• Pharmacology
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The Department of Pharmacology, is committed to achieve and strive for excellence in teaching and research. The faculty members of the department are actively engaged in teaching for D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Pharm. D students. A part from didactic lectures, teaching also involves interactive modules in pharmacy, simulation exercises in experimental pharmacology, tutorials, group discussions on clinical oriented problems, drug display and seminars related to pharmacology.

The experimental and research laboratories including CCSEA approved animal house is equipped with the latest instruments that provide a wonderful arena for research-oriented students as well as faculty members. Beside facilities for isolated tissues and in-vivo experiments, the five-pharmacology labs have premier instruments for several drug evaluation procedures. The research lab has some of the sophisticated, state of art instruments, mainly acquired through grants secured from funding agencies by faculty. The department have more than 100 publications by the faculties. Our department pursues a multifaceted mission of training and excellence in the field of medical education and research.

Department of Pharmacology

All the drugs and biologicals available in the market had undergone rigorous pharmacological evaluation to claim them as safe and efficacious. Pharmacology department integrates all the research activities of preclinical drug discovery and development process. Department of Pharmacology, Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, from 2002, works as an integral part of the research activities at by providing excellent scientific support, small animals and animal house facility, advanced equipment, and skilled manpower to design and conduct the research works for both undergraduates and postgraduates. It is specialized to test the efficacy and toxicities of investigational new drug molecules and drugs that are available in the market. Our animal house facility functions in accordance with the regulations of Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CCSEA), and all experiments are conducting with due permission and scientific reliability. Department of Pharmacology comprises both young and experienced pharmacologists with expertise in various preclinical and clinical studies. We are equipped to conduct acute, sub-chronic and chronic toxicity studies including special toxicities for natural products and other chemicals. Statistical support for animal and human studies also provided by the department to publish the research works in reputed journals.

Vision

Department of Pharmacology aims to become a top-ranked research-intensive academic department in the institution, region, and beyond. The vision includes to provide excellent teaching and research support to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Al Shifa College of Pharmacy through up-to-date pedagogical methods.

Mission

The Department of Pharmacology strives to impart the best education to pharmacy diploma, graduate and postgraduate students, by providing current knowledge, provoking intellectual discourse, developing analytical and critical thinking skills, and focusing on self-support and self-education. The Department also attempts to progress knowledge in pharmacology and related fields by conducting advanced translational research in drug development and applying its outcome in patient care.

Core values

  • Strive for excellence in teaching, research and innovation
  • Trust in teamwork, morality, autonomy, and fair-mindedness
  • Work with ethics, commitment and accountability, and professionalism
  • Perform duties with student centric attitude and mutual respect

Goals

The Department’s goals are to:

  • Educate pharmacy students about the drug and its safety
  • Encourage graduate students to become independent researchers in pharmacology and related fields
  • Undertake innovative research
  • Provide information and advice about existing and emerging drugs and toxic chemicals to the institute and public
  • Provide training to the staff and external community in the field of pharmacology and toxicology
  • Provide academic and administrative support to Al Shifa College of Pharmacy

Strength

Our department is equipped with both expertise and facilities to conduct in vitro, in vivo, and enzymatic studies for:

  • Toxicity studies – Acute, Sub acute and Chronic toxicity studies
  • Anticancer activity
  • Antidiabetic activity
  • Provide information and advice about existing and emerging drugs and toxic chemicals to the institute and public
  • Hepatoprotective activity
  • Diuretic activity
  • Antihyperlipidemic activity
  • Analgesic, Antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity
  • CNS activities – Antidepressant, CNS stimulant and depressant activity
  • Behavioral effects of drugs in few models
  • Antiepileptic activity
  • Nootropic activity

Milestones

Over the years, Department of Pharmacology has contributed significantly to the academic and research domain of Al Shifa College of Pharmacy. It has actively engaged in teaching of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students of the institution. To name a few:

  • 2002 : Establishment of Department of Pharmacology
  • 2006 : Undergraduate research projects in pharmacology topics
  • 2007 : Establishment of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee with CPCSEA approval
  • 2015 : Conducted a national level workshop
  • 2017 : Secured an AICTE seminar grant of Rs. 1,00,000
  • 2019 : Secured a grant of Rs. 11,06,667 from AICTE-MODROB scheme
  • 2020 : Published a text book on Pharmacology by the department staff
  • 2021 : Conducted first add on course by the department, Conducted a short-term training programme by the department
  • 2022 : Obtained consent from KUHS to commence M. Pharm (Pharmacology), First patent publication by the department staff, Organised a national level seminar, Conducted industrial visits as part of Pharmacology Practice School

Description and photos

  • Various Equipment
  • Organized events

Short term training programme (STTP): Pharmacology



Guest lecture: POST TRAUMATIC EPILEPSY



Industrial and lab visit as part of Pharmacology practice school


DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

The Department of Pharmacology, is committed to achieve and strive for excellence in teaching and research. The faculty members of the department are actively engaged in teaching for D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Pharm. D students. The experimental and research laboratories including CCSEA approved animal house is equipped with the latest instruments that provide a wonderful arena for research-oriented students as well as faculty members. Beside facilities for isolated tissues and in-vivo experiments, the five-pharmacology labs have premier instruments for several drug evaluation procedures. The research lab has some of the sophisticated, state of art instruments, mainly acquired through grants secured from funding agencies by faculty. The department have more than 100 publications by the faculties. Our department pursues a multifaceted mission of training and excellence in the field of medical education and research. The department can perform the following consultancy researches

  • Toxicity studies – Acute, Sub acute and Chronic toxicity studies
  • Anticancer activity
  • Antidiabetic activity
  • Hepatoprotective activity
  • Diuretic activity
  • Antihyperlipidemic activity
  • Analgesic, Antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity
  • CNS activities – Antidepressant, CNS stimulant and depressant activity
  • Behavioral effects of drugs in few models
  • Antiepileptic activity
  • Nootropic activity

