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Departments - Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy 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 viz.,

   BOD incubator,,
   Orbital shaking incubator,
   Vacuum oven,
   Muffle furnace,
   Rotary flash evaporator and
   Soxhlet apparatus of various capacity.

   U. G. and P. G. Teaching Staff
              Teaching Experience  In Year and Month
Sl. No Post Name Qualification with Date and Where Obtained (University) U G   P G
        From To From To
1 Professor and Principal Dr. G. Narayana Murthy M. Pharm, 2001 ( Dr. MGR ), Ph. D., 2008 (Kuvempu) MARCH-2001 Till Date 2009 Till Date
2 Assistant Professor Dr. M. L. Vijay Kumar M. Sc, 1988 (Gulbarga) 08 - 08 - 1989 Till Date - -
3 Associate Professor Mr. M. C. Ravi M. Pharm, 2007 (R G U H S) 2007 Till Date - -
4 Assistant Professor Mr. S. M. Prasanna. M. Pharm, 1996 (R G U H S) Sept - 1996 Till Date 2006 Till Date
5 Lecturer Mr. Manjunatha. J. R. M. Pharm, 2011 (R G U H S) 15 - 06 - 2011 Till Date - -
6 Lecturer Mr. Indudhara. T. M. M. Pharm, 2016 (R G U H S) 01 - 04 - 2010 Till Date - -

   Research Activities
       Analytical method development and validation for various new formulations and raw materials,
      Modified release tablets,
      Transdermal drug delivery system
      Mucoadhesive drug delivery system
      Gastroretentive dosage forms
      Colon targeted delivery systems
      Fast dissolving/ disintegrating tablets

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