Aug 5, 2011

What is in a name?

Can Biotechnology course be offered under a science stream ? I feel that the term technology is relevant only when offered under an engineering stream (BE or BTech). Therefore, the term Biotechnology is a misnomer in an arts and science college when offered as a BSc or MSc course.
I always get this doubt.
How can a technology degree be offered under a science stream ? this is also similar to MSc information technology course. Why should such "technology- labeled" degrees be offered under Science streams when the same is offered in engineering discipline also ?
There is something in the name " technology" . The name of the zoology course is changed to "Animal Biotechnology ..." and botany course is changed to "Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology". There is more glamour for the name than the subject.

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