About the Department

The first Head & Professor of the department was Dr. G. M. Karandikar (1949-1959). He was succeeded by late Dr. O. D. Gulati (1960-1985), a Doyen of Pharmacology, under whose leadership Pharmacology department has made significant impact and contribution in the field of research at international and national level.




(A) Teaching Staff


Name Of Teacher


E-mail Address


Dr.  S. D. Mistry

Professor & Head


Dr. Niyati A.Trivedi



Dr. Shreya M. Shah

Associate Professor


Dr. Amol L. Bhave

Associate Professor


Dr. Prashant C. Shah

Associate Professor


Dr. Neeta J. Kanani

Assistant  Professor


Dr. Kuntal S. Thacker

Assistant Professor


Dr. Vishal I. Gaekwad

Assistant Professor


Dr. Vimesh R. Mistry

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nimit N. Goswami



Dr. Parul Singh



Dr. Chirag B. Mistry



Dr. Hemalata Ninama



Dr. Hardik V. Vaniya



Dr. Pratit P. Vyas



Dr. Kunal J. Ghataliya


(B) Residents and Post graduate students:

Name Of Teacher Designation E-mail Address
Dr. Maulik Modi SR
Dr. Dhruti Vadiya SR
Dr. Suchi Patel R-2
Dr. Susmita Banerjee R-2
Dr. Badal Suthar R-2
Dr. Shilpa Hirani R-2
Dr. Dhara Naik R1
Dr. Dhruv Modi R1
Dr. Nilesh Dewan R1
Dr. Krishna Patel R1


(C) List of non-teaching staff

Technical Assistant

Mrs. Niraliben J. Desai


Mrs. Eshaben Acharya

Store keeper-cum-clerk

Mrs. Varshaben L. Reddy

Laboratory Attendant

Mr. KanjibhaiTadvi

Laboratory Attendant

Mrs. Durgaben Solanki


Mrs. Ramilaben


Courses offered

(A) M.D. (Pharmacology) recognised by Medical council of India (Three years course) 4 PER YEAR

(B) M.Sc. (Medical Pharmacology) recognised by Medical council of India (Three and half years course) 5 PER YEAR

(C) Ph.D. (Medical Pharmacology)

Department Facilities

(A) Library: Department have its own library with 426 books.

(B) Seminar room : Department also have air - conditioned seminar room, with seating capacity of 25 persons, which is equipped with multimedia and overhead projectors facilities.

(C) Computer: There is one laptop computer and 8 desktop computers with printer facilities. All desktop computers are assessed to 24 hours internet facilities.

(D) LCD Projectors: Two LCD projector utilized for different academic activities of the department

(E) Overhead projectors: There are two overhead projectors which are utilized for different academic activities of the department.

(F) Museum: Department have Museum where samples are arranged as per the classification of WHO essential drug list. Total number drug samples are 550.

Total 78 Charts showing classification, mechanism of action of drugs and history of pharmacology.

Academic Activities

(A) Undergraduate teaching:

Theory: 130±5 lectures as well as tutorials are conducted during theory course coverage. 4 lecture per week during the first term and 3 lectures per week during the second and third term.

Practicals: Practical classes for Clinical Pharmacy, Experimental Pharmacology, Promotional Drug Literatures, Adverse drug reactions and Prescriptions & Criticism are conducted during three terms. Some simulated computer assisted practicals are also conducted instead of using animals in experimental pharmacology practicals. One practical of 1.30 hours conducted per week for each batch.

(B) Postgraduate teaching:

Theory: Seminars, Journal Club meetings, Clinical case presentations and discussions and microteaching are conducted in rotations amongst all Residents and M.Sc.,(Part II) students twice a week. Also,for the residents, visit to pharmaceutical industries, drug laboratory, medical stores and clinical wards are planned. Residents also conduct teaching for undergraduate students. Residents and M.Sc.,(Part II) students are encouraged to attend as well as to present papers at international and national conferences of pharmacology and allied subjects. Also they are attending symposiums, workshops, invited guest lectures and training programmes to keep themselves updated about the current developments in the subject.

Practicals: Isolated and intact animal preparations experiments are performed for bioassay and for studying the effects of autonomic drugs in vitro and in vivo preparations respectively. Also toxicology related experiments are performed.

Dissertation: Dissertations are important to make the post graduate students aware about every aspect of research which involves finding research topic, searching literature, research methodology, statistics, analysis, scientific writing and many other aspects. Dissertation topic along with plan of work is to be allotted by the guide within one year. The study could be prospective or retrospective and to be cleared by appropriate ethic committee.

Log book write-ups: ( To be filled by student as provided in the format )
Main purpose of the log book should be to document the work done (experimentations, journals, thesis work, seminars, workshops etc.).The content of the log book work to be signed by the guide and head of the department.

