# Biotechnology degree program scandal

Hi Savitri, I just chanced upon WikiEducator through your comment on Prof.Lakhotia's article. In fact, I was forwarding the Current Science article to my colleagues in Mumbai who are as anguished as you guys about the mushrooming undergraduate Biotechnology courses in the so called 'self-financing' sector which in essence is a total rip off!Further it cuts into the student strength of basic science courses. Students and parents are carried away by the hype and hoopla and the university authorities and those of UGC and the AICTE are willing collaborators in this criminal act.

Now coming to the idea of WikiEducator and the role you guys in Delhi play, look amazing! I doubt any one in Mumbai is part of this movement. [I have been suggesting to the Bombay University and College Teachers' Union that we should have Facultywise teachers' gathering to promote academic activities outside the University's forums like Academic Council or the Faculty.] Please help us organizing a network like what you have at Delhi. I am clearly a novice in the Wiki arena. M.C.Arunan Sophia College for Women,

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17:49, 9 June 2008

Dear Arunan,

I'm sorry I did not reply earlier. Yes, I am a wikieducator person who strongly believes in free and open content for education. I will be happy to interact and help in learning wiki skills for writing content. Maybe you could consder enrolling for Learn4content workshop held everymonth - check out the main wikieducator pageTemplate:Wikieducator.org.

Pl write to me at singh.savithri@gmail.com.

Savithri

11:55, 24 July 2008

Dear Arunan,

I'm sorry I did not reply earlier. Yes, I am a wikieducator person who strongly believes in free and open content for education. I will be happy to interact and help in learning wiki skills for writing content. Maybe you could consder enrolling for Learn4content workshop held everymonth - check out the main wikieducator pageTemplate:Wikieducator.org.

Pl write to me at singh.savithri@gmail.com.

Savithri

11:57, 24 July 2008