‘Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail’- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Breaking the conformity after being the last year’s All-India JEE (Advanced) topper and joining B.Tech course in IIT-Bombay, Udaipur’s Chitraang Murdia decided to quit his computer science course to pursue physics abroad.
Murdia’s passion lies in Physics who got admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with scholarship and two other top institutes. He wants to do research, probably in quantum theory, said Chitraang to a newspaper.
Presently, Murdia is doing a physics project in electron-electron interaction with Vijay Singh, ex-professor, Homi Bhabha Center of Science Education, TIFR under the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS). NIUS and other such programs help more students to pick up projects at the undergraduate level.
“At a time students good in physics and math are following the herd to seek admission to courses such as computer science and electrical engineering, Murdia is a rare example of a student pursuing his interest in pure sciences,” said Vijay Singh.