Department of Pharmacology
The Department of Pharmacology was established in the year 2011 under the headship of Professor (Dr.) Harihar Dikshit. In a short journey of 4 years the Department of Pharmacology was raised from dust to one of the most well equipped department of this prestigious institute of the state.
Department of Pharmacology is actively involved in training 2nd Prof. MBBS, BSc Nursing and BSc MLT students in both theoretical as well as practical aspects of pharmacology. The theoretical aspects are supplemented by technological innovations in teaching pharmacology. A simulation laboratory for demonstrating the effects of drugs on in-vivo & in-vitro models using computers is functional. The laboratory has the infrastructure, software and hardware in place for training MBBS students. Practical aspects of pharmacology are covered in traditional extemporaneous pharmacy and prescription writing for common diseases. This is included keeping in view of rational drug use and the implication of pharmacoeconomics.The Department of Pharmacology has achieved a milestone as the MCI has permitted to start MD course in Pharmacology from the coming session.
Besides teaching, students are also trained for detecting, analyzing and reporting Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) as a part of curriculum. The Department is committed to provide best quality and clinically oriented information to MBBS students to make them into rational prescribers.
Infrastructure & Facilities:
- Experimental Pharmacology cum CAL (computer assisted learning) or e-lab: On 5th Sept, 2014 the CAL (computer assisted learning) Lab was established with 11 computers using the most modern software from Elsevier which of course is first in Bihar and Jharkhand. This boosts up the understanding & knowledge about the subject by the undergraduate students along with non – sacrificing of the animals for experimental purpose as directed by the Medical Council of India.
- Clinical Pharmacy Lab: A well equipped clinical pharmacy lab with well trained pharmacist is running by the department. The modern way of teaching to the medical graduates makes it relevant in the present scenario.
- Research Lab: A well equipped Research Lab for carrying out the research in the field of Neuro-pharmacology, Psycho-pharmacology, Cardio-vascular pharmacology and Respiratory pharmacology is recently being established. Instrument available in the Research Lab are:
Name of the Instruments
- Bright/dark box-Rat (Automated)
- Brodi’s operation tables
- Chemical Balance - digital
- Cook’s Pole Climbing Apparatus
- Digital pH meter
- Digital Plethysmograph
- Edy’s Hot Plate
- Electro Convlusiometer
- Elevated Plus Maze- Automated
- Flame photometer
- Histamine Chamber
- Hot air oven
- Graphic chronometer
- Metabolic Cages (Diuretic Study)
- Rotarod apparatus
- Clinical Pharmacology Lab: A modern Clinical Pharmacology Lab with modern instruments is available to carry out research of drugs in humans.
Name of equipment
- Automated Treadmill
- Ambu bag and mask
- B.P. Apparatus
- Bicycle Ergometer (Digital)
- Digital Spirometer
- Nebulizer-diaphragm type
- Peak Flow Meter
- Museum: The Department has a well designed Museum with beautiful glass shelves to display drugs & herbal medicine. A separate section depicting the history of medicine through various charts and photographs of great scientist of all times is present in the gallery of the department.
The departmental Museum includes:
- Drug samples
- Herbal medicines
- History of Medicine charts
- Library: A well stocked library with 117 books and over 100 volumes of scientific journals of different field. The department is free wifi zone which helps the faculty members and students to get instant access to internet for educational purpose.
- Herbal Garden: A Herbal Garden of Institute located nearby to the department where different types of herbal plants are grown in the natural environment. Some of the common herbal plants are also maintained in the department premises. Constant efforts are undergoing to think about the possible utilisation of the herbal garden in the therapeutics by the department.
