Department of Pharmacology is committed to excellence in teaching and research. The essence of academics encompasses innovative teaching methodologies coupled with didactic lectures to enhance self-directed learning in both undergraduate and postgraduate streams. The department harbours research projects with the aim of inculcating scientific spirit amongst undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty.


Key features

  • Hands-on experience on animal research with guidance from experienced faculty.
  • Opportunities to interact with industry professionals through workshops, symposiums and seminars conducted in collaboration with drug industries.
  • Placement offers by various Pharma research companies.
  • Exposure to preclinical and clinical aspects of pharmacology including bioequivalence studies and various phases of clinical trials.
  • Importance of collaborative research with other basic science departments and clinical departments through highly motivated and co-operative clinical faculty.
  • Involvement in national programs like Pharmacovigilance Program of India through ADR monitoring centre.


Core competencies

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • In-vivo animal experiments to screen CNS related activities like antidepressant, antianxiety, learning and behaviour
  • In-vivo animal experiments to screen anti-diabetic agents, diuretics, anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics and anti-epileptics
  • Pharmacoepidemiologic studies
  • Bioequivalence studies



The Department of Pharmacology has collaborations with

  • Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Ghaziabad, for Pharmacovigilance Programme of India: ADR monitoring centre Activities
  • Pharmaceutical industries for pre-clinical studies.


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The Department of Pharmacology, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:


MD - Pharmacology

MSc - Pharmacology


Teaching Schedule

II MBBS 2015 Batch


Highly trained and capable faculty form the main core of academics in Pharmacology who are constantly engaged in improvising existing and introducing Avant-grade modalities in  teaching and assessment methods with a constant review of the curriculum. Problem and case based learning, integrated teaching, flipped class, student led tutorials and jigsaw techniques are routinely employed in small group teaching.


Our department pursues a multifaceted mission of training in the fields of pre-clinical research such as in-vivo evaluation of drugs acting on CNS, diuretics, antidiabetic drugs, hepato and nephroprotective activities, clinical research in areas such as infectious and non-communicable diseases and research in bioethics and medical education like validation of newer assessment methodologies.

In-house industry oriented internships

The postgraduates have the opportunity to obtain hand-on experience of clinical trials, including phase 2 to phase 4 trials and pharmacokinetic studies, through short-term internship at Manipal Centre for Clinical Research, Mangalore, which coordinates industry-sponsored clinical trials at the constituent units of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. This provides a good exposure to the regulatory processes involved, clinical trial protocols, documentation, ethics and informed consent, adverse event handling and more.



The department of Pharmacology is supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


The dept is well equipped with experimental pharmacology laboratory accommodating 120-150 students and a Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacy Lab (294 m2) accommodating 175 students.


The department has a rich collection of 289 books housed in an area of 20m2 to cater to the literature search needs of students and faculty.


Teaching hospitals give students hands-on learning.

Research & Publications

The crucial research areas are anti-diabetic, hypoglycaemic activity, analgesic activity, Antiepileptic activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Diuretic activity, learning & behaviour studies, antianxiety effect, Antidepressant activity, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective activity, prescription pattern monitoring and pharmacoepidemiological studies.

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