Facilities and Infrastructure

Facilities & Infrastructure


The Department is mainly involved in

·         Imparting teaching to various courses.

·         ADR Monitoring

·         Publishing Bulletin on ADRs

·         Clinical RIA Laboratory services.

·         Research activities.

·         Maintenance of Central Animal House

A. Teaching:

The Department of Pharmacology is involved in teaching the subject to various courses prescribed by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).

Courses under MUHS-


It comprises of three terms of 6 months each during which lectures, practicals & tutorial classes are conducted as per the syllabus.

Internal exams:

·         Three exams (Theory and Practicals) are conducted during the tenure as per the guidelines of MUHS.

Internal Assessment:

·         Theory­15 marks

·          Practical­/Viva voce 15 marks

Minimum requirement for internal assessment: A candidate must obtain 35% in Theory and Practical taken together.


Competitive Exams:

Students participate in collegiate and intercollegiate competitive examinations and quiz in Pharmacology. There are two competitive exams held by the Department of Pharmacology, they are:

·         Dr G M Phadke Award sponsored by Institution.

·         Shri Amrut Modi Unichem Competitive exam in Pharmacology, sponsored by Unichem Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Students are also involved in ICMR projects.


II Yr Bachelor of Occupational Therapy & II Yr Bachelor of Physiotherapy

A series of at least 40 lectures are conducted over the period of one year as per the syllabus.

Internal exams:

·         Two theory exams are conducted during the tenure as per the guidelines of MUHS.

Internal Assessment:

·         10 marks

Minimum requirement for internal assessment: A candidate must obtain 35%.

Second year BSc Nursing- Approximate 15 lectures as per syllabus

Bachelor of Paramedical Technology- Approximate 35 lectures as per syllabus

Undergraduate teaching schedule:






(1 hr)

TUE-1:30-2:30 PM WED- 1:30-2:30 PM SAT- 8:15 - 9:15 AM

MON -3:30- 4:30 PM

WED -1:30-2:30 PM

FRI  -1:30-2:30 PM

SAT -8:15 -9:15 AM

TUE -8:15 -9:15AM

SAT -8:15 -9:15AM



TUE -2:30 -4:30 PM

FRI -2:30 -4:30 PM

MON- 2:30 -4:30 PM






WED -2:30 -3:30 PM

MON– 1:30-2:30 PM


Lectures for-


TUE & WED - 10:30AM TO 12:30 PM


MON TO FRI - 12PM TO 1:00 PM


MON – WED – FRI - 1:30PM TO 2:30 PM


Post graduate teaching:

The total strength of residents is nine with minimum of three admissions every year. In the three academic years they are involved in conducting lectures, seminars, symposia, journal clubs, animal experiments & activities related to clinical research, pharmacovigilance and drug utilization studies. They are actively involved in national & international clinical trials, where they are trained in procuring, preparing, taking ethical clearance, managing & maintaining the documents as well as electronic data transfer (e­ CRF) required for the clinical trial. The scope of Pharmacology postgraduates is excellent in the fields of academics, research, pharmacovigilance, drug regulatory affairs and in Pharmaceutical industries.

Post graduate schedule:

·         Journal Club on every Monday

·         Pharmacovigilance case presentation on alternate Friday

·         Post graduate Seminar on Saturday

·         Experimental studies on Thursday

·         Thyroid OPD on Wednesday

·         Monitoring and reporting of ADR cases on daily basis


B. Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre (AMC)

·         Centre for reporting ADR from all wards and OPDs

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·         Uploading of ADRs on Vigiflow (software provided by PvPI for recording ADRs)


C. Bulletin on ADR

It is published every four months and gives a glimpse of the ADR monitoring program being conducted at LTMMC & GH. The bulletin reports adverse reactions received from the wards and OPDs of LTMMC, articles on regulatory affairs related to ADRs along with interesting case reports, quiz and crossword. The bulletin is distributed to Medical colleges, Pharmaceutical companies all over India as well as to the Drug Regulatory bodies.


D. Clinical RIA Laboratory

Patients of thyroid related disorders are referred from other departments to this clinic for diagnosis and opinion. The thyroid assay is performed by Radio Immuno Assay (RIA) technique. On referral, the patients take appointment for the assay. The O.P.D. is run every Wednesday from 9am­ to 12noon. On an average 30 new patients are evaluated every O.P.D. Blood tests for T3, T4, and TSH are run every 2 weeks. The department also runs tests for estimation of serum FSH, LH and prolactin levels.


E. Research activities:

Both pre­clinical and clinical research activities are encouraged in the department and facilities in the form of well equipped laboratory and technical staff is available. We also have the facility for conducting clinical trials as per ICH­GCP Guidelines


F. Central Animal House

The department houses the Central Animal House which has rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs used for experimental studies. There are three different rooms for animals, one for rat & mice, second for rabbits & third for guinea pigs. Each room is about 200 sq ft area, total of 600 sq ft area. The central animal house is registered with CPCSEA.The animal experiments are carried out by the postgraduate students as their PG curriculum and the faculty after taking clearance from the animal ethics committee.



The infrastructure is compatible with the MCI requirements which includes :

·         Seating arrangement for Medical faculty, resident doctors and staff members.

·         Lecture hall with the capacity of 180 seats.

·         Demonstration rooms.

·         Tutorial rooms

·         Library

·         Museum

·         Pharmacy laboratory with attached ante room

·         Experimental laboratory with attached ante room

·         Pharmacovigilance room

·         Three rooms to house animals in the Central Animal House

·         Clinical Pharmacology laboratory

·         Biochemistry laboratory

·         RIA laboratory

·         Thyroid clinic

·         Departmental store

·         Drug storage room

·         Seminar room with internet & LCD connection

·         Computer room with internet facility

·         Telephone with fax connection