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telegraphindia.com 06 Sep, 2021 20:45 am

Darwin’s dead: Evolution out of CBSE biology syllabus

Darwin’s dead: Evolution out of CBSE biology syllabus
The Central Board of Secondary Education has given ‘evolution’, and other important topics, the miss in its ‘rationalized’ curriculum for 10th and 12th standards

Darwin’s dead The Central Board of Secondary Education has given ‘evolution’, and other important topics, the miss in its ‘rationalized’ curriculum for 10th and 12th standards Representational image.21, 01:52 AM The Central Board of Secondary Education has ‘rationalized’ the curriculum for the 10th and 12th standards, keeping in mind the loss of school hours for the last one and a half years due to the pandemic.It seems to have given ‘evolution’, along with other important topics, the miss in this curtailed syllabus for biology for both classes.Today, the world is fighting Covid-19 by producing vaccines and encouraging ‘herd immunity’.

How do we intend to explain ‘herd immunity’, ‘mutation’, vaccine testing on phylogenetically-related animals and vaccine production without them having the knowledge of phylogeny, genetic drift, natural selection, and so on?The CBSE has clarified its rationale, stating that the measure was meant to reduce the stress of examination.

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