The full form of BCA is Bachelors in Computer Application. 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.
A BCA degree is considered to be at par with a BTech/BE degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. The degree helps interested students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications.
Basic eligibility requirements for a BCA course:
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Hardware Lab (CIA Only)||Case Tools Lab (CIA Only)|
|Creative English||Communicative English|
|Foundational Mathematics||Basic Discrete Mathematics|
|Statistics I For BCA||Operating Systems|
|Digital Computer Fundamentals||Data Structures|
|Introduction To Programming Using C||Data Structures Lab|
|C Programming Lab||Visual Programming Lab|
|PC Software Lab|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Interpersonal Communication||Professional English|
|Introductory Algebra||Financial Management|
|Financial Accounting||Computer Networks|
|Software Engineering||Programming In Java|
|Database Management Systems||Java Programming Lab|
|Object Oriented Programming Using C++||DBMS Project Lab|
|C++ Lab||Web Technology Lab|
|Oracle Lab||Language Lab(CIA Only)|
|Domain Lab (Cia Only)|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Unix Programming||Design And Analysis Of Algorithms|
|OOAD Using UML||Client-Server Computing|
|User Interface Design||Computer Architecture|
|Graphics And Animation||Cloud Computing|
|Python Programming||Multimedia Applications|
|Business Intelligence||Introduction To Soft Computing|
|Unix Lab||Advanced Database Management System|
|Web Designing Project|
|Graphics And Animation Lab|
|Python Programming Lab|
|Business Intelligence Lab|
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:
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.