Hello, I am a final year Bachelor of Technology student in Electronics & Communication Engineering from India. I am planning to switch to physics as my further study and career objective. I first plan to obtain a master's here in India, and then opt for a PhD abroad, as of course I do not have a strong background in many areas of physics. My interest lies in particle physics and cosmology. My question is to those who are doing/done with their doctoral degrees, or are pursuing graduate study in physics. Right now, I should concentrate on picking up fundamental courses. But while applying, I will be asked for my research experience with the field as well. At this point, I am not aware if I will be able to pursue my specific interest in particle physics during my master's study over here, in terms of theses, papers or projects, due to any number of reasons. So, the question is: if for example, I do not actually get to do much in particle, and instead have a research profile in, say computational physics/quantum computation (very likely due to my electrical engg. background), would I be able to convince a grad school that I can work in particle physics? I dont think subjects would be a problem, as most institutes here offer all the that you require to build a base in any field of physics. Thanks, Tanuj.