Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

29 MSc

Students Passed


Awards & Fellowships Conferred by our Faculty



Miscellaneous           04

Research Projects


National Fellowships:           03

    RVC:                                         03

NET:                                          06


    Services:                                                                                       01

Student’s Achievements

Who Are we

The discipline of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology came into existence as one of the constituents of the erstwhile Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the time of the inception of the College in July, 1986. The discipline gained the status of an independent Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology w.e.f. July 1st, 1991 becoming one of the core subjects in the Veterinary profession. The Department attained the status of Postgraduate Department with the start of PG program leading to M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology w.e.f. July 1996–97. Since then 29 students have been passed out with M.V.Sc. degree. The thrust areas of the Department are:

  • Studies on the efficacy of medicinal plants of Himachal Pradesh for animal disease control
  • Studies on the poisonous plants of Himachal Pradesh and their antidotal therapy   

Our Strengths

  • Well-equipped UG and PG Laboratories
  • Toxicological analysis of samples from field cases
  • Attend disease/toxicity outbreaks
  • Technical/expert lectures to the farmers/livestock owners
  • Radio talks on important topics of interest to farmers
  • Linkages with farmers in Kisan mela, vet-fair and kisan sangosthi

Our Research projects

Phytobiotics: an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters to combat antimicrobial resistance menace and its effect on antioxidant, biochemical status and meat quality in broiler chickens - On Going

Outreach Programme on Ethno Veterinary Medicine - completed

Identification and evaluation of medicinal plants for control of parasitic diseases in livestock-Completed

Studies on anti-oxidative effects on indigenous plants -Completed

Biochemical and Pharmacological studies on anti-oxidative effects of indigenous medicinal plants. -Completed

Utilization of Seabuckthorn byproducts for the development of poultry nutraceuticals .-Completed

Our Faculty

At Main Campus

Dr. (prof.) Ravindra Kumar


Area of Expertise:Veterinary Physiology

Research Interests: Physiological, biochemical, hormonal and nutritional studies for enhancing animal production

Dr. Pallavi Bhardwaj

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Ethnopharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology

Dr. Dinesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Interests: Ethnopharmacology, Molecular pharmacology

Dr. Prashant S. Daundkar

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Interests: Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics,Pharmacodynamics, Ethnopharmacology, Nanopharmacology

Technical & Office Staff

Sh. Joginder Kumar Chand                    

Sr. Technical Astt. (GradeII)

Sh. Karam Chand


Courses & Training Modules

UG Courses

ThirdVeterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology4+1 = 5

Veterinary Clinical Practice

(Along with faculty of other Departments)

 Compulsory Internship programme   1 year
 Tutorial Class1+0

PG Courses

Course NoCourse TitleCredits
VPT 601Concepts of Pharmacology, Drug Design and Development *2+0
VPT 602Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology*2+1
VPT 603CNS Pharmacology2+1
VPT 604Digestive and Respiratory Pharmacology2+1
VPT 605Cardiovascular and Urinary System Pharmacology2+0
VPT 606Endocrine and Reproductive Pharmacology2+1
VPT 607Chemotherapy*2+1
VPT 608Toxicology of Xenobiotics*2+1
VPT 609Toxinology2+1
VPT 610Pharmacological Techniques*0+2
VPT 611Techniques in Toxicology*0+2
VPT 612Ethnopharmacology1+1
VPT 613Fundamentals of Pharmacokinetics1+1
VPT 691Master’s Seminar*1+0
VPT 699Master’s Research30

*Core courses



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