Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy

About the department:

Pharmacology is the scientific discipline that, in the attempt to improve health and cure disease, studies the mechanisms by which drugs change biological systems. Toxicology is the study of mechanisms by which drugs and chemicals in the environment produce unwanted effects. Together these disciplines encompass the molecular basis of drug action, the actions of drugs on cells, organs, and organisms, genetic variations in drug action, and drug discovery.

The Department of Pharmacology at Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil was established in the year 1988. Post-graduation was started in the year 2010. The department has centralized animal house approved by CPCSEA (Registration no: 509/01/C//CPCSEA for conducting laboratory experiments. Department of pharmacology has different aspects to the graduate programs, like proficiency by the students of fundamentals of physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, cell biology, signal transduction and toxicology. Fundamentals are taught to all the graduate levels through formal courses, conversations in laboratory, seminars and journal club.  Innovative teaching was provided for the students by Quiz, Group discussion & Drug information chart, Impartus (visual capturing), Puzzles, Problem-based learning, Project-Based Learning.

Department also focus regarding, Development of communication skills, writing scientific papers, presenting seminars in conferences that are essential for a successful career in research. Department offers training in research skills to both under graduate, post graduate and Pharm. D students. Training programs - practical skills based on the Subject curriculum: Various experimental methods used to investigate the actions of drugs both in the intact organism and isolated preparations are being taught. Who may subsequently go on to exciting research, regulatory and administrative careers in academic, industrial and health care provision settings.

Wherever animal experimentations are prescribed in the curriculum, the required knowledge and skill should be imparted by using computer assisted modules” and is adopted by the department as per Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) guidelines issued through Gazette Notification No.10-1/2012- PCI; Dated 25 August 2014. In this direction, the department goal is to prepare exceptional students for productive and successful careers in pharmaceutical industry, academia, research and public sectors.

Core competencies:

  1. State of art facilities and faculty
  2. Multi-disciplinary curriculum
  3. In house library
  4. CPCSEA approved centralized animal house facility.
  5. Strong research environment and outstanding scientific atmosphere
  6. High Throughput Screening and Safety studies Research
  7. Research opportunities at the forefront of modern pharmaceutical sciences.
  8. Scheduled journal club activities
  9. PODCAST Database
  10. Campus placements

Research Focus:

The following Pharmacological studies are conducted in consultancy basis for research scholars doing Post Graduate, MPhil, and PhD for various Colleges / Industries.

  1. Screening of Analgesic activities
  2. Screening of Anti inflammatory activities
  3. Screening of CNS activities
  4. Screening for anticancer activities, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Cytotoxic
  5. Screening for anti diabetic activities.
  6. Screening for in vitro wound healing activity
  7. Screening of Phytochemicals, synthesised compounds, marine sources in animal models for Toxicological studies.
  8. Screening of Respiratory system activities
  9. Screening of Endocrine system activities
  10. Screening of Cardiovascular activities
  11. Screening of Renal system activities
  12. Screening of Hepatoprotective activities
  13. Screening of Anti-Ulcerogenic activity
  14. Screening of Anti-oxidant activity

Projects are undertaken by faculties either independently or under their able guidance (UG/PG) students pursue several self-funded/fellowship projects.


Collaborating institutions:

Government Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Government siddha medical college, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

K.M College of pharmacy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Memorandum of understanding:

Government Siddha Medical college - Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli

Conference and guest lectures will be arranged every six month once in the department, in thirty area by inviting eminent personalities in that specific area.
Recent Conference organized by the department:

Pharmacological Modelling in Drug Discovery- Recent Development on 29/2/2020.

Animal simulator Lab - Animal simulator software (online assessment & evaluation portal) – Elsevier.


Pole climbing apparatus  

Histamine Chamber        

Analgesieo meter         

Power lab Data acquisition system with bio potential recordings in animals (ECG and EEG couplers)

Eddy’s Hotplate            

 Tele Thermometer         


Rotarod Apparatus     


Langendorffs Apparatus



Rectal Thermometer