Biology XII Part-I

By Dr. Arun Pratap Sikarwar   |   DESM, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1315
The course is designed for class 12th on NCERT textbook pattern. The course will deals with Reproduction in Organisms, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering plants, Human Reproduction and Reproductive Health from Unit 6. It also deals with Principles of Inheritence and Variation, Molecular Inheritance and Evolution from Unit 7. These chapters are divided into modules as per syllabus and each module will be having eContent file, Video tutorial, Self Assessment questions and Weblinks. Apart from it Transcription of the video will also be provided.
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


Module 2

Sexual Reproduction

Module 3


Chapter 2

Module 4

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants – Part 1

Module 5

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants – Part 2

Module 6

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants – Part 3

Module 7

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants – Part 4

Chapter 3

Module 8

Human Reproduction – Part 1

Module 9

Human Reproduction – Part 2

Module 10

Human Reproduction – Part 3

Chapter 4

Module 11

Reproductive Health – Part 1

Module 12

Reproductive Health – Part 2

Chapter 5

Module 13

Principles of Inheritance and Variation – Part 1

Module 14

Principles of Inheritance and Variation – Part 2

Module 15

Principles of Inheritance and Variation – Part 3

Module 16

Principles of Inheritance and Variation – Part 4

Chapter 6

Module 17

DNA and Search for genetic Material

Module 18

Replication and Transcription

Module 19

Transcription and Genetic code

Module 20

Translation, Regulation of Gene expression

Module 21

Human Genome Project and DNA Fingerprinting

Chapter 7

Module 22

Evolution - Origin of Life – Part 1

Module 23

Evolution - Evidences of Evolution – Part 2

Module 24

Evolution - Evidences of Evolution – Part 3

Module 25

Evolution - Evidences of Evolution – Part 4

Module 26

History & Mechaism of Evolution- Part 5

Module 27

History & Mechaism of Evolution - Part 6

Final Assessment

Books and references

NCERT "Biology" for Class - XII

Instructor bio

Dr. Arun Pratap Sikarwar

DESM, NCERT, New Delhi


Dr. Arun Pratap Sikarwar is serving as an Associate Professor (Zoology) at the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics (DESM), NCERT, New Delhi. Before joining NCERT, he was Assistant Professor at DEI (Deemed to be University), Agra, and taught UG, PG and doctoral scholars. He has mentored scholars in neurosciences, cognitive science, and biomedical science. Dr. Arun had earned his Ph.D. (Biochemistry) at ICMR-NIRRCH & University of Mumbai; M.Sc. (Biotechnology) at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and a PGDEA (MBA in Educational Administration) from Symbiosis, Pune. After the doctoral degree, he has served as a Postdoctoral Associate (Scientist) at three institutions i.e., Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) of Weill Cornell Medical College (Cornell University), Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University in Denmark, & at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. Dr. Arun has delivered two TEDx talks (cognitive science topics) and is a resource person to the UGC- HRDC center of JNU, New Delhi. He enjoys a keen interest in science communication by the means of being a science expert panelist & resource person at various Hindi & English National TV news channels, Prasar Bharti/ All India Radio, & FM radios. He is a prolific author and contributes to science magazines and the national importance of newspapers. He is a quick learner and pays more interest in emotional quotient and passion quotient in his multidisciplinary career. He loves three things in his professional career i.e., learning, relearning, and unlearning and keeps striving for each day to be better, than previous.


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.

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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