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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

1 Dr. Niyati A.Trivedi Professor & Head 9998961097 natrivedi@yahoo.com
2 Dr. Shreya M. Shah Associate Professor 9825329868 manishrey@rediff.com
3 Dr. Amol L. Bhave Associate Professor 9898345395 albhave2005@rediffmail.com.
4 Dr. Prashant C. Shah Associate Professor 9879811509 drpcshahpharma@gmail.com
4 Dr. Neeta J. Kanani Assistant  Professor 9825321811 neetakanani2003@yahoo.com.
6 Dr. Kuntal S. Thacker Assistant Professor 9427848204 kuntalsiddhu@gmail.com.
7 Dr. Vishal I. Gaekwad Assistant Professor 9998002336 vishalgaekwad2000@yahoo.com
8 Dr. Vimesh R. Mistry Assistant Professor 9879015010 dr.vineshbaroda@gmail.com
9 Dr Parul Singh Tutor 9824744301 drparularpit@gmail.com
10 Dr.Anand J. Amin Tutor 9428445389 anand_amin2000@yahoo.co.in
11 Dr. Chirag B. Mistry Tutor 9998140043 duty.chirag@gmail.com
12 Dr.Nimit N.Goswami Tutor 8128994892 nimitgoswami2000@yahoo.com
13 Dr. Hardik V. Vaniya Tutor 9033588656 hvaniya@gmail.com
14 Dr. Kunal J. Ghataliya Tutor 9913580862 Kunal4290@gmail.com
15 Dr. Hemalata Ninama Tutor 9427080845 hemlataninama@gmail.com
16 Dr. Pratit P. Vyas Tutor 9898024167 pratitmbbs@gmail.com

(B) Residents and Post graduate students:

1 Dr. Ishani Patel R-3 9712002939 isha_2146@yahoo.co.in
2 Dr. Ranjit Rathwa R-3 9913559860 ranjitrathwa@gmail.com
3 Dr.Akanksha Mathur R-3 7600545590 akanksha.mathur1@gmail.com
4 Dr. Atul Rajpara R-3 9016883013 atulrajpara@gmail.com
5 Dr. Sandeep Rathwa R-2 9714147043 rathva.sandeep@gmail.com
6 Dr. Maulik Rami R-2 9978345722 dr.maulikrami@gmail.com
7 Dr. Dwarkesh Oswal R-2 9924857160 dwarkeshoswal777@gmail.com
8 Dr. Samir Patel R-2 9925541735 drsamirpatel88@gmail.com
9 Dr. Maulik Modi R-1 9723611999 maulikmodi18@gmail.com
10 Dr. Dhruti Vadiya R-1 9429860808 dhruti_vaidya@yahoo.com
11 Dr. Kandarp Patel R-1 7405061714 kandarp73@gmail.com

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 Publication Last 5 Years (2012-2017)

  1. Gopa B, Bhatt J.D. and Hemavathi K.G. A comparative clinical study of hypolipidemic efficacy of Amla (Emblica officinalis) with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A reductase inhibitor simvastatin. Ind.J.Pharmac., 44,238 - 42, 2012.

  2. Kanani N.J., Patel S.A., Hotchandani S.C. and Bhatt J.D. A Study of Efficacy of Antioxidant Therapy in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4, 1071-1078, 2012.

  3. Trivedi N.A., Shah P.C., A metanalysis comparing the safety and efficacy of azithromycin over the alternate drugs used for treatment of uncomplicated enteric fever. J. Postgrad. Med April-2012; 58(2)112-18.

  4. Kanani N.J., Bhave Amol L., Bhatt J.D., Interaction of Emblica Officinalis with femotidine and pantoprazole in pyloric ligation induced gastric ulcers in rats., International J. of current research and review.,5(19), 110-120,Oct-2013.

  5. Gaekwad Vishal, Trivedi N.A., In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial effects of fresh garlic extract and its interaction with conventional antimicrobials against Escherichia coli isolates., International J. Of current research and review, 5(1), 106-114, 2013.

