BCA is a three year undergraduate degree course generally for students who wish to delve into the world of Computer languages. The course is one of the most popular options to get started with a career in Information Technology.A degree in BCA is at par with a B.Tech/B.E degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. For a BCA aspirant, this degree would help in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications.To pursue a BCA programme, one need to not have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects in Class 12th class. Infact, an Arts or Commerce student can join the course as well.
Basic eligibility requirements for a BCA course:
- Aspirant should have passed 10+2 from any stream with English as passing subject with minimum 45%-55% marks in aggregate ( The pass percentage might vary from college to college)
- A student with an Arts or commerce background too can apply.
Duration 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) is one of the popular courses among the students who want to make their career in the IT (Information Technology) field. The duration of the course is 3 years and divided into 6 semesters. It comprises of the subjects like database, networking, data structure, core programming languages like ‘C’ and ‘java’. This course provides a lot of opportunities to the students who are interested in computer field and wants to work in the IT sector as programmer or software developer.
Career Prospects after BCA:
The IT industry is growingly rapidly and with this the demand for BCA graduates too is increasing every passing day. After obtaining a BCA degree, students can find lucrative job opportunities in leading IT companies like Oracle, IBM, Infosys and Wipro. Some of the roles that one can bag after completing a BCA programme is that of a System engineer, software tester, junior programmer, web developer, system administrator, software developer etc.
BCA graduates are not only recruited by private sector but also by public sector organizations. Government organizations like the Indian Air Force(IAF), Indian Army, and India Navy hire a large bunch of computer professionals for their IT department.