Most of the students have been in a lot of confusion of selection of courses and colleges. There are several courses that are to a great extent are quiet similar to each other. This definitely makes it tough to make a final call. Hence we have made an attempt to differentiate and put forth peculiarities of each of these course. This will enable you to take an informed decision.
- What is BCA/B.Sc/B.Tech?
- Duration of each course?
- Entrance exams?
- Top 5 colleges for BCA/B.Sc/B.Tech?
- Placement & Future Scope?
- Switching from one course to another?
- Comparative difficulty level?
- Job Profile?
BCA stands for Bachelor in Computer Application. This course is designed specifically for students who are interested in learning computer languages. The students here are more towards application of knowle
B.Sc stands for Bachelor of Science. This is a wider course as compared to BCA and does offer a reasonable degree of specialization in the last year. This course is more inclined towards procurement of knowledge and imparting the same to others through research.
B.Tech is popularly known by the name of engineering by everyone. It offers the most specialization and is better per se as compared to both the above courses. B.Tech has comparatively the most number of students applying per year.
BCA: 3 Years
B.Sc: 3 Years
B.Tech: 4 Years & Dual Degree Course require 5 Years
Minimum 55% marks in 12th standard.
There are no other eligibility conditions for BCA. No requirement for minimum marks in individual subjects of PCM. In fact, students from Arts and Commerce can also apply for BCA.
Should have passed 12th standard exams without failing in Mathematics.
Requires minimum of following marks in 12th:
Open category : 50%
Backward category : 45%
Most Backward : 40%
SC/ST : Passed in 12th Exams.
There is no nation wide entrance for BCA. Colleges may or may not conduct entrance exams for admissions. Although, all the top colleges intake students based on the entrance exam.
The test comprises of simple questions checking students mental ability, vocabulary, arithmetic and logical reasoning. Continue reading to know the top colleges and their entrance exam for BCA.
Admissions for B.Sc usually are taken on the basis of 12th standard results and rarely does it so happen that institutes conduct entrance test for B.Sc. Although we don’t rule out that possibility. It is relatively easier to secure a seat here.
B.Tech, on the other hand requires clearing an entrance exam almost for any college in the country. There are state entrances and there are also national level entrances which conduct their exams, rank students according to their marks . Joint Entrance Exam, popularly known as JEE which, conducted by CBSE is the most prominent exam for securing a place in engineering.
Note: There are several proposals in the pipe which suggest NAT will replace JEE Main for admissions in the top government colleges. Stay tuned for further updates in this regard.
|Name of College||Entrance Exam||Location|
|Christ University||Yes : Official Website||Bangalore|
|Department of Computer Applications, SRM University||No - Official Website.||Chennai|
|Institute of Management Studies||Yes (Joint Entrance Test) Official Website||Nodia|
|Madras Christian College||No. Official Website||Chennai|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studaies & Research||Pune|
|Name of the college||Location|
|St. Stephen's College||New Delhi|
|Lady Brabourne College||Kolkata|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||New Delhi|
We believe in current era that there’s infinite scope for even the smallest thing. It is what you make out of what you’re doing. You create the value you are now seeking. Below mentioned are the observations from past years.
Students pursuing BCA can start their career with both, government as well as private sector. The top colleges offer good placement opportunities. There is still a lot of untapped areas in this sector, simply because this is not the first choice of students. There have been instances when companies like LinkedIn have picked up candidates and offered them a package of as much as 12 Lakhs per annum.
Although such cases are extreme, it doesn’t rule out the possibility of bagging big packages.
On an average the salary of freshers ranges between 15 grands to 25 grands (per month). With a few years of experience, the salary goes up to Rs 35 grands to Rs 50 grands (per month).
Placements to a certain extent depend on the colleges, but there are all kinds of companies looking for a suitable candidate.
People taking up this course are more inclined towards the profession of teaching and hence there is a disparity in the salary offered. While there is a lot of scope to go in depth post graduation, the horizons are relatively narrower. Candidates are picked up for several job openings and are offered a salary between 3.35 Lakhs – 4 Lakhs per annum. Needless to say that this increases with time and experience.
MNC’s, start-up’s, SME’s all kinds of companies come to the campus for placement and they consider several parameters to select an appropriate candidate. MNC’s might select students on the basis of their grades and might post them to a monotonous task/project, start-up companies put talent above anything else and might expect you to perform a wide variety of tasks. All in all it draws down to you, how prepared and willing you are to take the job up and explore the scope in there.
B.Tech has better placements (of course, it depends on the college as well), main
The IT industry is booming and much of the credit to that is due to the engineers. Candidates passing out from the top notch colleges get jobs with attractive salaries in almost all the biggest companies. Good grades, better communication skills, additional computer knowledge and incidental skills aid a student is getting an edge over other students. They have plenty of scope in both, government and private sectors.
BCA to B.SC:
While there are not a lot of students doing this, there is no restriction as such. Although you will have to wait for a year to join the admission process, the wait will be worth it if you have a rock solid reason to switch your course.
Take this step if there’s a logical and practical reasoning behind it. Use your one year gap as a strength and don’t get disappointed about it.
BCA to B.Tech:
Not a lot, but there are quite a few students who later in the first year of BCA realize that B.Tech would be a wiser choice to make. You’ll have to appear for the entrance exam when it’s due next, and then follow the usual admission procedure.
If you are costing yourself one year, ensure that you get yourself in a good B.Tech college.
B.Sc to BCA:
This is not common, but again, there’s nothing stopping you from shifting from one course to another. The question remains Why? Why are you doing this? If you can answer this without any hesitation, go ahead. We’ve speak about the merits of both these courses in this article, so you’ll now know which course it better for you.
B.Sc to B.Tech:
This happens mostly with students who din’t score well in their B.Tech entrance in the first attempt and got into a college with B.Sc. Now, in the next year they would give their entrance again and move from B.Sc to B.Tech. This is a wise thing to do, but check which college you get into for B.Tech and would it offer better avenues and opportunities to you in your academics and your future career.
B.Tech to B.Sc/BCA:
This is rarely a wise decision and doesn’t usually occur. Although if you’re not too late to realize this, some college might take you in the same year itself for the respective courses. This is a proof of a poor decision; but it is never late to correct a wrong decision. If you think this is the right thing to do, you should do it.
It is apparent and evidently clear that B.Tech is more competitive and more detailed. It is a 4 year course as compared to 3 years of BCA/B.Sc each.Difficulty level:
Rank 1: B.Tech (Because it is extremely competitive)
Rank 2: B.Sc (Because it is more vast and encompasses more subjects)
Rank 3: BCA
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