(C) Other teachings:

1) Conducting two theory classes per week for S. Y. B. Physiotherapy.

2) Conducting two theory classes per week for Laboratory technician Trainings Programme as well as demonstrations and practicals at the end of the term.

3) Conducting two theory classes per week for S. Y. Nursing.

Projects completed (During last 10 years)

1) Study on role of anti-oxidant therapy in the management of essential hypertension.
2) Study of the role of anti-oxidant therapy in the management of type-2 diabetes mellitus.
3) Evaluation of efficacy of antioxidant therapy in the management of COPD patients.
4) Antimicrobial drug utilization study in department of General Surgery of S. S. G. hospital Vadodara
5) Prescription audit using the DDD (Define Daily Dose) concept in Medicine outpatient department at S. S. G. hospital Vadodara
6) A study of antimicrobial activity of eucalyptus oil in combination with ampicillin and vancomycin against staphylococcus aureus by time killed method.
7) A study of antimicrobial activity of fresh garlic extract in combination with ampicillin and vancomycin against staphylococcus aureus spp isolated at S. S. G. hospital vadodara.
8) A study of interaction of piracetam with baclofen, tramadol and morphine using hot plate method in mice.
9) A study of drug induced hepatotoxicity in indoor patients at S. S. G. hospital vadodara.
10) A study on effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists and antagonists on blood glucose homeostasis in healthy human volunteers.
11) A study of mucocutaneous manifestation of adverse drug reaction.
12) A study of sensitivity and resistance of different antimicrobial agents against klebsiella pnuemoniae and staphylococcus aureus in S. S. G. hospital, vadodara.
13) A prospective study of antibiotic sensitivity profile of pathogens isolated from surgical site infection at major surgical departments of S. S. G. hospital, vadodara.
14) Biotechnology in drug development.
15) A study of the trends in outpatient prescription of drugs at diabetic clinic in S. S. G. hospital, vadodara.
16) A study of prescribing patterns of antimicrobial agents in the paediatric and medicine wards at tertiary teaching care hospital, vadodara.
17) A prospective observational study for monitoring the adverse drug reactions of antipsychotic agents.
18) A study of sensitivity and resistance of different antimicrobial agents against pseudomonas aeruginosa in S. S. G. hospital, vadodara.
19) Evaluation of role of antioxidants as adjuvant therapy in the management of pregnancy induced hypertension.
20) A study to evaluate antinociceptive activity of ocimum sanctum and its interactions with anticholine esterase agents (neostigmine and rivastigmine), selective COX 2 inhibitor (rofecoxib) and opioid agonist (tramadol).
21) Effects of root extract of withania somnifera on forced swimming test in mice and its modifications by antidepressants.
22) A study of analgesic potential of venlafaxine and its interaction with tramadol, celecoxib and amlodipine in mice.
23) A study of antiulcer effects of emblica officinalis and its interaction with famotidine and pantoprazole in pylorus ligated rats.
24) A study of effects of sertraline and its interaction with imipramine on forced swimming induced immobility period in mice.
25) A comparative study of hypolipidemic efficacy of Amla with HMG Co–A reductase inhibitors (simvastatin).
26) A study of effects of Shilajit on blood glucose and lipid profile in euglycemic and alloxan induced hyperglycaemic rats.
27) A study of antiulcer effects of amlodipine and its interaction with famotidine and omeprazole in pylorus ligated rats.

28) A study of antimicrobial effect of fresh garlic extract and its interaction with conventional antimicrobials against Escherichia coli isolates at microbiology department of S.S.G.Hospital,vadodara.
29) A prospective observational study for monitoring adverse drug reactions of psychotropic agents at outpatient department of psychiatry, medical college and S.S.G.Hospital,Vadodara.
30)The drug utilization study in neonatal intensive care unit of sir sayajirao general hospital,vadodara.
31) Vitamin D-The emerging new role in clinical practice.
32) Evaluation of health related quality of life in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma receiving chemotherapy at radiotherapy unit in outpatient department of S.S.G.Hosital, baroda.
33) Drug utilization study of antimicrobial agents used in patients of neonatal sepsis in S.S.G.Hospital, baroda.
34) Prescribing pattern of antimicrobials in patients undergoing cesarean section and hysterectomy in obstetrics and gynecology dept, S.S.G.Hospital, Vadodara.
35) Chronopharmacology- Rescheduling Drug Therapy.
36) Drug utilization study in dental outpatient department of Sir Shree Sayagirao general hospital, vadodara.
37) Study of antimicrobial resistance pattern of E.coli at tertiary care Hospital,vadodara.

