These days BCA is one of the very famous courses which students choose after completing their 12th. BCA stands for Bachelor in computer application and is perfect for someone who is interested in computers. Though most people after completing BCA go for Masters in the same course which is MCA, many also go for MBA. However, BCA alone is a good course and one can end up being very successful after completing the course. The major subject of BCA is a computer, however, the course includes other subjects like Mathematics, English, System Analysis, Database Management System and much more.
There is no doubt that BCA is one of the best educational courses that one can go for and there are ample amount of opportunities for students studying BCA in the future. Someone who has studied BCA can join a software company or can also go for higher studies. In BCA subjects which are included are almost similar to that of students pursuing BTech. India and other countries many MNCs are recruiting BCA graduates for their technical section.
The very first thing that one must do to answer this question is to understand the meaning of MBA and MCA. Both the courses are very different in nature and MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration whereas MCA stands for Masters in computer application. If are someone who wants to make a change and become an entrepreneur then MBA is the correct choice. However, if you are interested in programming and other computer related tasks and want to pursue a career and any of these areas then MCA is for you.
But we can always say that MCA is the best choice for someone who has already studying BCA.
Other courses which a BCA Degree holder can think about doing are:
Though MCA or MBA are the courses that students generally decide to pursue after completing BCA, there are many who are interested in studying short-term courses. The short-term courses which can be studied by BCA graduates air net, Java, MySQL, SAP, Oracle, VB and web development. These courses are perfect for someone who is willing to study and work at the same time. Also, these courses are suitable for someone who is not willing to spend a huge amount in higher studies yet want to have a better career. These courses are very affordable.
A person who has completed BCA from any reputed institution will very easily get a job as a chief information officer, computer programmer, computer support service specialist, computer scientist, computer systems analyst. database administration, Information systems manager, software developer, software publisher, systems administrator, teacher or lecturer in any organisation. However, if someone is willing to work in government organisation there is a vacancy there as well. After BCA one can join government banks as clerks, probationary officer, short service commission for Navy or Army, IAS, IPS, CBI, Group examinations, RRB or UPSC.
Though there are many companies who recruit BCA graduates, the salary offered to them is not very high. The highest salary paid to a fresh BCA is around Rs 15,000 to Rs.18,000/-. Generally, the salary paid to BCA graduates starts from Rs 12,000, however, if someone has studied MCA or MBA after completing BCA then he or she may get salary around Rs 25,000.
Some companies which recruit BCA graduates are Infosys, IBM, Microsoft, TCS, Tech Mahindra, HCL, Wipro, Accenture, Dell and Satyam. Individuals who work in these organisations can expect an increment in their salary after working for few years.
The selection process in every job after completion of BCA is almost same and candidates get selected based on their merit and their ability to perform the task. Therefore we can say that a person will have ample career opportunities after completion of BCA.
BCA is no doubt a very good course and is often considered similar to BTech or other technical courses, however, we cannot deny the fact that a person having master’s degree will have greater value.
Author: Simli Chatterjee