BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) - Times Business School (TBS, Ahmedabad)

  • Years 3 Years
  • Type Course Under Graduate
  • stream Computer Science and IT
  • Delivery Mode

About Course

The Bachelor of Computer Applications, or BCA, is one of the most popular computer science majors after 12th grade. It has been running for 3 years and provides in-depth knowledge of computer fundamentals, programming languages, database systems, information security, and web development. With the inclusion of programming languages such as C++, the course encourages you to develop into a qualified IT specialist. As with the BCA curriculum, subject/subject designations may vary from university to university. However, the basic elements remain the same.

Course Highlights

Particulars Values
Course Name Bachelor Of Computer Applications
Course Level Under Graduate (PG)
Course Duration 4 Years
Examination Type Semester Based
Eligibility Criteria The candidate should have passed 10+2th with at least with an aggregate of  50% or equivalent
Admission Process Merit Based/ Entrance Based
Specialization See Below
Internship Yes
Entrance Exams AIMA UGAT, IPU CET, SUAT, GSAT, SRMHCAT, KIITEE BCA
Course Fee INR 70,000 to INR 2,00,000 P.A.
Average Annual Salary INR 2.5 to 8 LPA
Top Recruiting Companies Wipro, HCL, HP, Infosys, TCS, Capgemini, Cognizant, Flipkart, Amazon and others
Job Profiles Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Marketing Manager, Business Consultant, Computer Systems Analyst, Teacher & Lecturer, Finance Manager, Computer Support Specialist, Service Support Specialist

Why Study BCA?

Here are some of the reasons why studying BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) is a good study option now and in the future:

  • The BCA course program prepares students for careers in computer applications, programming languages, and information technology in a variety of fields such as health, information technology, business, finance, software, transportation, and education.
  • With 76 million internet users and counting, India will see the next phase of its IT revolution. According to Gartner, IT spending will reach $101.8 billion in 2022. Many BCA graduates are needed to fill this need.
  • The growing demand for IT combined with government support makes the BCA course a viable alternative for many students. IT is expected to rise to $19.93 billion by 2025 with leading IT companies like TCS, Wipro, and Infosys to create over 1 million jobs in FY22
  • Database management skills taught to BCA graduates will play a key role in the data annotation industry, which will grow from $250 million in 2030 to $7 billion in 2020, according to IBEF.
  • BCA graduates will play an important role in the Indian software market. According to IBEF, the software sector will reach $100 billion by 2025 thanks to continued focus on overseas markets and expansion of global distribution centers.
  • The computer industry has contributed significantly to job creation in India. In RO22, the industry employed over 440,000 workers and employed a total of 50,000 professionals.

Specialization of BCA

BCA offers its candidates different specializations in different areas of computer application. These areas of specialization are some of the most sought after in the industry and offer a variety of roles and packages.

Here is a list of some of the specializations offered at the BCA.

Computer Science Internet Technologies Computer Graphics
Data Science Database Management System (DBMS) Animation
Network Systems Programming Languages Accounting Applications
Music and Video Processing Personal Information Management System Analysis
Management Information System (MIS) Word Processing Cyber Law

Eligibility Criteria

Before being admitted to the Bachelor of Computer Application degree program, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and ensure that they meet all factors such as educational qualifications, age restrictions, minimum grades, etc. Applicants can review the BCA eligibility criteria listed below.

  • BCA applicants are required to achieve a 10+2 score in each specialization (Arts, Commerce, Science) by a recognized body with an overall grade of 50.     
  • Applicants must have English and Maths as compulsory subjects in 12th grade. 
  • The minimum age for this course is 18 in some colleges in India. There is no upper age limit for admission to the BCA

Admission Process

Both online and offline applications are accepted by BCA universities that offer admission to this program. To apply for a BCA course, please follow the instructions below:

  • Visit the Admissions Office or the Institute's official website for BCA application forms.
  • Complete the application form as indicated and submit the required documents in the appropriate formats.
  • Once the questions have been processed, the GD and PI rounds are completed and the final selection (if any) is made.
  • Applicants must pass an entrance exam to qualify for BCA Entry Admission; if successful, you will then be invited to a counseling process or a series of face-to-face interviews.

