what are the research oppurtunities in solid state? i most probably wud pursue my engg. phsycis at a place where the course is 50% physics and 50% solid state,semiconductivity...how good is the scope of research in these areas in the coming years? well http://www.physics.iitm.ac.in/courses_files/courses/btechcourses/2006revcourse.html is the course..there are no elective options given in that page but i knwo for fact that they have lots of electives on solid state and semicondcutivity in short the EP course there is 50% physics and 50% electronics!!!