The full form of BCA is Bachelors in Computer Application. BCA is a 3-year undergraduate degree programme that focuses on knowledge on the basics of computer application and software development. A BCA degree is considered to be at par with a BTech/BE degree
in Computer Science or Information Technology. The degree helps interested students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications. The course of BCA includes database management systems, operating systems, software engineering, web technology and languages such as C, C++, HTML, Java etc.. The minimum and most important eligibility criteria for BCA followed across all colleges is 45 per cent marks in Class 12 or equivalent examination. There are no subject level restrictions for pursuing BCA as students with any subjects in Class 11 and 12 can apply for BCA unlike BTech.
Recruiting companies include both big established companies like HP, Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant and new-age technology startups like Flipkart. A BCA graduate has scope in jobs such as Software Engineer, Web Designer and System Analyst.