BCA (Bachelor Of Computer Applications)
Professionals skilled in Computer Science are in huge demand since a lot of manpower-based jobs are getting digitised.
BCA is a 3-year undergraduate degree programme that focuses on the basics of computer application and software development. The degree helps students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications. It is a highly popular course amongst students aspiring to have a career in established IT companies such as HP, Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, IBM, Deloitte, Capgemini and Cognizant and new-age technology startups such as Flipkart, CRED, Meesho, Groww, PhonePe, Paytm etc.
BCA helps the students to acquire a sound knowledge of computer applications which serves as the perfect launch pad for a challenging career. Students learn about operating systems, digital networks, graphics, database management, software engineering, web technology and programming languages such as Java, Python, C++ and their applications at an elementary level.
Who can pursue BCA?
Anyone who wishes to have a career in the field of software technology or app-development can pursue this course. Many top companies recruit computer graduates for development of apps and as backend and front end developers. BCA graduates can find a promising career in cities which are popular for software parks such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon etc.
What is the scope of BCA?
With the rapid rise in the demand of technology in every sector, opportunities for a BCA graduate are limitless. After completing BCA, one can pursue higher studies by specializing in various sub-domains of BCA and pursue MCA. One can work as App developer, Software developer or System Administrator or work as a Computer teacher. One can opt for a job, go for higher studies, or even set up their own software development firm after the completion of BCA degree. Furthermore, freelancing is also a sound choice for a competent BCA graduate.
Some popular BCA specializations in which one can specialize either through MCA or Advanced Diploma courses are as follows:
- Internet Technologies
- Networking Systems
- Programming Languages (C++, JAVA, etc.)
- Systems Analysis
- Cyber Security
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Data Science
- Music and Video Processing
- Games Developer
- Business Analyst
- Management Information System (MIS)
- Accounting Application