The advent of house by the name of Indian society of Pharmacognosy is a clear omen of the foresightedness of the masterminds beings honoring the desk of herbs and their products since times immemorial. The society took birth 35 years back with its headquarters at Punjab University, Chandigarh with the aim of exploring the benefits of the flora and fauna for the human welfare. The society worked leaving no stone unturned, and later found that print media is the prominent source to touch the masses. With this intention, society started to publish a quarterly journal by the name of “Indian Journal of Natural Products”,meanwhile with a new headquarter at Sagar University, Sagar. To the latest Department of Pharmacy, Barkatullah University, Bhopal enjoys the pleasure of being the HQ of the society with the proud task of publishing its journal as well.Society of Pharmacognosy is a national body of Pharmacy Professionals not only belonging to the stream of Pharmacognosy, but all the other disciplines in function till date. The quality of services being delivered in succession by the society could be assessed by the fact it has members not only from India but from all round the globe.

Every year, society organizes a customary annual national convention and once in four year international conference to compile the thoughts of scientists and academicians engaged in pharmacognosy research.

KLE University’s College of Pharmacy, Belgaum (Karnataka) availed the privilege of hosting the 15th National Convention and First International Conference from 18-20 February 2011. A galaxy of scientists from different parts of the globe participated in the Conference. The theme of this mega event was “Global Challenges and Opportunities in Herbal Medicines”.