Overview

The Department of Pharmacology was established under the guidance of Head of the Department by Dr.S.Basalingappa in the year 2006. Since then Experimental pharmacology laboratory, Clinical pharmacology laboratory, Department museum have been established. Our Department library contains all pharmacology related books for undergraduates, postgraduates and also for nursing students. Animal House was established in the year 2005. Recently Pharmacovigilance unit has been established for reporting of adverse drug reactions. Computer Assisted learning was implemented in the year 2017.

Vision

  • To become one of the globally distinguished research-intensive academic centers in the field of Pharmacology, by imparting highest quality of pharmacological training to the medical and paramedical students and promoting rational therapeutics.

Mission

  • To promote academic excellence through evidence-based teaching and knowledge dissemination.
  • To acquire new knowledge in Pharmacology by conducting and promoting innovative research.
  • To monitor safety of medications by undertaking pharmacovigilance activities.
  • To promote interdepartmental, interfaculty and international collaboration in teaching and research.

Program Specific Outcomes

UG – Department of Pharmacology

Generic outcome

To inculcate a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics

Program Specific Outcome

1. Knowing about essential and commonly used drugs and an understanding of the pharmacologic basis of therapeutics.

2. Ability to select and prescribe medicines based on clinical condition and the pharmacologic properties, efficacy, safety, suitability and cost of medicines for common clinical conditions.

3. Knowledge of pharmaco – vigilance, essential drug concept and list, sources of drug information and industry – doctor relationships.

PG – (M.D) Department of Pharmacology

At the end of the MD training programme in Pharmacology, the student should acquire competencies in the following areas:

1. The student should be able to explain clearly concepts and principles of Pharmacology and therapeutics.

2. The student should also be able to explain the drug development processes. S/he should be able to explain Drugs and Cosmetics Act, in addition to clinical trial procedures.

3. The student should be able to effectively teach undergraduate students in medicine (MBBS) and allied health science courses (Dentistry and Nursing) so they become competent healthcare professionals and able to contribute to training of postgraduate trainees.

4. The student should be able to carry out a research project (both basic and clinical) from planning to publication and be able to pursue academic interests and continue life-long learning to become more experienced in all the above areas.

Faculty List

Name Designation
Dr. Shanthi. M Professor
Dr. Nitya. S Professor
Dr. Nishanthi. A Associate Professor
Dr. Vivekraj. N Assistant Professor
Dr. Suja Xaviar Assistant Professor
Dr. Anuranjani Senior Resident
Dr. Nivethia. K. R Senior Resident
Dr. Kavitha S Senior Resident
Dr. Suryakumar C Senior Resident
Dr. Sirpy Senior Resident
Dr. Pasumithra Tutor
Dr. Arun Kumar. S Tutor
Dr. Dhanya Tutor
Dr. Raashmika Tutor
Dr.Vardhini Kailasam Tutor

Facilities

Facilities available in the department

  • 2 demonstration rooms
  • Museum
  • Department library
  • Post graduate students
  • Experimental Pharmacology lab
  • Research Lab
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy lab
  • Pharmacovigilance Office
  • Animal house

Academics

Undergraduates

The department is training MBBS students, B.Sc. Nursing in both theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacology. The students are taught using various teaching methods like lectures, seminars, small group discussion, tutorials. Students trained in experimental pharmacology by Computer assisted learning (CAL) with the help of Animal simulator software purchased from Elsevier Company and implemented from November 2017. This helps to reduce use of animals for experimental purpose as per the guidelines of the Animal Ethics Committee.

We have expert faculties who are involved in the academic activities of UG students.

Semester Theory Classes /week Practicals Classes/week
Days Lecture hours
III semester Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday 4 hours 2 hours each for 2 batches of students
IVsemester Tuesday Saturday 2 hours 2 hours each for 2 batches of students
Vsemester Tuesday Wednesday Saturday 3 hours 2 hours each for 2 batches of students

Postgraduates

Four post graduate seats are available in the department of pharmacology since 2011. These students are trained in both theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacology. The Post graduates are trained in the form of Seminar, Journal club, PG classes, PG discussion, aiding in undergraduates theory and practical classes. They are trained in animal handling, bioassay experiments, computer assisted learning and the basics of clinical trials.

