department of pharmacognosy AND Phytochemistry

The Courses are Approved by : Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi - All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore


  Year of Start : 2009
Intake : 10


A systematic and scientific validation of traditional drugs is an important task of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry department. The department is actively involved in identification of therapeutically active molecules from various natural sources. The department maintains quality standards in medicinal plants as per WHO guidelines. The department is having highly qualified research staff with spacious laboratories and specialized equipments such as GC, Trinocular Microscope, HPLC (isocratic), FTIR, Cold centrifuge, Shaker Incubator, Clevenger’s apparatus, Digital balance for research and teaching activities.

R & D activities and infrastructural facilities of the department are financially supported by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST), Bangalore and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Extensive research is being carried out to identify, isolate, culture and screening of various endophytes from the plant origin microbes. Recent efforts involve the use of biopolymers such as polysaccharide and to develop novel formulations for phytochemicals. Research on screening of medicinal plants in areas of psychopharmacology, natural antioxidants, antidiabetic, immunomodulators, cardioprotective and isolation, characterization of phytoconstituents are actively pursued.

  Equipments and Facilities at Department  



Gas Chromatography




Trinocular Microscope with phase contrast


Rotary flask evaporator


Muffle Furnace


Soxhlet Appratus


Shaker Incubator


  Faculty Details  
Name Qualification Designation
01. Dr.  P. V. HABBU M. Pharm., Ph.D Professor & Head
02. Dr.  BASAVARAJ S. PATIL M. Pharm., Ph.D Professor
03. Dr. RAJESH A. SHASTRY M. Pharm., Ph.D Associate Professor
04. Dr. DEVENDRAGOUDA N. PATIL M. Pharm., Ph.D Professor
05. Mr.  M. N. GUDDIN M. Pharm Lecturer
06. Mrs.  SMITA D. MADAGUNDI M. Pharm Lecturer
07. Mr. SAWAN S. DAMBAL M. Pharm Lecturer







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