The Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry is one of the four core departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Pharmacognosy covenants with medicines derived from natural resources. It encompasses the study of the physical, chemical, biological and biochemical properties of products of natural origin, obtained from plants, animals, minerals and marine sources so as to establish their probable potential as a source of medicine. The global demand from Herbal as well as Nutraceuticals and Cosmetic industry has increased dynamically in terms of requirement of Standardization of Phytoconstituents. This has led to increased responsibility on Pharmacognosy professionals. Department of Pharmacognosy strives hard to cultivate budding professionals who will be ready to fulfil the industrial requirements.
Department emphasis is on-
Evaluation of traditional herbal formulation
Histological Analysis of Crude Drugs
Herbal drug standardization
Chromatographic Identification of Phytoconstituents