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NCERT Clarifies: Periodic Table and Evolution Remain in School Curriculum

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New Delhi June 3 :The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) took to Twitter to address rumors surrounding the removal of chapters on the periodic table and evolution from the school curriculum.

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Contary to the allegations, NCERT confirmed that these chapters have not been dropped and are still an integral part of the syllabus.

The chapter on the periodic table can be found in Unit 3, titled “Classification of Elements and periodicity in properties,” in the Class 11th textbook. Spanning from page 74 to 99, it offers comprehensive and detailed information about the periodic table, its elements, and their properties.

Similarly, the NCERT clarified that the subject of evolution is covered extensively in the Class 12th textbook. Chapter 6, titled “Evolution,” delves into the concept of evolution and provides a thorough understanding of Charles Darwin’s theory. This chapter spans pages 110 to 126, offering students an in-depth exploration of the topic.

The NCERT’s Twitter statement aimed to counter the misinformation and false claims circulating about the removal of these important subjects. Scientists and experts voiced strong objections when initial reports suggested their removal, underscoring the significance of teaching these topics to students.

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The NCERT further explained that recent revisions to the curriculum were part of an effort to streamline and rationalize textbook content, taking into account the mental well-being of students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The adjustments made to the periodic table and evolution chapters were intended to ensure age-appropriate learning experiences for Class 11 and 12 students.

With this clarification, the NCERT emphasizes its commitment to maintaining the teaching of fundamental scientific concepts and ensuring students receive a comprehensive education despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Students and educators are advised to refer to official curriculum documents for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the content covered in their specific courses and textbooks.

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