All, My brother is a final year student at one of the top engineering colleges in India (IIT). He is pursuing mechanical engineering with a minor in physics. He is interested in doing a PhD in theoretical physics. This year his admission was declined by most major universities, so we are apprehensive about his future career options. Please advice if he should wait another year to apply again, if yes what's the best way to further improve his profile and his chances of admission next year. Or should he just take a corporate job?