The department of Pharmacognosy is responsible for imparting studies in the field of Pharmacognosy for the B.Pharm and Pharm. D students. The department is actively engaged in the research activities like phytochemical investigations which include isolation, identification, characterization and pharmacological evaluation of traditionally important plants. Ethno botanical survey of medicinal plants has been carried out in western ghats and the data collected were preserved in the department. Various traditionally used plant drugs were screened for the pharmacological activities like hepato-protective activity, anti-oxidant activity, anti-inflammatory activity etc., The department is also engaged in the standardization of various poly herbal formulations with the help of recent chromatographic techniques. The department of Pharmacognosy has the laboratory of modern pharmacognosy & phytochemistry and Crude drug museum.