The Full form of DCA is a Diploma in Computer Application. It is a 1- year course or diploma in computer application. The course is designed to impart basic, fundamental, practical, and technical knowledge related to computer tools and applications to the learners, which are used in our day to day life. The course fee ranges from 9000 to 20000 INR in different universities. The minimum educational qualification required for this course is an intermediate (12 class) in any stream from a recognized university.
Some of the common subjects studied in DCA are- Computer Fundamentals, Basic internet concepts, Introduction to programming, RDBMS and Data Management, Programming in C, Multimedia, Corel draw, Photoshop and Tally ERP 9.0. The course imparts specialization in the fields such as Basic computer skills, ERP basics, MS Office applications, Internet basics, E-Business, Software engineering, Software hacking & IT security and PC assembly and trouble-shooting. This course is offered by various universities and colleges in India.
Some of the famous colleges to pursue a Diploma in Computer Applications course are: University of Madras, Chennai, Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, etc. Some of the common job profiles for DCA are Web Designer, Computer Operator, Accountant, Software Developer, C++ Developer, etc.