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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 carry out 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 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.

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

  • Natural Remedie
  • Sami Labs
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
  • Foundation of Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT)
  • Screening of plants for different biological activities
  • HPTLC analysis of active constituents