Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)

BCABachelor in Computer Application (BCA) is an undergraduate degree course in computer applications. With the rapid growth of IT industry in India, the demand of computer professional is increasing day by day. This increasing growth of IT industry has created a lot of opportunities for the computer graduates.

Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) is one of the popular courses among the students who want to make their career in the IT (Information Technology) field. The duration of the course is 3 years and divided into 6 semesters. It comprises of the subjects like database, networking, data structure, core programming languages like ‘C’ and ‘java’. This course provides a lot of opportunities to the students who are interested in computer field and wants to work in the IT sector as programmer or software developer. To get complete knowledge about the course and career scope, you can go through this article.

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Before planning for any examination it is very important to check out some basic but important points. One of the most important point before applying any course is the eligibility. It needs to be checked whether the candidate is eligible for appearing for desired course or not. The students who are interested in BCA as their higher studies must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate Should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate must have passed class 12th or senior secondary examination with at least 50% marks including English.
  • The 12th examination must be passed/Appearing with mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The minimum age limit is 17 years and the maximum age varies between 22-25 years.
  • The students are generally admitted on the basis of personal interview and written examination conducted by various institutes/universities.
  • Some institutes/universities admit student on merit basis.
  • The merit is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the qualifying examination (12th).

Courses & Duration

The BCA is an undergraduate degree course in computer applications for duration of 3 years. After completing BCA, a student can go for MCA which is a master course in computer application and is considered equivalent to engineering course (B.Tech).

The study period of BCA includes various subjects such as Programming in C Language (Basic and Advanced), Networking, World-Wide-Web, Data Structure, Advanced C Language Programming, Database Management, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Programming using C++, Visual Basic, Programming using PHP, JAVA, Oracle, Operating Systems, Web Scripting and Development, etc.

The course curriculum of BCA is somewhat similar to the course as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).

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There is a huge scope in the field of BCA. One can do job or can go for higher studies after the completion of course.

Self employment option is also available. You can do freelancing or develop your own software if you have that much skills. There are many software MNCs (Multi National Companies) which provide job to the BCA graduates. If candidate has a work experience and all the necessary required skills then he/she can hold good positions in MNCs.

If you want deep knowledge in this field, then you can go for advanced courses such as MCA and PhD. MCA can be specialized in systems management, systems development, management information system, etc. After the completion of MCA, candidate can also get the job of lecturer in any of the reputed institutions.


Mostly, the admission to BCA course is done through the entrance test. Various Universities/Institutions conduct its own entrance exam for granting admission to their colleges. Some colleges provide admission on the basis of merit prepared by the score of qualifying examination (12th).

Also Check – Courses After 12th

Career & Jobs

The demand of IT professionals is increasing not only in India but also in abroad. After the completion of the course, the student can find a job in reputed IT companies like IBM, Oracle, Infosys, and Google. The student can work as a system engineer, junior programmer, web developer or as a system administrator. This field provides you ample opportunities to make your career not only in private sector but also in the public sector. The government organization like NIC, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and India Navy also recruit large number of computer professionals for their IT department. After the completion of the course a student’s work profile may include:

System engineer in the top companies like Infosys, Wipro, hp, Google.

  • A system engineer develop, test and evaluate software, circuits and personal computer.

Programmer in various software development firms.

  • The duty of programmer is to write code for software. A programmer is primarily works in the computer language such as Assembly, COBOL, C, C++, C#, Java, Lisp, Python, etc.

Web developer in various web designing companies and online digital marketing companies.

  • A web developer is a programmer who specializes in the development of world wide web applications. The role of web developer is to build and maintain websites. A web developer must have skills in HTML/XHTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , etc.

System Administrator in an organization including a bank, school or college.

  • A System administrator is responsible for setting up and maintaining the system or server.

Software developer in the companies like Microsoft, Google, face book.

  • The sole responsibility of software developer is to develop software that ease the tasks of the people and enable to perform work efficiently. A software developer also installs, test and maintains the software.

Top Recruiters

A number of top recruiters look for the fresher degree holders for offering opportunity of work with. BCA is one of the demanding courses under the IT sector. Here, we have listed the prestigious companies that recruits BCA graduates:

  • Cognizant
  • TCS
  • Syntel
  • HCL
  • NIIT
  • Dell
  • Wipro
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Accenture
  • Hexaware Technologies Ltd.


