Career Options for BCA Graduates

The Bachelor of Computer Applications or BCA is a three-year undergraduate program that is equivalent to a Bachelor of Technology course. BCA is designed to produce graduates who have the necessary skills and knowledge not only in computer and information technology, but also in communication, organization, and management.

Students who study BCA are very well versed in programming languages such as Java, C+, HML, and SQL. They are also quite knowledgeable in various computer applications and the latest developments in IT and communication systems.

If you are a BCA graduate and are about to enter the workforce, you might be a bit confused on what jobs to apply for and which companies to send your applications to. You might even be a little worried about your future considering the sheer number of graduates that seek employment every year. Don't worry, as a BCA graduate, you have the capacity to implement and address the needs of so many companies, in terms of IT systems and computer science requirements, and this makes you a valuable candidate for them.

If you are still not sure about what your career options are, let me give you some insights on the matter. Basically, once you complete the three-year BCA program, you can start out your career as a junior programmer in various IT companies. You can also work as a software developer or a software engineer. There are also BCA graduates who work as bank officers and clerks. You can work in both private firms and the government sectors.

On the one hand, many BCA graduates today have decided to work in the BPO industry, which is actually a good move since it is a growing industry and career advancement opportunities here are endless. However, in order to get better prospects, it is advisable that you pursue higher education such as getting a Masters degree (MCA). Doing so would make you better qualified for senior positions that offer better pay.

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I have done BCA ( Bachelor in computer applications). Now I am doing J2se Web component development Specialization from NIIT and pursuing MCA (corespondent). Now I feel like I should join some company as a Java Trainee. But most of the companies prefer MCA/B.Tech. . So please help me in this case how can i improve my technical skills in Java until I complete my Masters.

I would by very thank full to you.

abrar ansari


This is Abrar. I m pursuing BCA 6th sem from SMU. I want to make my career in software development.I m interested in Dot Net. recently I have join a institute to get training in .NET. question is does company hire a distance learning student as developer. because I m fresher in development field.



I am doing BCA(2nd Year) and I want to know about the different programming languages that will help me in my future.



Hai,This is Aarthi.I have completed my ug (Bca).I got job as a manual tester.Tell some valuable certification courses related to manual testing.



I have completed my BCA and learning & c# . so as what and where will I get job? do I need to learn some more things?



I have done BCA in 2010 and currently I m working as Testing Engineer.
Q. 1-Which is better correspondence cource which help in My career .
Q.2 Is other degree required as current status of IT industry



I have done BCA ..what nxt../?



What are the possibilities of job after completing BCA



Which kind of posting is suitable for BCA graduate in IT SECTOR

sonali agarwal

  • Dec 10th, 2012

This is Sonali, I completed graduation in B.C.A and I am interested in computer organisation so how this help in my to make my career future? Help me?


  • Dec 19th, 2012

I am doing BCA but I do not know any program. I am not understanding program so help me

vamika mohan

  • May 23rd, 2013

what should i do after my BCA ?? MBA is a good option??


  • Jun 19th, 2013

Thanks Chandra. I am not posting a question here, as there is not option to reply. I am putting my comments here.

I am also BCA graduate. I am working in Software Company. BCA is enough to start career in IT.

It is just myth MCA required, salary will be less for BCA. No it is just myth. If a candidate is good at skills, he will get equal salary.

BCA- got all kinds syllabs, it has management syllabus, has assignments, two projects with similar lines B.E,,MCA.

I compared BE(cs),B.Tech(cs),MCA syllabus.

Everything is almost same.

Just society overrated B.E, B.Tech.

I have seen many candidates in work place with various qualifications.

I have done some research, actually there is not difference. It is just myth B.E, B.Tech better.


  • Jul 29th, 2013

i have completed the bca and i m doing mba and this is 2nd year,, so which stream should I take now,, i m fully confused sir can u help me
which stream is better means marketing or finanace or hr.
help me out in this reg......

Sanajy Karpe

  • Oct 9th, 2013

i have completed BCA in this that how type interview Question plz provide me.i will also face interview and i am not able for interview.dont know the programming language.

Rutuja P Jathe

  • Oct 28th, 2013

I have completed my BCA this year but I dont know coding then what can i do.

Hemi Sanjay

  • Jun 27th, 2014

After passing and acquiring a BCA degree, will I be able to apply for job where they have called educational qualification as Any Graduate.

Kindly clear my confusion.

siddhesh nisal

  • Jul 23rd, 2014

Hello Sir,
i have completed my diploma in 4yrs instead of 3 yrs regular course then i was flunked in my 3rd year engineering then again i couldnt give my final semester exam due to some reason my aggregate is too low near about 53.50 something or may get 54 when i cleared my final semester exam in next semester. i joined software testing course.
does it good for me with this horrible educational record? will i am eligible to study in abroad? what is chances of mine to geta good university in foreign? does 3 years academic gap will ruin my career?


  • Sep 9th, 2014

I am pursuing mca then I find the good job. but how can apply to any company without vacancy or how can find vacancy in any company

Siddhant Singh

  • Oct 2nd, 2014

I am pursuing bca as a regular course from varanasi, i want to start my career after as a web developer after graduation, how and where i should apply and what should be my core languages, also i want to know, what pay scale do the companies offer us.........actually i am insecure about my future that, if i could survive in metros or not...???
Please help me out!!

kamal kumar

  • Mar 24th, 2015

I am pursuing int BCA (6 Sem) i hava learned languages HTML,C,C++ and I almost done core java. I want to become a software engineer but i am not able to study further. tell me the good path to become a good software engineer.

