Biology XI Part-I

By Dr. Munindra Ruwali   |   DESM, NIE, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1753
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 : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • School
Level : School
Start Date : 22 Apr 2024
End Date : 30 Sep 2024
Enrollment Ends : 01 Sep 2024
Exam Registration Ends : 27 Sep 2024
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2024 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

The Living World – Part 2

Chapter 2

Module 3

Biological Classification – Part 1 

Module 4

Biological Classification – Part 2

Chapter 3

Module 5

Kingdom Plantae (Introduction) – Thallophyta

Module 6

Kingdom Plantae – Bryophyte & Pteridophyte

Module 7

Kingdom Plantae – Seed Plants (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms)

Chapter 4

Module 8

Biodiversity and Classification of Animal Kingdom  – 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

Module 12

Introduction to Plant Morphology, Morphological Study of Leaf

Module 13

Morphology – Inflorescence And Flower

Module 14

Morphology – Seed, Fruit, Floral Diagram & Floral Formula

Chapter 6

Module 15

Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Module 16

Tissue Systems and Anatomy of Organs

Module 17

Secondary Growth

Chapter 7

Module 18

Tissue system in Animals

Module 19

Structural Organization in Animals

Module 20

Structural Organization in Frog

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

Meiosis-Part 3

Module 31

Meiosis - Part 4

Final Assessment

Books and references

NCERT "Biology" for Class - XI

Instructor bio

Dr. Munindra Ruwali

DESM, NCERT, New Delhi


Dr. Munindra Ruwali is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NIE, NCERT, New Delhi. He has around 14 years of Research/Teaching experience. After receiving PhD Degree from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow, he worked as a Marie Curie Fellow of the International Fellowship Programme of the European Commission at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. He has been conferred Young Scientist Awards and was also the recipient of Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE), funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India. His major research focus is in Cell and Molecular Biology with specializations in Cancer Biology, Pharmacogenetics and Molecular Toxicology. Dr. Munindra has reported an association of genetic polymorphisms with head and neck cancer in Indian population. Besides he has also performed evaluation of the Nrf2 anti-oxidant response element (ARE) pathway as a promising target for alleviating chemoresistance in treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Dr. Munindra has completed research projects, funded by government of India, focussing on cancer biology and COVID19 diagnostics. He has also filed a patent entitled “RNA extraction free method for kit development to visually detect SARS-CoV-2 and methods thereof”. He has published several research articles in national and international journals of high repute and has also published several book chapters. Currently, Dr. Munindra is also working on projects dealing with NCERT books, Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS), Project-based Learning Materials in Biology and Science Education with focus on content creation and pedagogy for improving learning outcomes at all stages of school education.


Dr. Puneet Sharma

DEK, NCERT, New Delhi

Dr. Puneet Sharma is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Division of Educational Kits (Science and Mathematics Stream), N. C. E. R. T., Ministry of Education, Government of Bharat, New Delhi. He has achieved his Ph. D. in Science in Wildlife Science with application of Machine Learning with research publications in International and National Journals and has also published books and chapters in books. He has expertise in Behavioural Biology, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Molecular Ecology, and Environmental Biology. Dr. Puneet Sharma has achieved glorious 17+ years of experience in academics and educational administration both at school as well as college level which is still continuing. He is presently Commission Member of IUCN, Switzerland; Member of Society for Ecological Restoration, USA and also Reviewer of high impact factor International and National Journals of repute. Also, he has been associated with WWF – Bharat and was Quiz co-ordinator at State level. He is a sports and nature enthusiast and has participated in various events at different levels and capacities. He was Senior Under Officer in National Cadet Corps – N. C. C. and has represented State N. C. C. Directorate at Indian Military Academy – I. M. A., Dehradun, and Trekking Expedition at Goa apart from many adventure camps and has supreme dedicated character of Nationalism – ‘Bhartiyata’. Dr. Puneet Sharma is passionate for Bi-cycling and professional Photography.

Course certificate

The final assessment will be conducted in the last week of the course i.e. from 29th September 2024 to 30th September 2024. The participants will get completion certificate if they score 60% and above in the final assessment.

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