Welcome to Unity College of Pharmacy



Pharmacognosy is the science of the knowledge of drugs based on natural origin. It is the scientific and systematic study of structural, physical, chemical and biological characters of crude drugs, derived from natural source along with history, method of cultivation, collection and preparation for the market. Pharmacognosy always keeps its popularity in pharmaceutical sciences and plays a critical role in drug discovery. Plants have been always used as medicine by mankind to treat health-threatening diseases and still popular to obtain new drug candidates as it is the oldest medical practice for humans. The use of botanical natural health products are on the increase all over the world. It is known that almost 80% of the populations in developing countries rely on the traditional medicine, mainly composing herbal prescriptions. The Department of Pharmacognosy of Unity College of Pharmacy mainly focuses on conservation of the plants and to explore it for various biological activities. The department staff and students are involved in various activities like cultivation of plants, evaluating the quality of herbal raw materials, preparation of various formulations like herbal cream, ointment, shampoo, tablets, syrup etc and screening the biological activity of both plant extracts and formulation derived from plant extract.

  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Lab
  • This includes the practical laboratory sessions of
  • B Pharm first semester (Remedial Biology)
  • Fourth semester (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-I )
  • Fifth Semesetr (Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry - II )
  • Sixth Semester (Herbal Drug Technology )
  • Project works by final semester students

The department has all the facilities as per the guidelines of statutory bodies. Facilities available are as follows:
List of Equipment in the Department

  • Microscope (Compound)
  • Trinocular Microscope
  • Dissecting Microscope
  • Optical micrometer
  • Digital Balance
  • Hot air oven,
  • Muffle furnace
  • Mechanical shaker
  • Electric water bath
  • UV Chamber
  • Column Chromatography
  • Electrical shaker,
  • Camera lucida (mirror and Prism type)
  • Clevenger apparatus
  • Moisture balance
  • Mechanical Stirrers
  • Soxhlet Apparatus
  • TLC Chambers
  • Sprayers
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Micro centrifuge
  • Tincture Press
  • Microtome Rotary
  • Cutter Mill
  • Grinder
  • Various Models
  • Various Medicinal Plants Charts
  • Sufficient Glassware