Teaching schedule

Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
I week Dissertation PG Discussion Pracatical Journal club
II week Dissertation PG Discussion Pracatical Journal club
III week Test PG Discussion Pracatical Journal club
IV week Seminar PG Discussion Pracatical Journal club

Research

Published

  • Mangaiarkkarasi A, Nitya, Mehar Ali R and Ramaswamy S. A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice about Diabetes among Diabetic Patients in Pondicherry.RJPBCS,Oct- Dec 2012:Volume 3 Issue 4 Page No. 1185.
  • Mangaiarkkarasi A.Viswanathan S, Ramaswamy S and Tharani CB. Anxiolytic Effect of Morin in Mice. IJLPR, Vol 2/Issue 3/Jul-Sept 2012:52 – 60.
  • Jafrin AL, Kumar P, Udhayalakshmi T, Jayapriya B, Sawadkar MS. Drug utilization patterns of Geriatric patients admitted in theMedicine Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Int JPharm LifeSci. 2013
  • Jafrin L. Anxiolytic Effect of Ondansetron, a 5-HT3 Antagonist on male albino mice in the Elevated Plus Maze. April – June 2013 RJPBCS Volume 4 Issue 2. 1665 – 1675.
  • Jafrin L, Venkat Naveen Kumar P , Udhayalakshmi T, Jayapriya B, Maruti Shripati Sawadkar. Drug Utilization study of geriatric population in patients admitted in medicine ward in a tertiary care hospital. International journal of pharmacy and life sciences.2013.
  • Nitya S, Deepa K, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Karthikeyan K. Doxycycline induced generalized bullous fixed drug eruption. Journal of Young Pharmacists2013; 5(4):195 – 196.
  • Nitya S, Deepa Kameswari P, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Jagadeesh A, Ali RM. Chlorpromazine induced ocular myasthenia gravis. Int J Basic ClinPharmacol 2013;2:653-
  • Nitya S, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Ali RM, Sawadkar MS. Intern’s knowledge in clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics at Puducherry: A cross sectional study. Int J Basic ClinPharmacol 2013; 2:622-8.
  • Erli Amel Ivan, Mangaiarkkarasi A. Evaluation of Anaemia in Booked Antenatal mothers During the Last Trimester. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013: Nov. Vol 7(11):2487 – 249.
  • Mangaiarkkarasi A, Meher Ali R and Gopal R. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of PseudomonasAeruginosa Isolated from various clinical specimens in Pondicherry. Int. J Pharm Bio Sci2013 Oct; 4(4) p 42 – 48.
  • . Mangaiarkkarasi A, ErliAmel Ivan, Gopal R. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Gram Negative organisms Isolated from Clinical specimens in a Teaching Hospital, Pondicherry. RJPBCS 2013: Apr – Jun Volume4 Issue 2 Page No.664
  • . Mangaiarkkarasi A, Meher Ali R and Gopal R .Study of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Escherichia coli Isolated from clinical specimens in a Teaching Hospital, Pondicherry.RJPBCS. 2013: Jan-Mar. Volume 4 Issue 1 Page No. 136
  • Rameshkannan S, Nileshraj G, Rameshprabu S, Mangaiarkkarasi A, MeherAli R. Pattern of pathogens and their sensitivity isolated from pus culture reports in a tertiary care hospital, puducherry. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2014; Vol.-4(1): P243-248.
  • Kameswari PD, Selvaraj N, Adhimoolam M. Fixed drug eruptions caused by cross-reactive quinolones. J Basic Clin Pharma 2014; 5:54-5.
  • Antony LJ, Paruchuri VNK, Ramanan R. Antidepressant effect ofketamine in sub anaesthetic doses in male albino mice. J Clin DiagnRes JCDR. 2014 Jun; 8(6):HC05–7.
  • Jafrin L. Anxiolytic, Sedative, and hypnotic activities of aqueous extract of morinda citrifolia fruit – Journal of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine: April – June 2014 / Vol 5/ issue 2.
  • Mangaiarkkarasi, S.Rameshkannan, R.Meher Ali. Effect of Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Rat Model of Taxol Induced Neuropathic Pain. JCDR 2015; Vol 9 Is 5 Page FF11
  • Parthiban G, Nileshraj G, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Meher Ali R. A survey on knowledge, attitude and awareness of pharmacovigilance among medical students in a teaching hospital, Puducherry. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2015; 5(1):198-203.
  • Perumal DK, Adhimoolam M, Selvaraj N, Lazarus SP, Mohammed MA. Midazolam premedication for Ketamine-induced emergence phenomenon: A prospective observational study. J Res Pharm Pract 2015; 4:89-93.
  • Nitya Selvaraj, Mangaiarkkarasi Adhimoolam, Deepa Kameswari Perumal, Meher Ali RajaMohammed. Neuroprotective Effect of Lercanidipine- A Novel Calcium Channel Blocker in Albino Mice. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Nov, Vol-9(11): FF01-FF05.
  • Bharathi priyan M, Nileshraj G, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Meher Ali R. Antibiotic sensitivity and resistance pattern in blood and urine culture reports obtained from paediatric patients in a tertiary care hospital, Pondicherry. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2016; 5(2): 487-494.
  • R.V.Rama Narayana Reddy, T.A.R. Raja, G.Senthil, Priyadharshini. Evaluation Of The Thyroid Hormone Dysfunction In Type – 2 diabetes Patients on Metformin Therapy – A Cross Sectional Study-IAIM journal vol. 3, issued 1, January, 2016.
  •  Rama Narayana Reddy, T.A.R. Raja, G.Senthil, Priyadharshini. Self medication practices in a tertiary care hospital-A cross sectional study-The Pharma Innovational Journal 2016:5(4):04-06.
  • Senthil Gobalakrishnan, Sylvia Santhakumari Asivatham, Venkatraman Janarthanam. Effect of silybin on Lipid Profile in Hypercholesterolemic Rats. JCDR 2016; Vol 10 Is 4 Page FF01-05
  • Nitya Selvaraj, Deepa Kameswari, Ramya Gandhi, Meher Ali Raja Mohammad. Anticonvulsant effect of lercanidipine against pentylenetetrazole induced kindling in mice. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology 2017 vol 6, issue 9.
  • Justin SA, Senthil .G, Asirvatham SS.Effect of silybin in 1- methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6 tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) induced Parkinsonism in mice. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology 2017 23; 6(10): 2414-21.
  • Nitya S , Anugraha S, Ramya G, Nalini devi J, Suganya G, Meher Ali R. Drug utilization pattern in pregnancy at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, A cross sectional observational study. International journal of basic & clinical Pharmacology 2018; 7(5); 900-905.
  • Ramya G, Nitya S, Ilamparithi J. Knowledge and attitude of cervical cancer screening and its prophylactic vaccination against human papilloma virus among the undergraduate Medical students in a tertiary care hospital. APLAM 2018; 5(6): A515 – A520.
  • Nalinidevi J, Nishanthi A, Mohanasundaram J, Meher Ali R. Fluindione and Cefixime induced cutaneous bleeding manifestations-A case report and review of literature. International Journal of Pharmacological Research 2018; 8(3):24-26

