Department of Herbal Science

Self financed post graduate Course established in 2008

Aims and Objectives of the course:

The main objective of the two year M.Sc programme in Herbal Sciences is to develop trained human resources for the fast growing Herbal Industry.
Herbal science a career oriented professional course may cater to the needs of the students of the area and provide opportunity and career avenues to the students of Biological Sciences.
Train work force with enough knowledge of Herbal Sciences for quality formulations received by end-user.
This course provides potential source of knowledge for biodynamic compounds useful in providing effective health care to the poor world.

Admission Process :

Duration: Two Years (Full Time)
Eligibility: Graduate in any Biological Sciences or Chemistry (Minimum 50 %) with any Biological subject upto second year SYBSc.
Criteria of Selection: Entrance Test
Selection of Candidates: Admissions will be granted as per rules laid down by the University of Mumbai. It will be based on the performance of the candidate in the entrance examination. Capacity: Intake Capacity for Part I =20 seats and for Part II = 20 seats.

Core Faculty

Visiting Faculty

M.Sc. Semester I and II - Herbal Science Syllabus

Credit Based and Grading System

Academic year 2012-2013


Plant Sciences I
  1. Introduction to Herbal Sciences
  2. Introduction to Pharmacopoeia
  3. Cryptogams I (Algae and Fungi)
  4. Cryptogams II (Bryophytes & Pteridophytes)
Modern Plant Authentification Techniques
  1. Techniques in Chromatography - I
  2. Techniques in Chromatography - II
  3. Electrophoresis
  4. Spectroscopy
Cultivation Practices I
  1. Vegetative Propagation Techniques
  2. Sexual Reproduction in Angiosperms
  3. Hydroponics
  4. Polyhouse Technology
Phytoconstituents I
  1. Primary Metabolites I
  2. Primary Metabolites II
  3. Secondary Metabolites I
  4. Secondary Metabolites II


Plant Sciences II
  1. Gymnosperms
  2. Angiosperms I
  3. Angiosperms II
  4. Taxonomic Evidence
Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  1. Genomics and Proteomics
  2. Bioinformatics I
  3. Bioinformatics II
  4. Biostatistics
Cultivation Practices II
  1. In vitro Techniques in Plant Propagation I
  2. In vitro Techniques in Plant Propagation II
  3. Transgenic Plants I
  4. Alternative Methods of Secondary Metabolite Production
Phytoconstituents II
  1. Pharmacopeial Drugs of Plant Origin I
  2. Pharmacopeial Drugs of Plant Origin II
  3. Enzymology I
  4. Enzymology II

Few of the research projects undertaken by our students
  • Evaluation of polyherbal - Trichup hairfall control oil and Trichup anti-dandruff oil (Vasu Research Centre)
  • Formulation and development of herbal anti aging cream. (Dr. Sitaram Dixit S.H. Kelkar Company Pvt. Ltd)
  • Study of Cuscuta on different hosts. (R. Ruia College. Mumbai)
  • Nutritive Evaluation of Some Selected Pulses (Piramal Life Sciences Ltd.Goregaon,Mumbai)
  • Antibacterial Activity of Holarrhena antidesyenterica and determination of marker bands in formulation. (Sandu Brothers Pvt Ltd)
  • Guggul Shodhan; Compariative study between Ashodit and Shodit Gugul Sample (Dhootpapeshwar Industries Pvt Ltd)
  • Evaluation of herbal syrup formulation. (Piramal Life Sciences Ltd.Goregaon,Mumbai)
  • Antioxidants and Antimicrobial activities of Caryota Urens (Haffkine Institute)