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Which engineering branch is good for research works in future?

  1. Jun 24, 2012 #1
    I am from India..
    I want a branch which has significant room for research works in future after B tech Mtec and so on..
    Right now my preference is Electrical and electronics,Electronics &Ccommunication,Electrical Engineering, Computer Science.(need further suggestions from u).... Is it good or i have to modify it??
    reply fast, i have only one day to fix my choices>>
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  3. Jun 24, 2012 #2
    Wow - you and i are exactly in the same situation. I also want to deviate from the standard job and do a job in research. I am thinking of taking computer science. i think it might have good research opportunities but not sure - wait for experts to help you
  4. Jun 24, 2012 #3
    Ok jd12345!!
    why you think that CSE will do as you are wishing(favourable for research in future)..
    However most of the students put it in top of their preference order because of money, since it gets the best placement in every NIT, IIT etc...
  5. Jun 24, 2012 #4
    I dont know! As I said i am no expert. Maybe I have wrong ideas about what computer science involves. I am not sure
  6. Jun 24, 2012 #5


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    Hey vkash and welcome to the forums.

    All areas you mentioned have a lot of active problems, and it might help if you got a feel for the problems by checking any associated research publications in that respective field.

    For computer science, one major area relates to data mining and associated algorithms.

    The algorithms for data mining are a hot topic of research and the reasoning is that nowadays there is a tonne of data, but not enough expertise to analyze and make sense of it.

    Because of the many kinds of data in terms of structure and type, and because of the varied applications and domains for the data, if you couple this with the complexity and difficulty of finding patterns in the data, then you begin to see the kinds of problems and opportunities this presents for researchers.

    Data is becoming a new kind of currency where having the right data to get the right information is something that helps the end means of the investigator whether they are a fortune 500 company, scientific inquirer (like a university), government department, insurance company or bank, or otherwise.

    Because of the diversity and the complexity of not only extracting good information to use, but to also take into account the subtleties of the specific domains, data mining presents lots of challenges and thus opportunities.
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