Awards

  • Miss .M.S.Anugraha (149 batch) ,under the guidance of S.Nitya, has been awarded the Short Term Studentship (STS) for a period of two months at January 2017 for the project entitled “Drug utilization pattern in pregnancy at a tertiary care hospital in puducherrry-A Cross –Sectional observational study (ref.no-2016-01484).
  • Meher Ali.R chaired a session for oral presentation at a conference on Golden Jubilee international conference of Indian Pharmacological society, held at Mahatma medical college &hospital on 4/07/2017&5/07/2017
  • Meher Ali.R nominated as the Co-chairperson of CME on Cell Culture and Stem Cell Technology held on 7th September 2013 in SMVMCH, Puducherry.
  • Mohanasundaram.J nominated as the chairperson for a scientific session Symposium 5: Drugs from natural sources on 05.07.2017 in the Golden Jubilee international conference of Indian Pharmacological society, Southern Region – 2017 held at MGMCRI, Puducherry.
  • Mohanasundaram.J nominated as a member of the Selection Committee of Central Council of Research in Homeopathy and attended the same on 24th August 2017 at New Delhi.
  • Rajaram.P selected as nominee of Committee for the purpose of control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) on 30.10.2018 after successful completion of two days regional training programme held at Madras Veterinary College on 19th & 20th July.
  • Yuvappreya (128 batch), under the guidance of Dr.A.Nishanthi has been awarded the Short Term Studentship (STS) for a period of two months at January 2018 for the project entitled “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Biomedical waste management among staff nurses- A cross sectional study”(ref.no-2018-04592)

