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Pharmacology deals with the study of drugs and drug development. Basically it says what the drug does to the body and how body reacts to the administered drugs. With the concept of "Evidence Based Medicine", the aim of teaching Pharmacology to medical students is to provide a rational basis for choosing and using drugs skilfully to relieve patients ailments based on the information.

Department of Pharmacology, KIMS, Bhubaneswar is headed by Prof. Dr Mangala Charan Das (MD, MBBS). The mission of the department is to provide academic excellence to the students (MBBS, MD, BDS, nursing, Allied sciences), promote various research projects including animal and human studies, perform activities like monitoring Adverse drug reactions vis a vis Pharmacovigilance as well as providing updated information on new and established drugs via Drug Information centre. It also carries out prescription auditing.

This department is well equipped to meet the requirement of student and carry out clinical research. The department has well equipped experimental pharmacology laboratory, pharmacy laboratory, a well-furnished library, seminar cum demonstration room, lecture theatres with audio-visual aid; a well-furnished museum having various specimens, wax models, photographs, flow charts and specimens of indigenous as well as modern drugs.

Services Provided :

  • A. Teaching, learning and Evaluation of students for the courses - MD, MBBS, BDS, NURSING, PhD, Allied sciences

  • B. Pharmacovigilance - Pharmacovigilance is the science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has initiated a nation-wide Pharmacovigilance Program of India - PvPI. To ensure implementation of this program in a more effective way, the National Coordinating Centre is established at the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC). Under this program 311 ADR Monitoring Centres (AMCs) have been established at different medical colleges, hospitals. The purpose of AMCs is to report the ADRs, sensitization of health care professionals and spreading awareness regarding adverse drug reactions. The Department of Pharmacology, KIMS has been functioning as one of the AMCs since September 2015 and we have completed 5 years of the program. Till now around 500 ADRs have been reported to Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission. All the clinical departments of KIMS are involved in reporting of ADRs.

  • C. Animal House Facility - The animal house facility in the Department of Pharmacology, KIMS, Bhubaneswar was established in 2003 under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Manjushree Mohanty. The Animal House is registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India (Reg. No. 1730/CPCSEA) and has an established Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) that approves projects and advises the students, teachers/researchers on the various facilities, policies and practices regarding the care and use of animals in research. The animal house consists of rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. A high degree of hygienic conditions (macro- and micro- environment) in the animal house are maintained as per the CPCSEA guidelines. There is also a veterinarian supervising their health, diet and sanitation and also contributes to the formulation of appropriate policies and procedures for veterinary care. Animals are used in Postgraduate teaching to demonstrate the effects of various drugs, to determine the nature of an unknown drug for bioassay, screening methods and to learn skills e.g. administering drugs. The syllabus of M.D. pharmacology has animal experiments as one of the major components. Also MBBS students have pursued various projects for their Short Term Studentship (STS-ICMR) program involving animals. The animal house also receives research projects from MSc and PhD courses.

  • D. Drug Information Centre (DIC) - DIC was established in May 2018, and is involved in providing all updated drug related information by using Lexicomp, Martindale and other Compendia to health care professionals.

  • E. Antibiotic Stewardship Project - It is a coordinated intervention, designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents, by promoting the selection of optimal antimicrobial drug regimen including dosing, duration of therapy and route of administration. This program has been started in department of Pharmacology involving the internship students.

Equipment Available :

Sl.No Name Of Laboratory Brief Description Of Each Laboratory
1. Clinical Pharmacology This laboratory is for clinical practical demonstrations to MBBS and BDS students. There is availability of medical devices like Nebulizers, Meter dose Inhalers, Rotahalers, IV infusion sets and IV drugs. Kits of Malaria, TB & Leprosy (diseases of health programs) for demonstration to the students. This lab also has availability of preparations like ORS, Antacids HP-KIT, Lotions etc.
2. Experimental Pharmacology This laboratory is for experimental practical demonstration to MBBS and BDS students. This lab has availability of Mannequins which are used to demonstrate the administration of drugs through different routes (IV, IM, SC) in simulated environment. There is also computer aided learning (CAL) software and projector to demonstrate the effects of drugs on eye, blood pressure.
3. PG Research Laboratory There is a dedicated research laboratory for PG students. Different equipments are available to assist in research like Rota Rod Apparatus, Digital Analgesiometer, Electroconvulsiometer, Pole climbing Apparatus, Photoactometer, Waterbath, plant extract preparation (ethanol & acqueous).

Cutting Edge Technology :

Computer Aided Learning is an integrative technology, which describes an educational environment where a computer program is used to assist the user in learning a particular subject. It refers to an overall integrated approach of instructional methods. Computer aided learning is a device/learning strategy to make teaching more interesting joyful and sustainable. The department of pharmacology is well equipped with this latest teaching learning method as per the CBME curriculum.

Areas of Research :

  • • Preclinical studies (Animal studies)- Toxicological, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diarrhoeal, Hepatoprotective , Anti-diabetic, Ulcer protective studies

  • • Pharmacovigilance- Monitoring safety of drugs

  • • Clinical Studies in collaboration with various departments like Endocrinology, Nephrology, Gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology, Rheumatology etc.

