Master of Computer Applications is a big Degree in the field of Computer Science. Experts consider it at par with M.B.A. If an M.B.A. is important for marketing a Brand, an MCA is equally important for creating a Brand.
There is a multiple scope as a career. IT Industry is creating a wide range of opportunities. Big companies, M.N.Cs are absorbing MCAs as system Analysts, Software Developers, System Managers, Internet Experts, Computer Education Consultants etc. There is a huge demand in Indian Railways, Defence Services and Telecommunication Sector.
If you can master the skills and have creative mind, there is no limit to your prospects.
M.C.A. is conducted by almost all the Universities of India. The minimum Qualification is Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with minimum 50% to 60% marks. The selection is through a written test conducted by different Universities. Some states conduct a unified Exam. e.g. Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu etc.
All the Universities prescribe Maths at 12th or Graduation level or at both levels. A student without maths at any two levels has very few options. A student who did not have Maths at 12th level but with graduation level like BCA / B.Com can appear in the exam.
The written test consists of four parts : Mathematics, Computer Awareness, Elementary English, Logical and Analytical Reasoning. The main emphasis is on Advanced Maths. The detailed Syllabus is available on website of “LANDMARK INSTITUTE”.
The Universities such as IGNOU, P.T.U., S.M.U. provide M.C.A. through correspondence but Industry prefers regular M.C.A. Degree. A regular M.C.A. Degree from a good reputed Institute is uncomparable.
An M.C.A. from a top Institute; can expect anything between 5 lacs to 15 lacs. However, if you are selected in a Foreign placement; the salary ranges from $ 50000 - $ 100000 per annum. With experience the salary increases exponentially.
A list of top Institutes is available on website of “LANDMARK INSTITUTE”. The grading has been done on the basis of quality of Education, Infrastructure and above all Placement Records.
Few of the top Companies where students who have completed M.C.A. placed are Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, L & T Limited, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, AT & T, Citibank, CDOT, NIIT, Hughes Software System, Rancosystems, ICICI Bank, Indian Railways, Defence Services, CMC Limited, Satyam Computers, Tata Info Tech etc.
India has suffered an immense boom in the IT Sector in recent few years and the related opportunities in computer field has increased tremendously. B.C.A is a three year course and is defined as a computer course that is related to Computer Language. It is a bachelor’s degree covering a wide area in the field of computers. Any candidate pursuing a B.C.A degree can have many opportunities in software firms.
After pursuing three years degree course, an applicant can start his career in any of the Software Companies or can even opt to study further in this field. They can be either a programmer or have other wide job opportunities in IT sector such as system analyst, networking expert etc.
The course mainly contents software applications and programming. Examples are Java, C- Programming, SQL, and Server, C++, Networking and applications of the operating systems. The related applications have serious implications on the career of the admitted applicants.
Any candidate who has appeared for 10+2 and secured at least 50% marks in his higher secondary exams in any stream with Mathematics or Computer (I.P/C++/Multimedia) as a subject can opt for it.
The course is divided into Six Semesters consisting of two semesters per year i.e. the total number of years that the candidates have to continue for this bachelor degree is three.
Admission to this course is through an entrance exam conducted by different universities. As the number of seats are limited and number of candidates is large so there is a tough competition for the admission to a top institute.
1. Jamia Milia Islamia
2. BITS (Noida)
3. Maharaja Surajmal Institute (Janakpuri)
4. Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies (Moti Nagar)
5. Indian Institute of Technology and Management (Janakpuri)
6. Innovative Institute of Technology and Management (Janakpuri)
7. Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences (vasant kunj)
8. Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences (Rohini)
9. Trinity Institute of Professional Studies (Dwarka)
10. Trinity Institute of Professional Studies (Vikaspuri)
11. Fairfield Institute of Technology and Management (Kapasheda)
12. Ansal Institute of Technology (Gurgaon)
13. J.S.S (Noida)
14. Siri Fort College of Computer Technology and Managament (Rohini)
15. Mother Teresa Institute of Management (Preet Vihar)