I am an engineering student. I want to get into microscopy research and bio-science. So I want to buy a fair enough compound microscope. I searched for them and there are so many variants from different manufacturers. So, I couldn't select one.
My budget is $1000. I know that sounds way too overkill for entry level, but just say that this is total amount I have to spend for a good microscope. I am currently in India and associated price for variants of major manufacturer is not mentioned here so if anyone can mention price(as in India), would be appreciated.
Which manufacturer and which variant should you recommend specifically?