Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (King George's Medical University)

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Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics


The Department of Pharmacology was started in the year 1915 as a small Department of Materia Medica. This was later upgraded in the year 1965 as the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.


There are separate laboratories for Undergraduates- Experimental Pharmacology & Pharmacy Laboratory. For Post Graduates & research there are PG & Research Laboratory, Molecular Biology & Clinical Pharmacology Laboratories.

Activities :

=> Teaching and training of MBBS, BDS, MD, MDS, Ph.D. and MPhil students.
=> The research interests of the department have been towards the discovery of new drugs, development of new techniques for studying various actions of drugs and elucidation of their mechanism of action.
=> An outstanding contribution from the department has been the discovery of the hypnotic activity of a new class of compounds- Quinazolones.
=> The department organizes Gujral-Bhargava Memorial Oration annually.
=> Department organizes Guest Lectures by eminent speakers for Undergraduate (UG) & Post graduate (PG) students.


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