Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is focuses on the areas such as Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Ward round participation, Patient counseling, Adverse drug reaction monitoring. It has a drug information centre which provides drug related information to the doctors, community pharmacists and other health care providers.

Pharmacy practice is one of the most sought after branches as it provides an opportunity to Pharmacy students to be in direct contact with the patients and community. With increased awareness in healthcare, the pharmacists will play a major role in the hospital set up and community in future. Gradual shift towards patient-centric approach by the pharmacy profession is expected to generate more employment opportunities to pharmacists who are trained in hospital set up. Post graduates in pharmacy practice would ideally fill this role.

The department is located at Chigateri District Hospital, a 1000 bed hospital with many specialties. The students along with doctors participate in ward rounds and record the Medication history, adverse drug reactions, Patient recover, Patient counseling and education.

P.G. Department Research Areas

Faculty of Pharmacy Practice

Prof. Venkatesh J S

Head of the Department

Dr. Santhosh Uttangi


Dr. Upendra N.