Pharmacognosy deals with the developments in the knowledge and utilization of medicinal substances of natural origin. The Department is engaged in the teaching of crude drugs under the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree as well as Pharm D. The department has initiated research on extraction, isolation and purification and biological evaluation of phyto chemicals. In the area of research, department is involved in pharmacological screening of various plant extracts for different activities like hepatoprotective, anti diabetic, anti thyroid etc and also isolation of phyto constituents, its purification from bioactive guided fractions of extracts. The department is also involved in standardization of various plant extracts, as well as herbal and Ayurvedic formulations using modern chromatographic / spectral methods apart from chemical methods. The department is in the process of developing Herbal formulations division for the current of industry. The Department is lead by experienced faculty members and having number of national and international publications. The department forms one of the backbones of the pharmacy profession and as well as research centre of the college.


1. Dr S V Suresh Kumar, M.Pharm, Ph.D.,
Professor and HOD

2. Mrs.V.Laxmi Prasanna
Asst Professor

Asst Professor

The laboratory is equipped with adequate glassware and equipments.

List of equipments available:

1. Binocular microscope
2. Stage micro meters
3. Eye piece micro meters
4. Camera lucida
5. Microscopes
6. TLC kit
7. Muffle furnace
8. Hot air oven
9. Rotary Evaporator
10. UV detection chamber for Chromatography.
11. Research centrifuge.
12. Semi auto chemical Analyzer.
13. Hot plates
14. Glass columns for chromatography.
15. Mechanical stirrer
16. Magnus Live USB camera
17. PH meter
18. BOD incubator.
19. Autoclave.

Projects carried out:

1. Preparation and evaluation of Kanaka Asava.
2. Preparation and evaluation of Trikatu Churna.
3. Hepatoprotective activity of roots of Operculina turpethum.
4. Hepatoprotective activity of Pergularia daemia.
5. Hepatoprotective activity of Acalypha indica.
6. Hepatoprotective activity of Achyranthes aspera.
7. Hepatoprotective activity of Sudharsana Churna.
8. Hepatoprotective activity of Shorea tumbaggaia
9. Hepatoprotective activity of Syzigium alternifolium.


1. Protective effect of rhizome extracts of Cyperus rotundus Linn against thioacetamide hepatotoxicity in rats. V. Suresh Kumar and S.H. Mishra. Indian Drugs, 41(3), 2004,165-169.

2. Hepatoprotective activity of rhizomes of Cyperus rotundus Linn against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity. V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 67(1), 2005, 84-88.

3. Hepatoprotective activity of Trikatu churna against carbon tetrachloride induced toxicity. .V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra.Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 66(3), 2004, 365-367.

4. Protective effect of root extract of Operculina turpethum Linn against Paracetamol-induced toxicity in rats. .V. Suresh Kumar and S.H Mishra, C.Sujatha, B.Nagasudha and J.Syamala. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 68 (1), 2006, 32-35.

5. Hepatoprotective activity of extracts from Pergularia daemia Forsk. .V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 107(2), 2006, 164-168.

6. Hepatoprotective activity of extracts from Pergularia daemia Forsk. against carbon tetrachloride-induced toxicity in rats.S.V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 3 (11), 2007, 187-191

7. Hepatoprotective activity of Pergularia daemia ethanol extract and its fraction.S. V. Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, June 2008.

8. Anti oxidant effect of hydro alcoholic extract of coriandrum sativum –linn. G.Prakash Yoganandam, R.Gowri, Diptanu Biswas, Vijender Kumar, International Journal Of Pharmacology & Bio.Science, Vol 2(2)2008,151-153.

9. In vitro evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Pergularia daemia.S.V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 3 (16), 2008, 187-191.

10. Hepatoprotective activity of Baliospermum montanum in rats treated with carbon tetrachloride: in vivo and in vitro studies.S.V.Suresh Kumar and S.H.Mishra. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 4 (19), 2009, 196-202.

11. Evaluation of wedelia biflora. (Linn)D.C for anthalmentic and anti microbial activity. G.Prakash Yoganandam, R.Gowri, Diptanu Biswas Journal of Pharmacy Research,Vol 2, Issue-3, March 2009.

12. was “Pharmacognstical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the leaves of Wedelia biflora(linn)DC,G.Prakash Yoganandam, K.Ilango. Diptanu BisJournal of Pharmacy Research,2009,2(6)

13. In vitro antiaemobic activity of stem bark of Allianthus excelsa Roxb. G.PrakashYoganandam, K.Perianayagam, K.Ilango, DiptanuBiswas Pharmacology online1:27-43, 2009.

14. Herbal medicine–an overview of adverse reactions and interaction with food and drugs.G. Prakash Yoganandam, K.Ilango, Diptanu Biswas. International Journal of Phytopharmacology. 1, 2010, 15-19

15. Formulation and Evaluation of L-arginine Sustained Release Tablets, Pradip Das, R. P. Ezhil muthu, Diptanu Biswas,Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 1(4): 2011; 270-273.

