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To become physicist which branch i should take ?

  1. Apr 7, 2013 #1
    First of all i am an eleventh class student who has just passed his tenth standard . I dont know much about engineering branches . I always admire the work of stephen hawkins and michio kaku . Please tell me the way to get my dream career as a theoretical physicist.
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  3. Apr 8, 2013 #2


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    You should probably major in physics when you go to university.
  4. Apr 8, 2013 #3
    What is doing major?Please explain me about it . Also suggest some good institutions for it in India.
  5. Apr 8, 2013 #4
    Hi akshay! Welcome to PF
    You need to study hard and do a integrated BS-MS program in physics offered by IIT's in India. You need to prepare for IIT-JEE exam and get a good score. To become a physicist, you would need a PhD in Physics.
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #5
    Is their any other institute other than iit. As get admission in iit in this competition is difficult. Also do you know about some institute in India where i could get a good job and at what salary as my parents prefer branch which get you money and fame.
  7. Apr 8, 2013 #6
    The best Research Oriented University in India is IISc Bangalore, admission through KVPY & JEE. Other is cmi but the admission test of cmi is full of Mathematics.
  8. Apr 8, 2013 #7
    If "full of mathematics" is a "but" in admission tests you should reconsider wanting to become a physicist, anyways. If money, fame, healthy lifestyle and sexual attractiveness to women is what you are looking for, theoretical physics is the way to go. Well, not really. But at least you have a chance to become a role model for nerdy students.
  9. Apr 8, 2013 #8
    I think you should take this one step at a time. There are good places to do physics like IISc,Bangalore. Getting admission into them is also really difficult. I didn't know about all these institutes when I was in High school. You should definitely consider IIT as your first option.
    Oh! regarding parents and salary, lot of Indians don't know about professional research.If you say I want to be a physicist, they would reply something like "So you wanna become a Einstein,huh?".
  10. Apr 8, 2013 #9
    I wonder if Indian parents would actually say "Bose" instead of "Einstein".
  11. Apr 8, 2013 #10
    Unfortunately, Bose is not a house hold name here.But it should be Bose, he is a great physicist.:approve:
  12. Apr 8, 2013 #11
    C V Raman is quite famous Physicist in India for giving Example as a person in Physics.

    Anyway thread in going in other way.
  13. Apr 8, 2013 #12
    Just Join Undergraduate in Physics with Mathematics from IISc, cmi, St. Stphens Delhi. or some Reputed University and Try some Experimental Workshops & Internships from TIFR, BARC, CSIR etc.
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