Higher Studies Options after BCA


BCA is an undergraduate degree awarded by many universities in India. It is a 3 year programme which covers all concepts about the computer application. The course enables the students to improve their problem solving skills that is related to the computer systems and its applications. The course can be pursued even through the distance education programme from the universities offering it.

Qualification Criteria for Higher Studies after BCA

MCA is most commonly preferred by the graduates after BCA. Those who have completed BCA or bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible to join for the MCA courses. The final candidates can also apply. However admission will be based on the entrance examinations carried out by the concerned universities. There are National level tests also for MCA admission. Another condition is that the candidates must have studied Mathematics as a compulsory subject in senior secondary studies or in any semester of their graduation.

Higher study options in Computer Application after BCA

There are many options for the BCA graduates in higher studies. They are

  • Master of Computer Application (MCA)
  • Masters in Computer Management
  • Masters Degree in Information Management (MIM)
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (M.Sc IT)
  • G-CAT Master
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications
  • Post Graduate Programme in Corporate Studies (PGPCS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Programme in Information Security Management

Subjects covered under Higher Studies after BCA

MCA course have many specializations from which the candidates can choose their specializations depending on their area of interest and career goals. The various specializations offered are

  • Application Software
  • Hardware Technology
  • Internet
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Management
  • Troubleshooting

Many core subjects are covered in the higher studies after BCA. They may be continuation of the subjects that they have learned during graduation. Some of the subjects that are taught in the higher studies of computer application are Computer Networks, Java programming, Software project management, Visual C++, Computer Architecture and Data Structures.

Career Opportunities after BCA and Higher Studies

The career opportunities for BCA graduates are many. They can try out for jobs in government as well as in private firms. They can perform as web designers or program developers or have a career in systems management. Many hardware firms also take in these graduates. The private sector jobs for BCA graduates are comparatively less. They can get into reputed firms with attractive jobs after pursuing post graduation in related field. The remuneration for BCA graduates will be also very low.

Another option is in the management field. Graduates who have pursued MBA in relevant subjects after BCA will get lucrative jobs in India and abroad also. Some of the fields that BCA graduates can choose for working are

  • Multimedia
  • Software Analyst
  • Bank Jobs
  • Call Centers
  • Computer System Organizer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Graphics designing
  • Teaching Faculty in IT Institutes
  • Technical Outsourcing

Various reputed IT firms like Accenture, IBM, Wipro, TCS and Infosys offers many job opportunities for the freshers. Defence services also take in graduates and post graduates of computer application.



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7 Responses to “Higher Studies Options after BCA”

  1. 7
    Sunil Thakur:

    Hi i am Sunil from himachal,
    bca final year.I am passionate about computers,so i choose BCA.Now after bca,for sure im gonna do MCA,hopefully from a good university.I want to settle in foreign.So what are the chances for the selection in international companies after MCA?

  2. 6
    Bharat rawat:

    After bca
    Cyber security is good

  3. 5

    I have completed my BCA.I am searching for a Government job related to my degree.I have taken my second language as Hindi,but my mother tongue is Tamil(speak,read n write).Can you please tell me,is there any government job related to it.

  4. 4

    Is there any possibility to study mbbs after completing bca

  5. 3

    I am doing final year BCA. My parents are requesting me to study PG. Which course i can prefer ,i am in confusion . And i also placed in BPO i dont know what to do now. Many are saying that IT field is not placing the students . What i should do,let me or enter into job. If i study my course will get value? Pls help me

  6. 2
    divay kapoor:

    Is it gud 2 do mba from IIPM

  7. 1

    can a BCA graduate do MS??can i know what MS is about??if so can u guide me with colleges n further steps to undergo??