The course is designed to provide the student basic information about pharmacognosy & phytochemistry: nomenclature, taxonomy, monograph, quality control, method for extraction, characterization, detection of active ingredient in medicinal plants, complementary and alternative medicine and medical herbalism, pharmacologically active compound which came from natural origin mainly plant origin, secondary metabolite as glycosides, Phenolic, terpenoidal compound and alkaloid are all discussed in details.
Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) is functioning under the umbrella of Riphah International University - a chartered “W” Category University by the Federal Government and recognized by the Higher Education Commission. The Institute has already been inspected for affiliation by the Pakistan Pharmacy Council. The institute is housed in a purpose-built dedicated campus. RIPS has 14 Labs, 5 Lecture Halls an auditorium and Conference room. All the laboratories are fully equipped with the latest equipment for conducting practicals as well as doing research work. The Labs, Lecture Halls and Seminar Library, auditorium and Conference room are all Air conditioned while the Lecture Halls are fully equipped with Multi media system/overhead projector and sound system. RIPS has a strong Faculty of 30 highly qualified and experienced academicians including 5 Ph.D’s. besides 8 visiting faculty members. Rips has two libraries, the Main library and the Seminar library which maintains a Book Bank providing text books to all the students