Career Opportunities after BCA & MCA

Nitin Rao updated on : 04 May 2017
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Are you a BCA or an MCA aspirant? Read about the skill requirement and career opportunities after BCA and MCA in India.

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A large number of aspirants looking for career options after BCA often complete their Masters in the same field. BCA, followed by an MBA or MCA is the common path for people interested in the field of Information Technology (IT). While BCA makes the base for a successful career in this field, MCA adds the specialised touch. In BCA, subjects related to basics of technological applications such as mathematics, database management system, business data processing, system analysis, statistics and optimisation techniques etc. are taught at an elementary level.

Career Options after BCA:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Support Service Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Software Publisher
  • Systems Administrator
  • Teacher & lecturer
  • Start-up - Your own business
  • Media, Print and Publishing Houses

List of Top 10 BCA Colleges:

Rank

Name of the College

Address

Phone No

College Website

1

Christ University

Hosur Road, Bangalore

080-40129100/ 40129600

http://christuniversity.in

2

Department of Computer Applications, SRM University

3 Veerasamy Street, West Mambalam, Chennai

044-24742836/24747231

http://srmuniv.ac.in

3

Institute of Management Studies

A-8B, IMS Campus, Sector-62, Noida

0120-4798800/02

http://imsnoida.com/

4

Madras Christian College

Velachery Main Road, East Tambaram, Chennai

044-22390675

http://mcc.edu.in/

5

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research

1st Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune, Maharashtra 411016

020-25675601

http://sicsr.ac.in/

6

Birla Institute of Technology

Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215

0651-2275444

https://www.bitmesra.ac.in/

7

Presidency College

Kempapura, Near Reliance Fresh, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560024

80-2520 2793 - 96

http://presidencycollege.edu.in/

8

University College-Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra

01744-238049

http://www.uckkr.org/

9

Stella Maris College

17, Cathedral Road, Chennai - 600 086, TamilNadu

44-2811 1987/2811 1951

http://www.stellamariscollege.org/

10

Xavier Institute of Computer Application

Campus Navrangpura, P.B. No. 4168, Ahmedabad

079-26308057

http://sxca.edu.

Note: These rankings are as of 2016 
Source: India Today

Similarly, in MCA, these subjects are taught at a higher level and then in the final semester, the student needs to do specialisation in the form of project work. Some of the popular fields for MCA specialisation are systems management, systems development, management information system etc.

Career Options after MCA:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Commercial & Industrial Designer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer or Programmer
  • Software Publisher
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Writer
  • Troubleshooter

List of Top 10 MCA Colleges:

  1. Delhi University, New Delhi
  2. Pune University, Pune
  3. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  4. NIT, Trichy
  5. B.H.U (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi
  6. Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Jaipur
  7. Indian Institute of Management, Indore
  8. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  9. ITM University, Gwalior
  10. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Skills Required:

Admission to both BCA and MCA can be obtained on the basis of entrance exams in most of the colleges in India. While having Mathematics as a subject in graduation or at the school level is a must, there is no other set eligibility criteria. Though having a science background helps in grasping the concepts faster. Being a technical field, a logical bent of mind along with adaptability to the working environment are some of the other pre-requisites in this field. 

Employment Opportunities in India

There are a lot of employment opportunities in India for a person pursuing MCA or BCA. It is advisable to take work experience after doing BCA and then enrol for MCA as scope for a good position broadens if a person has relevant work experience along with the necessary skill sets. The courses focus on making the student familiar with technical languages at the bachelor’s level and taking a specialisation at the Master’s level. After pursuing the necessary educational qualification, a person can seek job opportunities in the field of software developerweb designer, systems management, etc.

The job of a software engineer has many levels in the hierarchy and encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. Usually, employment in this sector is generated depending on their systems requirements. While in the smaller organisations, where systems are not so complexed, a few software engineers manage the whole system; in the larger organisations, a proper systems department is created with specialists working in it. These specialists focus on specific areas and are designated as the software architects, design engineer, java developer, quality assurance engineer, etc.

Some of the key responsibilities of an IT professional are to develop new software to ease the working environment; integrating software with existing systems; testing the feasibility of the new software; support, maintain and document software functionality and also to ensure that the software is user-friendly for others working on it. Though the work remains basically the same, as a person grows on the management ladder, along with taking care of the systems, the responsibility also becomes to supervise those working under him/her. Apart from taking a managerial position or working in a company, a software professional can be a specialist in any of the core languages and can become a consultant in that field too. This gives the person liberty to exercise his will on his time.

With a steep increase in the internet penetration in the country, jobs involving web services are becoming a popular option. Technical writers are in demand and earn good packages too.

A MCA or BCA graduate can work for any IT company, big or small, in various roles available. Depending on a person’s calibre there is no dearth of career opportunities after BCA & MCA in this sector.

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