An acronym for Bachelors in Computer Application, BCA is a three year undergraduate degree course generally for students who wish to delve into the world of Computer languages. The course is one of the most popular options to get started with a career in Information Technology.
A degree in BCA is at par with a B.Tech/B.E degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. For a BCA aspirant, this degree would help in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications.
To pursue a BCA programme, one need to not have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects in Class 12th class. Infact, an Arts or Commerce student can join the course as well.
Basic eligibility requirements for a BCA course:
- Aspirant should have passed 10+2 from any stream with English as passing subject with minimum 45%-55% marks in aggregate ( The pass percentage might vary from college to college)
- A student with an Arts or commerce background too can apply
- While some colleges/universities admit aspirants on merit basis, the others admit students on the basis of personal interview and written examination.
- There are some universities which conduct their own entrance test as well.
Generally, the basic course curriculum of BCA focuses on database management systems, operating systems, software engineering, computer architecture, web technology and languages such as C, C++, HTML, Java etc.