It is an important department of pharmacy which deals with study of identification, nomenclature, chemical constituents, uses, harvesting and collection of crude drugs. Crude drugs can be obtained from various resources like plant, animal, minerals etc. In this department students become able to identify various plants or part of plant by its physical parameters, chemical tests and histological characteristics. They acquire knowledge of chemical constituents present in crude drugs having various pharmacological actions and therapeutic effectiveness. They also become able to identify high quality crude drugs and how their cultivation and collection can be done effectively.