Bachelor in Computer Application or BCA is a three-year undergraduate course in computer application. It is one of the traditional courses among learners who want to establish a career in IT-Field. BCA course involves subjects like data structure, networking, core programming language like" java," C', and "C++" database. BCA is the correct option to choose for students interested in working in the IT sector as a programmer or software developer.

Scope of BCA
The demand for computer graduates has increased a lot due to the growth of the IT industry in India. With the growth of the IT sector, the programmer or software developer's scope has reached sky-high in the past few years. BCA is the initial step towards becoming a computer professional. It is a must degree for the students who further want to pursue MCA.

Factors to Check While Selecting The BCA College
The candidate who aspires to pursue BCA must do a decent cross-check about the institute before enrolling for the course. With a plethora of BCA colleges in Dehradun, selecting the best one is a problem. This read will help you with the underlying factors which one must keep in mind in order to choose the best BCA college. The factors include-:
• Primarily check whether the college is affiliated to a reputed university and if not, then do not choose that college. As a degree will be worth and add value to your career only if it is affiliated from a good university.
• College must possess a state-of-art infrastructure. Hence the college must have a computer lab with an adequate number of systems. Laboratories must be advanced, and thus the system must be up to date with the most advanced technology.
• The excellent infrastructure of the college also includes good facilities like digital classrooms, digital notice board, projector, lift, hostel facility, security guard, canteens, etc.
• It is mandatory for the college to be recognized/approved by AICTE or UGC so that your graduation is valuable. Many of the BCA colleges are assessed and accredited by NAAC, and that also is a weighing factor that any college must pass.
• The college must have talented, dedicated, and well-established faculties who possess proper teaching skills. The teachers must have programming knowledge and basic theoretical knowledge and be good logic builders. Faculty must have corporate expertise; thus, they must be experienced enough to use their experience and teach students their practical understanding and knowledge of the field.
• The campus must be lively. Therefore there must be various extra-curricular activities that must religiously keep taking place on the campus. Accordingly, check activities or events that are going on in campus and academic activities like guest lectures, training, pre-placement training. These exercises help students gain experience and knowledge about the outside world from a broader perspective.
• The college must have good corporate contacts; this will help you get good placements as the corporate relations attract the companies for placement. Make sure to check the previous year's placement records and the alumni network.
• A Good BCA College will make sure to train the students skillfully and guarantee the better future of the students, and thus college must have an active and dedicated Corporate Resource Centre for the student's help.
• Last but not least, make sure to check the eligibility pattern and the college criteria as it will help you prepare for further process and execution.
These are a few steps that one must remember while selecting a BCA college in Dehradun. These will help you select the right college and will eventually help you concentrate on your academics and holistic development as it will help you shape both your education and experience.

Author's Bio: 

Assistant Professor and Advertiser at Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions Dehradun, Uttarakhand.