16. Hepatoprotective effect of Baliospermum montanum (Willd) Muell.- Arg against thioacetamide induced toxicity.S V Suresh Kumar and S H Mishra, Pharmacie Globale (IJCP) 2012, 9 (06) 11.

17. Evaluation of the antipsoriatic Activity of Aloe vera Leaf Extract Using a Mouse Tail Model of Psoriasis, S. P. Dhanabal, L. Priyanka Dwarampudi, N. Muruganantham and R. Vadivelan, Phytotherapy Research, 26, 2012,617–19.

18. Antipsoriatic activity and Cytotoxicity of ethanolic extract of Nigella sativa seed extract. Priyanka Dwarampudi L, Dhanabal SP, Muruganantham N and Raghu PS, Pharmacognosy Magazine, 8(32), 2012, 268-272.

19. Hepatoprotective activity of Santolina chamaecyparissus Linn against D-Galactosamine Induced Hepatotoxicity in Rats.
Dhanabal SP, Rahul Jain, Priyanka Dwarampudi L, Muruganantham N and Raghu PS. Pharmacognosy communications, 2(2), 2012, 67-70.

20. Antipsoriatic activity and Cytotoxicity of ethanolic extract of Psoralia corylifolia seeds.L. Priyanka Dwarampudi, Dhanabal SP, Shanmugam R and Muruganantham N, Hygeia.J.D.Med, 4 (2), 2012, 41-48.

21. Hepatoprotective effect of Ahyranthes aspera against paracetamol induced toxicity.S V Suresh Kumar, G Chandrika, K Mahesh, PVS Meghanath. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 2013Vol 4, Suppl 5, 299-302

22. Development and Validation of a UFLC Method for Simultaneous Estimation of Quercetin and Rutin, Shanmugam. R, Gowthamarajan. K, Priyanka D.L, Madhuri. K, Hemnath.E, Dhanabal. SP Hygeia.J.D.Med, 5 (1), 2013, 113-120.

23. The Potential Therapeutic Targets for Cervical Cancer,L.Priyanka Dwarampudi, Gowthamarajan.K, Shanmugam R, Madhuri K, Nilani P, Satish Kumar MN. IJHAS, 2(2), 2013, 69-74.

24. The Recent Surge in Herbal Pharmaceuticals,K.Gowthamarajan, L.Priyanka Dwarampudi, Shanmugam Ramaswamy and B. Suresh. Pharma Times, 45(9), 2013, 25-28.

25. Development and validation of reverse phase - Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography (RP-UFLC) method for simultaneous estimation of Curcumin and Piperine.Shanmugam. R, Gowthamarajan. K, Priyanka. DL, Madhuri. K, Elango. K. Pak JPharma Sci. 27(4). 2013, 901-906.

26. Bioanalytical method development and validation for bioflavonoid Quercetin in nano formulation by RP-UFLC in rabbit plasma.
Shanmugam. R, Gowthamarajan K, Priyanka. DL, Madhuri K, Narayanareddy KVVS. Journal of Bioequivalence and Bioavailability. 5(3), 2013, 94.

27. Hepatoprotective effect of Acalypha indica against thioacetamide induced toxicity.S V Suresh Kumar, C Vijaya Kumar, A Vishnu Vardhan. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 2013, Vol 5, Suppl 4, 356-359

28. Evaluation of antimicrobial and wound healing potentials of ethanol extract of wedelia biflora linn d.c. Leaves .D. Biswas, G. P. Yoganandam, A. Dey and L. Deb Indian J Pharm Sci 2013;75(2):156- 161

29. Formulation and evaluation of cream containing antifungal agents, antibacterial agents and corticosteroids. PremkumarA., Muthukumaran ., Ganeshan V., Shanmugam R, Priyanka D.L. Hygeia.J.D.Med. 6(2), 2014, 5-16.

30. Anti diabetic activityof ethanolic extract of shorea robhusta in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Diptanu Baisws, Advanced Pharmacy and Toxicology, 2(16), 2015, 31-37.

31. Role of reverse Pharmacognosy in finding lead molecules from nature.
Diptanu Baisws, Indian Journal of research in Pharmacy, 3(4), 2015, 320-324.

32. Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Shorea tumbuggaia against thioacetamide induced toxicity. SV Suresh Kumar, T Hema Sundhar reddy, M Chandra Mohan. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 7(8), 2015, 211-219.

33. Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of Syzigium alternifolium. Suresh Kumar, V Rajeswari, D Kullai babu, Y Siva Rami Reddy, D Biswas, International Journal of Pharmacognosy, 2(9), 2015, 454-458.

Seminars and workshops conducted

1. Two days National conference on Natural Products Research July 2014



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