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Scope of an MCA program

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 08 May, 2013
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MCA (Masters of Computer Application) courses can be regarded as one of the most important Master’s level courses in India. An MCA course is all about the development of computer applications for the purpose of updating of computer program languages. MCA also deals with creating better tools for faster and advanced applications. The duration of the course is 3 years with 6 semesters. This course is offered by numerous colleges in India as well as abroad.

Eligibility for an MCA course:
The aspirants should hold a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline. They must have taken Mathematics as a subject in their 10+2 or in their graduate level.

MCA Entrance Exams: There are numerous MCA entrance exams in India. Some of the entrance exams are as follows –
• Aligarh Muslim University Master of Computer Sciences and Applications - MCA
• All India MCA Common Entrance Test
• BHU MCA Entrance Exam
• Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra MCA Entrance Exam
• Delhi University MCA Entrance Exam
• ICFAI School of Information Technology MCA Test
• ICSE Indore
• Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test
• Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam
• Kerala Entrance Examinations for Admission to Master of Computer Applications
• Lucknow University Computer Science Admission Test
• Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test
• National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test
• Pune University MCA Entrance Exam
• Vellore Institute of Technology MCA Entrance Exam
• Pune University MCA Entrance Exam
• Regional Engineering College Trichy MCA Entrance Exam

Job Prospects:
With the growth and development of the information technology, professionals in computer science are high in demand these days. A person with a degree in Computer Applications has a good career prospect in corporate or other IT fields as the requirement for computers is increasing day by day.

Designations available: A huge range of designations are available for students of MCA in corporate firms. Some of them are listed below:
• Software Engineer
• Programmer
• Internet Expert
• Network Designer
• Software Developer
• System Analyzer
• Trouble-shooter

Jobs are offered by these organizations in India:

• D.E. Shaw
• HCL Technologies
• IBM
• Microsoft
• ORACLE
• Polaris
• Satyam Computers
• Sonata Software
• TCS
• Texas Instruments
• Wipro Systems

Some firms recruit candidates whenever vacancies are available. Some of these firms are Wipro Systems, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Technologies, ORACLE and Microsoft.
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