Department of Pharmacology

List of Teaching Staff
S. No. Name Designation Qualification Registration UG/ PG Date of joining Contact No. Email
1. Dr. C. Dinesh M. Naidu Professor & Head MBBS, MD UG-87241 (17/07/98) / PG-87241 (18/03/05) 30/11/2015 7063929151
2. Dr. Mangesh Anandrao Bankar Associate Professor MBBS, MD UG-2002/02/402 (11/02/02)/ PG-2002/02/402(07/11/07) 20/01/2015 9531858830
3. Dr. S. Bhuvaneshwari T. Shanmugham Assistant Professor MBBS, PhD (Medical Pharmacology) UG-073059 (10/01/94) 31/08/2015 8600883966
4. Dr. Anand Vardhan Tutor MBBS, MD UG-42094 (16/03/12) 23/08/2016 9041484811
List of Non-Teaching Staff
Name Designation
Mrs. Mini Kumari Technical Assistant
Mr. R. Devandran Store keeper-cum-clerk
Mr. K. Yashoda Krishna Laboratory Attendants
Shri. Nirmal Haldar Sweeper
Mrs. Jena Minz Sweeper
Mrs. Sunitha Sweeper



Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS) Port Blair. Our Department is devoted to research, training, and education and strives to push the boundaries of scientific discovery and academic development.

The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics. The overall objective of the department is to provide the minimum essential knowledge in pharmacology that every medical must have prior to entering the clinical years of education. With the fund of knowledge gained through this course students should be prepared to approach pharmacotherapy as it applies to the practice of medicine in a rational manner and gain the requisite tools to continue to expand their knowledge in pharmacology as they advance in their clinical training.

Educational objectives

(a) Knowledge

At the end of the course, the student shall be able to -

i. Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of essential and commonly used drugs

ii. List the indications, contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs

iii. Indicate the use of appropriate drug in a particular disease with consideration of its cost, efficacy and safety for -

  1. individual needs, and
  2. mass therapy under national health programmes

iv. Describe the pharmacokinetic basis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of common poisonings

v. Integrate the list the drugs of addiction and recommend the management

vi. Classify environmental and occupational pollutants and state the management issues

vii. Explain pharmacological basis of prescribing drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy and old age

viii. Explain the concept of rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology

ix. State the principles underlying the concept of `Essential Drugs‟

x. Evaluate the ethics and modalities involved in the development and introduction of new drugs

(b) Skills

At the end of the course, the student shall be able to -

i. Prescribe drugs for common ailments

ii. Identify adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used drugs

iii. Interpret the data of experiments designed for the study of effects of drugs and bioassays which are observed during the study

iv. Scan information on common pharmaceutical preparations and critically evaluate drug formulations

v. Be well-conversant with the principles of pharmacy and dispense the medications giving proper instructions

(c) Integration

Practical knowledge of rational use of drugs in clinical practice will be acquired through integrated teaching vertically with pre-clinical & clinical subjects and horizontally with other para-clinical subjects.

Infrastructural facilities:

Number: 01
Size : 45 Sq metre
Capacity : 50 Students
Audio-Visual equipment available: LCD Projector & LCD Screen

PRACTICAL LABORATORIES - Experimental Pharmacology
Number: 01
Size : 150 Sq metre
Capacity : 60 Students
Ante-room/preparation room : Size: 12 Sqm
Teaching Aids : LCD Projector & Screen

PRACTICAL LABORATORIES - Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Number: 01
Size : 150 Sq metre
Capacity : 60 Students
Ante-room/preparation room : Size: 12 Sqm

Number: 01
Size : 100 Sq metre
Number of catalogues of the samples available to the students : 10
Total number of drug samples : 354
List of charts, photograph and other exhibits and their arrangement : Scientist photographs -18, ADR Photographs -17, Laminated charts - 40, Experimental Graphs- 12

Departmental Library-cum-Seminar Room
Number: 01
Size : 30 Sq metre
Capacity : 30
Number of Books in Pharmacology : 96
List of Journals: 01

Dr. C. Dinesh M. Naidu, Professor & Head.
1) Shareef SM, Sai Krishna P, Tadvi NA, Naidu CDM. Clonazepam induced maculopapular rash: a case report. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Sept-Oct. 2013; 2(5): 647-649.
2) Tadvi NA, Qureshi SA, Naveen Kumar T, Shareef SM, Naidu CDM, Venkata Rao Y. Excitotoxins: Their role in Health and Disease.International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences.July-Sep. 2013; 2(3): 648-659.
3) Naidu CDM, Shareef M, Sheikh NA. FDE with fixed dose combination of Ofloxacin and Ornidazole with cross sensitivity to Metronidazole: A novel case. International Journal of Information Research and Review. Nov. 2014; 1(11): 159-161.
4) Shareef M, Naidu CDM, Raikar SR, Venkata Rao Y, Devika U.
Development, implementation and analysis of adverse drug reaction monitoring system in a rural tertiary care teaching hospital in Narketpally, Telangana. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Aug. 2015; 4(4): 757-760.
5) Tadvi NA, Shareef SM, Naidu CDM, Karunasree P, Venkatrao Y. Profile of adverse drug reactions in a rural tertiary care hospital. Journal of Basic and Clinical Research. 2015; 2(1): 15-20.

Dr. Mangesh Bankar, Associate Professor.
1) Bankar MA, Chaudhari SK, Chaudhari KD. Impact of long term Yoga practice on sleep quality and quality of life in the elderly. J Ayurveda Integr Med 2013; 4: 28-32.
2) Bankar MA, Dudhgaonkar SS. Anti-hyperalgesic effect of paracetamol in rat model of thermal hyperalgesia: implications for the treatment of neuropathic pain. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 2013; 2: 290-297.
3) Bankar MA, Dudhgaonkar SS. Promoting the proper use of medicines in rural school children of India. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 2013; 2: 375-380.
4) Bankar MA. Thawani VR, Meshram S. An interventional study for creating awareness about the proper use of medicines among school children. JDMIMSU 2013; 8(2):128-133.

Dr. S. Bhuvaneshwari, Assistant Professor.
1) Bhuvaneshwari S, Dange SV, Worlikar PS ,Nandgavli MH, Bhavari VL. Comparative efficacy of Antidiarrheal activity of Mebarid vs. Diarex, Ayurvedic Antidiarrheal formulations in children with acute diarrhea. Am. J. PharmTech Res. 2013; 3(4):501-509.
2) Bhuvaneshwari S, Dange SV, Madhukant HN, Mutalik MM. Assessment of effectiveness of nonspecific antidiarrheal agents in reducing the need for intravenous rehydration in children with acute diarrhea. International Journal of Medical Research & Review. 2016; 4(1): 55-59.


Future Goals

  • To carry out research activities are pertaining to herbal research and drug screening.
  • To set up world class therapeutic drug monitoring laboratory for estimation of plasma concentration of drugs with narrow therapeutic index.
  • To conduct guest lectures on newer developments in pharmacology and toxicology, ethical issues in clinical research and to sensitize undergraduates, nursing and clinical staff of the hospital about the reporting of the suspected adverse drug reactions.
  • To promote undergraduate short term research projects.
  • To develop pharmacology museum, which includes various models of receptors, routes of administration and mechanism of    action of various drugs, flex charts on drug induced congenital disorders and adverse drug reaction charts.

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