Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA) is a three-year degree course at undergraduate level and is related to computer applications. With the rapid advancement of Information Technology sector, demand of IT professionals has been steadily rising over past couple of decades. This rapid growth of IT industry thereby has created lot of opportunities for computer science graduates due to which many students do opt for this program at graduation level. BCA is designed to provide you a deep insight into the modern world of computer applications. Incorporating latest advances into the curriculum, this course helps in bringing the IT industry and academic institutions closer.
Most of the colleges that offer BCA Programme assist students in gaining programming knowledge and at the same time imparting them with theoretical knowledge. In some cases, these colleges also provide students an option to choose electives that would further enhance their domain knowledge in specific fields.
The programme is designed for a period of 3 years that is divided into 6 semesters each lasting 6 months. BCA syllabus comprises of core subjects like database management, data structures, networking, graphics, software engineering, visual basics in addition to programming languages like ‘C’, ‘C++’ and ‘Java’. However, the syllabus may vary from one university to the other with some of the colleges offering elective papers whereas some may not do so or at least the choices of electives may be different. In short, course curriculum, syllabus and maybe even electives might differ across universities.
Asian School of Business, Noida is one of the top BCA colleges in India and has designed its curriculum with an intention to provide its students a dynamic environment so that they can get transformed into highly skilled computer professionals. The aim is to provide students an in-depth knowledge of various subjects related to Information Technology as well as basic concepts of mathematics and management. BCA curriculum followed by this college is mentioned as below and it shall help you to get an idea about the various subjects that are covered under this programme.
Detailed Curriculum (BCA)
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Mathematics I||Mathematics II|
|Programming Principles and Algorithm||“C” Programming|
|Computer Fundamentals and Office Automation||Organization Behavior|
|Principles of Management||Digital Electronics and Computer Organization|
|Business Communication||Financial Accounting and Management|
|Practical Work on Office Automation||Practical Work of “C” Programming|
|Practical Work on Programming Principles and Algorithm|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Object Oriented Programming using “C++”||Computer Graphics and Multimedia Applications|
|Data Structures using C and C++||Operating Systems|
|Computer Architecture & Assembly Language||Software Engineering|
|Business Economics||Optimization Techniques|
|Elements of Statistics||Mathematics – III|
|Practical Work of Object Oriented Programming using “C++”||Practical Work of Computer Graphics and Multimedia Applications|
|Practical Work of Data Structures using C and C++|
|6-8 Weeks Summer Internship|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Introduction to DBMS||Computer Network Security|
|Java Programming and Dynamic Webpage Design||Information Systems: Analysis Design and Implementation|
|Numerical Methods||Knowledge Management|
|Practical Work of DBMS||Major Project|
|Practical Work of Java Programming and Dynamic Webpage Design||Presentation / Seminar based on Major Project|
|Viva Voce on Summer Internship|
In addition to the above mentioned subjects, the above mentioned institute emphasizes on Blended Learning Methodology wherein BCA students are being subject to live projects, summer internships, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, simulations that provide them hands on experience as they get a chance to interact with the industry professionals. The salient features of the programme also include enhancing soft skills of students so that they are better placed when they start their career. As a part of making the programme more industry interactive, you are provided an opportunity to learn a foreign language of your choice so as to give you an advantage over others if you may opt for working abroad. This institute also offers you some additional certification courses like Corporate Communication, Business Analytics and Media and Entertainment as doing so enables the student to be corporate ready and hence start delivering sooner than later, once they are out of the campus.
So if you are planning to take admission in BCA in near future, you should ensure that the college you opt for should provide you with some extra benefits by subjecting you to hands on experience so as to make you corporate ready.