About the Department
The department of pharmacology started functioning from the year 2005. The postgraduate training course for awarding the M.D. Pharmacology degree was introduced in 2010. The department provides hospital services and is actively conducting adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring in coordination with the clinical departments for recording the ADRs and is a peripheral ADR monitoring centre (AMC) under PvPI, NCC, Gaziabad. In near future department is planning to start DM clinical pharmacology course and Ph. D in Pharmacology. 
Head of the Department
Dr. Prasan Ramchandra Bhandari, MBBS, MD (Pharmacology) has around 20 years of experience in the academics as well as pharmaceutical industry. He has guided many undergraduates Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing & Other Allied Paramedical professionals.
He is also a university recognized guide for postgraduate pharmacology students. He is also an examiner for undergraduate & postgraduate students of different universities. He has several publications to his credit. 
Teaching program
Department is involved in training of undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical, dental and allied health sciences. Teaching activities in the department include lectures, tutorials/ seminars, practical demonstrations, clinical pharmacology and integrated teaching sessions for undergraduate medical students. The postgraduate training is mainly through subject seminars, journal review meetings, clinical postings, group discussion, etc. Post graduates are also taught about research based on animal experiments as per GLP guidelines, clinical pharmacology, adverse drug reactions, teaching and training methods etc.  The department is planning to introduce OSPE in place of conventional practical examination. The innovation in clinical pharmacology training  are being implemented in the form of Clinical problems, Criticism of Irrational fixed dose drug combinations, case studies, ‘P’ drug concept, critical evaluation of promotional drug literature etc. The department has several laboratories for carrying out experimental and chemical/ pharmacy exercises. Department also has a P.G. research laboratory. Department maintains Central Animal House which complies with the institutional ethics committee requirements as well as safe environment policies. Departmental library has over 130 books and a museum. Laboratories of the department are equipped with following instruments.
  • Polyrite IV channel with accessories for recording human parameters like ECG, EEG, EMG etc.
  • Flame photometer
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Student Physiographs for human and animal experiments
  • Water distillation unit
  • Homogeniser
  • Electronic Balance
  • Laboratory pH meter
  • Analytical balance
  • Two unit thermostatic organ bath
Workshops, CME and Conferences Conducted
  1. A one day CME on "Neuropsychopharmacology Update – 2014" conducted on 23rd Feb. 2014 by Dept. of Psychiatry & Dept.of Pharmacology, SDMCMS&H, Dharwad. The CME focused on Basic principles & safety measures of using psychotropic drugs in pregnancy & lactation. It attracted a large number of delegates of around 170 were registered for the CME which includes PGs of psychiatry & pharmacology. Scientific sessions were on general principles of using psychotropic drugs in pregnancy & lactation including neuromodulation, drug interactions in clinical practice & antiepileptic medications in pregnancy & lactation.
  2. A one day CME on "Good Clinical Practice" was conducted on 20th April 2013. Dr. Manjusha Patankar, Director, CMI India Ltd. Mumbai and Dr. Sangeeta Sukumaran, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Mumbai, conducted the interactive workshop with lectures and videos on drug development, ethics committee, informed consent, and safety monitoring. The CME was attended by more than 50 delegates.  
  3. Department of Pharmacology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad has conducted a Workshop on “Rational Drug Therapy” on June 21, 2009.The workshop was conducted to encourage and cultivate rational prescribing practices among interns. Renowned speakers enlightened the participants about rational and irrational fixed dose combinations and their hazards, adverse drug reaction monitoring, ‘P’ Drug concept etc. The sessions were followed by clinical problem solving, pictorial quiz and valedictory.
  1. Radhika Sherkhane, Mayur Sherkhane. Awareness regarding tuberculosis among adolescents of urban slums. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2014;3(11):1329-33.
  2. Radhika MS, Mayur SS, Kop PB. Pattern of cutaneous adverse drug reactions due to the use of fixed dose drug combinations. Int J Basic ClinPharmacol 2013;2(5):554-8
  3. Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Anshuman A. Cancer awareness among females of urban slums in their reproductive age group. Int. J ReprodContraceptobstetGynecol 2013;(4):509-13
  4. Jyotsna R, Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Chowti JV.Awarness regarding post exposure prophylaxis of HIV/AIDS among nursing students. Indian Journal of applied psychology 2013; April 3:24-8
  5. Sharanabasayyaswamy BH, Srinivas L.D. Survival benefits of Terlipressin and non-responder state in hepto-renal syndrome: A meta-analysis IJP 2013 ; 45(1) ;54-60
  6. Kikkeri Narayanasetty Naveen, Mysore Satyanarayana Ravindra, Varadraj V. Pai, Vijetha Rai,    Sharatchandra B. Athanikar, Meravanige Girish: Lamotrigine induced DRESS syndrome. Ind J Pharmacol 2012;44(6):798-800
  7. Mayur S S, Radhika M S, Wantamutte A , Mallapur M D. A Study to Evaluate Risk Factors among Drivers involved in Non-Fatal Road Traffic Accidents. International J Medical Sciences and Technology 2012;5(1):1-5.
  8. Girish MB, Priyadarshini K. Influence of Tinospora Cardifolia on wound healing in albino rats. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences 2012;3:379-84.
  9. Girish MB, Kamdod MA. Effect of topical Tinospora Cardifolia on excisional wound healing in albino rats. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences 2012;2:25-9.
  10. Girish MB, Kamdod MA. Effect of topical Tinospora Cardiofolia on healing of burn wounds in Wistar rats. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences 2012;3:351-8.
