Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology

Faculty and Staff

Name Designation
Dr Santanu Munshi Professor and Head
Dr Chiranjib Bagchi Associate Professor (Pharmacology)
Dr Priyotosh Saha Assistant Professor (Pharmacology)
Dr Shambo Samrat Samajdar Senior Resident
Dr Sougata Sarkar Senior Resident
Dr Kaustav Saha Senior Resident
Dr Shreyashi Dasgupta Senior Resident
Dr Satyabrata Sahoo Senior Resident
Sri Ramprasad Mallick C.T. & S.W.
Md. Hussain C.T. & S.W.
Sri Dilip Hela C.T. & S.W.

Academic Course

Patient Care Services

Laboratory Sevice

Arsenic Estimation Centre Chemical analysis of arsenic in drinking water and in clinical samples like nails, scales and hairs of chronic arsenic poisoning patients attending this hospital and other Government hospitals (SSKM,MCH,RGKMC&H,NRSMC&H etc) is routinely carried out in this department. Arsenic Analysis Results in 2022:

Water Nail Hair Others Total
193 (40) 112 (66) 113 (51) Nil 418 (157)

(The nos. in the parentheses indicates the nos. of samples containing arsenic above the permissible limit.)

Departmental medical faculties are involved in running the Clinical Pharmacology OPD service on every Tuesdays and Fridays at usual OPD hours. Faculties are also engaged in clinical pharmacological consultation on referral for indoor admitted patients. Department is also running Cardiac Autonomic Neurofunction testing pharmacodynamic laboratory service for patient care.

Patients examined in 2022

New (Male) New (Female) Old (Male) Old (Female)
301 165 97 37

Adverse Drug Reaction(ADR) Monitoring Centre: Under the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India , Ministry of Health, Government of India)-ADR reports are collected from different clinical departments of this institute and other different government and private hospitals as well as from private clinics. These ADR reports are analysed and processed to CDSCO in a scheduled format from time to time. This programme was launched on July 16th, 2010, and this Centre has been an active AMC since its inception.

The ADR Monitoring Centre at School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata is the highest reporting centre in Eastern India. The AMC, STM Kolkata has reported a total of 1556 ADR reports in the Year 2022. The centre also actively carries out surveillance of vaccine and medical devices on a regular basis. The AMC has conducted various sensitization programmes for various private hospitals and community pharmacies of Kolkata and nearby areas.

Co-ordinator - Prof (Dr) Santanu Munshi Pharmacovigilance Associate - Ms Shatavisa Mukherjee

Materiovigilance centre: Under Materiovigilance programme of India, Ministry of Health, Government of India, the only materiovigilance centre has been functuioning in the department.

Co-ordinator - Prof (Dr) Santanu Munshi Pharmacovigilance Associate - Ms Shatavisa Mukherjee

Antibiotic use surveillance and consumption project By NCDC-WHO ( in collaboration with Department of Microbiology)

Dr Chiranjib Bagchi – Nodal Officer (Pharmacology) Ms Trisha Sarkar- Pharmacist

Ongoing Research Project

Investigator Title of the Project
Prof Santanu Munshi Effect of Guduchyadi tablet (Tinospora based herbal formulation) in the management of newly diagnosed mild COVID-19 patients, to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial" (Ayush)
Prof Santanu Munshi 'SLP04' induced sleep study project and clinical trial
Dr Chiranjib Bagchi Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Assessor-blind, Parallel group, Active comparator Study to Determine the Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of Different Orally Administered Regimens of ZY 19489 in Uncomplicated Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Patients.


Book chapters

  1. Samajdar SS. "COVID-19, second wave. How different from first" (An Official Publication of Association of Physicians in India) Chapter 11: Corticosteroid in COVID-19 and Chapter 13: The Journey of Ivermectin - A Controversial Drug
  2. Samajdar SS. Non Clinical Frontiers in Geriatric Care - Chapter 23: Medication Related Problems
  3. Samajdar SS. Chapter 12: Poisoning and Envenomation; LC Gupta's Practical Standard Prescriber
  4. Samajdar SS. Chapter 56: Clinical Pharmacological Review in a Case of Iatrogenesis and Therapeutic Conundrum; Interesting Clinical Cases in Medicine
  5. Samajdar SS. Editorial Team of the South Asian Edition of McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine South Asian Edition, Chapter written: Injections of Drugs and Other Substances: Intramuscular Injections, Intravenous Injections, Subcutaneous Injections; Lumbar Puncture.
  6. Samajdar SS. Chapter 1: Tropical Fever: A Global Challenge; Monograph on Tropical Fever
  7. Sarkar S. Authored a book "POSTGRADUATE PHARMACOLOGY" by Paras Medical Publisher, ISBN- 978-81-8191-521-4

