The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the only department of its kind in any Indian University. It was established in 1963 under the faculty of Ayurveda. In addition to teaching fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry and Research methodology of MD (Ay.) 1 st year students and advance training to the MD (Ay.) Rasa-Shastra it also caters the research needs of the various departments of the faculty of Ayurveda and collaborates with various departments of the Institute and the University.