38) Retrospective cohort study to analyses the frequency and types of ADR, due to dots- plus therapy and to determine outcome of treatment in patient of
MDR –TB at S. S. G. Hospital Baroda in pulmonary medicine department.
39) A prospective study for evaluating the clinical efficacy of methylxanthines in patients of acute exacerbation of COPD admitted to SSG hospital
40) A drug utilization study of acute poisoning cases admitted at S.S.G. Hospital Baroda.
41) Drug utilization pattern and adverse drug reactions of antiepileptic agents among Paediatric Patients Of S. S. G. Hospital, Baroda.
42) Drug Utilazation pattern in cardiovascular conditions.
43) Prescription auditing and DUS in indoor patients of pediatrics department, S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda.
44) Drug utilization of antimicrobials in patients with positive urine culture.
45) Critical evaluation of drug promotional literature (DPL) as per who guidelines
46) Prospective utilization of antimicrobial agents (AMAS) in patients on ventilator admitted in MICU in SSG Hospital.
47) Drug utilization study in ophthalmology outpatients department of a tertiary Care teaching hospital.
48) An intensive monitoring of adverse drug reaction in indoor patients of  medicine department of tertiary care teaching hospital.
49) Drug utilization pattern in elderly inpatients of medicine department at tertiary care teaching hospital- a prospective-observation study.
50) Drug utilization study in cases of abnormal liver function tests in medicine department of a tertiary care teaching hospital.
51) Usage pattern of psychotropic agents and prescription analysis in indoor patients of psychiatry department at a tertiary care teaching hospital.
52) Evaluation of preoperative antimicrobial uses in orthopedic trauma surgery- across sectional study at Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Baroda.
53) Drug utilization study of corticosteroids in outpatient department of skin & V.D. at tertiary care teaching hospital.
54) A study of severe coetaneous adverse drug reactions in tertiary care teaching Hospital

List of Publications


• Mistry CB, Shah SM, Modi VA, Mistry SD. Study of knowledge, attitude, and practices towards current updates of pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among doctors in a tertiary care teaching hospital of Western India. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2018;7:524-31.
• Vyas PP, Bhave AL. Critical appraisal of Drug Promotional Literatures (DPLs) as per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2018;7:238-43.


  •  Ghataliya KJ, Kapadia JD, Desai MK, Mehariya KM, Rathod GH, Bhatnagar N, Gajjar MD. Transfusion-related adverse reactions in pediatric and surgical patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. Asian Journal of Transfusion Science. July-December 2017;11(2):180-187.

  •  Priyanka S Patel, Satyen N Patel, Amol Bhave. Evaluation of prescribing pattern at dental outpatient department at a hospital, Gujarat. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(1): 47-50. doi: 10.5455/njppp.2016.6.0719120072016.


  • Anturlikar SS, Trivedi NA. ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE DEMONSTRATED BY UROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. International Journal of Current Research and Review. 2016 Aug 1;8(15):33.

  •  Shah S M, Asari PD, Amin AJ :Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Patients Presenting with Acute Poisoning- INt. J Cur Res Vol.8. Issue 13, July 2016. Page 35-41.

  • Asari PD, Shah SM, Amin AJ, Patel MD- Drug Utilization Study on Acute Poisoning cases Treated at Tertiary Care Hospital in western part of India. Asia Pac J Med. Toxicol 2016; 5: 20-24.

  • Vaniya HV, Patel NM, Agrawal JM, Trivedi HR, Dhanani JV, Balat JD. Antimicrobial culture sensitivity pattern in neonatal sepsis in a tertiary-care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2016;5 (Online First). DOI: 10.5455/ ijmsph.2016.09072015106

  • Hardik V Vaniya ,Nishita H Darji , Vikas R Patel , Devdatta J Gohel (2016). Drug Utilization Study in Ophthalmology Outpatients in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Advances in Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 4 , 11 - 15. doi: 10.13189/app.2016.040201.


  • Yadav S, Trivedi NA, Bhatt JD. Antimicrobial activity of fresh garlic juice: An in vitro study. Ayu. 2015 Apr;36(2):203.

  • Mistry CB, Rana DS, Batra V (2015) Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life in Patient with Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Receiving Chemotherapy. Int J ClinPharmacolToxicol, 4(2) 161-168

  • Mistry CB, Rana DS, Batra V (2015) Study of Impact of Adverse Drug Reaction of Chemotherapy on Treatment Outcome, Overall Morbidity and Mortality of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Prospective Longitudinal Study; Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., 3(7), 13-23.

  • Darji NH, Vaniya HV, Doshi CM, Hedamba RH, Jadav SP, Trivedi HR. Prescription audit in the inpatients of a tertiary care hospital attached with medical college. J ClinExp Res (2015);3:.

