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BCA 2022: Course, Admission, Eligibility, Fees, Top Colleges, Scope, Jobs

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BCA is a 3-year UG course that helps students to enhance their knowledge on the basics of computer application, database management systems, operating systems, web technology, software development, and languages such as C++, HTML, Java, etc. 

Candidates must have at least 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent examinations with computers as an additional or core subject. BCA course admission is offered based on merit and entrance scores both. Some of the entrance exams are IPU-CET, SET, GSAT, LUCSAT, SUAT, etc. 

Some of the top colleges offering BCA courses are IITD Delhi, Christ University, SRMIST Chennai, Lovely Professional University, etc. The average fees for BCA courses generally range from Rs. 37,500 to 5 lakhs.

Students after completing the BCA course apply for jobs as Web Designer, System Analyst, Software Engineer, and many more. The average salary package for BCA job profiles varies between INR 4LPA to 10 LPA depending on the company and the specific role/designation. Some of the top Recruiting companies include both big established companies like HP, Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, and new-age technology startups like Flipkart. 

BCA Course Highlights

Course Type Undergraduate Degree
Full Form Bachelor of Computer Applications
Duration 3 years
Eligibility Minimum 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in any relevant stream with English as a compulsory subject
Examination type Semester-wise
Admission Process Entrance Exams or Merit-based
Course Fees INR 37,500 to 5 lakhs
Average Salary INR 4-10 Lakhs per annum
Recruiting Companies NIIT, HCL, TCS, Capgemini, Accenture, Wipro, Infosys, and others
Jobs Technical Analyst, System Administrators, Software Developer, Programmer, Tech support, and others

About BCA Course

  • BCA course is required to fulfill the need for skilled professionals, who can solve the problems related to the technology and IT sectors in India. 
  • The course offers varied specializations in the field of Data Analytics, Data Science, Web development, programming, and Computer Science. 
  • Students gain knowledge and proficiency in using programming languages such as Python, CSS, Linux, Java, C++, etc. which helps in enhancing their technical skills.
  • BCA degree is in huge demand and the requirement for the skilled professional's increases to operate the functions of computer systems.
  • BCA course is a software-oriented course, it lessens the physical effort and allows professionals to work in a stress-free environment this makes the course more demanding. 

BCA Admission Process

Students can apply for admission in BCA courses offering colleges through both offline and online modes. Candidates should visit the official website of the institution to check the eligibility required for admission, the selection of the candidates should be done based on the merit of 10+2 or the scores of conducted entrance examination. The final selection of the students is done after a personal interview round. 

  • The entrance exam for admission in the BCA course is conducted at both state as well as national levels. Universities like GGSIPU conduct their entrance examination to enroll the students in the BCA course.
  • The registration for admission will start around March, it may get delayed due to the possibility of a third wave of Covid strike at the end of the year 2021. 
  • Candidates should register for entrance or admission after the notification released by the particular college on its official website for the BCA course.

BCA Eligibility Criteria

Some of the basic eligibility required for the candidate are mentioned below-

  • Students must have a 50% or above aggregate score in 10+2 in any stream with English, Mathematics as compulsory, and computer science as an additional or core subject. The reserved category student can get relaxation of 5% marks.
  • Some colleges required a minimum age limit of 21 years for the BCA course with relaxation up to 24 years for reserved category candidates, without any upper age limit. 

BCA Entrance Exam

Exams Registration Date (Tentative) Exam Date (Tentative)
IPU-CET 1st week of June 2022  Last week of August 2022
AIMA UGAT 2nd week of January 2022 June 2022
BUMAT Last week of June 2022 1st week of July 2022
SET 3rd week of February 2022 Last week of June 2022
GSAT February 2022 2nd Week of June 2022
SUAT February 2022 1st Week of June 2022

BCA Distance Education

  • BCA distance course requires a minimum of 3-6 years duration to complete a degree from India. Students need to have a qualifying 10+2 or equivalent degree from a recognized board with at least 45% aggregate marks. 
  • Admission in the top colleges like- IGNOU, Suresh Gyan vihar University-Distance Education (SGVUDE), BCA Distance course is generally done based on 10+2 merit. The average fees range from INR 6,000-20,000 per annum. 
  • Admission to IGNOU BCA distance education 2022 is expected to start in January or February 2022.

