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Department Of Pharmacognosy


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 develop and standardize herbal formulations, carry out antimicrobial activities and plant tissue culture studies.

Collaborative projects with reputed national and international pharmaceutical / research organizations have seen the Department grow in leaps and bounds in terms of its knowledge base and research capacity.


To be recognised as centre for excellence in natural product studies and herbal drug research.


To reach global standards in herbal drug research and collaborate for better technology exchange.

Major Focus areas

  • Screening of herbal drugs for different biological activities
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of phytoconstituents from herbal sources.
  • HPTLC analysis of phytoconstituents and fingerprinting of extracts.
  • Evaluation and Standardization of herbal products.
  • Development and Standardization of different herbal, nutraceutical and cosmetic formulations.