Kasturba Medical College, Manipal started with establishment of two blocks. The Physiology block, which houses Physiology and Pharmacology departments, was inaugurated by Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, then Health Minister of Government of India. The Department of Pharmacology has been involved in academics, research and providing support services to hospital. In addition to training of medical undergraduates, the department also offers postgraduate and doctoral programs since 1971 and 1987, respectively. In 2011, the Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre (AMC) was set up under the Pharmacovigilance Program of India. In July 2020, the department coordinated establishment of Medical Device Adverse Event Monitoring Centre (MDMC) under the Materiovigilance Program of India.