BCA Distance Top Colleges

Some of the top BCA distance course colleges along with their fees are given in the tabulated form below- 

University/College Average Annual Fees
IGNOU INR 6,700
School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University INR 8,200
Suresh Gyan Vihar University- Distance Education INR 40,000
Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) INR 8,400

BCA Syllabus

BCA course syllabus is divided into 6 semesters which includes the study related to Operating systems, Data structures, Digital computer Fundamentals, Programming Languages, Financial Accounting, Computer networks, etc. 

Semester I Semester II
Hardware Lab Case Tools Lab
Creative English Communicative English
Foundational Mathematics Basic Discrete Mathematics
Statistics I For BCA Operating Systems
Digital Computer Fundamentals Data Structures
Introduction To Programming Using C Data Structures Lab
C Programming Lab Visual Programming Lab
PC Software Lab -
Semester III Semester IV
Interpersonal Communication Professional English
Introductory Algebra Financial Management
Financial Accounting Computer Networks
Software Engineering Programming In Java
Database Management Systems Java Programming Lab
Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ DBMS Project Lab
C++ Lab Web Technology Lab
Oracle Lab Language Lab
Domain Lab -
Semester V Semester VI
Unix Programming Design And Analysis Of Algorithms
OOAD Using UML Client-Server Computing
User Interface Design Client-Server Computing
Graphics And Animation Cloud Computing
Python Programming Multimedia Applications
Business Intelligence Introduction To Soft Computing
Graphics And Animation Lab Advanced Database Management System
Python Programming Lab Web Designing Project
Unix Lab Business Intelligence Lab

BCA Top Colleges in India

There are a lot of colleges offering BCA courses that require their eligibility qualifications for offering admission. Some of the colleges offering BCA courses are- Lovely professional University, Vellore institute of technology, DAV College, Xavier’s institute of computer application, and many more. 

Name of the College Average Annual Fees
Presidency College, Banglore INR 1.20 Lakhs
Christ University, Bengaluru INR 1.19 Lakhs
SRM University of Science and Technology ( SRMIST)  INR 85,000
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research INR 1.75 Lakhs
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University) INR 57,000
Institute of Business Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai INR 95,000
Xavier’s Institute of Computer application, Ahmedabad INR 10.600
DAV College- (DAVC), Chandigarh INR 37,430
National Institute of Management (NIM), Mumbai INR 58,700
Madhav University, Sirohi Rajasthan INR 20,000
OPJS University, Churu INR 41,200
Institute of Management Studies- (IMS), Noida INR 1.32 Lakhs
Chandigarh University INR 1 Lakhs
Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad INR 74,500
Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies-(VIPS), New Delhi INR 86,400
Haryana college of technology and management, Kaithal INR 99,000
PCTE Group of Institutes, Ludhiana INR 54,650
Graphic Era University, Dehradun INR 1.21 Lakhs
Sharda University, Greater Noida INR 1.40 Lakhs
ITM University, Gwalior INR 69,000

BCA Jobs

The demand for BCA graduates is increasing rapidly in both the private and public sectors due to the growth of the IT industries. Some of the top IT companies that hire a large number of BCA graduates are Government organizations like the Indian Air Force(IAF), the Indian Army, and the Indian Navy, private companies like Oracle, IBM, Infosys, and Wipro. 

A fresher graduate can start their working in the salary range INR 30,000-45,000 initially per month. The salary of the professional varies based on industries, sectors, cities, and experience one has, the demand for IT professionals is expected to double by 2025. 

BCA Job Profiles Average Salary
Software Developer INR 5.89 LPA
System Analyst INR 6.70 LPA
Web Designer INR 3 LPA
Technical Associate INR 4.15 LPA
Customer Support Technician INR 2.63 LPA
IT Technical Support Developer INR 3.50 LPA

BCA FAQs

Ques. What is a BCA course?

Ans. Bachelor of Computer applications is a course for students which builds knowledge about computer languages and applications and offers opportunities to students to build their career in the field of information technology.

Ques. Can I pursue a BCA course after completing 10+2 in the PCB stream?

Ans. Yes, Candidates of any stream are eligible for taking admissions in BCA courses, however, eligibility varies from one college to another.

Ques. Is BCA a good course after 10+2?

Ans. Students having an interest in computer applications should apply for the course as the demand for BCA graduates increases day by day due to the rapid growth of IT industries.

Ques. Can I get a job in top companies like- Facebook, Google after BCA?

