Biology XI Part-I

By Dr. Sunita Farkya   |   DESM, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 5274
Biology is the science of life forms and living processes. The living world comprises a wide diversity of organisms. The observation of the diverse forms of life on earth was made initially through the naked eyes and later by using instruments such as magnifying lenses and microscopes. The organisms were described on the basis of observed structural features, both external and internal. The detailed description of life forms on the basis of appearance external and internal features brought out their concept of diversity. It is the cell theory that emphasised the unity underlying this diversity of forms, i.e., the cellular organisation of all life forms. Cell theory also created a sense of mystery around living phenomena, i.e., physiological and behavioural processes. This mystery was the requirement of integrity of cellular organisation for living phenomena to be demonstrated or observed.
The course will deal with “Diversity in the Living world”, “Structural Organization in Plants and Animals” and “Cell Structure and Function” from class XI Biology.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • School
Credit Points : 2
Level : School
Start Date : 12 Apr 2021
End Date : 30 Sep 2021
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 24 Sep 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Chapter No.

Module No.

Module Name

Chapter 1

Module 1

The Living World – Part 1

Module 2

Classification – Part 2

Chapter 2

Module 3

Biological Classification – Part 1 

Module 4

Biological Classification – Part 2

Chapter 3

Module 5

Kingdom Plantae (Introduction) Thallophyta – Part 1

Module 6

Kingdom Plantae – Bryophyta & Pteridophyta – Part 2

Module 7

Kingdom Plantae – Seed Plants (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms) – Part 3

Chapter 4

Module 8

Biodiversity and Classification – Part 1

Module 9

Animal Kingdom – Part 2

Module 10

Animal Kingdom – Part 3

Chapter 5

Module 11

Introduction To Plant Morphology, Morphological Study of Plant Roots and Stem – Part 1

Module 12

Introduction to Plant Morphology, Morphological Study of Leaf – Part 2

Module 13

Morphology – Inflorescence And Flower – Part 3

Module 14

Morphology – Seed, Fruit, Floral Diagram & Floral Formula – Part 4

Chapter 6

Module 15

Anatomy of Flowering Plants – Part 1

Module 16

Tissue Systems and Anatomy of Organs – Part 2

Module 17

Secondary Growth – Part 3

Chapter 7

Module 18

Tissue system in Animals – Part 1

Module 19

Structural Organisation in Animals – Part 2

Module 20

Structural Organisation in Frog – Part 3

Chapter 8

Module 21

Cell: The Unit of Life – Part 1

Module 22

Cell: The Unit of Life – Part 2

Module 23

Cell: The Unit of Life – Part 3

Module 24

Cell: The Unit of Life – Part 4

Chapter 9

Module 25

Biomolecule – Part 1

Module 26

Biomolecule – Part 2

Module 27

Biomolecule – Part 3

Chapter 10

Module 28

Interphase – Part 1

Module 29

Interphase – Part 2

Module 30

Interphase – Part 3

Module 31

Interphase – Part 4

Final Assessment

Books and references

NCERT "Biology" for Class - XI

Instructor bio

Dr. Sunita Farkya

DESM, NCERT, New Delhi
Dr. Sunita Farkya is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NIE, NCERT, New Delhi. She has around 28 years of Research/ Teaching experience. She has been CSIR fellow since 1991, Later on she worked as Research Associate and Pool Scientist of CSIR. She has persuaded her Post Doctoral Research in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Professor Farkya has completed several research projects in Biology and science education and published papers in indexed journals. She has coordinated number of books in Science for school students. She is executive editor of Journal of NCERT, School Science.. Her areas of interest are Plant Biotechnology, Production of Secondary metabolites, Applied Microbiology, Biological Control of weeds, science education and Biology education (Content cum pedagogy in teaching for improving learning at all stages of school education). Presently she is working of several research projects and popularisation of science) Her special interests in the experimental Techniques and Skills are Plant tissue culture techniques: Development of cultures, genetic transformation, production of secondary metabolites from plant cell cultures, cultivation in bioreactors; upstream and downstream processing (Chromatography – TLC, HPLC, Column chromatography, Electrophoresis – Gel and Paper electrophoresis,), extraction, isolation and structure elucidation of phytoconstituents. Molecular Biology Techniques: Genomic DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), plasmid isolation, genetic confirmation. Microbial Techniques: Aseptic culture handling, in-vivo efficacy testing. And miscellaneous: enzyme extraction and activity assay, toxicity studies.

Course certificate

The final assessment will be conducted in the last week of the course i.e. from 24 Sept to 30 Sept 2021. The participants will get completion certificate if they score 70% and above in the final assessment.ipation / completion certificate.


1. Dr. Yash Paul Sharma: Dr. Yash Paul Sharma has been working in the Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT, New Delhi. With Ph.D. degree in Zoology and PostDoc (SRF-Extended) from CSIR, Dr. Sharma has interests in Taxonomy, evolutionary Biology and integrating ICT to teach biological concepts. Dr. Sharma has discovered several new species of ants from high altitude region of Himalaya with co-workers. Dr. Sharma has two books in his credit and published his Research work in International journals of repute with impact factor. A tech enthusiast, working on integrating futuristic technologies like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial learning in education. Dr. Sharma has developed many eResources and won awards like Jury appreciation award for Virtually Reality resources in Education and one of his documentary was selected for National Science Film Festival. He has been actively involved in training programme across the country on eContent development and MOOCs.

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