I am currently studying for an entrance exam to get into a masters program in either IITs (Indian institute of Technology) or NITs (National Institute of Technology) and by the looks of it, it's seeming more and more likely that I would get an NIT.
The reputation of IITs are slighly better than NITs in India. The IITs are the creme de la creme of Indian universities but NITs are for people who don't get IITs. This would not have been the end of the world had it not been for the fact that I don't want to do a PhD in India (having heard terrible reviews for it from the ones who have done it). I want to move out of here for good when I finish my Masters, so I was wondering if the reputation of the institute was a deal breaker when it came to applying for PhD's (in Europe particularly) or would a good GRE Physics, research proposal help me while applying for a University?
Any suggestion would be helpful. I am willing to do internships (6 months to 1 year) abroad. How common/uncommon are fully paid internships abroad?
Also, my grades in Bachelor's are pretty nominal. And I have a 3 year drop for the 3 year program (1 year Covid + 2 years of Drop). Will this be a deal breaker in PhD admissions or do they look rather at the Marks in masters?
PS: 1 year of drop was to help my family out because we were running short of money after the pandemic. The another year, this one, was to study Physics