UG institution: NIT TRICHY, India Well known for engineering(top 15 in india).
Major: Chemical Engineering
GRE Q:163 V:148 W:3.0
Physics GRE: 920
My LOR's are also from rather unknown people.
I have no research experience except my Undergrad Thesis.
My application for a good graduate university is rather weak . So I was wondering would it be better to apply for masters programs instead of phd. But since most masters are not funded it would be an option that is not financially viable for me. I am mainly interested in HEP theory.
Any suggestions ??