Recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka


Recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi
Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Department Of Pharmacognosy


To train the students to face the global challenges in herbal drug research and make Them reach out to newer technology with innovative techniques


To expose students to the practice environments where the knowledge and skills of their training are in use with the expectation of broadening their outlook and enriching their experience.


The strength of the department lies in its modern labs, sophisticated instruments and high quality research output.

The department offers extensive training in all aspects of natural products including latest developments in the scientific field.

Herbal product development, development of nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and cosmeceuticals,are the focused key areas of the department.

n line with the general policy of the College of Pharmacy designed to achieve excellence in teaching and scientific research, the Department of Pharmacognosy constantly seeks to develop its study plan to achieve the objectives of the college in general and the objectives of the department in particular to keep pace with developments in this field.

Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs isolated from natural sources, including plants, microbes, animal tissues, and minerals.

Pharmacognosy is closely related to botany and plant chemistry and, indeed, both originated from the earlier scientific studies on medicinal plants. As late as the beginning of the 20th century, the subject had developed mainly on the botanical side, being concerned with the description and identification of drugs, both in the whole state andin powder, and with their history, commerce, collection, preparation and storage.

Pharmacognosy Course Outcome

After Successful Completion of B.Pharm Students will be able to know-

  • The techniques in the cultivation and production of crude drugs
  • To know the crude drugs, their uses and chemical nature
  • Tnow the evaluation techniques for the herbal drugs
  • To carry out the microscopic and morphological evaluation of crude drugs
  • The modern extraction techniques, characterization and identification of the herbal drugs and Phytoconstituents
  • . To understand the preparation and development of herbal formulation.
  • To understand the herbal drug interactions
  • To carryout isolation and identification of Phytoconstituents
  • Understand raw material as source of herbal drugs from cultivation to herbal drug product
  • The WHO and ICH guidelines for evaluation of herbal drugs
  • The herbal cosmetics, natural sweeteners, nutraceuticals
  • Appreciate patenting of herbal drugs, GMP .

Focus Area

focusing on identification of drugs, including the isolation of active principles, and more recently, the investigation of biological activity. Research into ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, and ethnopharmacology has also become an important element in Pharmacognosy.