Dept. of PharmaCOGNOSY


Pharmacognosy is the study of physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs of natural origin. It also includes search for new drugs from natural sources. The department is substantially equipped with all the facilities that are required for extraction, isolation and analysis of natural products. A rich Drug Garden has been established and maintained that spreads over an area of 10,000 sq.ft. It has 65 different species of ‘Medicinal Plants' and is being transferred into a novel Field Laboratory.
The experienced staff of the department is involved in teaching undergraduate courses in Pharmacognosy. Natural Product & phytochemistry and Pharmaceutical Botany. The department is also serious involved in exploration of phytochemicals. Research and development activities based on identification, isolation & purification, structure elucidation, pharmacologic activity determination plant tissue culture of drugs from the natural origin are the main highlights of this department.