Pharmacognosy deals with medicines derived from natural sources and it involves the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of molecules of natural origin, obtained from plants, animals, minerals and marine sources so as to ascertain their potential as lead drug molecules.
To investigate natural resources for biological applications.
To emphasize on the morphological and microscopical distinctions between two closely related plant species.
To develop new herbal formulations and cosmetics.
To standardize herbal extracts and herbal formulations.
To carry out reverse Pharmacognosy of Traditional Indian Medicines.
To develop medicinal plant garden, catering to the need of students.