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Quality Analysts for Herbal Industry

Large sections of the educated workforce of our country have little or no job skills, making them largely unemployable. Therefore, we must focus on scaling up skill training efforts to meet the demands of employers and drive economic growth. India’s annual skilling capacity was estimated at approximately 7 million during the period 2013-2014. Apart from meeting its own demand, India has the potential to provide a skilled workforce to fill the expected shortfall in the ageing developed world. The herbal medicines have reached substantial acceptability as therapeutic agents for several diseases like diabetes (BGR-34), LIV-52 (Himalayas) etc. This over increasing demand lead to shortage of raw material which ultimately results in an un authenticated practices of adulteration or substitution in the herbal drug material(s). Standardization is an important step for the establishment of a consistent pharmacognostical standards, chemical profile and biological activity for maintenance of overall quality of product right from starting material up to formulation development and batch to batch consistency of the developed products.
Development of sophisticated analytical methods which can reliably reproduce/ determine the phytochemical composition, including quantitative analysis of marker/bioactive compounds and other major constituents, is a major boon to scientists engaged in herbal product development. WHO also specifies the guidelines for the assessment of the safety, efficacy and quality of herbal medicines as a prerequisite for global harmonization. Thus, skill development by creating “QUALITY ANALYSTS” for herbal products in Swasth Bharat mission is need of hour. By this way skilled personal will get opportunity in pharma/health sectors, thus, addressing the issues of employment to undergraduates.



240 Hours

No. of seats



Educational qualification


Science/Pharmacy/Biotech Graduates or Post Graduates

Age group


20-35 years (may be relaxed for sponsored candidates)

Course fee


Rs. 10,000 (Rs. 20,000 for sponsored)





The skilled personal will get opportunity in pharma/health sectors, thus, addressing the issues of employment to undergraduates. Under this programme, hands-on training would be provided in the field of quality evaluation of herbal drugs, more particularly on the following aspects:

  • Standardization and quality control in herbal drugs.
  • Physico-chemical analysis of herbal drugs.
  • Modern chromatographic technique in herbal drug standardization and quality control.
  • Ayurvedic concepts for development of SOPs of herbal products.
  • Medicinal plants & IPR.
    The evaluation will consist of the following components:
    a. Theory
    - Assignments throughout the course :   20 marks
    - Mid- term examination                                :   30 marks
    - Final examination                                         :   50 marks
    b. Practical
    - Guided experiments                                     :   30 marks
    - Unguided experiments                                 :   70 marks


    Certificate will be issued to the successful candidates by the institute under CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative.

    Course Outline
    Topics for Theory Classes

  • Introduction
  • Morphological basis of drug classification
  • Identification of adulterants and substitutes in herbal drugs using taxonomic tools.
  • Good collection practices
  • Processing of herbal drugs
  • Systematic study of crude drugs
  • SEM & DNA finger printing
  • Physico-chemical parameters for the standardization of crude drugs/products.
  • Phytochemical studies for standardization of herbal drugs (single and compound formulations)
  • Protocols for the analysis of different chemical constitutions present in plants
  • Chromatographic techniques in herbal drug standardization and quality control
  • Heavy metals and pesticides
  • Determination of microbial count
  • Safety and efficacy issues in herbal drugs
  • Ayurvedic concepts for development of sops of herbal products.
  • Medicinal plants & IPR