Faculty Of Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy is the gateway into Pharmaceutical Sciences, today a highly interdisciplinary science which includes parts of botany, chemistry, ethnomedicine, nutraceuticals, biotechnology etc.. The name is derived from the Greek "pharmakon" = drug & "gnosis"= knowledge. Pharmacognosy encompasses a number of various disciplines, all aiding in the study and discovery of drugs of natural origin, including plant, animals, and marine organisms. During your course of study, you will be exposed to a wide range of topics, extensively covering all aspects of natural products. These include: sources of crude drugs and natural products, their medicinal importance, chemical composition, biosynthetic pathways, standardization and quality control as well as herb-drug interactions and phytotherapy.

You can find our laboratories on the 3rd Floor, Old Building and the 5th Floor, New Building.

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