about BCA course

The full form of BCA is bachelor’s in Computer Application. BCA is a 3-year undergraduate degree programme that focuses on knowledge on the basics of computer application and software development. A BCA degree is considered to be at par with a BTech/BE degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. The degree helps interested students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications.The course of BCA includes database management systems, operating systems, software engineering, web technology and languages such as C, C++, HTML, Java etc. It is a highly popular course amongst students aspiring to establish a career in established IT companies like HP, Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant and new-age technology startups like Flipkart.

Professionals skilled in Computer Science are in huge demand since alot of manpower-based jobs are getting digitised. This is a software-related course where a professional well-versed in programming languages always stands out. A BCA graduate has scope in jobs such as Software Engineer, Web Designer and System Analyst.

Eligibility for BCA Course

To pursue a BCA programme, one need not have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects in Class 12. In fact, candidates who have pursued Arts or Commerce in class XII can also join the course.

Basic eligibility requirements for a BCA course:

  • Aspirants must have passed Class 12 from any stream with English as a subject with a minimum of 45 to 55 per cent marks in aggregate (the pass percentage might vary from college to college).
  • While some colleges/universities admit aspirants on a merit basis, others admit students on the basis of personal interviews and written examinations. 
Specialisations for BCA Course :

Some popular BCA specialisations available for admission  are:

  • Internet Technologies
  • Animation
  • Network Systems
  • Programming Languages (C++, JAVA, etc.)
  • Systems Analysis
  • Music and Video Processing
  • Management Information System (MIS)
  • Accounting Application


List of Colleges

St. Xavier's College

St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, is a college affiliated with the University of Mumbai offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce and Management

Jai Hind College

Jai Hind College is a college in Mumbai, India, affiliated with the University of Mumbai. The college was established in 1948, just after independence, by a small group of teachers

H. R. College of Commerce & Economics

Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics, commonly known as HR College, is located in Churchgate, Mumbai.

Lala Lajpat Rai College of Commerce and Economics

This institutes in India offering degree programs in Arts, Commerce, and Science.

Kishinchand Chellaram College

K. C. College, in Mumbai, India is an educational institution that provides Science, Arts, and Commerce degrees

Wilson College, Mumbai

The Wilson College, set up in 1832 in Mumbai, is one of India’s oldest colleges; its foundation precedes that of the University of Mumbai

Mithibai College, Mumbai

Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics is a college affiliated with the University of Mumbai.

Sophia College for Women

Sophia College for Women is an undergraduate women’s college established in 1941 by the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Hinduja College of Commerce

K. P. B. Hinduja College of Commerce is a college in Charni Road, Mumbai in India, It was established in 1974 and has a student strength of 6000.

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics

This is an affiliated and constituent college of the University of Mumbai.

M. M. K. College, Mumbai

Smt. Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economics is a private educational institution, located in Mumbai.

Indira Institute of Business Management, Navi Mumbai

Indira Institute of Business Management, Navi Mumbai was founded in the year 2008.


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