How to become a Physicist after Engineering?

You often see questions like "How to study Theoretical Physics after engineering?"  "How to do masters in physics after mechanical engineering?"  "Can I study Physics after engineering?"  "How do I do PhD in Physics after Engineering?" To all those questions, the answer is, "Yes!! you can study Physics after engineering in India""and there are plenty of ways too!!"

Hello fellow Physics enthusiasts!!!                    Hey fellow Engineer!!!  If you're an engineering student or graduate and are aspiring to have a career in Physics after engineering, you're in the right place. At this point in your career, you must be wondering if there are any ways to do that.. We completely understand your dilemma cause we all have been through the exact same situation before we took the leap of faith with the little information we had at that moment. All for the love of physics😇. Don't worry, it won't be same for you, You'…

Are Engineers eligible for MSc Physics in IITs through JAM?

Firstly I'd like to state with full clarity that there is no clarity about this Eligibility criteria and even after reading this entire post you'll probably be left with no definite answer but hopefully a little less confused. It is Because of this uncertainty I suppose, almost every new member in our whatspp group starts with the question like
I'm from XYZ branch of engineering, am I eligible for admission in IITs through JAM?

I have checked the Eligibility criteria of IITs, they are asking for 4 sems of Physics in bachelor's. What does it mean?
So, to address all those queries once and for all, I am putting up all the information we have about it.

What's the Eligibility criteria of IITs?Who decides if a subject in my course work is a Physics one or not? Who takes the final decision?What subjects can be expected to be considered as Physics?Will mailing the IIT help?
Eligibility criteria

As In the JAM broucher (of 2019) it's mentioned that for admission in …

Pursue Bachelor's in Physics after 12th class/Intermediate/HSC

Almost all of the blog readers are Engineering grads or students who are looking to turn to physicists and most of them repent choosing engineering for their undergrad. Be it because of financial reasons, family, peer pressure, engineering fad or just us being naive or uninformed for whatever reason - we did that- And because of which, our options of studying physics have been narrowed down drastically. So I thought it'd be a good thing if we let those currently studying or completed 12th class recently know of all the options available to study physics from undergrad itself. Based on the information I've gathered from friends and internet I have put up the names of some of the good institutes that (We felt)are worth spending 3 years in, to study Physics. Types of courses: Firstly these are the types of courses that are present: Bachelors of sciencesHonours in physicsMajor in physicsGeneral B.ScThe first two are consider equal but Honours degree has a slight edge because more fo…

MS/MSc (Master's) in physics after engineering: India or Abroad?

After a degree in engineering, if you are interested in switching to physics, you often face the dilemma of whether to look for a master's degree in physics and whether you should do it in India or abroad. In this article, I would try to mention a few advantages and disadvantages of going for these the options.

Going for a terminal Master's Degree (MS/MSc) I did mechanical engineering in my undergrad and shifted to physics by first getting a master's degree in physics, MSc physics from IIT Bombay. So unsurprisingly, I would vouch for this option. 
The key advantage this option offers is that you can basically try out physics for two years. It allows you to study advanced level physics and get a feel for whether you truly like the subject or you are just fascinated by popular science stuff shown on television shows. Believe me, real physics research vastly differs from what you see in Discovery or Nat Geo shows (and it has more than astrophysics). And if you don'…

All about the CSIR NET physics exam: Preparation and Advantages

After an M.Sc in physics, one needs to look for various opportunities to get into a PhD program in physics to kick start his/her career in physics. In that pursuit, one often overlooked but important and extremely useful path is the CSIR NET exam in physics. This National Eligibility Test (NET) is administered by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under the govt. of India. Clearing this exam can open more avenues than you think if you intend to do a PhD in India, or if you want to gain some research experience in India by being a project student. It is extremely vital for engineers going into physics who are looking for positions and need monetary support with recognition from the government.

What are the opportunities offered by this exam?  Teaching career: First of all, clearing the NET exam makes you eligible for teaching in a lot of universities all over India. Those students who do not want to go for PhD and instead want a university/college l…

Physics GRE Preparation for Engineers

For admission to Ph.D. programs in physics in countries like USA, Canada, Australia and Japan, one mandatory requirement is the Physics GRE exam. Performance on the exam is fairly important in the admission process, especially when the applicant is from an engineering (non-physics) background. I took the exam as an engineering student and was able to score 990/990 on the exam. In this post, I will write all about the exam, its contents, cost and preparation strategies.

About the Exam The physics GRE is a standardized test offered by ETS which tests standard undergraduate level physics. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) where only one answer is correct out of all the choices. The duration for the same is 170 minutes. In India, the test is only paper-based where the answers are to be marked on an OMR sheet. Each correct answer fetches one point and finally, the total number of correct answers gives the net raw score. This raw score is then converted to…

Guide to an Engineering Student's Preparation for IIT JAM for MSc Physics

For engineering students who are looking to do an MSc in physics in India, the IIT JAM (Joint Admission for MSc) exam is the main route to gain admission into IITs and several other institutes for an MSc admission in physics.

I was also a mechanical engineering undergrad at Delhi Technological University and gave my JAM exam in my final year. I was able to secure AIR 3 and got admission into the MSc physics program at IIT Bombay. So this is a post on how to crack the IIT JAM after engineering or during B.Tech. I would discuss how I prepared and what are some good strategies to prepare for the JAM exam for engineers.

Eligibility CriteriaAre Engineers eligible for MSc Physics in IITs through JAM?
Do see this post dedicated to the Eligibility criteria for admission of Engineers through JAM.

Let's first discuss the major issue that most engineering students face, that is, the eligibility criteria. The IIT JAM website says that for MSc physics admission, a student needs two semesters o…

My Journey into Physics After Engineering - Vaibhav Sharma

Can I switch from physics to engineering?
Is it possible to do a PhD in physics after B. Tech in engineering?
Can I pursue physics after *put any branch* engineering?
These are some of the questions I used to ask 3 years ago. Back then, I couldn’t find a clear answer. But if you are asking a similar question today,I have found an answer and it is a resounding YES!!! Yes, you can do physics after engineering, in fact, you can do a Ph.D. in physics after any branch of engineering. There, I said it, and for some of you, this assurance is probably enough to begin the pursuit. But there is another set of people. These are the ones like me who were from an unsupportive engineering college, a college with an age-old rigid academic system which gives you no freedom of taking courses beyond your engineering branch, no real electives, a physics department that is pretty much dormant, and no real reputation for research anywhere. And it is precisely for these students that I want to share my experi…