Dharmendra semliya

  • May 15th, 2015

I passed 12th this year , please sufesh which line has more scope after MBA or BCA


  • Jun 16th, 2015

Sir, Please suggested me, I have completed BCA from IGNOU, Now I am working in a private company. Sir, I want to do mca from IGNOU, Sir, Can I take equation loan 30,000 Rs for take admission and a laptop.

priti patel

  • Jun 20th, 2015

In this course which type of job will given after pass this graduation.

shweta gupta

  • Aug 6th, 2015

I am student of BCA 6 Sem. Please tell me how I prepare for MCA entrance?


  • Aug 12th, 2015

Hi I am doing my 5 Sem right now in B.C.A but I was interested in Accounts and Finance like auditing level. Is there any diploma courses about accounts and finance that is possible for my life l will get brighter.

sadan ahmad

  • Aug 29th, 2015

My name is Sadan Ahmad. I am doing BCA but I do not know any program. I am not understanding program so help me

prabhat kumar

  • Sep 28th, 2015

My name is Prabhat Kumar. I have completed BCA but I do not know any program. I am not understanding program so help me. Now I want to do job in IT field. Please suggest me

Gopal jee dubey

  • Sep 30th, 2015

Sir, actually I have completed BCA with 57% while PUC with 70% from Bangalore University so please help me to work in any IT company so that I can build my career in IT field.

Tinku saini

  • Oct 29th, 2015

I am student of BCA 1st year and I felt difficulty in programming language can you help me in understanding programming language. please tell me some tips for programming.


  • Mar 26th, 2016

I am doing my IInd year BCA in regular at Tamilnadu and now I want to do my IIIrd year in correspondence at Sangli (Maharashtra). Can I able to do it?


  • May 17th, 2016

I gave my 12th exam recently and I am thinking to pursue BCA but I am not able to get a good guidance in regarding with this course . I just want to know is doing BCA instead of B.Tech , etc is worth risking my future ? is BCA actually a good career option ?


  • May 28th, 2016

I have done BCA. Can I pursue MBA in clinical research?


  • Jun 5th, 2016

Hi Ashrivasta. You can join a different language like .Net, Java, PHP, Oracle and so on


  • Jun 22nd, 2016

My question is I am doing BCA degree via correspondence. Is it worthy for my life. The other question is BCA degree and B.Sc computer science which is better and I finished my course and how I get the job and what are the good jobs for my career. Please help me and I am waiting for your reply.

sheik sulthan

  • Jul 13th, 2016

Can I get a job in game developing companies after completing BCA?

Somanth Jana

  • Jul 29th, 2016

I had just completed BCA in distance from SMU and I had done ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT from CMC. I have a good knowledge on .NET, SQL SERVER and more. Can I join in IT company as a junior engineer, software developer or software engineer? Please tell about my career?


  • Aug 8th, 2016

I am an BCA final year student. I am not good at programming skill. so I will choose to my PG study to select MBA. Is it good idea or bad please given details.. Anyway choose a MBA which subject is best eg: Finance, Marketing, HR. Then give a your ideas for any course. Thank you.


  • Sep 5th, 2016

Practice programming languages a lot


  • Sep 5th, 2016

BCA gives you thorough knowledge of today's IT operation where as BSc (CS) will only give you a scientific portion of computer that will not give benefit after that.

Through BCA you can learn programming language vastly, whereas BSc will only give you knowledge on C, C++, Physics, Chemistry.

Suraiyya Mainoddin Shaikh

  • Jan 28th, 2017

I am BCA final year student & I want to give information after the BCA complition for the training.

sandip biswas

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

I am a BCA 2nd year student. I want to know about different programming language will help me in my future


  • Jan 25th, 2018

Career Options after BCA:

For graduates, job opportunities exists in Government as well as Private sector. Also, self employment options are available. After BCA., which is an Undergraduate course, graduates may take up Government jobs that require a Graduation Degree (for example- Armed Forces, Nationalized Banks, PSUs etc).
When it comes to Private sector, Software MNCs are the prime recruiters. Web hosting, IT sector, Electronics Industry are some other sectors that recruits BCA. graduates. Graduates may take up the following posts in the above mentioned sectors-
- Software Engineer
- Software Tester
- Database Management professional
- Project Manager
- Information Security professional
- Information Management professional
- System Administrator
- System Security Officer
- Software Architect
- Associate Software Engineer
- Project Manager

Graduates may also become self employed, by becoming freelance or independent software developers, software security experts, consultants etc. One may also go for advanced courses such as MCA. and PhD and eventually take up teaching job or even venture into Research and Development sector associated with this field!
List of Top BCA Colleges in India:
1: IIFA LANCASTER Degree College (Bengaluru)
2: Department of Computer Applications, SRM University (Chennai)
3: Institute of Management Studies (Noida)
4: Madras Christian College (Chennai)
5: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (Pune)
6: Birla Institute of Technology (Jharkhand)
7: Presidency College (Bengaluru)
8: University College-Kurukshetra (Kurukshetra)
9: Stella Maris College (TamilNadu)
10: Xavier Institute of Computer Application (Ahmedabad)

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