I am a Post-graduate Physics student in India studying at the University of Delhi and would like to know the career options and scope of Theoretical Physics. I would also appreciate any advice and tips.
Coming from my internet search, all career choices other than Engineering, medical and law are not good career options initially.
By the time you start your PhD, your friends are already earning money. They achieve stability by 24 while you have to wait till 28. But it is better in the long run (look at DU professors)
As far as India is concerned, theoretical physics isn’t exactly the largest field here. India has more focus on electronics, solid state and astrophysics.
If you are interested in theoretical physics, try abroad (read: Germany)
Thanks for your answer. So I guess I would try for abroad. But still I would like to know what could be some of the options for a theoretical physicist in India. Like what institutes would be good, and any other advice.