About M.Pharm Pharmacognosy

The growing scope of medical sciences and their influence on the natural substances and resourses have been providing numerous forms of medical relief in the field of healthcare through their healing capacities. The Faculty of Pharmacy offers a two year post graduate in pharmacognosy which endevours to provides the students with an enriching exposure to the various means and methods of healing patients. The field of pharmacognosy allows ithe students to student the various forms of medicines which are derived from nature and natural resources and throughtout the studty the students will get an enriching exposure to the interlinking which occurs between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The growing scope of the natural health industries such as ayush, have created a growing accaptance in the use of natural substances therefore creating a market for experts who are trained in this field and the pharmacognosy program has been designed to respond to these needs. As a way of providing the students with the most enriching practical exposure during the course of their studies, the Faculty is laboratories which are equipped with instruments connected with widely used technologies like UV – Visible spectroscopy, Infrared spectrophotometer and High performance liquid chromatography amongst others. The Faculty is also affiliated with a 750 bedded multi speciality hospital along with an Ayuverdic Hospital which goes on to provide the students with the much needed knowledge and understanding which they require to navigate the scope of this field.  This program will prepare the students for their endless careers in the time to come.


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M.Pharm PharmacognosyProgram Outcomes

Why Study M.Pharm Pharmacognosy

The Indian Natural Healthcare industry has created a huge demand for natural substances and healthcare as not only substitutes but as complimentary to medical sciences and has been greatly supported by governmental initiatives such as AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy). Therefore this has opened up endless career possibilities for the students in these fields.


An ability to apply innovative medicinal and treatment modalities for diseases and viruses which may affect the well-being and livelihood of humanity as a whole.

Natural Heathcare Prescriptionist

An ability to provide and ensure the medical welfare of patients through natural substances by providing the vital medical support

Natural Heathcare Prescriptionist
Drug Inspector

Drug Inspector

An ability to effectively inspect and supervise drugs to ensure their efficacy and guarantee the well-being of the patients.

Biochemistry Technician

An ability to work with biological and chemical components to produce effective treatments and medications

Biochemistry Technician

Duration: 2 years (Semester System)



Constituent College of Parul University


Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed B.Pharm with minimum 55% For General Category (50% for SC/ST/SEBC candidates) at qualifying exam for M.Pharm Courses


Mode of Admission

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M.Pharm Pharmacognosy feesFees


M.Pharm Pharmacognosy

₹ 1,21,800/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

M.Pharm Pharmacognosy CurriculumCurriculum

Modern Pharmaceutical Analytical Techniques

Industrial Pharmacognostical Technology

Advanced Pharmacognosy-1

Pharmacognosy Practical I



Medicinal Plant biotechnology

Herbal cosmetics

Advanced Pharmacognosy-II

Pharmacognosy Practical II

Indian System of Medicine



Research Methodology and Biostatistics

Discussion/Presentation (Proposal Presentation)

Journal Club

Research Work


M.Pharm Pharmacognosy Curriculum Laboratories


Research and Development Lab

As a way of promoting research, innovation and novel ideas in the field of pharmacy, Parul University, has a designated research and development laboratory.


Computer Labs

Pharmacy education is becoming highly digital thus it maintains close ties with the contemporary trends in innovative technology therefore specific computer labs are designated for the pharmacy

https://paruluniversity.ac.in/Research lab

Research lab

https://paruluniversity.ac.in/Practical lab

Practical lab

https://paruluniversity.ac.in/Quality assurance lab

Quality assurance lab



M.Pharm Pharmacognosy CurriculumActivities

GUJCOST National Seminar on “Quality Management System and Statistical Control – Key tools for Regulatory Compliance”

The Faculty of Pharmacy organized a GUJCOST sponsored one day National Seminar on the theme 'Quality Management System and Statistical Control, Key tools for Regulatory Compliance' on 29th December, 2018. Luminaries and Academicians from the Pharmaceutical Fraternity participated in this National Seminar which also received huge support from renowned Pharmaceutical Industries such as Mil Laboratory, Vasu Health Care Limited, Sharma Pharmaceutical Industry, Symbiotic Inc, West Coast Pharma etc

Workshop on Frontier Techniques in Preclinical Research

The workshop on 'Frontier Techniques in Preclinical Research' was organized by the Faculty of Pharmacy, with an aim to provide a platform to academicians and budding pharmacists to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of preclinical research with 61 participants, from different colleges and institutes of Gujarat. Mr. Vineet Gopal, Executive Director, Gentech Marketing and Distribution Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, graced the inaugural function as chief guest. First scientific session was conducted by Dr. Kirti Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, M S University, Baroda. She narrated about the newer avenues of cancer research.

Industrial Visit At Alkem Laboratories

As a way of enhancing the career competencies of the students, the Faculty of Pharmacy organized an industrial visit for VIIth Sem B. Pharm students to Alkem Laboratories Private Limited at Nani Daman. The students were divided in three groups consisting of 20 students in each group. The students and faculties were taken around the departments of Alkem Laboratories by their staff and explained in detail of the various equipments and processes.

Pharma Fest

Pharma Fest is an annual festival held on World pharmacy day which celebrates and honours the significant role which the field of Pharmacy has made towards the development and welfare of humanity as a whole. The platform features avenues for student creative expression through various curricular and co-curricular activities. For the Pharmacy students the platform develops and shapes their interpersonal skills and personal confidence to match the needs of the industry and enhance their employability.