  • Patel NM, Vaniya HV, Agrawal JM, Balat JD, Singh AP, Trivedi HR. Adverse drug reaction monitoring on antiretroviral therapy in human immunodeficiency virus patients in a tertiary care hospital. Int J Basic ClinPharmacol 2015;4:907-11.

  • Anand J. Amin; Prashant C. Shah ; Pratik Asari; Drug utilization study of Antimicrobial agent in patients of neonatal sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary care hospital in western part of India” inInternational Journal of basic & clinical pharmacology. 2015; 4 (5) 895-902.

Award received

1. M.D. Pharmacology PG Residents Dr. Sushmita Banerjee (R2) and Dr. Dhruv Modi(R1) won "First Prize" in Group Presentation at One Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine, 2019 Organized from 14th to 18th October at St. Johns Medical College - Bangalore.

2. The following Paper presented at Third International Conference of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 17th & 18th October 2014, New Delhi, India, Was awarded “Young Investigator Award” “Dave H, Trivedi NA. Cost of illness of epilepsy among pediatrics patients of SSG Hospital Baroda”.

P.G.intake capacity (This Year)

1)M.D. (Pharmacology) – 4

2) M.Sc. (Medical Pharmacology)-5

Pharmacovigilance committee

• ADR monitoring Center of Medical College Baroda is functional since February 2014 as per letter of Permission from NCC, PvPI - IPC, Letter No: IPC/NCC-PvPI/MCIC/2013 Dated 14th June 2013.
• Current Status of AMC: Functional
• Total ADR reported till now(November 2019): 1264
• AMC conducts Pharmacovigilance awareness Programme for the faculties, postgraduates and undergraduate students regularly and have included exercise on ADR reporting in the curriculum of second M.B.B.S.
• Members of the committee meet at least twice in a year and as and when critical discussion on Adverse Drug Reaction is required.
• AMC conducted CME on ‘Sensitization of Pharmacovigilance Activity and carrier opportunities in field of Pharmacovigilance’
• AMC conducted School Based Active Surveillance for ADR on ‘National Deworming Day’.
• The Pharmacovigilance meeting is conducted regularly for presentation of yearly and composite report of Pharmacovigilance activity by AMC, Medical College Baroda.
• The Sensitization of Pharmacovigilance Program was conducted for nursing staff of S.S.G Hospital, Baroda by AMC, Medical College Baroda.


Members of Pharmacovigilance Committee:

1) Dr. Tanuja B. Javadekar, Dean Medical College, Baroda and Chairman, Pharmacovigilance Committee.
2) Dr. R. N. Daveshwar, Medical Superintendent and Co-Chairman, Pharmacovigilance Committee.
3) Dr. Niyati Trivedi, Pharmacology- Member Secretary, Coordinator AMC
4) Dr. Prashant C. Shah, Pharmacology- Co-coordinator, AMC.
5) Dr. Dipesh Duttaroy, Surgery-Member.
6) Dr. Nandita Maitra, Obst. & Gyn.-Member
7) Dr. M. C. Parmar- Medicine- Member.
8) Dr. Ranjan Aiyer, ENT- Member.
9) Dr. Swati Bhatt, - Anesthesia- Member
10) Dr. Rakesh R. Gandhi, Psychiatry- Member
11) Dr. Hiral Shah, Skin & VD, Member.
12) Dr. Sheila Aiyer, Pediatrics- Member
13) Dr. Bharat Chauhan, Dentistry- Member
14) Ms. Harshben Chauhan, Chief Matron.S.S.G. Hospital
15) Dr. Nimit Goswami, Tutor, Pharmacology
16) Dr. Kunal Gataliya, Tutor, Pharmacology
17) Mr. Monang Kansara – Patient safety Pharmacovigilance Associate, AMC, Pharmacology.

Central Animal House

The central animal house of the college is maintained by Department of Pharmacology.
The Central animal house is registered with CPCSEA for “Education and Research for education purpose” on small animals.
Registration No is 1753/G0/Ere/S/14/CPCSEA.
The Central animal house has an established institutional animal ethics committee (IAEC) that advice the institutional teachers / researchers on facilities, policies and practices concerning the care and use of animals.

The Composition of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)





Dr. S. D. Mistry

Chairperson & Biological Scientist


Dr. Amol L. Bhave

Member Secretary & Scientist In-charge of animal facility


Dr. S. P. Hiryur

Scientist from different biological Discipline.


Dr. P. A. Gokhale

Scientist from different biological Discipline.


Dr. Vinod K. Soni







CPCSEA appointed nominees





Dr. Tejas K. Patel

Main Nominee


Dr. Sunant K. Raval

Link Nominee


Dr. Sandip B. Patel

Scientist from outside the institute


Dr. Snehal Patel

Socially Aware Nominee



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