An unprecedented growth of human knowledge in the field of Biological Sciences coupled with equally
significant developments in the field of technology have brought significant changes into existing social and
economic systems. The emerging field of Biotechnology is likely to further enhance the applications of
Science and Technology in the service of human welfare. Modern Biotechnology processes encompass a wide
range of new products such as antibiotics, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and many more. Furthermore,
developments in recombinant DNA technology have yielded numerous new useful products in the fields of
healthcare and agriculture. The present syllabus takes care of all these aspects. Due emphasis has been laid
on familiarizing the learners with the fundamental concepts, basic techniques and their applications. It is
expected that the knowledge gained through the study of different topics and the skills acquired through the
prescribed practical work will make the learners competent to meet the challenges of academic as well as
professional courses after studying the subject at senior secondary stage.
The broad objectives of teaching Biotechnology at senior secondary level are:
To help the learners know and understand basic facts and concepts of the subject at elementary stage.
To expose the students to different basic processes and basic techniques used in Biotechnology.
To familiarize the learners to understand the relationship of the subject to health, nutrition,
environment, agriculture, industry, etc.
To develop conceptual competence in the learners so as to cope up with professional courses in future
To acquaint students with different applications of biotechnology in everyday life.
To develop an interest in students to study biotechnology as a discipline
CLASS - XI (2017-18)
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||Biotechnology: An overview
||Molecules of Life
||Genctics and Molecular Biology
||Cells and Organisms