Preclinical studies are mandatory before drug is administered to human beings. In India, the research involving animals is regulated by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. Under this Act, a laboratory carrying research by suing animals should be registered with CPCSEA. The research projects undertaken in such laboratory are necessarily approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). Therefore, the College has recently taken initiative to establish an animal house under the Department of Pharmacology.