Department of DRAVYAGUNA
Objectives: To impart detailed knowledge of Pharmacology Covering different aspects of:
- Basic principles
- Experimental & Clinical pharmacology
Making students well versed in the subject for effective practice and propagation of judicious use of genuine plant products in treatment and continuous research activities by starting PG and PhD courses thus contributing to subject updating.
- Execution of effective teaching so as to inculcate subject interest in students.
- Fundamental and Medicinal plant research.
- Conservation of plants, both in-situ and ex-situ.
|A. Teaching Staff||Professor & HOD : Dr.HarikrishnanThirumangalath. BSc, BAMS, MD(Ay) Dravyaguna
Associate professor: Dr.Radhika.C . BAMS, MD(Ay) Panchakarma, MD(Ay) Dravyaguna
Assistant professor : Dr.Sreekala.V. BAMS , MD(Ay)Dravyaguna
Assistant professor : Vacant
|B. Non- Teaching Staff||Gardeners : 5|
|C. Lab||Lab facilities for Pharmaognosy( Macroscopy& Microscopy) and Phytochemistry|
|D. Library||Department library with around 177 books covering Basic principles of Dravyaguna , Pharmacognosy,Phytochemistry,Modernpharmacology,Nighantus and Classial texts of Ayurveda.|
|E. Seminar Hall|
|F. Museum||Dry drug specimens – 241
Wet drug specimens
Charts with details of Single drugs ( Macrosopy&Miroscopy ) - 277
|H. Herbal garden||Total area - 12,140 sq.m
Total number ofspecies : 250
Total number of Plants : 7500
Drip irrigation facility installed for potted plants
|I. Green house|
Medicinal plant survey
Awareness classes on Medicinal plants.
Planting and Conservation of Rare medicinal plants. Study tours for exploring and updating the knowledge of Medicinal plants.
Good Academic results.
Research &Consultants : Applied for PG course and PhD research centre.
- Seminar on cultivation of Medicinal plants for public.
- Demonstration class for trainees of the SMPB funded training Programme on Medicinal plants conducted by Department of Agronomy, Vellayani Agricultural centre.
Department Library :
Department library with around 177 books covering Basic principles of Dravyaguna , Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Modern pharmacology, Nighantus and Classical text books of Ayurveda.
Herbal Garden : More than 6000 medicinal plants with 500 species are cultivated in the Herbal Garden to know and familiarize various types of herbs to the BAMS & PG students at an area covered by 5 Acres.