I want to be a theoretical physicist on astronomy and have just passed out of school. To achieve my dream, I should get a degree in a Physics course (like B.Sc. Physics Hon.), followed by a Masters and then apply for PhD. I have also read that some students got a PhD in physics after completing their B.Tech. Is that possible? But, as the job opportunities are more in engineering than for a B.Sc. graduate, my parents have told me that I should choose engineering for my graduation. I live in India and research opportunities are very limited here. I can also go ahead with a dual degree of B.Tech and M.Tech in engineering. Pls answer accordingly.