Future prospects in "Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences" I hail from India, and thus have given IIT-JEE. Based on its ranking, I might get enrolled for the 4 Year course "Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science" in one of the institutes. Now what I want to know what will be the career prospects strictly related to the branch. From the institute's own site, I found out that their main focus in the course is studying and developing metallurgical processes, materials like ceramics, polymers, alloys, biomaterials and composite materials. Also, It is my dream to research in the field of carbon nanotechnology. Mostly because I was quite fascinated with it when I first read about it when I was still I also read (on wikipedia) that materials science deal in carbon nanotechnology (or materials derived from it). Still, I'm not sure whether the scenario is same at college (probably not). So, my question boils down to two questions: 1. What are the career prospects (R&D inclusive) in carbon nanotechnology, should I also try to do PG in Carbon NanoTech. 2. If not NanoTech, there are other materials to be researched upon and then there's metallurgy. What can be the prospects in them? I really have quite less idea about the prospects and hence the question. The time remaining at hand before counselling is also not too much (only 2 days to go). Any information will be very useful for me so as to clear my doubts as to choose between by dream (Carbon NanoTech) or conventional job yielding branch.