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Pharmacology Department

Pharmacology evolved in the 19th century as a new biomedical discipline that applied the principles of scientific experimentation to therapeutic contexts. The scope of pharmacology is rapidly expanding for the discovery, development and provides the rational basis for the therapeutic uses of new drugs. In its entirety, it embraces knowledge of the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic uses of drugs. Pharmacological studies range from those that determine the effects of chemical agents upon subcellular mechanisms, to those that deal with the potential hazards of pesticides and herbicides, to those that focus on the treatment and prevention of major diseases by drug therapy. Pharmacologists are also involved in molecular modeling of drugs, and the use of drugs as tools to dissect aspects of cell function. The scope of pharmacology has expanded exponentially over the last decade to incorporate many new approaches such as computer-assisted drug design, genetic screens, protein engineering and the use of novel drug delivery vehicles including viruses and artificial cells.

About the Department of Pharmacology

Postgraduate education in Pharmacology emphasizes an integrated study of the physiology, pathophysiology and action of drugs in living systems. Research in the department focuses on study of neural and endocrine systems, cardiology, pulmonary, epilepsy, clinical pharmacology, pre-clinical toxicology and drug metabolism. Research in these areas is applied to clinical problems such as aging, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, obesity, hypertension and diabetes mellitus and its secondary complications. Students Work on molecular pharmacology of experimental dementia of Alzheimer type; Ischemia preconditioning a protective cardio-vascular event, pesticide residues toxicology and molecular pharmacology involved in obesity, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson disease and endothelial dysfunction is being explored through various projects under the supervision of Prof. P.L. Sharma. Excellent research facilities are available including state-of-the art bioanalytical and pharmacology laboratories.

Career Opportunities in Pharmacology

Trained Pharmacologists can look forward to rewarding Careers in Academia, Pharmaceutical Industries, Contract Research Organizations and in Drug Regulatory Agencies, in India and in Foreign Countries.          



  • Excellent arrangements, facilities and faculties are beyond expectations. Never seen such institute. Students are lucky who are here to make their career.

    Dr. Akhlesh Singhai
    Principal, L.N.C.T.-Pharmacy, Bhopal
  • One of the few best institutes of Pharmacy in North India. Thanks for Honor. Feeling proud to be an alumni of ISFCP.

    P.K. Bhardwaj
    Registrar, Punjab State Pharmacy council, Chandigarh
  • The institution has state of the art equipment, well trained and accomplishes teacher and hard-working students. It is a pleasure to visit the institution.

    Dr. Sandeep Kaushal
    Prof. & Head of Pharmacology, DMCH, Ludhiana
  • ISF College of Pharmacy has grown as a place of pharmacy education, which is now recognized as an advance place in India. I have been following its progress over a period of time. I must congratulate the faculties and management for their untiring efforts and hard work which brought this place as India's map. I wish the good luck in future endeavors.

    Dr. K.C.Gupta
    IITR, Lucknow & IGIB , Delhi
  • Great institute and a mega event, first of its kind in Punjab. Kudos!!! to the management.

    Sanjay Koul
    DM, Pfizer


  • 1ISF College of Pharmacy,
       Ferozepur GT Road, N.H. 95
    Ghal Kalan, Moga, Punjab - 142 001, India
  • Phone: 98786 96688, 87250 55460
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