Publications/ Projects (2020-2021) :

Sl.No Name of the Faculty Title of the Article Name of the Journal
  • Dr Mangala Charan Das (Co-author)
  • Dr Ratikant Tripathy (First author)
IAdverse Drug Reactions in the Pediatric Population: Findings From the Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Center of a Teaching Hospital in Odisha (2015-2020) Cureus 13(11): e19424. doi:10.7759/cureus.19424
  • Dr Chaitali Pattanayak (First author)
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Corresponding author)
Online Teaching Learning System During The Pandemic COVID 19: Medical Students’ Perspectives International Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9. 163-170.
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Corresponding author)
  • Dr Chaitali Pattanayak (Co-author)
Adaptive designs in Clinical Trial J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2021;11:129-33
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Corresponding author)
Gene Influencing in COVID-19 Infection, Disease Severity and its Pharmacotherapy http://dx.doi.org/10.31782/IJCRR.2021.SP178
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Corresponding author)
Prescribing Pattern of Antidiabetic Drugs amongst Pre-obese Diabetic Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, India In book: Issues and Development in Health Research Vol. 6, October 2021, DOI: 10.9734/bpi/idhr/v6/13430D
  • Dr Ratikant Tripathy(Co-author)
Drug Utilisation Pattern and Adverse Drug Reactions in Stage II Breast Cancer Patients in a Tertiary Care Center of Odisha- An Observational Study Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research . Aug2021, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p1-5. 5p.
  • Dr Manas Ranjan Mishra (Co-author)
  • Dr Ratikant Tripathy (Co-author)
Effect of saroglitazar and pioglitazone on lipid parameters and glycemic profile in type II diabetes mellitus patients with dyslipidemia: An observational open-label study Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(5): 514-518
  • Dr Ratikant Tripathy (Co-author)
A Comparative Assessment of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Licorice Mouth-Rinse with Chlorhexidine on Salivary Streptococcus mutans J Evolution Med Dent Sci 2021;10(15):1042-1047, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2021/223
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Co author)
Published a book "Postgraduate Pharmacology" which was released in 31st July 2020, containing 142 topics • Publisher: Paras Medical Publisher • ISBN: 9788181915214
  • Dr Chaitali Pattanayak (Co-author)
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Co- author)
PClinical Profile And Outcome Of Subacute Intestinal Obstruction: A Hospital Based Prospective Observational Study Biomed Pharmacol J 2020;13(3). Available from: https://bit.ly/35axi7o
  • Dr Chaitali Pattanayak (Co-author)
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (Co-author)
Tubercular Iliopsoas Abscess: A Rare Case Report Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, 2020 DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2020/46234.14350
  • Dr Vartika Srivastava (First author)
  • Dr Chaitali Pattanayak (Co-author)
  • Dr Manas Ranjan Mishra (Co-author)
  • Dr Jyotirmoyee Jena(Co-author)
Comparative Analysis of Haematinic Effect of Dhatryarista with Standard Ferrous Sulphate in Tannic Acid Induced Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Albino Wistar Rats. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(6), 1047–1053. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i6.9934
  • Dr Ratikant Tripathy (Co-author)
A Study on Antibiotic Utilization in Pediatric Hospitalized Patients and Antibiotic Stewardship Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 11. 10.37506/v11/i1/2020/ijphrd/193877.

Award & Achievements :

Dr. Chaitali Pattanayak- Awarded Dr J.K Mohanty Prize for Best Paper presentation in IPS-OSB conference

Dr. Sougata Sarkar- Awarded Dr J.K Mohanty Prize for Best Paper presentation in IPS-OSB conference 2017

Dr Vartika Srivastava- Published a book "Postgraduate Pharmacology" alongwith Dr Sougata Sarkar, ISBN-10: 8192510336, ISBN-13 : 978-8192510330, which was released in 31st July 2020 and is now available online and in book stores, for postgraduate pharmacology students, M. pharma trainees as well as clinical researchers.

Faculty List

Sl.No Photo Name of The Doctor Designation Qualifications Number Of Publications
1. Dr. Mangala Charana Das Professor & Head of Department (HOD),Pharmacology MBBS,MD 50
2. Dr. Jyotirmoyee Jena Professor MBBS,MD 35
.3 Dr. Chaitali Pattanayak Professor MBBS,MD 20
4. Dr. Manas Ranjan Mishra Associate Professor MBBS,MD 8
5. Dr. Ratikant Tripathy Associate Professor MBBS,MD 17
6. Dr. Vartika Srivastava Assistant Professor MBBS,MD,PGDHA 18
7. Dr. Harish Chandra Choudhary Assistant Professor MBBS,MD 3

Courses Offered (Intake Per Year) :

MBBS - 250 Students

BDS- 100 Students

NURSING- 60 Students

MD - 2 Students

PhD - 2 Students

Allied sciences - 40

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