Dr. Harihar Dikshit
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), MD (Radiotherapy)
Professor and Head
Area of Interest: Pharmacovigilance, Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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Dr. Lalit Mohan
Area of Interest : Medical Education, Psychopharmacology
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Dr. Hitesh Mishra
Area of Interest: Inflammation and pain research, Psychopharmcology
Phone : 8544401061, 8252629669
Dr. Manish Kumar
Area of Interest: Pharmacovigilance, Tropical diseases
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Dr. Anuj kumar Pathak
Area of Interest: Endocrinology, Pharmacovigilance
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Dr. Pramod Kumar Manjhi
Area of Interest: Tropical disease
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The Department is having a thurst for the clinical research. Nearly 46 research papers from all the faculty members were published in National and International journals. The Department had organized a one day orientation programme on Good Clinical Practice on 4thMay, 2014.
Ongoing Research Project:
Presently the department is involved in the following research work.
- Students attitude on personal drug selection exercise in writing prescription.
- Study of Drug utilisation pattern and cost analysis for skin diseases in dermatology OPD of an Indian tertiary care hospital: a prescription survey.
- Evaluation of prescription pattern of fixed dose drug combination in outpatient department of cardiology in a tertiary care hospital.
- Information in package insert: A study in Eastern India.
- A retrospective analysis of reporting of adverse drug reactions in a tertiary care teaching hospital: one year survey.
- Undergraduate Medical students perception regarding computer assisted learning in experimental Pharmacology Practical.
1. Shankar PR, Chandrasekhar TS, Subish P, Mohan L, Upadhya DK, Mishra P. The views of medical students about the purpose and objectivity of assessment in medical college in western Nepal. JCDR 2010 April ; 4:2271-2278.
2. Eesha BR , Mohan L , Satish Kumar MC , Shankar PR. Fixed dose drug combinations in therapeutics: an overview .The Journal of Medicine Use in Developing Countries 2010; 2(1):27-42
3. Mohan L, Shankar PR, Raut P, Gyawali S. Pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence. JCDR 2010 August; 4:2947-2955.
4. Meenakumari K, Amberakar MB, Rajakann T, Rao E, Mohan L, Prashanth. Awareness Of Clinical Trials Among University Pharmacy Students – A Questionnaire Survey . JCDR 2010 October 3064 ;(4):3064-3074.
5. Mohan L, Shankar PR, Kamath A, M MS, Eesha BR. Students’ attitudes towards the use of audio visual aids during didactic lectures in pharmacology. JCDR 2010, December;(4):3363-3368.
6. Mohan L, Amberkar MV, Kumari M. Oscimum sanctum linn(Tulsi)-an overview. . International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2011; 7(1):51-53
7. Mohan L, Shenoya S, Ramanib A, Saravanan, Shivakumar. Anxiogenic effect of lansopprazole in Wistar Rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2011; 7(1): 86-88.
8. Mohan L , Bairy K L , Babu M, Amberkar V, Narayanareddy M, Kumari M. Personal formulary for anxiety disorder developed by Postgraduates of pharmacology. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2011; 7(1):92-96.
9. Raut P, Adiga S, Mohan L, Maheshwari B, Tekchand Dhirhe. Pharmacoepidemology of drugs utilized in pshychiatry department of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2011; 7(2): 89-92.
10. Amberkar M, Mohan L, Kumari M, Bairy K.L. A survey on methods of undergraduate teaching Pharmacology. JPRHC 2011; 3 (2): 43-49
11. Mohan L, Chakradhara Rao US, Gopalakrishna HN, Nair V. Evaluation of The Anxiolytic Activity Of NR-ANX-C (A Poly Herbal Formulation) In Ethanol Withdrawal Induced Anxiety In Rats. Evidence based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011; 2011; 327160
12. Shenoy S, Mohan L, Saravanan, Kumar S, Ramani A. A comparative study of the effect of ondansetron, granisetron and alprazolam on anxiety in Wistar rats. IJABPT 2011; 2(3): 104-108.
13. VeenaNayak, Mohan L, Chogtu B1, K.L.Bairy. Pharmacovigilance: Workshop for Undergraduate Medical Students. IJHSR 2012; 2(1): 153-156
14. Mohan L, Chogtu B, Adiga S, Shenoy S, K.L.Bairy.Undergraduate medical students’ perception regarding personal drug selection exercise. IJPCS 2012; 1(2): 61-67.
