Pharmacognosy is an applied science which is concerned with acquiring knowledge of crude drugs by the application of various scientific disciplines.
It deals with the scientific study of structural, physical, chemical & sensory characters of crude drugs obtained from plant, animal & mineral source. It also includes the study of their history, distribution, cultivation, collection, preparation, identification, evaluation, preservation & commerce. Well-equipped laboratory admeasuring around 130 sq. mtrs. is totally designed according to the practicals being conducted.
Dept. of Pharmacognosy aims at improving the basic concepts like identification & authentication of plants of various families. Various projects are assigned to know the advances in Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry. The extraction of phytoconstituent from the crude drug is extensively studied.