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    Learning electical engineering combined with physics

    EE is close enough to physics anyway that you can shift in the future (it offers sufficient mathematical background). I would advise you to just go for the EE degree if you are on the fence between an industry job and a research career.
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    What to do after my B.E?

    If you are interested in aerospace engineering you can, in fact, continue working/studying on this field after your B.E. in Electronics.
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    To conclude this thread, I would like to state that I have gotten admission into a Materials Science Ph.D. program. I thank you all for your guidance and support. :)
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    Thank you all. I asked because I actually had electronic engineering as my undergrad and currently doing my master's in energy science and engineering with specific focus on photovoltaics and electrochemical energy conversion and storage. I have studied E&M and what I studied slightly but not...
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    For my curiosity, I'd like to know: Is EE a close enough equivalent? Especially w.r.t solid-state electronics and electromagnetics?
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    sagarbhathwar, my sincere advise to you is this: In India, go for EE/ECE. Then do a master's in modelling and simulation or computational science/techniques (they allow engineers to join in). After that you will have the necessary background to go for a PhD in computational physics...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    ^Computer Science from India is NOT a good background for computational physics. Computational physics is NOT quantum mechanics. Please be clear about these things. Computational physics assumes and requires basic training in physics or applied mathematics - a minor in CS would help. In the end...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    I can understand your frustration but I want to tell you to take things easy. I started off with electronic engineering because that was what I was interested in as a kid. An interest in electronic devices tapered me off slowly into semiconductor physics, which later developed into a more...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    Likely, but perhaps job prospects are (much) better for engineering in India, so that is where students go. While your statement may be true, I would advise against using such language. People have reasons for their preferences. You seem to have just entered engineering, so why are you already...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    All of these are applicable also to engineering institutes in India AFAIK. The only difference is workshops and events etc. Actually, science colleges are about as well equipped as most engineering colleges - but it is a stretch aspiring to do good research as an undergraduate when you are...
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    Is there a negative stigma with applied physics

    ^I know several engineering grads who want to get into geophysics and astrophysics, but the thing is that when someone thinks of "cool" physics they are probably referring to the hard core BCS superconductivity or string theory or quantum gravity or astrophysics. Applied Physics in my country is...
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    QM - complement for Griffiths

    I actually used Molecular Quantum Mechanics by Atkins as the backup. I liked it so much that soon Griffiths became the backup. :D I'd recommend you to go through McQuarrie's or Atkins' books even though they aren't for proper physics grads.
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    I am sorry to bump this thread, but I would like some further advice. I have so far worked on a small project on thermochemical water splitting. It was mostly thermodynamic calculations and I didn't really have an issue doing it. Now, the lab wants me to also work on a lithium ion battery...
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    Should I be a Mechanical Engineer or a Chemical Engineer?

    Generally speaking, a MechE and ChemE can do each other's jobs if they are willing to adapt and continue to study "on the job". The major tradeoff between these two disciplines is the emphasis on chemistry for ChemE instead of machine design and IC engines for MechE (in general). However...
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    Should I be a Mechanical Engineer or a Chemical Engineer?

    I used to think that as an electronic engineer. Then I saw the engineering physics major. My pride was broken forever. :P
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