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Date: 25 Dec 2015   Posted By: ankit shakya     Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   

Sir, I am a 12th passed student and confused to choose between B.Sc. or B.Tech. for higher education. I am very much interested in cosmology and want to do higher study in the same course but my economic condition is not good.
Sir please suggest me weather I choose B.Sc. or B.Tech.?

Confused between B.Sc. or B.Tech. after Class 12? Know which is a better option for you.

Author: Ajesh Kumar    26 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You are interested in Cosmology. BTech has nothing to offer for you for your interest. Have a career map. Do BSc Physics with genuine interest.
Work to clear the GATE exam with good marks and aim to get admission for PG in IISc.
Alternately, attend JEE. Put all your energy and try to get admission for BTech Engineering Physics at IIT Madras. Although the course is Engineering Physics, you can stick to Cosmology for your studies in electives and projects. After BTech or during BTech you get chance to go to leading universities abroad with Fellowship. So, no matter how poor you are, you have a chance to excel in your dream career.


Author: Venkiteswaran.    26 Dec 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

There are two core aspects in your question.
1. Your taste and interest.
2. Your economic situation.

I take the second one first. The financial situation may affect any of courses you ultimately select. May be the extent may be to some extent different. For that, once you decide your course and institution(or get admission after paying the immediate needed amount from some sources) you can approach a bank for an education loan. There are also many charitable institutions, government departments and NGOs or corporates who give financial support to eligible students. So that part need not hinder you much now.

You should be sure why and what of your interest in Cosmology. It should not be just a fancy or infatuation. If you have the strong basic support reason and you are ready and sure to put I the necessary efforts for the successful completion of the course you selected, then go ahead and apply for and take that course.
However before taking a unilateral decision, have a free and frank sincere discussion with your parents and well wishers on this matter and support.

As the previous answer is relevant, I suggest you to take note of that and am not dwelling on that again.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    26 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Since you are interested in Cosmology, you must have strong inclination in the field of Physics and Mathematics. So a simple B.Sc degree covering these two subjects would be sufficient to meet for demand in Astro Physics since Cosmology is included in Astro Physics.
In fact, Cosmology deals with the relative movement of the Planets in Cosmos and to deal with this subject, one must have analytical abity and sound perception of Physics.
After completion of your B.Sc degree, You may apply in one of the Institutes for further admission in this field. The institutes are as follows-
1) Indian Institute of Astro Physics- Bengaluru.
2) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Pune
3) Raman Research Institute - Bengaluru
4)Indian Institute of Science - Bengaluru.
You will have to appear in a competitive test for the admission. So, you must remain in touch with these leading Institutes for admission.
With regard to your query for your financial constraints, there are certain scholarships being awarded to the poor candidates by the Government and you may avail of it. Leading Banks also offer loans to persue your course and hence, financial constraints would not come in the way of your studies.

Author: Sadanandam N    27 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

I think there is no UG Degree level course in Cosmology. In engineering side, candidates having B.Tech(Aerospace Engineering) degree can get entry level job in ISRO or Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in future. Since your economic condition is poor, you can try to join B.Sc(Physics or Astronomy or Astrophysics) in any reputed Arts and Science college. After completing UG Degree, you can go for higher studies or PG level research programmes in Indian Institute of Astrophysics or Indian Institute of Science or Raman Research Institute for acquiring specialized knowledge in Cosmology. Thorough knowledge in Mathematics and Mechanics is essential in order to succeed in careers related to Astronomy or Cosmology.

Another best option at present is to appear in The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST 2016) for getting admission to 5 year Integrated M.Sc Programme in basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry,Mathematics and Physics at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. The test is going to be conducted on May 28, 2016. The main attraction of this course is that you will be eligible for INSPIRE scholarship (instituted by Dept of Science and Technology) of Rs. 60,000 /- per year and additional Rs. 20,000/- per year for summer/winter Internship. After completing this course, you can join research oriented programs in the Institutes mentioned in the previous paragraph to become expert in Cosmology.

Author: Kailash Kumar    27 Dec 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

The author has stated that he is a 12th pass student. However it is not made clear as to in which year he has passed 12th standard. Presuming that he has passed in the year 2015, and still not being able to decide about the course to be taken, indicates that his academic profile is not outstanding. Under such circumstances, he has to seriously introspect as to what exactly is his aim. The poor economic condition can very well be compensated by excelling in studies and achieving top ranks in all examinations. In my opinion in case the author has not achieved outstanding marks in 12th standard particularly in physics and mathematics subjects, he may think about subjects other than cosmology. Either of the B.Sc. and B.Tech. can be pursued, but only extra hard work and outstanding results will lead to a successful career. Even scholarships and financial aids are available only to students with excellent academic records.

Author: [Anonymous]    30 Dec 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

Mr. Kailash is not thinking well. He is saying that i have not good academic achievement, i scored 87.6 percent in 12th with 95 in physics and 89 in maths in 2015. I also got selected in a deemed university at Agra, but there the study was not according to my requirement so i left the same.

Author: buena    07 Jan 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

There is no direct Bachelors degree in Cosmology. The best alternative is to do a Undergraduate degree in Physics or Engineering.
After UG there are ample number of Master Level courses in India that cover Cosmology.
Considering your economic condition, you can give any entrance tests like, IIT JEE(Main), IIt JEE(Advanced), KVPY or AIPMT to get merit admission in highly reputed institutions like IISC, IIT's etc, without spending much fees like in other private colleges.

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