Exam Date: 10 Oct, 2020
In today's scenario, every individual is significantly dependent on machines. The computer is one such machine, which has made its presence in every walk of our life. With the wide range of applications, it has to offer, the need for learning computer science is now more than ever. The recent boom in the IT Industry tells us that the experts in the field of computer applications are needed both in India and abroad. Moreover, with the government's ambitious plan of digitalization, it may go a notch higher. The huge gap in demand and supply in the field of computer applications help them command a better salary.
There's a slight difference between Computer science and Computer applications which people usually tend to ignore. Computer Science is a detailed and systematic study of the fundamentals of working on a computer, whereas computer applications are the study of the application of computer software. In short, while the former is a study of how computers work, the latter helps us understand all sorts of work that can be done on a computer.
Computer Applications Course Highlights
DCA: Diploma in computer applications
BCA: Bachelor of computer applications
MCA: Master of computer applications
PhD in Computer applications
Direct admission to colleges mostly
Counselling after the release of merit list or on the basis of entrance exams*
Direct admission or through entrance exams
Entrance test or merit based followed usually by a Group discussion and/or an interview.
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Rs. 50,000 per month
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Rs. 1.2 Lakh per month
Computer operator, Web designer, Accountant, Software developer
Software developer, Technical analyst, System administrator, Programmer
Software developer, Web developer, System analyst, Data analyst, System administrator
Professor, Information research scientist, Software developer, Network engineer
*Different colleges have their own entrance examinations
The eligibility criteria can vary from college to college. But, here is a broad overview of minimum requirements for the various courses.
For Diploma In Computer Applications
No entrance test is required to get a Diploma in Computer Applications.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their marks in class 12th.
For Undergraduate Computer Application Courses
Candidates must have scored an aggregate of minimum 50-55% in 10+2.
Aspirants can hail from any stream with English as one of their subjects in Class 12. However, some colleges mandatorily require having studied science subjects in class 12th.
For Postgraduate Computer Application Courses
Candidates must have a graduation in Computer applications, Computer science or any other related field with a minimum of 50% marks or a GPA of 5/10 at the undergraduate level.
Most colleges require Mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects at 10+2 or graduation level.
A minimum of 50-55% in Class 12.
For PhD In Computer Applications
Candidates must have completed their Masters in Computer applications, computer science or any other related field without any pending backlog with 50-55%.
Computer Application Courses Entrance Exams
Most of the colleges/ Universities conduct their own entrance exams to select prospective candidates for Computer applications. There are several state-based common entrance exams as well. Some of them are:
BCA & MCA Courses open the door of opportunities for the degree holders. The students have wide-ranging employment opportunities in various sectors like Banking, Networking, Insurance, e-commerce, IT Industry, MNCs, Marketing industry, Accounting etc. Most of the MNCs even send the candidates onsite to some different location abroad, which provides them with better exposure. Some leading IT companies even offer up to 8 L to new joiners. Apart from top IT firms, Startups and Consulting firms also pay a decent salary.
There is also a plethora of lucrative opportunities in the public sector or government jobs. Indian Army (Air force and naval force as well) also employs many IT professionals. Some students even go for MBA after completing their BCA, which helps them land a high paying job in the IT Industry. International offers are also common after MBA from top B-School.
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BCA and MCA both have six semesters spread over three years.
Subjects taught in DCA are:
Subjects taught in BCA are:
Subjects taught in MCA are:
Computers have found their way from small shops to giant multinational companies. And so has the demand for the skilled IT Professionals. Fresh graduates from Computer applications are working as Graphics Designer, Digital Marketer, Software developer, Technical writer etc. The companies usually prefer candidates with a master's degree to candidates with a diploma or bachelor's degree. That is why many students go further for a postgraduate degree. The ROI for most of the computer application courses fare really well than their counterparts.
Computer Applications Job Profiles and Top Recruiters
Owing to the great demand for IT Professionals, there are umpteen opportunities for BCA and MCA degree holders. Technical degree, coupled with experience in the relevant field helps the graduates land a job of their interest easily. In some of the job profiles, they might have to compete with graduates from Non-Computer Science background. However, for the major part, there is no dearth of job offers for them.
These are individuals responsible for developing and maintaining mobile applications for various platforms as well as for customers specifically.
These are content writers with specialization in IT. They give reviews on technical products, provide us with product descriptions and design specifications.
Also known as Web Developer, they are responsible for designing a website. These are usually experts in the field of computer programming and graphic designing.
They look after the installation and production of hardware components of a computer.
They look out for the loopholes in the security of a network or computer system that can be exploited by anti-social elements.
These are mainly responsible for maintaining the servers of all the computer systems.
They are tasked with monitoring complex databases. Companies having a huge database usually employ them to ensure the smooth operation of data.
Social Media Handler
They are responsible for managing the social media presence of the company.
They are mainly responsible for analyzing the account balance, keeping them up to date, and recording the assets and liabilities in a business.
They help the customers to download apps and programs and diagnose any issue in the hardware.
Computer Applications Top Recruiters
Recruiters in a field are also responsible for driving up the attraction for a particular course. When it comes to the IT Industry, fresh graduates get ample opportunities to gain exposure in a professional environment. Some of the big names hiring the BCA and MCA graduates are –
Like most of the other professional courses, students need to have a strong grasp of the technical skills in computer applications. Recruiters often look for a balanced combination of soft skills and technical skills. Individuals should try to stand out with some additional points on their CV.
A hands-on practice looks really good on the CV like having made a website, a mobile app or a web app.
Good Communication skills would prove to be very beneficial.
The curriculum for the Computer applications course is designed to equip the students with basic knowledge of computers and its system. It grooms an individual to be able to face the challenges in the professional world. The course is meticulously structured from basics to advanced level in a span of 3 years. The course does not require the individuals to be well versed in programming languages, but a prior knowledge can prove to be a plus point. Students pursuing their MCA choose their specialization from the options available in the college.
In addition, the fees for the course is not very high, making it affordable for students from middle-class families as well. Private colleges usually charge higher than government colleges. The annual fees for MCA in JNU is as low as Rs. 1750 but the competition makes it very difficult to gain admission.
Exam Date: 10 Oct, 2020
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After you have successfully completed BCom in Computer Application course, you have a lot of opportunities. You can either opt for jobs like Chartered accountant or pursue a higher degree. I will list you some of the degrees you can possibly opt for:
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Although BSc Computer Science admission is done on the basis of merit, however as mentioned a few universities conduct an entrance examination to select the students. The syllabus for these exams has questions from Class X-XII in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It may also include General English as well
The minimum eligibility criteria for this course is:
EGS Pillay Arts and Science College offer BCA and Bsc in Computer Science. I will provide the details of those courses:
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Late Shri. Vishnu Waman Thakur Charitable Trust's has three colleges which offers different undergraduate courses,
Bhaskar Waman Thakur College of Science,
Yashvant Keshav Patil College of Commerce,
Vidhya Dayanand Patil College of Arts.
however none of the college offers bachelor in computer application courses.
some of the best college which offers bca courses is as follows,
Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
Directorate of Distance Education, LPU, Jalandhar.
St Xavier's College, Ahmedabad.
JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad.
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
hope it would help.
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