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Name of Department: Pharmacognosy

Name of HOD: Dr. Rasika D. Bhalke

HOD Desk: 

Pharmacognosy is a specific discipline, which deals with versatile studies of the drug and auxiliary substances of biological origin like Plants, Animals & Minerals. This subject provides information about procedure used in manufacturing of materials of natural origin, extraction, isolation, purification of medicinal substances, design and development of herbal formulations and quality control. The Department of Pharmacognosy provides necessary facilities for the development herbal products, herbal product standardization and characterization. The departmental laboratories equipped with modern and   sophisticated instruments and recently enriched with the addition of HPTLC. The faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are continuously involved in research activities, as result, more than 100 publications in the journal of national and international repute with good impact factor. Our faculty members serve on the editorial boards of national and international journals, review research articles for journals on a regular basis. The department has received the research grant of Rs. 25,00,000/- from SPPU, Pune and AICTE, New Delhi. We have a herbal garden within the campus with more than 80 species of important medicinal and aromatic plants. It gives me immense pleasure to welcome all in the very interesting department where inventions of new lead medicinal moiety are happening.


Dr. Rasika D. Bhalke

Professor, Sanjivani college of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kopargaon

List of Equipments:

Laboratories in the department are equipped with following instruments

Name of Instrument MAKE & MODEL
High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography Model AE-05
Motic Digital Microscope Motic
Rotary vaccum evaporator Dolphine
B.O.D. Incubator 70x50x50 Lab Hosp
Electronic Digital Balance 0.01gm cap-300gm Victor Victor
Hot air oven Sterilizer Big 24x20x20xss Dolphine
IR Balance Dolphine
Microscope With Oil Immersion Dolphine
Muffle Furnace Dolphine
Projection Microscope Shimadzu
U.V. Inspection cabinet Dual Shimadzu
UV Inspection Cabinet (Dual Wave ) Dolphine
Willey type mill with motor ½ HP Dolphine
Vaccum Pump (Oil Free Diaphram Type MI
Eletronic Balance Shimadzu

Research Grant Received

Year of Sanction Name of Principal Investigator and Co-investigator Title of Research Project Name of Funding Agency Grant Received


Dr. Rasika D Bhalke MODROB, AICTE, NEW DELHI AICTE-MODROB (Rural) Rs.18,80,000/-


Dr. Rasika D Bhalke Pharmacognostic, phytochemical and pharmacological investigation on Pterospermum acerifolium willd. ( sterculiaceae) BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Rs. 2,00,000
2015-2016 Dr. Rasika D Bhalke To design and standardize some novel herbal formulations for neurological disorders BCUD, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Rs. 1, 20,000

Future Plan of department

  1. Recognition of PhD research laboratory for pharmacognosy
  2. Start new value added courses for knowledge enrichment of students
  3. Industry sponsored Research Project
  4. To start Pharma Skill oriented Programs
  5. To support Entrepreneurship development