The department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology Govt. Medical College, Jammu came into existence
in the year 1973 when the 1st Batch of Medical students of Govt.
Medical College, Jammu who were admitted at Govt. Medical College, Srinagar as
guest students were transferred to Jammu. Initially the Govt. Medical College,
Jammu functioned from barracks specially created for the purpose.
Dr. J.D. Sharma was the 1st Professor and Head of the Department. He
was later on joined by Dr. R.K. Raina and Dr. V. Amla as Associate Professor and
Lecturer respectively. The Department of Pharmacology shifted to its present
location in 1980.
The postgraduate programme in Pharmacology started in 1979 and this happened to
be one of first four M.D. programmes approved for Govt. Medical College, Jammu
by the University of Jammu, started with intake of two postgraduate students per
year. The programme has progressed since then and the department has been
upgraded to its present status of Postgraduate Department of Pharmacology &
imparting MCI recognized MD course.
The Department has so far produced 36 Pharmacologists, many of whom occupy
prominent positions within and outside the state.
has recently been granted ADRM Centre under PVPI, Central Drug Standard Control
Organization, Directorate General of Health services, Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare, Govt. of india. The department feels privilege to
start ADRM OPD for the 1st. time to facilitate voluntary ADR Reporting of the
cases from public domain, which works on daily basis.
community based projects in the form of Drug Information Centre/
OPD. The DIC OPD has not restricted itself to only provide information but has
gone a step head in providing therapeutic advise/information to the needy. The
basis of two OPD's i.e. DIC and ADRM is providing scientific, rational, evidence
based, non-promotional information and therapeutic advises to ensure safe drug
practices in the interest of health care . In addition to above mention
goal these OPD's shall also serve the purpose of updating medical fraternity
with medical advances going across the globe.
department has also taken a lead by starting electronic library
which is backbone of Institution. In addition it serves the purpose of providing
scientific evidence in the form of literature to the Medical fraternity . The
department also has put forward his services for any post graduate/research
scholar for advices on choosing research question, Medical/ Scientific writings
department feels satisfying in contributing and ensuring research with moral,
Ethics and human values carried with in the institution by conducting DAC,
IEC and AIEC meetings.
vision is to work and strengthen on post-graduate research and generate high
quality/ impact factor research from the department making the department of
pharmacology citable across the globe and to start the Toxicology Information
Centre from the department. To include various innovative ideas in medical
graduate and post graduate teaching programme is also one of the
departmental future strategies with the aim to
groom them as basic prescription competent and
confident doctors and researchers.
I welcome any
suggestion and feed back to be incorporate within my scope in capacity of