BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) is a Three-year undergraduate degree course. BCA curriculum includes computer languages such as C, C++, JAVA, PHP, DOT NET, Operating Systems, Database Management, Networking, HTML, Software Engineering and other subjects. Career scope after BCA includes government and private sector jobs in IT industry as well as opportunities to start own IT services firm.
After BCA: Jobs and Higher Education
BCA students can opt for MCA or M.Sc.IT. MBA can be useful for students wishing to acquire managerial skills. A combination of BCA+MBA can get good jobs in managerial positions in IT, banking, retail, finance, operations, project management and other sectors.
Students can also get jobs in the industry and pursue higher degrees e.g. MCA along with job. This will fast track your career as a MCA or M.Sc.IT candidate with 2+ years experience in IT industry with understanding of corporate world.
What is eligibility for BCA?
Student with 48% (aggregate in Class XII) by any stream from a recognized board can apply for BCA. Background in English and Math can be an advantage but it is not compulsory.
BCA vs B.Tech.
Many students consider choosing between BCA and B.Tech. Here is a look at the comparison between the courses.
BCA is of 3 years duration while B.Tech takes 4 years to complete. BCA with Yearly pattern gives you enough free time during the course for getting Certifications and Trainings beyond academics. These extra qualifications are very valuable in your job search and career progression.
Due to flexibility and availability of time, BCA students can do part-time jobs while studying. This is very difficult while doing B.Tech. Hence BCA graduates get valuable work experience and practical skills even before they have completed the degree.
Fee of BCA is generally lower than that of B.Tech. which makes BCA more cost-effective.
BCA at Poddar International College
Poddar International College offers BCA course, affiliated to University of Rajasthan. The College has the prestigious NAAC accreditation. BCA is three year course with an idea to offer students with:
Objective of the programme is to equip students with basic concepts of computer science, programming languages, databases, and web development. After successful completion of this programme students can design, develop and implement computer applications.
This article is written by
Dr. Ruchir Saxena
Mr. Sudesh Sharma