housing facilities with air conditioned facility with a rabbit run made by using Canadian know how which is first of its kind in India. The animal house is the unique of its sort in Delhi meeting the requirement of all the research activities and CPCSEA protocol.
Instruments available in our lab:
- Auto analyser (semi-automated)
- Blood cell counter
- ELISA microplate reader
- Inverted microscopes
- CNS Pharmacology related instruments
- Student kymographs