Skills Required for BCA

BCA graduates are expected to have both soft and hard skills that will help them succeed in professional life. Some of these skills include:

  • Strong programming knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of Computers and IT
  • Ability to develop applications for practical aspects
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Strong communication skills      
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Strong database concepts

Fee Structure

The BCA fee depends on the students who wish to apply. Factors such as the demand for a college course, the professors who teach at the college, the infrastructure provided by the college, the location of the college, etc. can affect the fee structure of the college's BCA course. BCA course fees in India range from INR 15,000 to 2 LPA.

Name of College Average Annual Fees
IGNOU, Delhi INR 20,000 PA
Lucknow University INR 50,000 PA
Loyola College, Chennai INR 1.44 LPA
IEM Kolkata INR 2 LPA
Chandigarh University INR 2 LPA

Top Colleges Providing BCA

There are many top institutions in India that offer quality BCA programs. Below is a list of the top BCA awarding colleges in the country:

Name of College Average Annual Fee (INR) Location
Madras Christian College INR 34,000 PA Chennai
DAV College INR 40,000 Punjab
Presidency College INR 65,000 Bangalore
Kristu Jayanti College INR 80,000 Bangalore
Loyola College INR 1 LPA Chennai

Jobs and Placements in BCA

The information technology sector is one of the main areas where the BCA compensation package is offered. There are countless employment opportunities in both the private and government sectors for BCA graduates. A recruit can expect to be paid Rs. 2.5 lakhs a year working in a junior position.

Private Jobs

Many private universities have agreements with international companies that allow them to offer internship and placement opportunities to job applicants. The basic selection criterion is the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of the students.

Job Designation Salary
Computer Network Architect INR 21 LPA
Software Developer INR 4.8 LPA
Computer Programmer INR 3.4 LPA

Government Jobs

In India, the BCA range in the public sector is very high. Applicants must pass government and state civil service exams to qualify for positions in the public sector. BCA monthly salary in India for government employees ranges from INR 30,000 to 70,000.

Top Government Companies Salary
Intelligence Officer INR 10 LPA
Data Manager INR 3.8 LPA
Junior Programmer INR 2.4 LPA

ABROAD JOBS

India is home to many global conglomerates such as TATA, Infosys, Webel, Infotech, HP, Dell, Cognizant to name a few. These conglomerates open the door to various professional roles. BCA is one such area where these conglomerates have employed their people.

Top International Recruiting Companies who hire BCA graduates are:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Infosys
  •  Cognizant
  • TCS
  • HCL
  • HP
  • DELL

Job Profiles

Some of the famous expert avenues open to successful graduates of the BCA degree are indexed underneath with the corresponding salaries provided for the respective positions.

Job Profiles Job Description Average Salary in INR
Computer Programmer Computer Programmers are tasked with designing and growing software program programs, integrating structures and software program, schooling end-users, reading algorithms, editing source-code, writing gadget instructions, debugging, and keeping working systems. INR 3,40,000
Software Developer Software engineers design, develop, and take a look at software program and packages for computers. The major responsibilities and obligations of software program engineers consist of directing and collaborating in programming activities, monitoring, and comparing gadget performance, and designing and imposing new packages and features. INR 4,80,000
Marketing Manager Marketing managers sell businesses, services, products, or brands. They increase advertising and pricing strategies, generate new enterprise leads, and oversee advertising branch staff. INR 6,70,000
Finance Manager A Financial Manager is a expert who's liable for the economic fitness of an organization. They create correct records evaluation and advocate senior control on profit-maximizing thoughts to make sure long-time period success. INR 12,00,000
Computer Systems Analyst Computer Systems Analysts work is to make certain that everyone pc structures inside an business enterprise serve to assist organizational goals. They are tasked with participating with colleagues to decide the strengths and weaknesses of the present structures and figuring out regions for improvement. INR 7,40,000

Scope for BCA

BCA is considered an employment-oriented degree, there are many employment opportunities that applicants can get after completing their undergraduate degree. After completing their postgraduate studies in the field of application informatics, students can also complete a university degree with a master's program in application informatics or an MBA degree. An undergraduate or graduate program in computer applications offers a specialization in various fields such as ethical hacking, systems security, cloud computing, and applications.

BCA: Career Prospects

There are many career opportunities after completing BCA programs in both the public and private sectors. Computers and cell phones are used almost everywhere in the world. This ubiquity requires a large number of job opportunities for BCA graduates. After completing the program, you can work in multinational and IT companies, where you can take an entry-level position. Knowledge of various development tools and programming languages ??gives BCA graduates an edge in finding a good job.

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