Rohit Dubey

What is the eligibility criteria for BCA course?

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RE: What is the eligibility criteria for BCA course?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hello Rohit, 

Any 12th pass student any stream studied Math and a minimum 50%, after clearing an entrance exam can pursue BCA.

Wish you good luck...

RE: What is the eligibility criteria for BCA course?

Lambodar Rout
Lambodar Rout
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  • New Delhi

BCA stands from 'Bachelor of computer application'. It is a 3-year graduation degree course. It is for those students who want to learn computer languages and want to work for software companies in future. Students who fail to seek admission in 4 year BTech course in computer science also opt for BCA course.

BCA imparts great skills in the field of software development technology. It also develop skills on software technology and enhance their knowledge on higher platform. There are many good colleges and universities who could duct this course and they take entrance exam to get into BCA course.

Eligibility Criteria

The general eligibility BCA aspirants is that they have to score minimum of 50% marks in class 12th. The student can be of any stream - science or commerce, but many universities prefer students of science stream over Commerce Stream. Some universities seek admission by entrance tests and some universities seek admission by percentage of class 12th exams.

Top Universities and Colleges

There are many good colleges and universities who provide BCA course, some of them are -

  1. Christ University, Bengaluru
  2. Department of Computer Applications - SRM University, Chennai
  3. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research
  4. IMS Noida
  5. Stella Maris College, Chennai
  6. Womens Christian College, Chennai
  7. University College, Kurukshetra University
  8. St. Joseph's College, Bangalore
  9. Department of Computer Science, Banasthali University
  10. Madras Christian College,

Moreover, some colleges under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi also provide BCA course with good placements.


Career  Opportunities  After BCA

Career Options after BCA:

Media, Print and Publishing Houses

Computer Scientist

Computer Support Service Specialist

Software Developer

Computer Systems Analyst

Software Publisher

Information Systems Manager

Systems Administrator

Teacher & Lecturer

Database Administrator

Start-up - Your own business

Computer Support Service Specialist

Computer Programmer

Chief Information Officer


Job Prospectus

Pursuing  Masters in Computer Application (MCA) after BCA can enhance you skills and knowledge and would further provide more job opportunities.

BCA graduates can start up their career either in government sector or private sector since there are many employment opportunities in both these sectors. This degree can help the students to get a sound knowledge with the help of which they can completely launch their challenging career in IT industry.

The final project in the college of the student will provide placements in companies as Tester/developer.

Today, many multinational companies inexperienced graduates so that they can train them according to their own needs. Nowadays, the big companies are diverting their requirements from BTech students to BCA students. or BCA?

There are many students who are confused between or BCA, as which should one choose for graduation.

Here, we tell the difference between the two courses -

1- is a 4-year graduate degree course, whereas BCA is a 3-year graduation degree course.

2- is a more professional course as compared to BCA because contains more subjects to study and gives a deep knowledge.

3 - The most basic difference is that teaches engineering in special fields while BCA teaches computer and it's applications.

4- A BCA students need to complete MCA  after graduation in order to compete with a BTech student.

5- BTech being a higher degree is more job oriented whereas BCA more likely have to pursue masters degree.

BCA or BSc. (Computer Science)?

Another point confusion for science students is between  BCA or BSc in computer science. Here are the key differences-

1- BCA is computer application whereas BSc graduates are interested in internet and database operations. However, both these courses provide challenging jobs.

2-The common thing between BCA and BSc graduates is that both pursue masters after graduation. They may take up MCA, MBA or MSc (IT or CS) as further studies.

Which course is better?

BCA course is also a good option for students who wish to take a postgraduate degree in MCA. Both the courses are computer related and provide jobs in that sector only.


So, BCA course is designed to bridge the gap between studies of computer and its applications. It provides skills to students who are interested in IT sector of business firms.


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