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. Pharmacognosy is interdisciplinary branch involving a broad spectrum of biological and socio-scientific topics, including botany, ethno botany, marine biology, herbal medicine, phytochemistry, plant biotechnology - tissue culture, production of secondary metabolites and development of herbal formulations. WHO has estimated that majority of all the global inhabitants depend on curative natural systems of medicine for their primary health needs and these systems are largely of traditional origin. The department of Pharmacognosy focuses on research based on evaluation of medicinal plants including isolation, purification, identification and structural elucidation of bioactive molecules and development & standardization of herbal formulations.
"I have been a part of Indira College of Pharmacy from 2013-2017 as a bachelor of pharmacy student. Apart from the excellent staff and research carried out at the college, there are many other extra-curricular activities and experiences to learn from. I will always cherish the beautiful memories with the friends I made and the time spent during the four years journey at ICP. At ICP, you don't feel you are away from home, and I am glad to be a part of such a happy and career-oriented family. Thank you.
Being the first batch of the college, I was always a bit skeptical regarding the teaching processes and overall environment, as we were about to give 5 years of our lives without any guidance of the seniors. But as it turned out, these 5 years were the most amazing academic years of my life. The efforts taken by the faculty for providing a convenient educational experience along with extra-curricular activities was truly immeasurable. They also strived to provide other opportunities to the students by arranging various guest lectures, workshops, and competitions which are really necessary for Architectural learning. I am very thankful to IGI and ICAD to help me chase my dreams and take the first step towards my career.
I am Dina Abdul Kareem from final year B-pharmacy. I am from Iraq and it was difficult for me to leave my home. But, when I came to ICP I got a good social environment and faculty are very friendly. They motivate the students when they fall down. The infrastructure is excellent. Hostel provides home feeling. Overall, it’s a good college to start your pharmacy career to become a successful person.
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