Department of Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources. The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as “the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources. It is also defined as the study of crude drugs. It can be said that pharmacognosy is closely related to botany, plant chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology. Today pharmacognosy can be divided to three main field :

  • Ethnopharmacognosy
  • Phytotherapy
  • Phytochemistry

The department creates awareness on the medicinal uses of various naturally occurring drugs along with its history, sources, distribution, method of cultivation, active constituents, identification tests, preservation methods, substitutes and adulterants of various herbs of medicinal importance.

The Department is dedicated in the integration of all facets of commerce and management to develop potentially competent manpower to foster the suitability of global business arena and the vast changing service sector and also to create a thrive among students to setup successful ventures of their own, thereby fulfilling the demand of academic and industrial fraternity.

Empowering students with ample knowledge and guidance required to become worthy management professionals.

Providing for holistic and value based development of students which ultimately enhances their employability.

Developing social consciousness among students.

To carve a niche for ourselves in the specialized field of commerce and management.

Provide a nurturing and motivating environment to exploit the full potential of the students.

Grooming youth to become a truly global personality well equipped to deal with the modern world and its challenges.

Enable holistic development of personality with a humane and global outlook

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