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General Information

The Department of Pharmacology is a para-clinical department involved in teaching of undergraduates and is engaged in community oriented pharmacology research pertaining to adverse drug reaction monitoring, essential medicines list and hospital formulary.  This department has implemented computer assisted learning (CAL) especially in the field of experimental pharmacology with the sole aim of eliminating the deployment of laboratory animals. The department is committed to patient care at all possible levels of health care.
Vision, Mission and Objectives:
The vision of the Department of Pharmacology is to become a centre of excellence in training learners of health care disciplines and in research to promote better pharmaco-therapeutic care.
The mission of our department is to develop a competent medical graduate equipped with contemporary knowledge in pharmacology and therapeutics who can provide safe, effective and economic therapeutic care to the society.  The department also aims to undertake quality research activities targeted at local problems related to drugs and poisons. 
The Department of Pharmacology has the following objectives towards nurturing the medical students (MBBS) to:
  1. Be competent in management of common health problems of the individual and the community, commensurate with his/her position as a member of the health team at the primary, secondary or tertiary levels.  
  2. Be competent to individually carry out preventive and curative medicine with respect to the commonly encountered health problems in day to day practice.  
  3. Practice rational use of medicines.
  4. Be familiar with the administration of the "essential drugs" and their common side effects.
Future Plans:
  1. Drug information center.


Department of Pharmacology
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute
Vazhudavur Road,
Pondicherry – 605009.
Phone: 0413 – 2277545  Ext: 3056
Email - Id: pharmacologyigmcpondy@gmail.com