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Pharmacognosy

The department has initiated research on extraction, isolation and purification and biological evaluation of phyto-chemical. In the area of research, department is involved in isolation of phyto-constituents, its purification, and evaluation. A well maintained Medicinal garden serves as a botanical source.

In the department of Pharmacognosy, herbal and poly herbal formulations were formulated and evaluated for their antidiabetic, antioxidant, antifungal, hepatoprotective activities etc. through inter departmental collaboration. The department has experienced and highly qualified faculty members who have been exposed to collaboration with institutions, industries and having national and international publications.

Medicinal Garden

The medicinal garden has all types of plants viz., herbs, shrubs, climbers, trees etc. The numbers of the plants are sufficient according to the requirement, plant density is proper and the overall ambience of the garden gives an impression of permanent arrangement.

Number of varieties of plants are available as mentioned below:

Scientific Name Common Name Family
Cymbopogon nardus Lemongrass Poaceae
Zingiber afficinale Ginger Zingiberaceae
Ervatamia caronaria Nandivardhana Apocynaceae
Ocimum sanctum Tulsi Lamiaceae
Bryophyllum pinnatum Goethe plat Grassulaceae
Citrus limon Lemon Rutaceae
Phyllanthus emblica Amla Phyllanthceae
Lobelia laxiflora Lobelia Campanulaceae
Senna alexardrine Senna Fabaceae
Ricinus communis Castor Euphorbiaceae
Aloe indica Aloe Xanthnorrhoeaceae
Ananas comosus Pineapple Bromeliaceae
Scilla siberica Squill Asparagaceae
Psidium sintenisii Guava Myrtaceae
Azadirachta indica Neem Mellaceae
Murraya paniculata Murraya Rutaceae
Rauwolfia serpentina Rauwolfia Apcynaceae
Linum usitatissimum Linseed Linaceae
Eucalyptus tereticonnis Eucalyptus Myrtaceae
Coriandrum satirum Coriander Apiaceae
Curcuma langa Turmeric Zingiberales
Lawsonia inermis Henna Lythraceae
Pumica granatus Pomegranate Lythraceae
Carica papaya Papaya Caricaceae
Bixa orellana Annato Bixaceae
Saraca asoca Ashoka Fabaceae
Musa acuminata Banana Musaceae
Vinca rosea Vinca Apocynaceae
Murrya koenigii Curry Leaves Rutaceae
Hibiscus rosa Hibiscus Malvaceae
Mentha longifolia Mentha Lamiaceae
Datura metel Datura Solanaceae
Lanatana camara Lantana Verbenaceae
Cymbopogon martini Palmarosa Poaceae

Infrastructure

Well-equipped instrumentation room

Name of the Equipment Total
Compound Microscopes 23
Projection Microscopes 1
Magnous Binocutor Microscope 1
Photography Microscope 1
Colony Counters 2
Micro Centrifuge 1
Digital pH Meter 1
Electronic Analytical Balance 1
Antibiotic Zone Reader 1
Analytical Balances 4
Eye Piece Pointers 2 Way 12
Muffle Furnace 1
Heating Mantles 20
Dissecting Microscopes 5
Stage Micrometer 18
Camera Lucida 37
Analytical Wt Box 3
Display Charts 48
Over Head Projector 3
Pippet Stands 2
Test Tube Holders 33
TLC Chambers 19
Micro Spatula 15
Scissor 1
Bazzor 1
Aluminum Test Tube Stands 9
Hot Air Oven 1
Drawing Boards 20
Magnetic Stirrers 2
Mechanical Stirrers 2
Melting Point Apparatus 2
Mixer Grinder 1
Tripad Stands 15
Micro Tune 1
Copper Water Bath 5
Vacuum Pump 1
TLC Spreader 1
Physical Balance 1
Test Tube Stands (P) 20
Desiccators 6
Stop Clock 1
Wire Gauge 20
Digital Balance Electronics 1
Clanging Apparatus 10
Antibiotic Zone Reader 1
Micro Pipette Zone 1
Distillation Unit 1

Teaching Staff

Dr. N. Appala Raju Professor View Detail   
Ms. A Lavanya Assistant Professor View Detail   
Ms. P Pranaya Assistant Professor View Detail   

Non Teaching Staff

Mr. B. S. Jayaraj Lab Technician
Mr. Mohammed Gaffar Lab Attender