In the year 2000, IT (Information Technology) and ITES (Information Technology Enabled Services) sectors were developing at a spectacular pace. This led to a huge demand for Indian techies in foreign countries.
Students were on the lookout for courses which would provide them a footing in the IT sector. The Master's degree in Computer Applications (MCA) was one such course which offered fantastic career opportunity.
MCA pass outs can work in diverse fields of the IT sector. Openings are available in BPO (business process outsourcing), KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) sectors, as well as the newly introduced PPO (People to People Outsourcing). Opportunities available after completing MCA include
- You can get openings in Software Development as a Programmer.
- Openings for MCA candidates are available in Software Development as a Tester.
- You can go into Software Development as an Analyst.
- The position of a System Administrator is also open to MCA candidates
- You even get to work as network Administrator
IT Jobs for MCA
In India the cream of the IT companies offers excellent job opportunities for those who have passed out with an MCA degree. Such firms include Wipro, IBM, TCS, Infosys, and Oracle etc. These apart there are hundreds of smaller but well paying companies waiting to lap up MCA candidates.
Government Jobs for MCA
There are innumerable jobs available for MCA holders in govt. sector. If you have MCA degree you can get jobs in government department or government banks.
The MCA is a 3-year full-time degree course. It comprises six semesters. It covers various aspects of programming, computing, finance, accounting, and managing networks and databases. Students who wish to do MCA are required to have Mathematics as a subject in class XI and XII and minimum of 50 per cent in graduation. Admissions are given on the basis of written entrance tests.
The most reputed universities and colleges offering the high-profile placement-centered MCA degree in India are:
- Pune University
- Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Delhi University
- IIT Roorkee
- NIT Trichy
- VJTI, Mumbai
- Banaras Hindu University
- MNNIT Allahabad
- Thapar University
- Vellore Institute
- PSG Coimbatore,
- Hyderabad Central University
- BITS Mesra, Jalgaon University
- Punjab University etc
You can also do a post graduate diploma program in computer applications (1 or 2 years). It is considered equivalent to an MCA. Candidates completing this course are also offered good placement opportunities.