Master of Computer Applications (MCA)is a three-year (six semesters) professional Master's Degree in computer science awarded in India. The course was designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field of Information Technology. It is a postgraduate course that can be taken up after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. The MCA programme is inclined more toward Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming language and tools to develop better and faster applications.
Course Benefit / Advantages
The MCA program prepares students
to take up positions as system analysts,systems designers, Programmers
and managers in any field related to information technology. The
program, therefore, aims at imparting comprehensive knowledge with equal
emphasis on theory and practice. The MCA students are encouraged to
spend a full semester working in the industry in the institute giving
them insight into the workings of the IT world. However, the course
curriculum will have enough flexibility to enable a student to undertake
advance studies in computer science later on.
Opportunities - Field of Employement
As an MCA graduate, you possess excellent computer skills and the ability to develop or create computer applications, understand and utilize various computer languages, as well as provide maintenance and repair to different types of applications, among others. With these technical skills, you would surely find employment in the following positions:
- Software engineer
- Software developer or programmer
- Project manager
- Web applications developer
- Web designer
- Computer application consultant
The package or salary what a firm offers you wholely depends on your's potential. If you fulfill the demands of the recruiters and are capable of satisfying the recruiters with your performance then no doubt being a fresher you can get package above 6 lakh. Frankly speaking a recruiter before taking a person's interview himself don't know what package amount he is going to offer that person , because it after the interview the recruiters discuss among themself the applicant's capability and potential and on the basis of that he offers the package.So having a software background if you have good application and web programming skills and have the knowledge of graphics then surely you will be offered a package of around 3 to 6 lpa
Jobs After MCA:
MCA is a three year master degree program comprising of six semesters. This professional course is designed to meet the growing requirement of qualified professionals not only in IT industry, but also in other industries as well. The admission to the MCA program can be obtained after completion of the graduation course. On completion of the MCA course, the students will be able to have a deep knowledge on subjects like database management, statistics, algorithm design, mobile technologies, finance, programming languages, accounting, computational theory, Quality assurance/Control, network management, probability, organizational behavior, Project Management, etc.
After successful completion of MCA, the candidates will be able to get jobs in different industries like software engineering and development, hardware and networking, research and development, services and application support, etc…As far as software engineering and development is concerned, the candidate can get job as Trainee Programmer, software tester, software analyst, Software Engineer, software administrator or as a software programmer. The hardware and networking industry contain the physical elements of computer system (i.e.) designing, manufacturing and maintenance of computers. It also involves integration and installation of computer systems through networking. Research and development involves the crafting of circuits and chips and computer architecture. The service and application support industry includes application management and system integration, maintenance of software application and its installation and much more.
Initially, the candidate can begin his/her career as a junior programmer or trainee and he/she can grow at a faster pace and can become system analyst or can also become project leaders and the growth prospects is high up to top level management in many reputed organizations.
Job openings for MCA fresher:
Students who have effectively finished MCA have many opportunities as to lock a job in the good private and govt. sector. A lot of reputed corporations similar to NTPC, BHEL, GAIL, IOC, HCL etc employ students with outstanding quality to their group after an entrance exam and personal interview. The majority of the occasion, the examination will be approved out by the concerned association itself. MCA former students can also bond a variety of as Management beginner. There are a lot of banks which also staff applicant from MCA in to the position of PO or even as IT Clerks.
Top / Best Companies
Many top rated and widely recognized organizations in the IT industry namely Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Technology Services, IBM, Accenture offers good job opportunity and salary packages to fresh MCA candidates, which may be starting from 2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs approximately and salary packages for some of other companies are even higher and negotiable depends on applicant’s profile.