Publications

  • Vimal John Samuel, P. Pradeep Kumar. Evaluation of antiulcer and antioxidant activity of Tephrosia calophylla by using Wistar albino rats. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2018, 9(3): 213-220.
  • Vimal John Samuel, V. Murugan, A. R. Mahesh. Phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Tephrosia genus: a brief review. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2019, 9(3): 117-125.
  • Vimal John Samuel, A. R. Mahesh. In-vitro antioxidant properties, acute and subacute toxicity studies of Tephrosia calophylla on albino Wistar rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2019, 10(6):1000-1007.
  • Vimal John Samuel, Komal Kulkarni, A. R. Mahesh. Drug utilization pattern of cephalosporins in In-patient departments of tertiary care hospital. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2019, 11(6): 2398-2401.
  • Sivakami Sundari P, Shanaz Banu, Vimal John Samuel, Dhanashree N. Phenolic content and antidiarrhoeal activity of hydro alcoholic Gauzuma ulmifolia seed extract. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2019, 10 (2): 1-5.
  • Agasa Ramu Mahesh, Vimal John Samuel, Sourav Bag, Pavan Kalyan. E-Pharmacies: An emerging market in Indian retail pharmacy, An Indian Perspective. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2020, 8: 1-6.
  • Vimal John Samuel, V. Murugan, A. R. Mahesh. Effect of Tephrosia tinctoria in Triton WR-1339 and High Cholesterol-Diet Induced Hyperlipidemic Rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2021, 13(02): 3221-3235.
  • Vimal John Samuel, Rashmi DV & Mahesh AR. Antidiabetic activity of Tephrosia tinctoria in Alloxan induced Diabetic Rats: A Preliminary Study. Research J Pharm and Tech. 2021, 14 (7): 3728-3733.
  • Vimal John Samuel, V. Murugan, A. R. Mahesh. Antihyperlipidemic effect of Tephrosia villosa in acute and chronic hyperlipidemia rat models. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 2021, 11 (2): e4222.
  • Vimal John Samuel, Agasa Ramu Mahesh, Sagar Panagante. In silico investigation of mode of action of certain isolated compounds of Tephrosia species as antihyperlipidemic agents. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences. 2023, 12 (6):151-60.
  • Suhail P.T, Sheron Joseph, Ajeesh V, Sreelakshmi S.S, Krishnapriya Anil. Antiestrogenic and toxicological evaluation of methanolic extract of Saraca asoca and Cynometra travancorica. Journal of Research in Pharmacy. 2022; 26(5):1261-1271.
  • Suhail P.T, T.Balasubramanian, Ms Roshini K V, Krishnapriya Anil. A comparative evaluation study of anti-inflammatory activity of Saraca asoca and its commonly used substitute plants. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences.2019:9(4):2145-2151.
  • Sreelakshmi SS, Venkatesh S.A Review on Phyto-pharmacological Profile of Alstonia venenata R.Br. American Journal of Pharmtech Research.2019;9(2):64-73.
  • Venkatesh S, Shinju V, Sreelakshmi SS. In-vitro and In-vivo evaluation of anti-snake venom activity of leaves of Ampelocissus indica linn. Planch. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.2019;9(1):999-1010.
  • Venkatesh S, Sreelakshmi SS. Anti-Snake Venom Activity of the Leaves and Stem Bark Extract of Alstonia Venenata R.Br. By In Vitro and In Vivo Methods in Swiss Albino Mice. EAS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.2019;1(6):153-159.
  • Asheena Asharaf VV,Venkatesh Sellamuthu, Sreelakshmi SS. Hepatoprotective Activity of whole plant of Hemigraphis colorata against Paracetamol induced liver toxicity in Wistar albino rats. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences.2023;14(81):64511-64523.
  • Suhail PT. Comparative evaluation of antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of Saraca asoca and it’s commonly used substitute plants. International Journal of Research and Review. 2019; 6(11):37-43.
  • Roshini KV, Thirumalaisamy B, Suhail PT. Wound Healing and Medicinal Plants: A Systematic Review. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences. 2019;9(2).
  • Suhail PT, Bency Baby T, R Murali, T.N.K. Suriyaprakash, V.V Venkatachalam, S.Vigil Anbiah, Srinivasan N. Unveiling the anti-obesity properties of Vitex negundo leaf extract: insights into pancreatic lipase inhibition and metabolic changes in obesity. 2023;42(3): 653-665.
  • Suhail P, Christapher PV, Joseph S, Prasanth NV, Nishida M, Anju T, Rani S. Comparative evaluation of anti-obesity effect through pancreatic lipase inhibition of methanolic extract of the bark of Saraca asoca and Cynometra travancorica. J.Res.Pharm. 2023; 27(6): 2463-2470.
  • Smitha Rani, Suhail PT, Hannaha KA, Jinsha P, Mohammed Naseef, Habil Ashraf et.al. Quality parameters of polyherbal formulation of three different marketed brands of vilwadi gutika: a comparative evaluation study. International Journal of Research and Review. 2023; 10(12): 366-371.
  • Shibla Nasrin, Vivek D., Shahin Muhammed T K, Mridula K, Nayanthara K.B. Keap1-Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway- A promising therapeutic pathway for diseases: A Review. IJPRT. 2023 Sep. 26;14(1):9-18.
  • Mridula K, Vivek D, Shahin Muhammed TK, Nayanthara KB, Shibla Nasrin. An overview of inflammation: pathways & gene therapy. IJPRT. 2023 Jun. 7;13(1):88-100.
  • Nayanthara KB, Vivek D, Shahin Muhammed TK, Mridula K, Shibla Nasrin. Pim kinase: A saviour to cast out carcinoma. Indo Am J Pharm Res. 2023. 26;13.

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