Undergraduates Achievements in Quiz competition

1st prize in SOUTH ZONAL U.G MEET and 2nd prize in ADR CROSSWORD PUZZLE in 2012 at MGMCH

Best Medical college in india

2nd Prize in UG QUIZ COMPETETION held at Saveetha medical college on 25th October 2013

Quiz competition II, III, IV, M.B.B.S., CRRIs of SMVMCH conducted on 18th June 2016

Undergraduate students have scored centum results, 2017 in Pharmacology.

Post graduates Achievements

University rank/Gold medal

Name of the Post graduate Batch University exam medal
Dr.Nitya.S 2011 – 2014 Gold
Dr. Deepa Kameshwari 2013- 2016 Gold
Dr.Ansha Subramanina 2014- 2017 1st

Events

Report on World Hypertension Day Celebration

Date: 14.05.2024 (Tuesday)
Venue: Department of Pharmacology, SMVMCH
Name of the organizing department: Department of Pharmacology
Nature of Delegates: MBBS PHASE II students
Name of the sponsoring agency: Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

Sessions Conducted:

The Department of Pharmacology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital,Puducherry has celebrated “World Hypertension Day – 2024” on 14 th May 2024. Under the theme ‘Showcase your teaching skill’ seminar competition was conducted.

Description of the report
Seminar Competition

As per the schedule, on 14 th May at 9.30 am, the Seminar competition was conducted on the theme ‘Showcase your teaching skill’ in Lecture hall 2. Six students participated in the event. In the end, assessment was done based on the scientific content, creativity and presentation skill of the participants. Dr. Shanthi, Professor & HOD, Department of Pharmacology felicitated the winners of the competition (I, II and III place) with prizes and Certificates were given to all the participants.

Feedback
Feedback from participants was collected to assess the effectiveness of the sessions and to gather suggestions for future improvements.

Majority of the students suggested for more time allotment for the similar type of events in the future

Report on World Health Day Celebration

Date: 08.04.2024 (Monday)
Venue: Department of Pharmacology, SMVMCH
Name of the organizing department: Department of Pharmacology
Nature of Delegates: MBBS PHASE II students
Name of the sponsoring agency: Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

Sessions Conducted:

The Department of Pharmacology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry has conducted “World Health Day – 2024” on the theme ‘My Health, My Right’ held on 8th April2024, in that we conducted Mehndi and collage competition.

Event1: Mehndi Competition

As per the schedule, on 8th April at 8.30 am, the Mehndi competition was conducted on the theme ‘My Health, My Right’ in the Demo Hall at the Department of Pharmacology. 6 students participated in the event. In the end, Dr. Shanthi.M, Professor  & HOD of the Department of Pharmacology, judged the event. Felicitation was done in the presence of Dr.Rajagovindan. Director, SMVMCH, the first three places were given prizes and Certificates were given to all the participants.

Event2: Collage Competition

The college competition was conducted on the theme ‘My Health, My Right’, in the Demo Hall at the Department of Pharmacology on 8th April 2024. 13 students participated in the competition. In the end, Dr. Shanthi.M, Professor & HOD of the Department of Pharmacology, judged the event. Felicitation was done in the presence of Dr.Rajagovindan. Director, SMVMCH, and the first three places were given prizes and Certificates were given to all the participants.

Report on Guest lecture on “Women entrepreneurship”

Date: 25.03.2024 (Monday)
Venue: Department of Pharmacology, SMVMCH
Name of the organizing department: Department of Pharmacology
Nature of Delegates: MBBS PHASE II students
Name of the sponsoring agency: Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital

Sessions Conducted:

The Department of Pharmacology has conducted a guest lecture for the phase II MBBS students in view of Gender Equity Program on the topic “Women entrepreneurship” on 25.03.24 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Description of the report:

As per the schedule, on 25th March at 9.30 am , the Department of Pharmacology has conducted a guest lecture for the phase II MBBS students in view of Gender Equity Program on the topic “Women entrepreneurship”.Around 116 MBBS students attended the guest lecture. The chief guest was Dr M.V.R Vidya, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, founder and Medical Director of M.V.R Medical Centre Puducherry. She had been an investigator in many nationwide studies on Insulin therapy and OAD and Indian Insulin therapy consensus guidelines were created subsequently. She has conducted hundreds of free camps in and around Puducherry. She was a Guest speaker in various Medical Colleges and Medical Associations in TamilNadu and Puducherry

The welcome address was given by Dr. Shanthi M, Professor and head of the department. Dr. Nitya S,Professor, introduced the guest speaker to the audience

The speaker gave an interesting insight into her life journey experiences that has led to the fulfillment of her dreams. She has instilled nuggets of inspiration into the students with her heart touching speech.

