Everything You Need To Know About BCA - Course Curriculum, Specializations, Scope, Salary

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) is a 3-year Undergraduate program that deals with imparting underlying as well as intermediate-level knowledge about computers. The program provides an excellent launchpad to the students wishing to delve into the world of Computer languages. The course deals with proffering the first-hand experience and helps them develop programming skills, networking skills; learn application packages, programming languages and modern techniques of Information Technology.

BCA Course is oftentimes perceived as a course equivalent to B.E. or B.Tech. in Computer Science. The course provided by the popular BCA college in Dehradun imparts aspirants with the required skills and facilitates them to get themselves employed in the Information Technology (I.T.) sector. After the prosperous completion of the BCA degree, a scholar will be capable of building a prosperous career. He/She will be capable of choosing from numerous career options in various fields like Software development, ITES, Banks, Education, Government departments etc.

Course Curriculum of BCA

BCA is a three years undergraduate course. Thus the course consists of 4 Semesters. The span of each semester is six months. The underlying topics and the subjects which are covered in those four semesters are -

Data & File Structure
Foundation Course in Mathematics and computing
Operating Systems
Data Systems
Computer Networks
Production and Operation Management
Data Communication Networks
Object-Oriented Design and Programming
Software Engineering and Programming in Visual BASIC
Theory of Computer Science
Introduction to Internet Programming
These are a few fundamental topics/subjects which are necessarily covered under a well-researched and well-sourced course curriculum of BCA degree at any college.

BCA Specializations
Many popular educational institutes also provide students with the specializations under the BCA degree. Some of the famous specializations which the students generally opt are as follows-

Computer Graphics
Programming Languages
Database Management
Word Processing
Internet Technologies
Accounting Applications
Music and Video Processing
Personal Information Management
Systems Analysis

Aptitudes Required for BCA Degree

On the off chance that you have an enthusiasm for Programming and have a tendency towards the mechanical stuff, at that point BCA is the course you ought to select. Other than that there are no in-your-face abilities which one requires so as to decide on BCA; however science foundation and having maths at the school level can assist you with grabbing the concepts and techniques easily and quickly. Being a specialized technical field, a sound bent of creativity and flexibility to the working circumstances are some of the pre-requisites which a BCA aspirant must possess.

Scope of BCA

BCA is one of the most popular course among the student these days, and with the growing interest and popularity of the technical field, there is no uncertainty that BCA is one of the most suitable educational courses that one can select as their higher study option. BCA curriculum is said to be almost similar to the B.Tech, and therefore the students pursuing BCA are almost similar to the B.Tech students. BCA degree help candidates to get some of the best and lucrative job opportunities. A BCA aspirant can join a software company, a technology sector in an MNC, ITES, Banks, Education, Government departments or can also go for higher studies.

Job Opportunities After BCA

After completing BCA course, a student can find jobs in a plethora of fields such as Software Development, I.T. Firms, Banks, ITES, Government departments, Education Sector etc.

Some of the great job profiles available to the BCA aspirants are – Web Developer, Web Designer, Network Administrator, System Manager, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Software Tester, System administrator etc.

BCA allows respectable and lucrative salaries to the aspirants. A fresh BCA graduate is paid around Rs 15,000 to Rs.18,000/-; however, if someone has done masters (MCA/MBA etc.), then he or she may get a salary of around Rs 25,000.

BCA is one of the best course one can pursue for higher education in today's day and age.

Author's Bio: 

Assistant Professor at Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions Dehradun.