After passing class 12 from CBSE, Rajasthan Board or any other state board, students are posed to the most difficult situation where they have to take the right decision regarding the course choices which can lead them to a good career in the future. Really, deciding the right course and college is the first step in chalking the career plan. This can be the most crucial decision of ones’ life since once the choice is made, there will be no turning back. But the problem is there are so many options open for students that make the task of choosing the right option more challenging and problematic.
Out of the various options, the one which you can consider for the sake of a bright career in the future is Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA). BCA is one of the most popular courses among the students who want to make their career in the Information Technology (IT) field.
BCA is a 3 years undergraduate program after to be pursued after class 12 (CBSE, Raj. board or any other state board) that provides a lot of opportunities to the students who are interested in the computer field and wants to work as a programmer or software developer. As with the rapid growth of the IT industry in India, the demand for computer professionals is increasing day by day. So, after the successful completion of this course, students can grab a lucrative career in the software field anywhere in the private as well as government agencies.
Here we are providing you the complete knowledge about the basic course details, course duration, important subjects present, eligibility criteria, career scope and salary speculations after graduation.
BCA is a 3 years long Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree program. The 3 years duration is divided into 6 semesters. During each semester, students have to face different sets of written exams as well as practical and lab sessions.
Some of the important subjects present in the program are:
- Database Management
- Data Structure
- Programming in C Language (Basic and Advanced)
- Object Oriented Programming using C++
- Communication Skills
- World Wide Web
- Software Engineering
- Visual Basic
- Programming using PHP
- Operating Systems
- Web Scripting and Development
- Internet Security and Cyber Laws
Candidate must have passed class 12th or senior secondary with a minimum of 50% marks in total and also having Mathematics as a compulsory subject. However, some institutions might also drop the minimum % marks required to get admission to the BCA course.
Candidates with a three year diploma from a state board of technical education are also eligible to apply for admission.
Courses after BCA:-
After completing BCA, a student can go for the traditional PG course, MCA (Master of Computer Application) which is a master course in computer application and is meant for those, who want to obtain advanced technical knowledge about topics that they’ve studied in BCA course. For those who are interested in the field of management and see themselves as good enough at managing people, an MBA (Master Of Business Administration) is the best option or they can also go for Diploma in Management, Certificate Management courses, etc.
After completing BCA, one may find a number of job opportunities both in government as well as private sectors. The government organization like the Railways department, banking sector, Indian Armed Forces recruit a large number of computer professionals for their IT department. Talking about the private sector, there are many software MNCs (MultiNational Companies) which recruit the BCA graduates for any of the following posts:
- Software Engineer
- Project Manager
- System Administrator
- Database Management professional
- Information Management professional
- Software Architect
- Computer System Analyst
- Computer programmer
Self employment options like freelancing or developing your own software are also available for BCA graduates. A post graduation course like MCA can help to get the job of a teacher or lecturer in any of the reputed institutions.
Salary after BCA:-
Today, the IT field has become one of the highest paying fields. A computer professional working in a big MNC can easily get an initial package of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month. Some IT giants like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Facebook pay even a six figure salary to freshers. Additionally, if you earn an additional degree like MCA or some specialization in a computer language program like JAVA, ORACLE or C++ while carrying on with your job, you are sure to receive a hike in your salary as well as your designation.
I hope all the above given information will prove to be helpful to the students who have just passed their class 12 examination (from CBSE, Raj. board or any other state board) and are moving in a dilemma of making the choice of the right career.