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Is it better to pursue BCA from India or from abroad?


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What is BCA?

BCA stands for the bachelor in computer application. BCA is 3-year graduation degree course generally for those students who wants to learn computer languages and after that who wants to join software companies. It is a technical degree that prepares students for a career in the field of computer applications and software development.

Once you complete your BCA, you may get jobs in private companies like TCS, SYNTEL, HCL, etc and government jobs after the BCA are civil services like IAS, Indian army, and railway jobs. As you know today generation is generation of computers and there is lot of demand and scope available for you. There are lot of companies in which you can try just after BCA, some of are: TATA, BIRLA, RELIANCE and many more. Nowadays IT market is getting booming, many IT company hiring bulk amount of candidate so you can easily get a job.

Also Read : I couldn’t make it to the top BCA colleges. What are my career prospects?

 

Why Abroad?

If you are facing a dilemma whether to pursue BCA from India or abroad, then you are not alone. As on one hand, you have the comfort of living and studying in your native country and not having to leave behind all your family and friends. On the other, tempt of a foreign degree, global exposure, excellent research opportunities and the associated career benefits are equally attractive. There are some reasons why you should pursue your BCA from abroad.

The dream of studying abroad is no longer a distant dream, which only a few people can afford. Bank loans have to be repaid therefore you know your family’s condition the best if you are 100% sure that your family’s finances will not be badly affected, apply for an education loan.

There are number of education loans and scholarships which have made higher education much easier to get to. Scholarships open a whole wide world of possibilities. It is no secret that the research opportunities available in countries like the USA and the UK rank way ahead of the facilities and funding offered in India. This is the primary reason for the migration of Indian students abroad.

 

When you study abroad; your exposure to a new culture and lifestyle will definitely dazzle you. Living in a student resident hall fosters a sense of community-living and gives you a chance to meet students from other countries.

 

Must Read : How should I plan my career once I have enrolled in BCA?

Career benefits:

BCA from a prestigious institution like Harvard school is definitely a great advantage when compared to BCA from Indian institution. Employers prefer to hire candidates who have completed a degree abroad with relevant academic scores and work experience; over a student who has completed the same degree and has similar work experience in India. Studying abroad will make you an independent and confident individual.

Education system abroad is more focused on developing practical skills of a student and making him job ready, unlike India where the focus is purely on theoretical knowledge. An international degree also commands a better pay package.

Below are some of the top universities to pursue BCA in abroad:

  • Massachusetts Institute of technology: it has become the premier most educational institutes in USA.
  • California Institute of Technology: It offers three undergraduate courses in the field namely applied and computational mathematics and neural system and computer science.
  • Stanford University: the College offers four courses in computer sciences namely computational biology, computer and cognitive sciences, logic, information, and computation.
  • University of California: The University of California is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The campus is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students.
  • Carnegie Mellon University: CMU has become a model for economic development and has formed partnerships with more than 350 companies. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.

Other universities are:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Cornell University

Also Read : Is the course structure of BCA similar to that of B.Tech in Computer Science?

You may also choose to complete your basic undergraduate degree in India, secure a job, and work for three to four years, save money and fund your postgraduate study abroad. To conclude, the benefits of an international education are many and help you build a secure future and career.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

 

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