The IT field is one of the highest paying fields for a fresher. A computer professional working in a big MNC can easily get an initial package of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month. Some IT giants like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Face book pays even a six figure salary to a fresh graduate.

If you have any query about Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA), you can ask us in the comments section below.


  1. I need to talk to you about some careers points I’m completely confused can we talk if it’s possible i need your suggestion about this….

  2. Sir I have arts with math in 12th
    I want to do BCA from kuk University. Can I do or not pls give me some advice .IS BCA good for me or not ..

    1. One must have passed 12th examination with English & Mathematics as mandatory subject with minimum of 50% marks to be eligible.

  3. Hi, sarvgyan I am complete+2in Andhrapradesh I got 70% in group cec I want to go in software computer developer what can I do pls tell me sir, thank you

  4. I have done diploma in mechanical engineering after 10th. Am i eligible for BCA course.
    Awaiting for reply. Thank you.

  5. Hai sir ..
    Now I’m studying BA Tamil literature and I want to study mca shall I study cross degree or not ? Whether shall I study bca ? But I completed my HSC in 59.89 % with bio maths group sir. Give me a suggestion .

  6. Hii…
    Iam studying +2 commerce with computer application (without maths)…
    Iam interesting to study BCA course…..
    Can i eligible for studying this course?
    Plz rply me…sir

  7. Good Morning Sir
    I have complited my 12th with PCM and got 66% marks and now I want to make my future in BCA.So can I do this.

  8. Sir, I am studying 12th std (batch 2021-22) from Tamilnadu
    My subjects are commerce, accounts, economics, computer applications
    Am I eligible for BCA?
    Please answer me
    It will be useful for me.

  9. i have completed my BCA in2010
    after then i have taken gap for personal Problem,so now i want to do job. can you plz suggest next?

  10. Hello Sir, I am an CEC (Civics, Economics, & Commerce) student
    so I am interested in doing BCA so do I have a chance to do?
    pls answer me fast
    Thank You

  11. I did not taken computer science in 12th then ,how I will give entrance test to get admission in college.
    Plz reply ???

  12. I took BCA and I am applying for scholorships and I want to apply applicationfor masters in universities (abroad) such as stanford and others. But I am not getting any option saying BCA course.
    I want to know under what streams bca comes?

  13. I have passed 12th with 75% marks with arts stream and also learning computer course from a reputed computer institute. Shall I apply for BCA

    Plz reply…

  14. Sir I am commerce students and I am interested in bca and I have choose it in it I got 82 marks my perctange is 80:60 means (82) perctange can get addmission in bca before bcom

  15. I secure 78% in +2. As English mandatory.I don’t have maths and i never did any computer course but i have basic computer knowledge and i hv interest in computer programming
    Am L eligible?
    And i wnt a distance learning so, is it good if i choose bca correspondence?

  16. sir my daughter is in 12th grade now. after 12th she wants to pursue degree in BCA. she is from Art Stream. She had completed B2 level in German Language and further levels she is doing.

    Is my daughter is eligible for doing BCA ?

  17. I have finished 12ty with arts department of Economics, Commerce, Computer Applications with Accountancy can i study bca

  18. I have done Diploma In Computer Applications (DCA) but i dont have Maths in 12,am i eligible for BCA?

  19. Hi
    I’m an arts student. l didn’t studied maths but l have studied IT in my +2. Can you please tell me if I’m eligible or not

  20. Sir, i am studying in 12th now and i have taken commerce+ip subject without maths and i am interested in studiyung BCA so am I eligible for the course and yes I don’t know much about IP subject I mean I haven’t done anything like programming and stuffs like that but I am very interested. So kindly help me with it

  21. Sir I am studying 10 th now IAM interested in BCA but I don’t know what course I want to take for BCA….PCMB or PCMC

  22. I have done 12th without maths but I have 10th with maths….
    I am interested in in doing bca.
    Can I do this course???

  23. I am doing +2arts with I.t subject but i do not math as my compulsory subject can I take B.CA…. Kindly tell

  24. Iam a Intermidiate student of Mpc branch.Am I eligible for bca . After bca what course should I take in master course

  25. Sir I am in 12th with arts stream and i have not mathematics but i have economics subject and also i have certificates of computer courses. After 12 can i do bca.
    Plz sir reply me…

    1. Percentages can be different for every Institute and university but the common eligibility norms is that, candidates should have passed 10+2 intermediate with Mathematics and mandatory subject.

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