Bachelor of Computer Applications is an undergraduate academic course in Computer Applications for those who want to make their career in Information Technology. It requires a minimum of three years with six semesters to get the degree.
Most of the colleges grant admission under BCA course in their college on the basis of Higher Secondary Examinations' marks, except for some reputed institutes that require students to qualify the entrance examination conducted by them. Certain colleges also conduct a session of personal interview before admitting students. Application forms for various colleges are available during the months of May and June when the 12th standard results are declared. The candidates must fill the forms correctly and send them to the respective colleges along with the required documents before the last date.
The aspirants who have cleared their High School Examination or Equivalent Diploma degree with mathematics as their subject in the qualifying Exam can apply for BCA. While the general minimum pass marks required is 50%, some colleges have increased it to 60%. Most of the colleges need the candidate to be at least 17 years old while the maximum age varies between 22 to 25 years.
After successful completion of the course, one will have complete knowledge on how to produce computer applications to gratify the user's need using different programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Java and much more. With sound academic knowledge of Computer Applications, one can easily get a job in large IT companies as an entry-level computer applications software engineer. Companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Wipro, Infosys, Cisco, Citibank and the list goes on, also hire BCA graduates for the profile of Software Consultant, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, Test Engineer, System Analyst, Programmer and Quality Assurance Engineer.
Apart from the private sector, BHEL, NSDL, MTNL and BSNL are some of the government information technology companies that hire BCA graduates for various posts in their companies. The Banking sector also provides good job opportunities to them. The BCA course also opens the gate to different post graduate programs. These include MSc. I.T., PGDCA, MSc. CS and MCA.
Top Ten BCA Colleges in India
|Rank||Name of the College||Address||Phone No||College Website|
|1||Christ University||Hosur Road, Bangalore||080-40129100/ 40129600||http://christuniversity.in|
|2||Department of Computer Applications, SRM University||3 Veerasamy Street, West Mambalam, Chennai||044-24742836/24747231||http://srmuniv.ac.in|
|3||Institute of Management Studies||A-8B, IMS Campus, Sector-62, Noida||0120-4798800/02||http://imsnoida.com/|
|4||Madras Christian College||Velachery Main Road, East Tambaram, Chennai||044-22390675||http://mcc.edu.in/|
|5||Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studaies & Research||1st Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune, Maharashtra 411016||020-25675601||http://sicsr.ac.in/|
|6||Birla Institute of Technology||Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215||0651-2275444||https://www.bitmesra.ac.in/|
|7||Presidency College||Kempapura, Near Reliance Fresh, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560024||80-2520 2793 - 96||http://presidencycollege.edu.in/|
|9||Stella Maris College||17, Cathedral Road, Chennai - 600 086, TamilNadu||44-2811 1987/2811 1951||http://www.stellamariscollege.org/|
|10||Xavier Institute of Computer Application||Campus Navrangpura, P.B. No. 4168, Ahmedabad||079-26308057||http://sxca.edu.in|