Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Know More About Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) (3 years)
(Proposed for 2023-24)
3 Years

(i) 12th passed in Any Stream (Arts / Commerce / Science) with minimum 55% marks from a Recognized / Valid Board.
(ii) Students need to appear and clear ‘online’ / ‘offline’ test (Aptitude) with minimum 30% marks (if applicable)

The full form of BCA is Bachelor’s in Computer Application. BCA is a 3-year undergraduate degree programme that focuses of knowledge on the basics of computer application and software development. The degree helps interested students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications. It is a highly popular course amongst students aspiring to establish a career in established IT companies like HP, Accenture, Capgemini and Cognizant and new-age technology startups like Flipkart.

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BCA Prospects

After completing BCA, students could give an instant thrust to your career by pursuing MCA (Masters of Computer Applications) after BCA. However, there are other options too that you could consider doing after completing your BCA degree:

  • Prepare for CAT and go for an MBA in IT Management.
  • Students may proceed for Master’s degree by studying MSC (IT).
  • Go for a networking diploma and prepare for CCNP or CCNA
  • Prepare for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification or Redhat certifications and work as a System Administrator or Desktop Technician or Help desk Assistant.
  • Students could also improve their teaching skills and work as a computer teacher/instructor in school, universities and colleges.
  • A lot of BCA graduates also go for government jobs.

Top Job Profiles for BCA Course

With the exponential growth in the IT industry, BCA jobs has witnessed a wide-scale growth not only in terms of revenue but also in employee retention. As per a report by Gartner, the computer software and hardware sector incurred a total FDI inflow worth USD 85.51 Billion between April 2000 to March 2022. BCA jobs are available across both government and private sectors. With almost every industry using computer applications and software, there is a need for BCA Course graduates for almost every job.

Some of the top most pursued BCA jobs include those of Data Scientist, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Web Developer, Computer Network Architect, Data Operator, Computer Programmer, Database Manager and Web Analyst. BCA graduates have a wide range of job profiles to choose from. They can choose on the basis of salary or their work interest. BCA graduates have job opportunities in various fields such as Web Designing, Banking, Computer Programming, Network Engineering, System Administrator, Software etc.


The average salary after the BCA course can start from INR 3-5 LPA, and within 2-4 years students can earn as much as INR 4-10 LPA in top IT companies, MNCs, and Startups. BCA graduates can find employment in the government sector in various PSUs like all Government Banks, NSCI, LIC etc.

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