University of Madras, Chennai

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Department of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology


The department was established in 1976 and has two major components namely Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology. The Department of Pharmacology & Environmental Toxicology offers M.Sc. Toxicology, M.D.Pharmacology, M,Phil. Environmental Toxicology, M,Phil. Neuro and Nanotoxicology and Ph.D. programmes. As a research Department it has been recognized by UGC as a UGC- SAP- DRS-phase II with the thrust areas 1 & 2 as follows: Pharmacology of Indian medicinal plants and traditional medicinal preparations and Toxicology of Environmental pollutants. The department is also being funded under DST-FIST programme. The projects of the Department include funding by DBT, UGC and DST.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc-Environmental Toxicology
=> M.Sc- Pharmacology
=> M.D - Pharmacology
=> M.Sc Toxicology
=> M.Phil Environmental Toxicology
=> M.Phil Neuro and Nanotoxicology
=> Ph.D Inter disciplinary Pharmacology
=> Ph.D Inter disciplinary Environmental Toxicology

Infrastructure :

=> Information and Communication tools for learning: Internet browsing facility for students and scholars. LCD and live demonstration/document reader facility.

=> Other Facilities: Xerox facility

=> Instrument facilities: HPLC, CO2 incubator, micro ultra centrifuge, fluorescence spectrophotometer, vertical and inverted microscopes, PCR thermocycler etc.


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