Guidance as a nuclear physicist after B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

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Can anyone please provide me information about the career as a nuclear physicists after B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. is it a viable option?
 

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Can anyone please provide me information about the career as a nuclear physicists after B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. is it a viable option?
Clarification: Are you asking whether you can go DIRECTLY into a career as a "nuclear physicist" (do you even know what that is?) with that degree and without seeking further education?

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I was interested in doing masters degree in that arena. Or even PhD if possible
 
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I was interested in doing masters degree in that arena. Or even PhD if possible
Next question: Where do you intend to pursue this "masters" and "PhD" degree?

Next, next question: What kind of a physics background did you get with your undergraduate degree?

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If possible in IISE BANGALORE, OR IIT KANPUR, OR SAHA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS. I did B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Is it even possible to switch to physics stream.
 
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If possible in IISE BANGALORE, OR IIT KANPUR, OR SAHA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS. I did B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Is it even possible to switch to physics stream.
Anything is possible, it's just some things are more probable than others. Have you talked to any of the faculty at your school?
 
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Yes, I talked with my HOD. He said it is good to prefer conventional field like Thermal or design etc. But I am more inclined towards the high energy physics. See, I don't want to enter a field where my present studies will not be sufficient for studies in that area. And be a failure after joining. So I need to be sure before joining.
 
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Yes, I talked with my HOD. He said it is good to prefer conventional field like Thermal or design etc. But I am more inclined towards the high energy physics. See, I don't want to enter a field where my present studies will not be sufficient for studies in that area. And be a failure after joining. So I need to be sure before joining.
Wait... do you want to do nuclear physics, or do you want to do high energy physics? Read the title of your thread again.

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Wait... do you want to do nuclear physics, or do you want to do high energy physics? Read the title of your thread again.

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I, may be wrong but I think these things are nearly same.
Nuclear physics deals with nucleus and it's constituents and
HEP deals with sub atomic particles like bosoms, quarks, etc
HEP deals with a scale smaller than nuclear physics.
But if they are different then I will go with HEP
 
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I, may be wrong but I think these things are nearly same.
Nuclear physics deals with nucleus and it's constituents and
HEP deals with sub atomic particles like bosoms, quarks, etc
HEP deals with a scale smaller than nuclear physics.
But if they are different then I will go with HEP
They are definitely different. A generally good idea is to know what a field is, before you even consider doing a PhD in it.
 
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Anything is possible, it's just some things are more probable than others. Have you talked to any of the faculty at your school?
To round out the topic, you cannot directly go from a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering to enter into either a nuclear physics or particle physics PhD. You do not have the proper training. You could acquire it, but it would it take a year or two of diligent study.
 
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To round out the topic, you cannot directly go from a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering to enter into either a nuclear physics or particle physics PhD. You do not have the proper training. You could acquire it, but it would it take a year or two of diligent study.
Thank you sir
 
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