The Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry at Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham University is an academic department in the School of Pharmacy. The goal of the department of Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry is not only to excel in the field of education but also to conduct social and charitable outreach programs. The department seeks to bridge the ever- widening gap between modern pharmaceuticals and traditional drug systems. Towards this end our department also has programmes for phytochemists to do research on isolation of molecules of herbal drugs as part of pharmacological studies, with phased clinical trials. AIMSThe mission of the Department is to demonstrate excellence through performance in the areas of discovery, learning, and engagement. The Department consists of 3 faculties, specialized in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry.
The Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry supports the School of Pharmacy’s vision by:
– Providing education to students that enables them to acquire in-depth expertise in the pharmaceutical, social/economic   management, and related sciences in order to function as educators and scientists in higher education, government service,   and the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

– Serving the community by engaging in scholarly activities that lead to improvements in healthcare delivery and enhance   health outcomes Fostering innovation in research through interdisciplinary collaboration with other schools/colleges within   Purdue, other national/international universities, and pharmacy practitioners to enhance to profession body of knowledge   resulting in practice advancement.

– Contributing to the profession of pharmacy by participation in leadership roles in pharmaceutical organizations and   community programs.The experience and knowledge of the faculty of the Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry enable professional degree students to receive excellent theoretical and experiential training necessary to become a promising pharmacist. The professional curriculum includes general, scientific, and herbal oriented content that prepares Pharmacy graduates to deliver effective and cost-efficient pharmaceutical care.