M.Phil - Environmental Toxicology

University of Madras
In Chennai

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  • MPhil
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university centenary building,chepauk Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600005, Tamil Nadu, India
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The University of Madras offers number of courses one of the course is M.Phil - Environmental Toxicology

This Course is offered by the Department of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology

The University is currently offering M.Phil - Environmental Toxicology . The department has been identified by University Grants Commission for Special Assistance Programme (UGC-SAP -DRS 1 ), by the Department of Ocean Development (DOD) as a Nodal center for Aquatic Toxicity Evaluation, and by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for FIST. Aquatic and Neurotoxicology Laboratories have been established last year. Area of research include: Pharmacological evaluation of drugs, development of new drug molecules from natural products and toxicological evaluation of drugs, heavy metals, pesticides and food additives. The department has got infrastructure with specific labs and equipments to carry out research in pharmacology and toxicology with facilities for tissue culture, In vitro toxicological and pharmacological evaluations, in vivo experiments in anesthetized animals, behavioural studies, neurotoxicity evaluation, evaluation of oncotoxic and hepatotoxic potential, biochemical studies, phytochemical extraction, molecular pharmacology/toxicology and histopathological studies. Seminars and Workshops related to techniques in Pharmacology/Toxicology are conducted every year. The department has a library with browsing facility.

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