I don’t know exactly how to put across the dilemma I am in…so I would rather describe it as well as I can so that one can understand my situation and give me a very valuable guidance. I am almost 22 years of age and am currently working as a Digital Design engineer in a US based Networking Company’s R&D centre in India. I did my BTech (Bachelors degree) in Electronics & Communication Engineering from a decently reputed college in India. But my grades are not so good (7.1 out of 10). So I wont be getting good reccomendations nor have I done any significant projects during the period. But I have good academic background in schools. From childhood I liked Physics and my dream , aim and purpose of life as I believe is to do something in that field. To get into pure physics, as I understand I need to do have a Phd or MSc in physics. But to do Phd properly I have learnt that one need to have proper undergraduate level knowledge of Physics which I don’t have. What I have studied is Resnick & Halliday before my undergraduate course and basic calculus .My knowledge thus is very limited. So in my present condition these are the concerns I’m having 1) Will I be able to get into any good university 2) By chance if I got into, will I be able to complete all those undergraduate level courses in 1 or 2 years ,then give the examination (as required for the PhD programs) competing with the students already well versed in all these. 3) how much effective will my PhD be, if I go there with minimal basics ? 4) what are my chances of getting full financial aid of any kind without which its kind of impossible to study outside my country? 5) are there any other programs suited for candidates like me who are changing their fields? 6) Are there any options outside US like in Singapore or Canada? Currently what I am thinking is that ,I shall get a Phd in physics and if I am able to find a decent job or any income source within that field I shall remain in that. If could not find that I will keep working in electronics industry with my current Btech background and pursue physics during freetimes. But for both of the above cases one need some sort academic training. Please give me some guidance as I have reached a stage where I have to decide soon.