Facilities available in the department for undergraduate students includes laboratories for experimental & clinical pharmacology, pharmacy and computer assisted learning (CAL). The department aims at contributing towards patient care and research. Pharmacovigilance committe has been formed. Institutional ethics committe is being formed for conducting research in ethical manner in accordance with GCP guidelines. Actively involved in collecting adverse drug reactions from various departments of the hospital so as to establish ADR monitoring centre and contribute to the Pharmacovigilance programme of India.


To Foster And Disseminate The Science Of Drug Research And Its Rational Use

Year of Establishment - 2017

Name of the first HOD

DR. Deepti Chopra
(D.T.C.D, M.D)

Names & Qualification of all members

Dr. Jayant Rai


Cinque Terre

Dr. Deepti Chopra

Associate Professor & Officiating Head

Dr. Deepti Chopra is Associate professor in department of pharmacology.

Details of Workshops / Seminars / CME / Symposium Attended by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad August 10 - 11, 2017
2. CME on clinical research Organized by Research Project Advisory Committee, HIMSR on May 2017.
3. CME on Diagnosis and management of depression and anxiety disorders Organized by Department of Community Medicine and Psychiatry HIMSR, on 7 April 2017
4. Basic Workshop for Medical Teaching HIMSR, New Delhi April 16-18, 2015
5. Workshop on Effective soft skills for clinical research Organized by Harrisons Tech Consultants and Centre For Transnational and Clinical Research Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi on April 9, 2015.
6. CME Dermatopathology-2015. HIMSR, New Delhi April 7th, 2015
7. Workshop on Clinical Research and bioethics. HIMSR, New Delhi February 24th , 2015
8. Symposium on Contemporary Regulatory Scenario in Pharmacovigilance Organized by Centre For Transnational and Clinical Research Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi on March 5, 2014.
9. National Seminar & Workshop on Holistic Health, on 20th-21st Apiril, 2013.
10. National Seminar on Medicinal plants and their characterization organized by Department of botany, Jamia Hamdard Feb, 2013.
11. CME on pharmacovigilance organized by R.G. Kar Medical college, Kolkata Aug 2012.
12. Workshop on Basic Biostatistics. April 26-29, 2012. Organized by SGPGI Lucknow.
13. 1st National Symposium cum Workshop of India Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics held at UCMS on 27th & 28th Feb 2009.
14. Workshops on Pharmacovigilance Awareness and Better coordination: A key to success- Organized by Department of Pharmacology, Lady Hardinge Medical College on 23-24 March, 2007.
15. A Multidisciplinary National Symposium cum Workshop on Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for better therapeutics and drug developoment held at AIIMS on 2nd & 3rd February 2007.
16. International Symposium on Herbal Drug Research and Therapy held at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute Delhi on 9th and 10th December 2006.
17. National Workshop on Methods in Clinical Trails held at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute Delhi on 8thDecember 2006.
18. National Workshop on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for Academia organized by Department of pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi on 24th& 25th November 2006.
19. Workshop on Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine organized by Department of biochemistry, Lady Hardinge Medical College on 9th November 2006.
20. CME on RNTCP (DOTS) organized by L.H.M.C DOTS cum referral center and NDMC chest clinic held at LHMC on 28th August 2006.
21. Symposium on Rational drug use conducted by Department of pharmacology, L.H.M.C.
22. Role of neurotransmitters in sleep and memory and their involvement in various neurodegenerative disorders-Integrated seminar conducted by Department of pharmacology, L.H.M.C 2006.
23. CME course in respiratory disease held at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi 2001.

Details Research projects completed by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. As supervisor- Patterns of cutaneous adverse drug reactions in HAH Centenary hospital.
2. As co- supervisor- Retrospective and prospective study on Pharmacovigilance of Terminalia arjuna in coronary artery disease.
3. As supervisor- To evaluate the levels of glucose transported across the intestine by modulation of L-type Calcium channels (by BAY K8644 and Nimodipine) in presence of SGLT-1 inhibitor phlorizin. Name of the student : Shriya Dhingra
4. Thesis (M Pharm Pharmacy Practice)
5. As co- supervisor-Knowledge, attitude and practices of health care professionals on using Zinc to treat childhood diarrhea. Name of the student : Juveria Usmani

