Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Research Information Attachments

Overview of the Department

Pharmacognosy is 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.

The Department conducts research work such as Phytochemical screening of natural drugs based on Ethnobotanical clues or traditional usage based on folklore. Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition. The study of drugs from plants includes the subjects of botany, chemistry and pharmacology.

Botany includes the identification (taxonomy), genetics and cultivation of plants. Chemical char acterization includes the isolation, identification and quantification of constituents in plant materials. Pharmacology is the study of the biological effects that the chemicals in medicinal plants have on cell cultures, animals and humans.

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 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      

Department Faculty

M B  Patil
Dr. M B Patil
Satish kavatagimath
Dr. Satish kavatagimath
Associate Professor
Nityananda  Sastry
Mr. Nityananda Sastry
Assistant Professor
Sneha Patil
Mrs. Sneha Patil
Assistant Professor
Mr. Akshay Patil
Assistant Professor