To explore the potential of natural resources in Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals


Establishing a unique platform for developing modern dosage forms by exploiting constituents from natural sources through innovative teaching, research and training

About us

The PG course in Pharmacognosy was introduced in 2009-10. The department is a recognized research centre for M. Pharm and PhD programs under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

State-of-the-art laboratories and facilities are available to isolate, characterize and estimate secondary constituents. The department has received a sum of Rs. 16 lakh research grants from VGST and RGUHS.

Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies

Validation of traditional knowledge in the areas of diabetes, cancer, etc.

Search for acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from indigenous medicinal plants

Search for aldose reductase inhibitors from folklore remedies for possible management of diabetic complications.

Bioactive compounds from some marine algae

Faculty Members

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1 Dr. E.N. Gaviraj M.Pharm, Ph.D Professor and Head Dr-Gaviraj-EN
2 Dr. C.V. Nagathan M.Pharm, Ph.D Associate Professor dr-cv-nagathan
3 Dr.B.S.Hunasagi M.Pharm, Ph.D Associate Professor basavaraj-s-hunasagi
4 Shri. Shivaraj Kapase M.Pharm, Assistant Professor shivaraj-kapase

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Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

Recognized and approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, and AICTE

Accredited by NAAC A++ grade. The 1st Pharmacy College in the country to have earned this recognition.