Publication and Contribution to Literature (Paper published in International journals) by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. Chopra D, Bhandari B. Sofosbuvir: really meets the unmet needs for Hepatis C treatment ? Infect Disord Drug Targets. 2018 Aug 15. doi: 10.2174/1871526518666180816101124.
2. Tewari R, Chopra D, Wazahat R, Dhingra S, Dudeja M. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of an emerging multidrug resistant nosocomial pathogen: Acinetobacter baumannii. Malays J Med Sci. 2018;25(3):129 134.
3. Holani SN, Chopra D, Rehan HS, Gupta L, Jais M. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Utilization in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. J Basic Clin Pharma 2017;8:S29-S33.
4. Chopra D, Dwivedi S. Galactorrhoea:Report of Two Cases. MAEDICA A Journal of Clinical Medicine 2015; 10(2): 136-139
5. Chopra D, Sharma V, Kapoor R, Dwivedi S. An observational study of cutaneous adverse drug reactions in a teaching hospital. Int J Clin Pharm. 2015;Dec 37(6):996-9
6. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Revisiting Terminalia arjuna An Ancient Cardiovascular Drug. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2014; Vo1. 4, No. 4
7. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Holani S, Mishra R . An Observational Study to Compare the Contents and Quality of Information Furnished in CDSCO ADR Reporting form, Yellow Card, Medwatch and Blue Form by the Healthcare Professionals. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 2014;26(1):1-8
8. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Adverse effects of herbal medicine. Clin Med. 2013 Aug;13(4):417-8. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.13-4-417
9. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Sah RK, Mishra R. Adverse Drug Reactions: Trends in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Current Drug Safety 2012; 7 : 384-8.
10. Chopra D, Bhandari B, Wardhan N. Ciclesonide A Novel Corticosteroid for the Management of Asthma. Current Clinical Pharmacology 2012; 7: 73-7
11. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Sah RK, Chawla T, Agarwal A, Sharma GK. Injection Practices of Healthcare Professionals in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Journal of Infection and Public Health 2012; 5: 177-81
12. Chopra D, Wardhan N, Rehan HS. Knowledge, attitude and practices associated with adverse drug reaction reporting amongst doctors in a teaching hospital. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 2011; 23: 227-232.
13. Rehan HS, Manak S, Yadav M, Deepinder, Chopra D, Wardhan N. Diversity of genotype and mode of spread of Hepatitis C virus in Northern India. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2011; 17:241-4.
14. Rajesh K. Gupta, Harmeet S. Rehan, Anurag Rohatagi, Jayashree Bhatacharjee, Deepti Chopra. The effect of glipizide, metformin and rosiglitazone on nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors in newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Int J Diab Dev Ctries. July-September 2010: Volume 30.
15. D. Chopra, H. Rehan. Genetically manipulated mice models as research tool. The Internet Journal of Pharmacology. 2010 Volume 8 Number 1.
16. Ravinder Kumar Sah, Harmeet Singh Rehan, Kannanore Eloremadathil Sadanandan Unni, Deepti Chopra, Seema Manak, Preeta Kaur Narula. A comparison of duloxetine hydrochloride with fluoxetine hydrochloride in major depressive disorders: a pilot study. Health 2010; 2: 620-624.
17. Chopra D, Rehan HS, Mehra P, Kakkar AK. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study comparing the efficacy and safety of paracetamol, serratiopeptidase, ibuprofen and betamethasone using dental impaction pain model. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2009; 38: 350-355.
18. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Kakkar AK. Physician's guide to Pharmacovigilance: Terminology and Causality assessment. European journal of internal medicine 2009; 20: 3-8.
19. Kakkar AK, Rehan HS, Unni KES, Gupta NK, Chopra D, Kataria D. Comparative efficacy and safety of oxcarbazepine versus divalproex sodium in the treatment of acute mania: A pilot study. European Psychiatry 2009; 24: 178-182.
20. Rehan HS, Chopra D. Guide to reporting adverse drug reactions. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 2009; 21: 229-234.
21. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Kakkar AK. Causality assessment of spontaneously reported adverse drug events: Comparison of WHO-UMC criteria and the Naranjo probability scale. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine 2007; 19: 223-227.
22. Wardhan N, Chopra D, Rehan HS. Varenicline. A Novel drug for smoking cessation. Int J Ment Health Addiction 2007; 5: 244-4.
23. Kumar R, Chopra D, Vatsa HK, Raj N, Rajpal S. Evaluation of pulmonary function test in parents of asthmatic children. Intern Med J Thai 2002; 18:151-54.
24. Kumar R, Chopra D. Evaluation of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with and without central bronchiectasis. J Asthma 2002 Sep; 39(6): 473-7

