• Inception of the departrnent was in 1962.
  • Dr N M Tiwari was honoured as our first HOD.
  • He served as HOD from 1967 to 1974.
  • PG course started in the year 1972.
  • In 2009, PG course got MCI recognition.
  • In 2010, MCI recognized PhD course started.
Staff Position
Name Designation Degree Teaching Experience (U.G) Teaching Experience (P.G)
Dr. Ramanand Sunita Jayprakash Associate Professor & HOD M.D. Pharmacology 22 years 14 years
Dr. Pore Shraddha Milind Associate Professor M.D. Pharmacology 17 years 7 months 8 years 5 months
Shri. Kumbhar Chandrakant Basalingappa Assistant Professor M.Sc. Pharmacology 16 years 2 months __
Dr. Karande Vitthal Baburao Assistant Professor M.D. Pharmacology 12 years 1 month 5 years 11 months
Dr. Burute Shreyas Ramchandra Assistant Professor M.D. Pharmacology 10 years 10 months 5 years 5 months
Dr. Murthy Mangala Bhaskar Assistant Professor M.D. Pharmacology 8 years 9 months 3 years 6 months
Dr. Halasawadekar Nimish Ravindra Assistant Professor M.D. Pharmacology 4 months __
PG Course

Degree (No. of seats) – 2 per year

Diploma (No. of seats)- 0

1st batch of P.G. – 1972 year

Departmental Attraction

Museum exhibits succinct information about History of Medicine, Nobel Laureates, adverse drug reactions, medicinal plants & indigenous medicine, dosage forms, drug samples & various relevant topics from therapeutics.

Special facility

Pharmacovigilance centre designated by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission(IPC) & National Coordinating Centre (NCC) under Pharmacovigilance Programme of India(PvPI).

Performance last three years
  • Conducted three MUHS approved & MMC accreditated ‘Basic Workshop in Research Methodology’ for residents and teachers in the year 2014.
  • Carried out two research projects-
    • Estimation of Serum Leptin levels and its correlation with various indices of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and effect of Metformin on Leptin levels in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome patients.
    • A Retrospective study of use of polyvalent anti-snake venom in tertiary care setting.
Year 2011 2012 2013
U.G 92% 99% 99%
P.G. 100% 100% 100%
List of Publications
  • Ramteke KB, Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB, Jain SS, Raparti GT, Patwardhan MH, Murthy M, Ghanghas RG. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of bromocriptine QR in type 2 diabetes. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2011;15:S33-9.
  • Murthy MB, Murthy B. Amlodipine-induced petechial rash. J Postgrad Med 2011; 57: 341-2.
  • Akat PB, Murthy MB, Karande VB, Burute SR. Adverse Drug Events Monitoring of Live Attenuated Pandemic Influenza Vaccine. Indian J Community Med 2011; 36:234-6.
  • Jain SS, Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB, Akat PB, Patwardhan MH, Joshi SR. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of orlistat in obese patients. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2011;15:99–104.
  • Ramanand SJ, Ghongane BB, Ramanand JB, Patwardhan MH, Patwardhan VM, Ghanghas RR, Halasawadekar NR. Hormonal Profile of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) In Indian Women. RJPBCS 2012; 3: 1159-72.
  • Akat PB, Karande VB, Murthy MB, Burute SR. Interns opinion on ‘bedside pharmacology clinics’ and its incorporation in undergraduate curriculum. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2012;3:56–8.
  • Murthy MB, Murthy BK. Thyroid disruptors and their possible clinical implications. Indian J Pharmacol 2012;44:542-3.
  • Murthy MB, Murthy BK, Bhave S. Comparison of safety and efficacy of papaya dressing with hydrogen peroxide solution on wound bed preparation in patients with wound gape. Indian J Pharmacol 2012;44:784-7.
  • Ramanand SJ, Ghongane BB, Ramanand JB, Patwardhan MH, Ghanghas RR, Jain SS.Clinical characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in Indian women. Indian J Endocr Metab 2013; 17: 138-45.
  • Raparti GT, Ramteke KB, Murthy MB, Jain SS, Ghanghas RR, Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB. Selective thyroid hormone receptor modulators: A review. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2013; 17: 211-8.
  • Murthy MB, Murthy BK. Subtherapeutic doses of angiotensin receptor blocker for attenuation of amlodipine-induced peripheral edema. Saudi J Health Sci 2013; 2:220-1.
  • Pendhari SR, Chaudhari DR, Burute SR, Bite BM. A study on the drug utilization trends in the cardiovascular emergencies in a tertiary care hospital. J Clin Diagn Res 2013;7: 666-70.
  • Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB, Jain SS, Raparti GT, Ghanghas RR, Halasawadekar NR, Patil PT, Pawar MP. Leptin in non PCOS and PCOS women: a comparative study. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 3(1): 186-193.
  • Bhosale VV, Inamdar SC, Karande VB, Burute SR, Murthy MB, Ghatak A. Beneficial Effects of Nebivolol in Comparison with Atenolol on Safety and Tolerability in Essential Hypertension. J Clin Diagn Res 2014; 8: HC01-4.
  • Burute SR, Murthy MB, Ramanand SJ, Pore SM, Karande VB, Akat PB. Immediate impact of an educational intervention on knowledge of use of disinfectants in nurses. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3: 507-11.
  • Murthy MB, Maitreyee S, Murthy BK. Study assessing the rate of compliance and factors affecting it in patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. Int J Health Allied Sci 2014;3:284-5.
  • Pore SM. Pharmaceutical waste from hospitals and homes: Need for better strategies. Indian J Pharmacol 2014; 46: 459-60.
  • Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB, Raparti GT, Ghanghas RR, Halasawadekar NR, Patil PT, Pawar MP, Shinde MP. High sensitivity C – reactive protein (hs-CRP) and clinical characteristics, endocrine, metabolic profile in Indian women with PCOS: a correlation. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2014; 3: 118-26.
  • Ramanand SJ, Ramanand JB, Ghongane BB, Patwardhan MH, Patwardhan VM, Ghanghas RR, Halasawadekar NR, Patil PT. Correlation between serum adiponectin and clinical characteristics, biochemical parameters in Indian women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2014;18:221-5.
Ongoing Research Activities
  • Prospective study of cutaneous drug reactions in tertiary care hospital.
  • Comparison of efficacy and safety of a polyherbal formulation with paracetamol in patients of osteoarthritis of knee.
  • Adverse drug reaction monitoring in Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis patients.
  • A drug utilization study in indoor patients of high risk pregnancy.
Any other achievement/ awards

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  • Winner of Dean’s trophy for Best Department
  • Hosted state conference in the year 1979 & 1989
  • One staff member awarded ‘UVNAS’ price for the best research paper in 1983-84 by IPS.
  • Research publications in various National and International Journals.
  • Star Research Project awarded by DMER in the year 2011.
  • Undertaken ICMR- STS projects.
  • Instrumental in promoting Rational drug Therapy through Guest lectures and workshop.
  • Arranged guest lecture on Pharmacovigilance.
  • One teacher is a Member of Board of Studies of MUHS, Nashik.
  • Consistent ranks in PG course conducted by MUHS Nashik University.
    • May 2011 MD/MS Exam- Karuna B Ramteke (Rank 4)
    • May 2012 MD/MS Exam- Girish T Raparti (Rank 3)
    • May 2013 MD/MS Exam- Ravi R Ghanghas (Rank 4)
    • May 2014 MD/MS Exam- Nimish R Halasawadekar (Rank 1)