Department Of Pharmacognosy

The universal role of drugs of biological origin in the treatment of disease is exemplified by their employment in all the major systems of medicine. Pharmacognosy is a specific discipline deals with the rapid developments in the knowledge and utilization of medicinal substances of biological origin (plant, microorganism and animal products) used in human and vertenary purpose. This subject provides information about the principles and procedures used in the identification, authentication, extraction, isolation of active consituents by chromatography techniques, purification and development of herbal formulations and assay methods for the isolated constituents.  

An insight into activities

The students and the faculty of the department perform organized research to isolate various active constituents from herbal drugs and estimate them. The department provides a quality practical training to UG students for developing practice to identify the drug both morphologically and microscopically.

The different fields within today's pharmacognosy include

  1. Medical Ethnobotany; study of the traditional use of plants in the society.
  2. Ethnopharmacology; study of the bio-pharmacological evalution of traditionally used natural drugs.
  3. Phytotherapy; study of effect of extracts from medicinal plants.
  4. Phytochemistry, or natural product chemistry; a field closely related to organic chemistry, studying the chemical composition of living organisms
# Faculty Name Qualification Experience
1 S. SELVADURAI M. Pharm 3 Years
Gender                         : Male
Designation                  : Assistant  Professor
Department                 : Pharmacognosy
Date of birth                : 05-06-1987
Date of Joining            : January 2012
Area of specialization : Pharmacognosy
  Experience @ B.Pharm level 2 Years
@ M.Pharm level -
@ Pharm-D level 2 Years
Research 1 Year
Industry -
Total Experience 3 Years
  Research Guidance M. Pharm Projects Guided -
B. Pharm Projects Guided -
Pharm D Projects Guided -
Ph.Ds Guided -
Total Projects Guided -
Publications                               International 5
National -
  Presentations                                     Oral Poster
International 1 -
National 1 -
Conferences/seminars/symposia attended International 2
National 8
Membership in Professional Bodies APTI
Research Grants obtained -
2 D. VENKATAESH M. Pharm 3 Years
2. D. VENKATAESH M.Pharm
Gender                         : Male
Designation                  : Assistant  Professor
Department                 : Pharmacognosy
Date of birth                : 05-05-1988
Date of Joining            : March 2011
Area of specialization : Pharmacognosy
  Experience @ B.Pharm level 3 Years
@ M.Pharm level -
@ Pharm-D level 3 Years
Research -
Industry -
Total Experience 3 Years
  Research Guidance M. Pharm Projects Guided -
B. Pharm Projects Guided -
Pharm D Projects Guided -
Ph.Ds Guided -
Total Projects Guided -
Publications                               International 1
National 2
  Presentations                                     Oral Poster
International - -
National - 2
Conferences/seminars/symposia attended International 1
National 5
Membership in Professional Bodies -
Research Grants obtained -
3 B. INDU M. Pharm 3 Years
Gender                         : Female
Designation                  : Assistant  Professor
Department                 : Pharmacognosy
Date of birth                : 19-08-1987
Date of Joining            : March 2011
Area of specialization : Pharmacognosy
  Experience @ B.Pharm level 3 Years
@ M.Pharm level -
@ Pharm-D level 3 Years
Research -
Industry -
Total Experience 3 Years
  Research Guidance M. Pharm Projects Guided -
B. Pharm Projects Guided -
Pharm D Projects Guided -
Ph.Ds Guided -
Total Projects Guided -
Publications                               International 1
National 2
  Presentations                                     Oral Poster
International - -
National - 4
Conferences/seminars/symposia attended International 1
National 5
Membership in Professional Bodies -
Research Grants obtained -