Ans. Students are eligible to apply for Jobs in these IT companies after completing the BCA course. It wholly depends on the skill of the candidates whether they get the opportunity to work in that one or not. 

Ques. How much salary can a BCA graduate get?

Ans.  The salary depends on various factors like- experience level, location, Company type, and many more. The average salary of a BCA graduate ranges from INR 35,000-2 Lakh per month. 

Ques. What is the scope of BCA?

Ans.  Candidates can work in both private or public IT companies in the role of Software engineers, web developers, system analysts, and so on. 

Ques. Which is better: BCA or BTech?

Ans. It depends on the interest of the candidates. Both of the courses are good. BCA offers studies related to computer applications whereas BTech focuses on computer engineering. 

Ques. Can I apply For the BCA course without having maths in 10+2?

Ans. Yes, Candidates are eligible for the BCA course, whereas some universities require mathematics for offering admission. 

Ques. What are the skills required for a BCA course?

Ans. Candidates should have basic knowledge of computers along with good knowledge and proficiency in English languages. 

Ques. What are the options available after the BCA course?

Ans. Candidates can go for MCA, MBA, MSc after BCA course or one can go for preparation of competitive exams as per their interests. 


Bachelor of Computer Applications [BCA] Fee Structure in India


1.26 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES3.90 L  (Maximum Fee)
72.83 K (Average Fee)
5.88 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES8.71 L (Maximum Fee)
1.77 L (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Computer Applications [BCA] Fee Structure By state


Uttar Pradesh

3.63 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.11 L
85.20 K
36 KPrivate COLLEGES5.60 L
1.91 L

Delhi NCR

60 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.59 L
1.77 L
36 KPrivate COLLEGES5.60 L
2.30 L

Tamil Nadu

2.74 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.40 L
64.22 K
14.27 KPrivate COLLEGES2.71 L
1.23 L

Madhya Pradesh

6.21 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.22 L
54.44 K
26.50 KPrivate COLLEGES3.26 L
98.03 K

Rajasthan

1.26 KPUBLIC COLLEGES95.55 K
59.56 K
36 KPrivate COLLEGES4.59 L
1.56 L

Karnataka

2.42 KPUBLIC COLLEGES3.90 L
1.01 L
59.46 KPrivate COLLEGES5.50 L
2.38 L

Punjab

79.69 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.77 L
1.24 L
30 KPrivate COLLEGES4.50 L
1.56 L

West Bengal

37.35 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.50 L
70.11 K
1.10 LPrivate COLLEGES3.45 L
2.31 L

Haryana

23 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.15 L
99.44 K
60 KPrivate COLLEGES4.50 L
1.92 L

Uttarakhand

46.55 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L
91.87 K
90 KPrivate COLLEGES4.48 L
1.85 L

Gujarat

42 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.34 L
82.50 K
45 KPrivate COLLEGES2.50 L
1.29 L

Maharashtra

50.90 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L
66.56 K
5.88 KPrivate COLLEGES5.05 L
1.97 L
12 KPUBLIC COLLEGES65.04 K
41.07 K
54 KPrivate COLLEGES4.54 L
1.77 L

Jharkhand

28.91 KPUBLIC COLLEGES62.40 K
45.66 K
78 KPrivate COLLEGES4.83 L
2.02 L
31.34 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.11 L
67.06 K
1.65 LPrivate COLLEGES2.40 L
2.12 L

Kerala

9.35 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.13 L
64.87 K
1.13 LPrivate COLLEGES8.71 L
2.50 L

Himachal Pradesh

90 KPUBLIC COLLEGES90 K
90 K
90 KPrivate COLLEGES3.90 L
1.86 L

Andhra Pradesh

26.58 KPUBLIC COLLEGES28.02 K
27.30 K
90 KPrivate COLLEGES1.90 L
1.49 L

Orissa

21.80 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L
63.28 K
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES6.63 L
2.62 L

Meghalaya

98.76 KPUBLIC COLLEGES98.76 K
98.76 K
45 KPrivate COLLEGES2.18 L
1.41 L

Telangana

38.70 KPUBLIC COLLEGES38.70 K
38.70 K
55 KPrivate COLLEGES3 L
1.84 L

Arunachal Pradesh

42.45 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L
81.22 K
1.29 LPrivate COLLEGES2.10 L
1.70 L

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