The post graduate department of Ilmul Advia, Faculty of Unani Medicine was established in 1972 with the Financial Aid by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi. The main objective of establishing the department was to uplift the educational standard among the undergraduates as well as to pave the ground for the availability of the better qualified teachers, Research Scholars and Pharmaceuticals of Unani system of medicine. Since its inception, the department has been engaged in imparting theoretical & Practical teaching to under graduate & Post Graduate students in the discipline of Ilmul Advia and Saidla along with the research and academic activities. The department is an integrated complex which carries out teaching and multi disciplinary research activities on the system with the help and application of modern chemical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences. There are various laboratories equipped with sophisticated instruments along with the staff which comprises the experts of Unani Tibb and modern Allied science. During the last 39 years the department has made significant contribution towards the research work on Unani Medicine as well as for innovation in teaching methodology and production aid material.
The department is associated with interdisciplinary research work on Unani single drugs and Compound Formulations other than the thesis work of MD Ilmul Advia. Three research projects funded by the Department of AYUSH Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India and DSA under Special Assistance Programme (SAP), U.G.C. are going on in the department. 134 students have been awarded the degree of MD (Ilmul Advia) till date. The thrust areas of research of the Department are Antimicrobial studies, Experimental Pharmacology, Nephrotoxicity, Hepatotoxicity, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-parkinson activity, CNS activity Anti-oxidant activity etc., Evaluation of Pharmacopoeial Compound Formulation, SOPs, Standardization & quality control of Unani Compound Formulations. Evaluation by elimination of Hepatitis B in clinical study.