Pharmacognosy deals with scientific study of crude drugs from plants, animals, microbes and minerals. It includes quality control, standardization, isolation & characterization of phytoconstituents and formulation development. The Pharmacognosy specialization of the department provides instructional and research training to the students in the areas of isolation of phytoconstituents, formulation development & standardization of herbal drugs and evaluation of biological activity of medicinal plants. Apart from classical Pharmacognosy the division is now diversifying itself in the frontier areas of phytomedicine.
The department of pharmacognosy is well equipped with modern equipments and apparatus required for extraction/ isolation and standardization of phytoconstituents from medicinal plants. The department is equipped with modern teaching aids like computers (with internet facility), LCD and OHP and other important equipments viz.