The department of Pharmacognosy is currently headed by Dr Rakesh K Patel. It has grown and spread its fame in the field under auspice of its earlier heads Dr G C Bhavsar and Dr K Pundarikakshudu. The department and its highly qualified faculties are continuously working in research and development activities in areas of herbal formulation development, standardization and quality control, Phytopharmacology and traditional pharmacognosy. The department has produced more than 50 M. Pharm and 12 Ph.D scholars till date. The department has accomplished number of industrial and government funded research projects and consultancy.
The department has published more than 100 research publications in reputed journals, filed 2 patents and presented more than 100 research papers in national and international conferences so far. The department has received three times best paper award in the field of pharmacognosy.