The department of pharmacology was established in the year 1977. We have come a long way from very modest beginnings to the present well equipped modern status. In terms of infrastructure, lab equipment and most importantly human resource in the form of well trained and highly qualified faculty we are second to none. The department is running under graduate and post graduate programmes as well as training paramedics and nurses in the subject of pharmacology. In the beginning only under graduate programmes were started in medicine to overcome acute deficiency of doctors in the country but with time other programmes were instituted including dentistry and paramedic courses. Post graduate courses were started in the year 2001 and now apart from masters, doctoral programmes are also being run. This has enabled us to play our part in the training of doctors, dentists, paramedics and nurses and on the other hand has provided well trained teachers and researchers not only for our own needs but also for other medical institutions of the country.