To train students to face the global challenges in herbal drug research and make them reach out to newer technology with innovative techniques.
To reach global standards in herbal drug research and collaborate for better technology exchange.

Established in 1992, the Department of Pharmacognosy is a recognized research centre for M.Pharm and Ph.D. programme under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

The infrastructure of the Department includes state-of-the-art laboratories with all the facilities for isolation, characterization and estimation of phyto-constitutents including HPTLC. The Department is also well equipped to carry out tissue culture studies.

The Department has various collaborative projects with different organizations for R & D such as:

   Natural Remedies
   Sami Labs
   Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
   Foundation of Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)
   Industrial projects are taken up by M.Pharm students at the Department, which include:
       Isolation and characterization of marker compounds from different plants
       Quantification of marker compounds
       Phytochemical investigations
       Bioactivity guided isolation etc.
   Screening of plants for different biological activities
   HPTLC analysis of active constituents
   Tissue culture studies

The facilities available at the Department have been utilized by research scholars from other institutes as well as by candidates pursuing MD in allied medical sciences.

Dr. Salma Khanam
Dr. Md. Abdul Azeem
Asst. Professor
Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari J.
Asst. Professor
Mr. Tripati A.S
Mrs. Bincy Raj