Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Pharmacology at KMC Manipal, is pioneer in research for wound healing, learning and memory, antidiabetic, anti-epileptic studies since the inception. It obtained recognition as Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre in 2011 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India under Pharmacovigilance program of India.

The faculty are members of  Institutional Animal Ethics committee  and ensure that all animal projects are carried out as per the regulatory guidelines.

           Several projects have received funding from the Indian Council of Medical Research and industry. The faculty are also involved in guiding undergraduates for Short term studentship (STS) of ICMR, postgraduate thesis and doctoral candidates. Students and faculty have presented papers in national and international conferences and won awards and some have also received travel grant.

Our postgraduates are selected for Biocamp leadership programme conducted yearly by Novartis.  Postgraduates also undergo Industrial training on optional basis during their course.



  • Interdepartmental research work- many of the PG thesis & UG projects have been done in collaboration with other department of KMC, Manipal - Department of Medicine, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Oncology, Microbiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Neonatology, Gastroenterology and Urology.
  • Various PhD and PG projects is also undertaken through Inter-institutional collaboration – Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal Melaka Medical College, Manipal and Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, AV Baliga Hospital.




Our postgraduates have been recruited  in reputed pharmaceutical companies at national and international level like Abbott, Syngene, Novo nordisk, Sanofi, Johnson and Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim to name a few and are working in various capacities.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Tertiary Healthcare Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Tertiary Care Centers Medicine & Life Sciences
India Medicine & Life Sciences
Wistar Rats Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical problems Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 693 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 261 Article
  • 19 Review article
  • 8 Letter
  • 1 Short survey

A comparative study of the effect of lignocaine and tramadol on healing of infected wound in Wistar rats

Shenoy, S., Abhijna Ballal, R., Kumar, P. S. E., Ballal, M., Bangera, S., Mohandas Rao, K. G. & Nayak, V., 01-01-2019, In : Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal. 12, 3, p. 1491-1496 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wound Healing
Wistar Rats
Analysis of Variance

Acute dystonia with metoclopramide: A common manifestation of its unscientific use in India!

Bhattacharjee, D., Shivaprakash, G. & Thomson, S. R., 01-09-2019, In : Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 51, 5, p. 357-358 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Akathisia Induced by Abrupt Withdrawal of Risperidone: A Case Report

Soundarrajan, G., Chogtu, B., Krishna, V., Kamath G, A. & Murugesan, M., 15-02-2019, In : Psychopharmacology Bulletin. 49, 1, p. 80-83 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychomotor Agitation
Antipsychotic Agents
Movement Disorders
Mood Disorders