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What to do to become a scientist?

I want to become a scientist in chemistry. i like chemistry a lot. How should i proceed my career then. i have completed my 10+2 board exams. Now I am going to do btech mechanical or EEE under my parents interest and little mine. Can you please guide how should I proceed my career now???


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    Jun 18 2013: Hello to the soon-to-be scientist :)

    Science programs are different from country to country as far as I know, I guess you have or may be finishing your high-school? Pardon me if I were wrong.

    Mathematics is tool of science and so for chemistry, please do calculus and statistics when you are able to take the course. Talk to your advisors, they should be able to suggest you when you should take them; For my country we do it on our first and second year of undergrad, respectively.

    Now it depends on what do you want to do next? What is your future career or what do you want to research during postgrad degree. Taking some specific disciplines would make your life easier for further studies, although it's not a strict rule.

    Science is interesting, yet sometime it can be tough. Please keep up to date, there are plenty of science publications and encyclopaedia free to read online. Also, practice and patient make perfect. If you love it, go for it! Good luck :)

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