B.C.A. or Bachelor of Computer Applications is an undergraduate Information Technology course. Computer Applications or Application software is computer software designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks. The duration of Bachelor of Computer Applications is three years, divided into a number of semesters which are generally six in number. The course provides sound practical skills addressing problems which arise from computer systems and applications. Owing to the wide popularity amongst the students various Computer Science Schools have come up offering Computer Science graduate programs at par with B.C.A. B.C.A. can also be pursued through Distance Learning Programs by various Institutions.
Bachelor of Computer Science requires a candidate to have passed HSC (10 + 2) exam from any stream with English as passing subject with minimum 45% marks at 12th standard.
Some of B.C.A. Specializations
Music and Video Processing
Personal Information Management
Syllabus of B.C.A. offered by various universities and colleges in India
Subjects of Study
Principles of Management
Programming Principles and Algorithms
Computer Fundamental and Office Automation
Computer Laboratory and Practical Work (OA+PPA)
Elements of Statistics
File Structure and Database Concepts
Computer Laboratory and Practical Work (C.P. + DBMS)
Data Structure using C
Computer Laboratory and Practical Work (D.S. + RDBMS)
Inventory Management (SAD)
Human Resource Management
Object Oriented Programming using C++
Computer Laboratory and Practical Work (VB + C++)
Internet Programming and Cyber Law
Principals of Marketing
Project work ( VB )
Computer Laboratory and Practical Work (NET + Core Java )
They should possess good interpersonal and communication skills, good browsing techniques and other its related things.
Candidates must be known of parts of the Windows desktop, use the mouse; move and resize windows, basic document creation, view files, work with files, customize window and understanding other parts of the computer.
They should have good typing speed skills which are necessary both during the course and career.
Those who want to pursue their Master degree in the very subject also are suitable for the course.
How is B.C.A. Course Beneficial?
The course provides a sound academic base from which an advanced career in Computer Application can be developed.
Bachelor in Computer Application Students have a bright future in the IT field as they can take up ample jobs as Programmers and grow to become project managers.
B.C.A. also paves way for a post graduation in the relevant field which is always preferred.
B.C.A. provides substantial understanding of concepts in key areas of Computer Science.
They can seek jobs both in public and private sectors, banking, insurance, accounting, stock markets, e-commerce and marketing.