NATIONAL EDUCATION SOCIETY
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, SHIMOGA
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Post Graduate Departments
is a multidisciplinary subject that comprises parts of Botany, Organic
chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology. Today Pharmacognosy can be
defined as “a molecular science that explores naturally occurring
structure-activity relationships with a drug potential”.
In two Years of P.G course the student will learn different aspects of
Pharmacognosy such as isolation and estimation of various
phyto-constituents from the herbs, formulate and standardize various
herbal products, use the latest techniques for search of new products,
quality control of herbal drugs and basic requirement for establishment
of herbal drug industry. The student will also be able to cope
with the emerging biotechnological techniques for obtaining and improving the quality of natural products.
The department of Pharmacognosy is well equipped with state of the art
equipments and apparatus required for extraction/ isolation and
standardization of chemical constituents from medicinal plants. The
department is equipped with modern teaching aids like computers (with
internet facility), LCD and OHP and other important equipments
Orbital shaking incubator,
Rotary flash evaporator and
Soxhlet apparatus of various capacity.
U. G. and P. G. Teaching Staff
The on-going research activities of the department are in the areas of
Isolation of novel natural constituents.
Formulation and evaluation of herbal drugs.
Standardization and quality control of herbal products.
Evaluation of chemical and biological activity profile of medicinal plants.
Biotechnological approach to improve the quality/ quantity of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants