For a student who has just finished Grade XII, it is important for her/him to know about all the possibilities that do exist as far as choosing a stream of higher education is concerned. For the ones who have an interest in pursuing a career in the field of Information Technology, Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is a pretty good option.
BCA is an undergraduate degree course related to the field of computer applications. On account of the heavy growth of Information Technology worldwide, demand for computer professionals has been gradually increasing over the past couple of decades. As a result, the IT industry has created good career opportunities for computer graduates.
For the benefit of those who may not have an idea, the duration of BCA course is 3 years and comprises of subjects like basic mathematics, web development, networking, database management, data structure, basic programming languages like ‘C’ and ‘Java’ among others. Overall, the course curriculum for BCA is very much similar to that of Bachelor of Technology (CSE or IT). At the same time, some good colleges like the Asian School of Business, Noida do put a lot of emphasis on Soft Skills & Personality Development of students along with improving their Logic building plus making them skillful enough to apply the knowledge practically (Project Work). The idea is to make the BCA graduate capable enough of delivering in real-life situations the same way a B.Tech (CSE) graduate is expected to do while working in a corporate.
After obtaining a BCA degree, a student may opt for higher studies in the same field by enrolling for Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) wherein he may be seeking special skills required in particular sectors of the IT Industry.
Going through BCA shall open self-employment options for the students. One can be a freelancer or develop own software company in case he has got a good set of skills and risk-taking capability. At the same time, many MNCs and other organizations also provide jobs to BCA graduates who possess a good skill set as required by them. The student may be offered job roles of a programmer, a systems engineer, a web developer or a system administrator thereby opening a door for the potential growth of the student in the future.