The program came to end with the proposal of Vote of thanks by Dr. Nishanthi A,Associate professor, following which Dr. Shanthi M ,honoured the speaker with a memento.

Feedback:

Feedback from participants was collected to assess the effectiveness of the sessions and to gather suggestions for future improvements.

4. What was your learning from the event?
-About freelance consulting
-Hardwork is the most important factor but networking skills is as important for entrepreneurship.

5. Any suggestions for further improvement of the event?
-Need more sessions with vidhya mam
-Make it more interactive

Event Date Program Speakers
Guest lecture 24th august2016 Nephrotoxic drugs an-update Dr.Sreeejith Parameshwaran
 23rd November 2016 Clinical trials Dr. Sudhakar
24th February 2017 Drug design and Discovery Dr. Kavimani
23rd October 2017 Clinical approach and management of dengue Dr.S.Ragunanthan
 14th July 2017 Antiepileptic drugs-the new era Dr. K.Pandian
CME 3rd August 2013 Mycobacterial infections & Antibacterials – Micropharm
 29th October 2016 Pharmacovigilance
7thSeptember 2013 Cell culture and stem Cell technology
 29th march 2018 Tuberculosis – the present and future scenario
Work shop  25th march 2017 Good clinical Practice
 12th, 13th , 16th , 19th , 20th April 2018 and 17th May 2018 Pharmacovigilance work shop conducted in collaboration with NABH
Day events 21st July 2016 ADR reporting training session Day
17th December 2017 Dr.Gopal and Dr. Murugapan Symposium on Psychopharmacology

Awareness Workshops

PG Alumini

Year Name Designation Institute Email Id
2012 Dr.Ramesh Kannan Dr.Ramesh Prabu Dr.Nileshraj Assistant Professor Pharmacovigilance safety physician Assistant Professor Madras Medical College, Chennai Accenture company Chennai Government medical college Thiruvannamalai [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
2013 Dr.Parthiban Dr.Bharathi Priyan Dr.Deepa Kameshwari Pharmacovigilance safety physician Pharmacovigilance safety physician Assistant Professor Accenture company Chennai Accenture company Chennai Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
2014 Dr. Ansha Subramanian Assistant Surgeon Government Head Quarters Hospital kanchipuram [email protected]
2015

Testimonial from PG Alumni

Year PG Name Designation Institute Testimonial
2012 Dr.Ramesh Prabu Pharmacovigilance safety physician Accenture company Chennai SMVMCH – Pharmacology department accepted me as a Post Graduate, 11 years post my under graduate thanks to all my teachers who helped me to understand the value of 1mark. I was lucky to have very good seniors, colleagues and juniors.
2013 Dr.Bharathi Priyan Pharmacovigilance safety physician Accenture company Chennai SMVMCH – My professor’s gave me a peaceful environment to learn and helped me to improve my teaching skills. Currently I am working in Accenture (private sector) as Pharmacovigilance safety physician.
2013 Dr.Parthiban Pharmacovigilance safety physician Accenture company Chennai SMVMCH – My professor in department of Pharmacology played a pivotal role in overcoming the barriers & driving me toward the best career path that made my life better in many ways. Currently I am working as a Pharmacovigilance Safety Physician at Accenture chennai
2013 Dr.P.Deepa Kameswari Assistant Professor Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry SMVMCH – which helped to realize the researcher in me. I would be grateful to my professors for imparting their knowledge on pharmacology
2014 Dr. Ansha Subramanian Assistant Surgeon Government Head Quarters Hospital kanchipuram SMVMC – Department of Pharmacology gave me wonderful experience. Both faculty and administration were cordial, helpful and guided academically for me to grow both professionally and personally