Department of Pharmacology


Dept. data last updated on :28/01/2023

Department of Pharmacology was established in 1964 under the able headship of Late Prof. P. N. Saxena (Georgeon). M.D. (Pharmacology) was started in 1971. Presently department is having 12 admissions per year for M.D. course. Teaching for B.D.S. started in the year 1997. Department also conducted Diploma in Pharmacy (Dip. Pharma) from 1993 to 2006 under the "Center for Professional Courses", AMU, Aligarh. PhD (Pharmacology) was introduced in 2013 as a part of teaching and research.

Department is having well-equipped labs. for both U.G. and P.G. teaching & research including Skill Lab. Department has well-furnished seminar room with audio visual facility & library for Post graduate students. In addition, the department is imparting teaching through Problem and Computer Based Learning in Pharmacology.

Thrust Areas: Teaching of the various aspects of Pharmacology including Therapeutics and Toxicology; Experimental Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Alternatives to Animal Experimentation & Clinical Pharmacology.

Research Areas: Clinical Pharmacology, Immunopharmacology, Pharmacovigilance, Environmental Pharmacology, Indigenous Drug Research, Trace elements study, Neuropharmacology, Psychopharmacology, Chemotherapy.


The Department of Pharmacology aims to:

Develop and equip students with concrete foundation in basic pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutic applications.

Rationally practice drugs and participate in research.

Provide community services that will contribute to improvement in the quality of health care in the country.


Acquiring new knowledge in pharmacology and related basic sciences.

Creation of knowledge related to drugs by conducting research.

Transmission of knowledge to medical and paramedical students through teaching in a manner that allows them to develop their analytical and intellectual capabilities.

Assuming administrative responsibilities and joining Faculty and University committees.

Contribution to the progress of society through offering expert advice to, and participating in, government and community organizations or activities related to pharmacology and drugs in general.