Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Research Information Attachments

Overview of the Department

The Department of Pharmacognosy is established in the year 1990. Dept of Pharmacognosy has experienced and highly qualified staff members including five Professors, one Associate Professor, and two Assistant Professors. The Dept. imparts quality education to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students.

The department of Pharmacognosy carryout isolation and characterization of active principle of natural products. Also, perform pharmacological screening of natural products to check biological efficacy like antiurolithiatic, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antiarthritic, antiulcer. Currently, other effects such as isolation of anticancer drugs, and nano particles from natural agents are being investigated in many plants belonging to various families.

The faculty members are experienced, attended and presented several research articles in international conferences. Staff members have published numerous research articles in reputed scientific international journals.

Department of Pharmacognosy has got funds from different funding agencies like AICTE, ICMR, UGC, VGST to carryout research and to purchase of equipment.

Strength of the Department

  • The strength of the department lies in its modern labs, sophisticated instruments, and high-quality
    research output. 
  • The department has produced about 120 postgraduates and 30 Ph.D.
  • Necessary infrastructure and conducive environment for carrying out quality research relevant to Pharmacognosy.
  • Well-experienced staff with research exposure at reputed national and international labs.
  • Training of undergraduate students with projects thereby inculcating research interest. 

Career choices in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry

Students can find good placements in key areas such as,
  • Natural product research

  • Herbal manufacturing including Production, QA/QC both in the private sector as well as Government sectors

  • Regulatory affairs and

  • Academics




 Dept. Research Areas

  • Development of new techniques for the extraction, isolation and purification of extracts from various natural sources.

  • Preliminary Structural characterization of the isolated components from natural sources

  • Preliminary biological screening of the isolated components from natural sources

  • Exploring new drug molecules from natural sources

  • Development of Analytical techniques for standardization of crude drugs

  • Development of Polyherbal formulations      


Infrastructure: Department of pharmacognosy has three laboratories, (Two UG Labs and one PG Lab) with all the facilities which are mainly associated with herbal research.

Medicinal Plant Garden: "SANJEEVANI” Medicinal plant garden is located in the institution campus with landscaping and is managed by the Department of Pharmacognosy. The garden has an area of 483.33.00 sq. M with over 60 medicinal plant species having proper irrigation facilities and maintenance. The name boards are displayed against each plant highlighting the species.


Department has the following equipment that helps students to carry out herbal research.

Rotary Evaporator

Flash liquid chromatography

Department Faculty

M B  Patil
Dr. M B Patil
D. Nityanand Sastry
Dr. D. Nityanand Sastry
Associate Professor
Sneha Patil
Mrs. Sneha Patil
Assistant Professor
Akshay Patil
Mr. Akshay Patil
Assistant Professor