Journal Articles

  1. Jash R, Bagchi C, Mitra A, Tripathi SK. Evaluation of antihyperlipidemic activity of gugulipid alone and in combination with different dosage of atorvastatin in triton-induced hyperlipidemic rodent model: Exploring a possible synergistic activity. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2022;12
  2. Bagchi C, Mukherjee S, Chatterjee K. An outpatient based observational study on demography, self-medication practice and prescribing pattern in dermatophytosis at a tertiary care teaching hospital in eastern India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2022;12
  3. Sharmin Khan, Chiranjib Bagchi, Mrenal Besra. Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction: Focus on Demography, Clinical Pattern, Causality, Severity and Preventability -A Cross Sectional Study in a Teaching Hospital of Rural West Bengal. International Journal of Scientific Research.11( 01), 2022
  4. Tripathi SK, Bagchi C, Chakraborty D. A preliminary assessment of availability and pricing of children's medicines in government hospitals and private retail pharmacies in a district of West Bengal in India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2022;12
  5. Chiranjib Bagchi, Biswajit Majumder, Jyotirmoy Pal. Prescribing Cascade - What, When, How and the Ways to Mitigate Journal of the Indian Medical Association.120 (9),2022,41-45
  6. Chatterjee R, Samajdar SS, Mukherjee S, Paul J et al. Efficacy of Interventional Awareness Program on HIV/AIDS among High School Students of West Bengal, India. J Indian Med Assoc 2022; 120(2): 42-6
  7. Samajdar SS, Tripathi SK, Paul J et al. Revisting National Physicians Day and Inaugural Address by Dr. Jivraj N Mehta. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 70, March 2022. Page: 105.
  8. Virmani AK, Paul J, Samajdar SS, Mukherjee S et al. Stress Levels among Indian Doctors - An Online Survey - Original Article. J Indian Med Assoc 2022; 120(4): 38-9
  9. Mukherjee S, Samajdar SS, Tripathi R, Tripathi SK. Functioning of Institutional Ethics Committees During the COVID-19 pandemic: An opinion survey. Perspect Clin Res. 2022 Apr-Jun;13(2):118-119. doi: 10.4103/picr.PICR_103_21. Epub 2022 Jan 11. PMID: 35573455; PMCID: PMC9106134.
  10. Roy S, Mukhopadhyay S, Mukherjee S, Samajdar SS, Tripathi SK. In search of protective antibody for coronavirus disease 2019: A retrospective study. Polish Annals of Medicine. 2022:1-7. doi:10.29089/paom/146894.
  11. Virmani K A, Pal J, Samajdar SS et al. Plant-based Diets: "Fad or fabulous". Journal of The Association of Physicians of India, Vol. 70, June 2022. ISSN 0004 - 5772
  12. Samajdar SS, Dutta S, Ghosh A, Mukherjee S, Sharma J, Behera A, Mitra O, Das Sharma I, Chakraborty M, Tripathi SK. Exploring position of colchicine in management of COVID 19 - A systematic review. jpadr [Internet]. 2022Jun.1 [cited 2022Jun.28];3(2):16-1. Available from:
  13. Sarkar S, Srivastava V, Samajdar SS, Pattanayak C, Tripathi S. Rational Use of Antibiotics: An Area of Concern. J Young Pharm. 2022;14(2):165-8.
  14. Samajdar SS, Tripathi SK, Pal J, Sarkar S. Prescribing, Patient Counseling, and Documentation: A Simple Strategy for Improved Patient Outcomes. J Assoc Physicians India. 2022 Sep;70(9):11-12. PMID: 36082901.
  15. Samajdar, S.S.; Das, S.; Sarkar, S.; Mukherjee, S.; Pathak, A.; Stalsby Lundborg, C.; Saha, I.; Tripathi, S.K.; Pal, J.; Chatterjee, N.; Joshi, S.R. Association between Polypharmacy and Cardiovascular Autonomic Function among Elderly Patients in an Urban Municipality Area of Kolkata, India: A Record-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Geriatrics 2022, 7, 136. geriatrics7060136
  16. Samajdar SS, Pal J, Sarkar S and Saibal Das. COVID 19 and Diabetes: What have we Learnt. Endo & Diab Opn Acc J. 1(1): 2022. EDOAJ.MS.ID.000504.
  17. Saha D, Samajdar S, Begam SA, Mukherjee S, Tripathi SK, Pal J, Joshi SR - Original Article: J Indian Med Assoc 2022; 120(10): 39-43
  18. Samajdar SS, Dasgupta S, Mukherjee S, Tripathi SK, Joshi SR et al. Incretin Mimetics in the Indian Context: Revisiting Exenatide. Bengal Physician Journal 2022;9(2):51-54
  19. Ravikeerthy M, Samajdar SS et al. A Single Centre Experience of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Ascites with Cirrhosis : A Record Based Observational Study - J Indian Med Assoc 2022; 120(12): 30-2
  20. Joshi SR, Das S, Xaviar S, Samajdar SS, Saha I, Sarkar S, Mukherjee S, Tripathi SK, Pal J, Chatterjee N et al. Efficacy and safety of lobeglitazone, a new Thiazolidinedione, as compared to the standard of care in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, 2023,102703, ISSN 1871-4021, 10.1016/j.dsx.2022.102703. (SSS as Corresponding author)
  21. Samajdar SS, Mukherjee S, Tripathi SK, Pal J, Joshi S. Effectiveness and Safety of Fixed-dose Combination of Perindopril/Amlodipine/Indapamide, and Telmisartan/Amlodipine/Chlorthalidone in Grade 2 Hypertensive Patients at High Cardiovascular Risk: A Real-world Observational StudyJ Clin of Diagn Res.2023; 17(1):OC22-OC25.
  22. Sahoo S, Dehury S, Maharana DN, Samajdar SS. Gastrointestinal System Adverse Drug Reactions in Geriatric Patients in Odisha. Bengal Physician Journal 2022; 9 (3):60-63.
  23. Sarkar S, Srivastava V, Samajhdar SS, Pattanayak C, Tripathi S. Rational Use of Antibiotics: An Area of Concern. J Young Pharm. 2022;14(2):165-8.