15. Mohan L , KumarA, Mishara MR, Kishore A , Nayak V. Usefulnes of training of Pharmacovigilance for medical students - a perspective study. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2012; 16(1): 56-59
16. KumarA, Ashok Deo, Mohan L , Mishara MR, Nayak V. Personal formulary for urinary tract infections develops by undergraduate medical students. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2012; 16(1): 107-110
17. Singh MK, Kumar MK, Mohan L. Suprapubic approach for laparoscopic appendectomy. J Nat Sc Biol Med 2013;4:389-92
18. Kumar A, Singh R, Mohan L, Kumar MK. Students views on audiovisual aids during didactic lecture in medical college. AJMS 2013; 4(2): 36-40.
19. Javed SM, Mishra MR, Ahmad S, Mohan L, Aziz UBA, Ahmad I. Comparative study of amlodipine with losartan and amlodipine with lisinopril in control of blood pressure. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res. 2013; 18(2): 42-46
20. Mishara RM, Javed SM, Ahamed S, Mhan L, Ahamed MI. Effect of atorvastatin and simvastatin on learning and memory in aged swiss albino mice. . International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2013: 23(2): 383-487
21. Mohan L, Shenoy S, Eesha BR, Kishore A, Bairy KL, Patil N. Students’ attitude toward didactic lecture versus problem based learning in pharmacology: a questionnaire based study. IJBCP 2014; 3(4): 619-622.
22. Kumar A, Kumar S, Mohan L Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of pathogens isolated from superficial surgical site infections. Indian Medical Journal 2014; 108(9): 592-594
23. Kumar A, Kumar S, Mohan L Antimicrobial drug resistance pattern of uropathogens isolated from hospital with urinary tract infections in Narayan Medical College, Sasaram. Indian Medical Journal 2014; 108(9): 595-598
24. Tahir A, Gulati K, Mohan L, Shenoy S, Patil N. Evaluation of prescribing pattern of fixed dose combination of drugs in outpatients of cardiology in a tertiary care hospital. Wjpps 2014; 3(11): 627-32.
25. Mohan L, Kumari KM, Dikshit H, Biswas NR. Pharmacoeconomic exercise for undergraduate medical students. IJBCP 2014;3:1099-100.
26. Amberkar MB, Kumari M K, Mohan L, Nandit PB, Amrutkiran, Shwetha. Anxiolytic activity of gabapentin, pregablin, sodium valproate and alprazolam in wistar albino rats- A comparative study. World journal of pharmaceutical research 2015; 4(5): 2315-23.
27. Mohan L. Teaching Pharmacovigilance for undergraduate medical students. Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. 2015; 1(1): 61.
28. Mohan L, Shenoy S, Eesha BR Kishore A, Bairy KL, Patil N. Students’ attitude toward didactic lecture versus problem based learning in pharmacology : a questionnaire based study. IJBCP 2014; 3(4): 619-622.
29. Mishara RM, Javed SM, Ahamed S, Mohan L, Ahamed MI. Effect of atorvastatin and simvastatin on learning and memory in aged swiss albino mice. . International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2013: 23(2): 383-487.
30. Mishra H, Khan FA. A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized comparison of pre and postoperative administration of ketorolac and tramadol for dental extraction pain. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:221-5.
31. Mishra H, Kumar V, Modi PK. Comparison of different teaching methodologies in a Medical college in North India. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research March 2013: Issue-6, Vol.-2, P. 464-469.
32. Mishra H, Kumar V. Pharmacovigilance: Current Scenario in a Tertiary Care Teaching Medical College in North India. J Pharmacovigilance 2013, 1:2.
33. Mishra H, Khan FA. A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized comparison of pre and postoperative administration of tramadol for dental extraction pain. JIMSA 2013; Vol 26 (2), 97-99.