  11. Navin AP, Somshekhekar HS, Narendranath, Prakash, Reddy S, Bhandarkar AP. Evaluation of anticonvulsant activity of magnesium oxide alone and along with carbamazapine. Asian Journal of Pharma and Clinical Research 2012;5(2):142-5.
  12. Sharanabasayyaswamy B.H, Naveen kumar M. Zonisamide in the treatment of obesity: a meta analysis. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012;2(9):113 -8.
  13. Sharanabasayyaswamy B.H, Srinivas L.D, Naveen Kumar M. Efficacy of midodrine plus octreotide in Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Meta analysis. International Journal of Research for Ayurveda and Pharmacy 2012;3(4):576-81.
  14. Sharanabasayyaswamy B.H, Mohammed Ameeruddin Kamdod. Evaluation of anticonvulsant activity of Zinc in albino rats. Journal of applied Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012; (9):119-21.
  15. Sudhindra Pratap A, Radhika M.S, Mohammed Kamdod. Hit and Run Drugs : Revisited. Int. J Med Health Sciences 2012;1(4):64-71.
  16. Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Chowti JV, Chowti SJ. Utilization of Antenatal Services among Pregnant Women in Urban Slums of Dharwad District of North Karnataka. Asian journal of obs and gynae practice 2011;1:24-7
  17. Radhika MS, Priyadarshini Kop, Mantha Satya Padmaja. Evaluation of musculoskeletal adverse effects of once weekly oral bisphosphonates in patients of osteoarthritis. Indian journal of medical specialities 2011;2(1):18-22
  18. Sharanabasayyaswamy BH, Srinivas LD. A study on anxiolytic activity of Azadirachta Indica leaves in wister albino rats. IJAPR 2011;11(2):563 –8.
  19. Bhandarkar AP, Kop PB, Pai VV. Nevirapine induced exfoliative dermatitis in an HIV infected patient. IJP 2011;43(6):738-9.
  20. Pawar D, Bhandari P. Newer antibiotics for musculoskeletal infections. Indian Journal of Rheumatology 2011;6(i):80-6.
  21. Pawar D, Bhandari P, Allenby K. Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea: A Review. Indian Medical Gazzette 2011;145(12):481-94.
  22. Ravishankar AC, Priya Gandigawad N, Hiremath SV: Effect of ciprofloxacin on acute and subacute inflammation in wistar rats. Pharmacologyonline 2011;3:729-735
  23. Rajesh Hunashal, Pradeep Ronad, Veeresh Maddi, Satyanarayan Darbhamulla, Mohammad Kamdod. Synthesis and biological actitvity of N-[4-(substituted benzylidenamino)-3-(2,4-dichorophenoxymethyl)-1,2,4-triazol-5yl)] isonicotinyl hydrazides. Int J of Drug Design and Discovery 2010;1(1):107-13.
  24. Mayur SS, Radhika MS, Chowti JV, Chowti SJ. Knowledge and attitude about HIV/AIDS among Pregnant Women of Urban Population of south India. International J Medical Sciences and Technology 2010;3(5):37-40
  25. Sharanabasyyaswamy BH,  Sohit Anand, Srinivas LD, Rashed MR. Effect of calcium on anxiolytic activity of diazepam and verapamil in rats. 2010;42(6):406-8
  1. Clinical evaluation of efficacy and side effect profile of Ketamine anesthesia in young adults.
    • Name of the Post Graduate - Dr Anoosha Bhandarkar,
    • Name of the Guide – Dr. Priyadarshini B. Kop.
  2. A comparative study of antiulcer activity of Glycyrrhizaglabra (liquorice) and pantoprazole in albino rats.
    • Name of the Post Graduate :Dr Rupa. Korde.
    • Name of the Guide – Dr. M.A. Kamdod.
  3. Experimental evaluation of anticonvulsant activity of atorvastatin on Wistar rats.
    • Name of the Post Graduate : Dr Ashwini P. Singh
    • Name of the Guide- Dr. Radhika Mayur Sherkhane.
  4. A cross sectional first prescription analysis study of  psychiatric disorders in a tertiary hospital.
    • Name of the Post Graduate :Dr. Kavitha V. Dongerkery
    • Name of the Guide – Dr. Prasan R. Bhandari
  5. Drug usage pattern in elderly hypertensive, diabetic in-patients with suspected impaired renal function in a tertiary care hospital.
    • Name of the Post Graduate : Dr. Apeksha Bhandary
    • Name of the Guide – Dr. Prasan R. Bhandari
Awards / Achievements
  1. Dr. Radhika M.S. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology has won the best oral paper presentation award at South Regional Indian Pharmacological Society (SRIPS) at PSG Institute of Medical Education, Coimbatore in 2009.
  2. Dr. Radhika M.S., Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology has won the best paper presentation at the IInd Onsite session of FIME (Fellowship in Medical education) at MCI Nodal Centre for faculty development, JNMC, Belgavi in 2015.


Dr. Prasan Ramchandra Bhandari
Professor & HOD
Dr. Mohammad Ameeruddin Kamdod
Dr. Radhika Mayur Sherkhane
Dr. M B Girish
Professor (Sabbatical Leave)
Dr. Priya Gandigawad
Assistant Professor
Dr. Rupa Arun Korde
Assistant Professor
Mr. A. Sudhindra Prathap
Tutor (Msc)
Dr. Apeksha Bhandary





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