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    How to pursue Theoretical Physics after BTech?

    Interested in pursuing theoretical Physics? Wondering how to proceed? Find advice from experts here.

    I want to pursue a research career in Physics (main areas of interest are Time Travel and Teleportation). Can you guide me about how to become a Theoretical Physicist after BTech? Also can you advice about which Engg. Branch should I choose? I really love Physics and a career in teaching is not preferable.
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  • Go for Electronics specialization for post graduation. After completing your B.Tech you can go for M.Tech Electronic, which will have lot of theoretical Physics. After completing M.Tech you can do your doctorate in areas of your interest from any University under a good Professor.
    Alternatively some universities give admission for Ph.D to professional graduates. As already you have done your B.Tech enquire from your university and apply for Ph.d in Physics. You can do good work there also. I know Some Universities in Russia are also offering Ph.D admission after B.Tech.

    always confident

  • One can go for MSc - Physics after BTech. You have to find a suitable college / university near your place.

    What you can do is take Electronics or Mathematical Physics as your main subject. It will help you when you go for research in Physics. The particular interest you are showing can be met through the route of research only.

    If you can afford you can try some foreign universities also as research prospects are better there.

    There is one site which has a lot of information regarding such universities in abroad -

    You can search information there.

    In India other than IITs there are many reputed colleges and universities for Physics and some of which are-
    St. Stephen's College, Delhi
    Hindu College, Delhi
    Hans Raj College, Delhi
    Miranda House (for Women), Delhi
    Presidency University/ Presidency College, Kolkata
    St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
    Presidency College, Chennai
    Madras Christian College, Chennai
    Loyola College, Chennai
    Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
    St. Anns College for Women, Hyderabad
    Christ University/ Christ College, Bengaluru
    St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
    Fergusson College, Pune
    BITS Pilani, Pilani
    Delhi University, Delhi
    JNU, Delhi
    BHU, Varanasi
    University of Pune, Pune
    University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
    Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    University of Calcutta, Kolkata
    Panjab University, Punjab
    Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
    Gauhati University, Guwahati

    Knowledge is power.

  • These are the major ways in India for doing Msc or integrated Ph.D.(or direct Ph.D. in some cases) in physics after engineering.

    Opportunities abroad (Physics GRE, General GRE, IELTS and TOFEL etc)
    TIFR GS(Integrated Ph.D. paper)
    University entrance tests.
    MS by research programs
    TIFR Hyderabad
    Distance Programs[/list]
    The three exams JEST, GATE, and NET have syllabus of Msc+Bsc. All other mentioned above are conducted on Bsc level syllabus and are easier for us Engineers(B.Tech or B.E) with less physics background to crack.

    [b]JAM exam[/b]: This is conducted by IITs as an entrance test to Msc and integrated Ph.D. in IITs and IISC. Also, some IISERs take jam rankers to integrated Ph.D. This is the best of all options for slow learners. For those who can't spend a year preparing for entrance tests, this will be a boon. Even if you prepare perfectly only up to 12th class level physics, you can get a rank under 500 easily. So, even if you are preparing for JEST, I strongly recommend keeping this as a backup option at least.
    [b]To know in detail about the other exams read the full post in this blog exclusive for engineers trying to become physicists


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