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Pharmacognosy is an important discipline in the Pharmacy curriculum and deals with the study of crude drugs that includes plants, animals and marine sources. The subject has played a diverse role in the discovery, characterization, production and standardisation of crude drugs
The department is involved in undergraduate teaching and has a well-equipped laboratory and medicinal garden. The garden set up in 2005, is well maintained with the help of a horticulturist. Presently the garden houses around 40 well labelled plants that have value in the field of medicine and cosmetics.
Department of pharmacognosy is actively engaged in interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research in the quality control and standardisation of herbal drugs, studies on herbal cosmetics, screening of standardized herbal drugs/extracts for their efficacy in the area of diabetes, metabolic disorders and cancer. The well experienced faculty of the department works towards enriching the knowledge and skills of students on identification, standardisation, formulation development and evaluation of the crude drugs.
The department has sophisticated instruments like Microscope with image analyser, Rotavac evaporator, Moisture balance that can be used for research activities associated in the field of Pharmacognosy.
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