Pharmacognosy & Environmental Medicines – PHILOSOPHY & OBJECTIVES


The Department of Pharmacognosy offers postgraduate courses leading to the award of the degrees of Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm). Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pharmacognosy. The basic philosophy in addition to the fundamental philosophy of the University is designed to encourage and promote the training/knowledge of students in all aspects of Pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical separation techniques, drug evaluation, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, clinical Pharmacognosy as well as environmental toxicology.

The students on successful completion of the postgraduate programme are expected to be aware of their environment and appreciate the delicate balance between plant life and the needs of the society through their knowledge of the amazing facts of plant life and plant products. The successful postgraduate student will be able to originate and conduct meaningful and relevant research in a chosen field of Pharmacognosy, and act as a consultant for traditional herbal practitioners in the respective communities for standardization of useful medicinal plants.