34. Khan FA, Mishra H. A comparative study of cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors on immune response with special reference to Cox-2 inhibitors. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2011; 5(13):1633-37.
35. Khan FA, Mishra H. Immunomodulatory effect of etoricoxib and meloxicam in s. typhi 'o' antigen. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2011;4(2):82-3.
36. Kumar V, Mishra H, Sharma S. Comparison of the analgesic efficacy and safety of pre & post operative oral Ketorolac for dental extraction pain. IJPRBS 2012; Volume 1(6).
37. Sharma S, Agrawal S, Mishra H, Khan F A. Evaluation of the utilization of oral hypoglycemic drugs in diabetic Type 2 outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in north india. IJPRBS 2013; Volume 2(3).
38. Mishra H, Dikshit H. Antimicrobial resistance: need for a rational approach. Journal of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences 2015; 1(1): 1-8.
39. Kumar M, Ranjana, Keshari J R, Sinha KI. Comparative Study of Hepatic and Renal Markers in Treatment of Kala-Azar With I.V. Amphotericin B and Oral Miltefosine. International Journal of Contemporary Medicine 2014; 2(1): 206-210.
40. Kumar M, Ranjana, Keshari J R, Rai Yogesh Kumar, Sinha KI. Comparative Study of Response on Fever, Regression of Spleen and Liver Size by Treatment with I.V. Amphotericin B and Oral Miltefosine in Cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis. International Journal of Contemporary Medicine 2014; 2(1): 117-121.
41. Kumar M, Mohan L, Dikshit H. Study of changes in renal function by perindopril and telemisartan during treatment of systemic hypertension. JCDR 2014; 8(4): 07-09.
42. Kumar M, Pathak AK, Manjhi PK, Mohan L, Dikshi H. Study of changes in serum lipid profile and blood sugar level by perindopril and telemisartan during treatment of systemic hypertension. IJBCP 2014; 3(3): 454-459.
43. Sablania P, Minj MK, Arya RC, Keshari JR, Kumar M, Kumar M. Evaluation of Body Mass Index (BMI) in Progression of Cervical Neoplasia. International Journal of Contemporary Pathology 2015; 1(1): 11-16.
44. Pathak AK, Sinha PK, Sharma J. A comparative study of antidiabetic effect of Bromocriptine and Metformine in Alloxan induced diabetic rats. International journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research 2013; 4(9): 3653-3658.
45. Pathak AK, Sinha PK, Sharma J. Bromocriptine: A novel approach for management of Type II Diabetes mellitus. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 2012; 151-155
46. Pathak AK, Sinha PK, Sharma J. Diabetes: A historical review. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 2013; 83-84.
47. Manjhi PK, Sinha RI, Kumar M, Sinha KI. Comparative study of efficacy of oral ivermectin versus some topical antiscabies drugs in the treatment of scabies. JCDR 2014; 8(9): HC01-HC04.
- ADR Monitoring Centre (AMC): The tireless effort of Professor (Dr.) Harihar Dikshit to establish ADR monitoring centre under Pharmacovigilance Programme of India made the Department of Pharmacology, IGIMS in 2012 to start Adverse Drug Reaction monitoring program which of course is first in the state and is also one of the milestone for the Institute. The centre is also receiving the ADR reports from the different hospitals of the states. One technical associate Mr. Shambhu Dokania, MS (Pharma) is working under this Programme. AMC of the Institute has been awarded as the best AMC of India for the year 2015-16 by the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India
- A proposal is being sent to medical superintendent for performing the pulmonary function test to the patient attending the hospital OPD.
- Future plans include the setting up of the 24 X7 Drug & Poison Information Centre, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring unit in the hospital under the Department of Pharmacology.
- Future plans also include Prescription Auditing of the hospital for the benefit of the patient.
Awards and honours:
ADR Monitoring Centre of the IGIMS has been awarded as the best AMC by Pharmacovigilance Programme of India for the year 2015-16.
Notices/ Events: To be updated time to time.