Publication and Contribution to Literature (Paper published in National journals) by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. Kauser H, Chopra D, Mukherjee S, Mohan P. Pharmacoepidemiological observational study of antimicrobial use in outpatients of ophthalmology department in North Indian population. J Pharm Bioall Sci 2018;10:72-6.
2. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Cryptostegia grandiflora Toxicity Manifesting as Hyperkalemia, Complete Heart Block and Thrombocytopenia. J Assoc Physicians India. 2015 Nov;63(11):75
3. Chopra D, Rehan HS, Sharma V, Mishra R Chemotherapy-induced adverse drug reactions in oncology patients: A prospective observational survey. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol. 2016 Jan-Mar;37(1):42-6.
4. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Neem (Azadirachta indica) as an Alternative Therapy for Tobacco Cessation. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2015;57:42-43.
5. Rehan HS, Chopra D, Yadav M, Wardhan N, Manak S, Siddiqui K, et al. Safety and efficacy of Qurse-e-istisqua in chronic hepatitis C Infection: An exploratory study. Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:72-9
6. Chopra D, Dwivedi S, Arora P, Khan S. Anaphylaxis Following Intravenous Ranitidine - A Rare Adverse Drug Reaction of a common drug. Indian j pharmacology 2014 ; 46: 234-36
7. Poonam Agrawal, Deepti Chopra, Surajeet K. Patra, Himanshu Madaan. Periodic paralysis: An unusual presentation of drug-induced hyperkalemia. J of Pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics 2014; Jan;5(1):63-6.
8. Bhandari B, Chopra D, Kohli S K. Pharmacological effects of Tribulus Terrestris: A Review. International journal of contemporary medicine 2013; 1: 71-5.
9. Rehan HS, Sah RK, Chopra D. Comparison of knowledge, attitude and practices of resident doctors and nurses on adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting in a tertiary care hospital. Indian j pharmacology 2012; 44: 699-703.
10. Chopra D, Rehan HS, Mehra P. Changes in quality of life after surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molar tooth. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2009; 8(3):257 260.
11. Deepti, Mehra P, Rehan HS. Analgesic strategies in dental pain. J Maxillofac and Oral Surgery India 2005; 4:14-8.
12. Kohli K, Reang P, Chopra D. Drugs and Nephrotoxicity. Journal of International Medical Science Academy Oct- Dec 2005.

Abstracts by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Long term safety of Terminalia arjuna as an adjunct drug in coronary artery disease. (APICON- 2014). Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 2014; 62
2. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. Folkloric clues to therapeutics in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. APICON-2015.

Contribution of Chapter in a book by Dr. Deepti Chopra

1. Kamlesh Kohli, Deepti Chopra, Madhur Gupta: Pharmacotherapy of Parkinsons Disease. Contemporary Perspectives on Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics. 1st ed. Elsevier, 2006: 186-195.
2. Dwivedi S, Chopra D. ''Therapeutic journey with Terminalia arjuna and other herbs in cardiovascular diseases''. in book entitled '' Pharmacologists of India: Their Contributions'' by Dr P.C Dandiya, Dr S.K. Kulkarni, Dr G.D. Khilnani

Facility available in Department

Facility wise daily work load

Presently involved in ADR monitoring, in the process of developing the ADR monitoring centre in GIMS under the Pharmacovigilance programme of india Constitution of IEC Procurement of equipments

Equipments available

CME/Workshops organized by the department

1. CME cum workshop on "Current trends and future prospects in Pharmacovigilance - An integral part of Medicine Safety" on 26th & 27th September, 2019

Training activities

Reseach activities by the department


Teaching Aids available

Multimedia with TV monitor
LCD Projector

Laboratories Numbers & names

Two labs for undergraduate students ( Clinical pharmacology lab, pharmacy lab)
One Research lab
One computer assisted learning lab

No. of PCs and laptop Computers in Department

12 computers

Departmental Pics