  6. Mistry Vimesh R., Use of antimicrobial prophylaxis in clean effective orthopedic surgical procedures and identifying common infective organisms., Interantional J. Of medical science and public health., 2(4), 995-1001, Aug- 2013.

  7. Dr.Jignesh Chaudhari, Dr.Amita R. Kubavat, Dr.VimeshR.Mistry, A drug utilization study of analgesics for management of post operative pain in patient admitted at tertiary care teaching hospital., International J. of basic and clinical pharmacology., 2(6), 757-763, Nov-2013.

  8. Dr.Ashna S. Pandya, Dr.Vimesh R. Mistry, Drug utilization study of antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy induced hypertension., International J. of research in medicine, 2(2), 26-29, Aug-2013.

  9. GoswamiNimit N., Gandhi Anuradha M., Patel Prakruti p., RamkumarDikshit, An evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice about prescribing fixed dose combination among resident doctors., Prospective in clinical research, 4(2), 130-135, Apr-june-2013.

  10. GoswamiNimit N., Gandhi Anuradha M., RamkumarDikshit, An evaluation of efficacy and safety of antipsychotic medications in patient suffering from psychiatric illness., International J. of research in medicine, 2(2), 125-131, Apr-june-2013.

  11. Goswami N, Gandhi A, Patel P, Dikshit R., “An evaluation of the metabolic effects of antipsychotic medication in patients suffering from psychiatric illness” in Journal of applied Pharmaceutical science. Volume: 4, Issue:4, April-2014.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Patel R.J., Bhave A.L., Bhatt J.D. study of effects of antioxidant treatments on various parameters in hypertensive subjects receiving antihypertensive medications. International Journal of Research in Medicine VOL:3 July- Sept. 2014. Pg. -08-09

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. Amin AJ, Malam PP, Asari PD, Patel UR: Sensitivity and Resistance Pattern of Antimicrobial Agents used in cases of Neonatal sepsis at a tertiary Care Centre in Western India. Int. J Pharm Sci Res . 2016; 7(7):3060-67.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Vaniya HV, Agrawal JM, Patel NM, Trivedi HR, Balat JD, Jadav SP, et al. Antimicrobial drug utilization pattern in neonatal sepsis in a tertiary care hospital. J ClinExp Res 2014;2:110-114.

  22. 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

  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:.

  24. 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 ClinPharmacol2015;4:907-11.

  25. 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.

  26. Ghataliya KJ, Kapadia JD, Desai MK, Mehariya KM,Rathod GH, Bhatnagar N, et al : Transfusion related adverse reactions in pediatric and surgical patients at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. Accepted for publication in :Asian Journal of transfusion sciences.


Award received

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

Medical College, Baroda is designated as ADR Monitoring Center (AMC) under Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI).

The Institute conducts Pharmacovigilance awareness Programme for the faculties as well as post graduates students regularly.

The College has an active Pharmacovigilance committee. Members of the committee meet at least twice in a year and discuss the matters related to Adverse Drug Reactions observed at the institutes.

Composition of Pharmacovigilance Committee:-

1) Dr. A T. Leuva, Dean M. C. 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. Y. S. Marfatia, Skin & VD, Member.
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.M. R. Upadhyay, - Anesthesia- Member
10) Dr. K. R. Patel, Pulmonary Medicine-Member
11) Dr. Porus Vesuna, Psychiatry- 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. Prashant C. Shah, Pharmacology- Co-coordinator, AMC.


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) is:-





Dr. Niyati A. Trivedi



Dr. Amol L. Bhave

Member Secretary & Scientist In-charge of animal facility


Dr. E. Oommen

Scientist from different biological Discipline.


Dr. S. C. Patel

Scientist from different biological Discipline.


Dr. Vinod K. Soni





CPCSEA appointed nominees





Dr. Ramtej Jayram Verma

Main Nominee


Dr. Kirti V. Patel

Link Nominee


Dr. Ramsharan S. Gupta

Scientist from outside the institute


Akshaykumar H. Shah

Socially Aware Nominee


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