Department Of Pharmacognosy

Department Of Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy is an Applied Branch of science, which deals with the detail study of Crude drugs obtained from Natural Origin like Plants, Animals & Minerals. Well-equipped laboratory measuring around 80.00 m2 is totally designed according to the practicals being conducted.


Dept. of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry aims at improving the basic concepts like identification & authentification of plants of various families. Microscopical evaluation of crude drugs at First year B.Pharm level, more weightage is given to identification of crude drug by Morphological and Microscopical Analysis at third year B. Pharm. Various projects are assigned to know the advances in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry at final year B. Pharm the department focuses on the industrial application the subject. The detail of cultivation, collection & processing of the plant has been studied. The extraction of phytoconstituent from the crude drug is extensively studied. The extracted phytoconstituent further processed for purification, identification by means of TLC.


The pharmacognosy lab is displayed with around 25 charts, around 100 different Crude drugs, Dosage forms of the Alternative Systems of Medicine and the models of calcium oxalate crystals, prepared by the students.


The department also maintains a properly landscaped Medicinal Plant Garden admeasuring around 500 m2 and having around 100 medicinal plant species of different families with around 50 ornamental plant species