About the Department:
Pharmacognosy is the science of the knowledge of drugs based on natural origin. It is the scientific and systematic study of structural, physical, chemical and biological characters of crude drugs, derived from natural source along with history, method of cultivation, collection and preparation for the market. Pharmacognosy always keeps its popularity in pharmaceutical sciences and plays a critical role in drug discovery.Plants have been always used as medicine by mankind to treat health-threatening diseases and still popular to obtain new drug candidates as it is the oldest medical practice for humans. The use of botanical natural health products are on the increase all over the world. It is known that almost 80% of the populations in developing countries rely on the traditional medicine, mainly composing herbal prescriptions.
The department staff and students are involved in various activities like cultivation of plants, evaluating the quality of herbal raw materials, preparation of various formulations like herbal cream, ointment, shampoo, tablets, syrup etc and screening the biological activity of both plant extracts and formulation derived from plant extract
The department has following well- equipped laboratories that offer more that the prescribed practical needs as per RUHS Curricilum :
|1||Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma||Associate Professor|
|2||Mr. Lokendra Singh Rathore||Associate Professor|
|3||Ms. Garima Dadich||Assistant Professor|
|4||Mr. Pushkar Singh||Assistant Professor|