In today’s time, computers have become a necessity in most fields. In fact, most businesses are heavily dependent on it at every step of their operation. So, be it Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer Applications, all these computer-related courses are highly sought after by students for their higher education. Computer Application involves the study of the algorithm, data structures, basic and advanced programming with C language, web programming, database management and network fundamentals....
The computer application courses are usually a combination of both theoretical and practical knowledge and are sub-categorized into Operating System, Office Application, Professional Software, and Business Communication & Outreach. Students are taught a wide range of topics from computer fundamentals, MS Office, internet applications, operating systems, database management systems (DBMS), and HTML. In addition to this, they also learn to use and work with tools that help in developing faster as well as better applications.
The Study in India partner institutes offer courses related to Computer Application in 3 levels, namely - Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD. The choice of courses depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes.
1) Undergraduate (UG)
A bachelor’s degree in computer application discipline is generally a full-time course with a duration of 3 years. Students can pursue it after completing their 10+2 in any stream.
2) Post-graduate (PG)
A master’s degree in computer application is generally a full-time course with a duration of 2 years. Students can pursue it after completing their undergraduate degrees.
PhD is a doctorate level degree and the students can pursue it after their post-graduation.
Please note, the eligibility for computer application courses differs across institutes. Therefore, students should check the eligibility requirements at the time of applying.
After pursuing a degree in computer application discipline the students can choose from a mixed bag of career options and some of them are mentioned in the table below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What are Computer Application courses?
Computer Application courses are concerned with in-depth knowledge of subjects like Microsoft Office, Operating System, Fundamentals of Internet, Data Management, C and C++ Programming, Tally ERP, Java, etc. These courses help the students to learn software integration to achieve the end product.
2) What are the future prospects after completing BCA and MCA?
After completing a degree in BCA and MCA students can either choose to become database administrators, software engineers, software developers, software testers, graphic designers, animators, web developers, etc or go ahead with PhD and research work in this field.
3) What is the subject matter that is covered in Computer Application courses?
The subject matter of Computer Application courses varies across different program levels. But, it covers the following subject matters generally,
Programming Principles and Algorithms
Computer Fundamentals and Office Automation
C++, Core and Advanced Java, HTML
UNIX and Shell Programming
Design and Analysis of Algorithm
4) What are the career opportunities after completing the Computer Application courses?
Career opportunities after completing Computer Application courses include Computer Programmer, Web Designer, Software Developer, Cloud Architect, Database Administrator, Software Consultant, Application Developer, System Analyst, Java Developer, etc
5) What is the eligibility criteria for pursuing BCA and MCA?
The eligibility for a BCA degree is the completion of 10+2, for pursuing an MCA, you must have a bachelor's degree and for a PhD degree, you must have completed your masters. However, you are advised to check the specific eligibility criteria for different Computer Application courses at the time of applying.
6) What are BCA Course specialization options?
The specializations options under BCA courses are:
Personal Information Management
Music and Video Processing
7) What are MCA Course specialization options?
The specialization options under MCA courses are:
Management Information Systems (MIS)
8) What is the advantage of pursuing Computer Application courses?
The Computer Application sector is in high demand and it offers the following benefits:
Good job opportunities in most of the major industries around the world
Attractive salary packages
Exciting working culture
Exposure on a global level
Computer Application courses can be availed by students from all streams
9) Are IT and software engineering the same?
Software engineering deals with the development of software applications. Whereas, Information Technology refers to the use of storage, computers, networking and processes to create, process, store, secure all forms of electronic data.
10) What are the three types of software?
There are three types of computer software and they are systems software, programming software and application software.
11) Do you have a Lateral MCA /Second year direct to MCA course?
The Study in India Programme does not allow lateral entry in MCA courses.
12) Can I apply for BCA from any stream?
Yes, you may apply for BCA despite being from any stream.
13) Is a Master of Computer Application (MCA) a good career option?
Having a Masters degree in Computer Application increases the chances of growing your career in the IT sector wherein you can get great employment opportunities with top MNCs and IT companies
14) What should one do after BCA: MCA or MBA?
Opting for an MCA or MBA after completing a BCA degree depends on your interest. If you wish to enhance your qualifications and brush up on your technical skills in computer applications, it is advisable to opt for an MCA course. On the other hand, if you are interested in management roles in the IT industry, then it is advisable to opt for an MBA course.
15) Is BCA better than B.Tech?
No course is superior to others and it totally depends on personal interest or choices. A BCA degree equips you with the knowledge of programming languages like C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP and makes you proficient at the application level of computers. Whereas, a B.Tech degree equips you with the in-depth knowledge of both hardware, software and makes you proficient at the technical level.
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