Join BCA Programs

BCA is a three year undergraduate degree programme for candidates wishing to delve into the world of Computer languages. One of the most popular options to get started with a career in Information Technology, the course gives you an insight into the world of computers and its applications

Eligibility for BCA Course  

To pursue a BCA programme, one need not have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects in Class 12th. Infact, candidates who have pursued Arts or Commerce in class XII can also join the course.

Basic eligibility requirements for a BCA course:

  • Aspirants must have passed 10+2 from any stream with English as a subject with minimum 45% to 55% marks in aggregate (the pass percentage might vary from college to college)
  • While some colleges/universities admit aspirants on merit basis, the others admit students on the basis of personal interview and written examination.

NoteThe eligibility criteria might differ from college to college.

Read: Eight things to keep in mind while choosing a college for BCADownload Complete List of BCA Courses

BCA: Course Highlights

Tabulated data below represents some major highlights of the course.

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized university
Admission ProcessCounselling after qualification of entrance examination
Top recruiting organizationsIT & Software Companies
Top recruiting areasSoftware Development, Testing, Digital Markting, etc.
Average Course FeeRs 70,000 – 2 Lakh
Average Starting SalaryRs 2 Lakh – 8 Lakh

Required Skillset for BCA 

Strong programming knowledgeSound knowledge of Computers and IT
Ability to develop applications for practical aspectsAnalytical Thinking
Strong communication skillsCreativity
Team workStrong database concepts

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BCA Syllabus

The basic course curriculum of BCA, typically lays emphasis on database management systems, operating systems, software engineering, computer architecture, web technology and languages such as C, C++, HTML, Java etc.

Here’s an overview of the topics you would likely study in a BCA programme across 6 semesters:

Semester 1Semester 2
Hardware Lab (CIA Only)Case Tools Lab (CIA Only)
Creative EnglishCommunicative English
Foundational MathematicsBasic Discrete Mathematics
Statistics I For BCAOperating Systems
Digital Computer FundamentalsData Structures
Introduction To Programming Using CData Structures Lab
C Programming LabVisual Programming Lab
PC Software Lab 
Semester 3Semester 4
Interpersonal CommunicationProfessional English
Introductory AlgebraFinancial Management
Financial AccountingComputer Networks
Software EngineeringProgramming In Java
Database Management SystemsJava Programming Lab
Object Oriented Programming Using C++DBMS Project Lab
C++ LabWeb Technology Lab
Oracle LabLanguage Lab(CIA Only)
Domain Lab (Cia Only) 
Semester 5Semester 6
Unix ProgrammingDesign And Analysis Of Algorithms
OOAD Using UMLClient-Server Computing
User Interface DesignComputer Architecture
Graphics And AnimationCloud Computing
Python ProgrammingMultimedia Applications
Business IntelligenceIntroduction To Soft Computing
Unix LabAdvanced Database Management System
Web Designing Project 
Graphics And Animation Lab
Python Programming Lab
Business Intelligence Lab

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BCA Jobs & Top Companies 

In the ever growing IT industry, the demand for BCA graduates is increasing rapidly. With a BCA degree, candidates can find lucrative job opportunities in private as well public sector.

Some of the leading IT companies recruiting BCA graduates include Oracle, IBM, Infosys and Wipro. Government organizations like the Indian Air Force(IAF), Indian Army, and India Navy hire a large number of computer professionals for their IT department.

Some of the job profiles 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

As far as the salary is concerned, a fresher working for a leading MNC might get a salary ranging from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month. However, it was reported that IT giants like Facebook, Microsoft etc pay a six figure salary to fresh graduates they hire.

What after BCA?

This is one of the most common questions asked by candidates. You could give an instant thrust to your career by pursuing MCA (Masters of Computer Applications) after BCA.

Read: Top specialisations you can opt for after BCA

However, there are other options too that you could consider doing after completing your BCA degree:

  • Prepare for CAT and go for an MBA in IT Management
  • Complete your Master’s degree by studying MSC (IT)
  • Go for a networking diploma and prepare for CCNP or CCNA certification
  • Prepare for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification or Redhat certifications and work as a System Administrator or Desktop Technician or Help desk Assistant.
  • You could also improve your teaching skills and work as a computer teacher/instructor in school, universities and colleges
  • If you are good in web programming then improve your coding skills and make your career in Web Development. You can also work as an independent web designer.
  • A lot of BCA graduates also go for government jobs. You could consider one too.

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