Students loves Computer Field often are confused about the right course after completing Senior Secondary Level of Education. If your love is Computer and you have completed 10+2 then there are three major courses to choose from-
- Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA),
- Bachelor of Science- Computer Science (BSc. CS) &
- Bachelor of Technology- Computer Science Engineering (B.Tech CSE).
Now! you must be having doubts, which course you should choose out of these three? Don’t worry! here, we have given you brief demonstrations of the basic differences between three courses, Career opportunities and prospects of Higher Studies.
We are sure after reding this article you must be able to determine which is the right course for you to choose.
Basic Difference BCA vs BSc. CS vs B.Tech CSE
|BCA||BSc. CS||B.Tech CSE|
|3 Year’s Under Graduate Program||3 Year’s Undergraduate Program||4 Year’s Undergraduate Program|
|BCA is a purely professional Course||B.Sc. CS is an Academic Course||This is also an academic cum Professional Course.|
|BCA is easier then B.Sc. CS or B.Tech||B.Sc. CS need solid Physics & Math Background, and little tough.||B.Tech also Need Solid Physics, Chemistry and Math Background, and this is tough course, need focused learning and support.|
|BCA is a software programming course armed with knowledge of scripting and programming languages like C, C++, Java, PHP etc.||B.Sc. syllabus also has C, C++, Java and PHP but not detailed version, just an overview, because it is majorly focused on Concept of core Computing & Fundamentals which Makes you learn new future technology easily. This course will create strong foundation if you are going to enter in Computer field.||This program prepares graduates with detailed knowledge of software as well as hardware, integrating fundamentals from the basic mathematics, physics & management by applying analytical thinking.|
|BCA is purely application-oriented program.||Bsc. CS is a program of core computing.||Where B.Tech CSE you can say is More Detailed/depth Version of B.Sc. CS.|
Admission Requirements BCA vs BSc. CS vs B.Tech CSE:
After knowing the basic difference between BCA, B.SC. CS & B.Tech CSE you must be curious to know the admission requirements for these courses. Let’s take a look on admission requirements for BCA, B.Sc. and B.tech courses.
BCA (Bachelor of Computer Science):
- Students from any stream- Arts, Commerce, Science are eligible for this course.
- No Percentage barrier but still you must have 50%+ in 12th Class as you are going to join a technical course.
- Good Command on English Language Reading, writing skill required as the most of the Universities offer this program in English Medium Only.
BSC. COMPUTER SCIENCE:
- Need Physic Chemistry Math in 12th Class with above 50% marks from recognised board.
- English Fluency (Better Command on Reading, Writing in English Language).
- Below average students are not suggested to join this course, as this is based on Physics and Math foundation, Most of the Universities and College look for 60% above score however 50% marks in 12th are enough for admission in some colleges.
- No Entrance Test is Compulsory.
- Physics, Chemistry and Math is Compulsory Subject required for B.Tech Admission, normally 50% and above marks are considered for the admission, subject to clearing JEE. Marks % varies College to College, most reputed colleges look for higher percentage.
- B.Tech applicants are required to clear National Level Joint Entrance Exam known as JEE. Almost all the Colleges across India requires clearing JEE entrance exam for the admission in B.Tech.
- After clearing the entrance for BTech, a student can pursue any branch of engineering as per their interest from- CSE, Mechanical, Electronics, Civil, Aerospace, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering or any other.
Career Opportunities BCA vs BSc. CS vs B.Tech CSE
The ultimate goal of any education/program/course is career opportunities or Job offers after the completion of the course. This is very important part, so Here in this section we will discuss the Career opportunities and available job option after BCA, B.Sc. and B.Tech CSE courses.
|BCA||B.Sc. CS||B.Tech. CSE|
|Being a professional Course You can Get Job easily after completing the course.||B.Sc. CS is alone will not make you job ready but you can approach for higher studies like M.Sc for better job Prospects.||After B.Tech CSE there are lots of placement opportunities on Campus itself.|
|Some Job Profiles for BCA- Software Analyst, Technical Outsourcing, Web Developers, Application Developer, Graphic Designer, Networking Managers, Computer System Organizer, Content Manager etc.||Still some Job Profiles are Available after this course like- Systems Assistant, Teachers, Software Consultant, Operation Manager etc.||Software industry openly welcomes engineers. It has work related to coding (C/C++, Java, .net etc.), database, testing etc. It has work related to coding (C/C++, Java, .net etc.), database, testing etc.|
|Good Payout Jobs are waiting after BCA, can’t say exact package as this is a professional course and Salary package will depend on your Skill sets. IT Industry welcomes BCA Graduates with open arms for various profiles. |
If could upgrade yourself to next level and upgrage yourself to latest technology & frame works then you can choose to become freelancer or entrepreneur in this field.
|Average paying Jobs are there with limited opportunities, one must do M.Sc. CS to get Much better opportunities.||B.Tech. Aspirants with Good GATE scores are welcomed by most reputed Firms & major PSUs like ONGC, BHEL, SAIL, IOCL etc. Nearly 18+ Govt. sector companies hiring young B.Tech Engineers|
|Teaching Job After BCA: If you are interested in teaching in a school, College you can do B.Ed. Degree after BCA and get the Good Job in Teaching line.||Teaching Job After B.Sc.: Yes! After B.Sc. one need to do B.Ed. as there are much better job prospective for you in teaching field.||Teaching Job After B.Tech: if you are academically inclined, you can clear the CSIR UGC NET exam, and take up a teaching job at any college or university. Then, of course, you can always take up a bright career in Civil Services as well.|
Higher Education Opportunity BCA vs BSc. CS vs B.Tech CSE:
In this section we will discuss the higher education prospects of these courses. Below are the comparison table demonstrated to give a clear understanding on this topic.
|BCA||B.Sc. Computer Science||B.Tech. CSE|
|After BCA one can choose- MCA, M.Sc. (IT),MBA (IT), CCNP or CCNA certification||After B.Sc. CS one Can Choose- M.Sc. Computer Science, MBA- ITMCA (After B.Sc. Cs & MCA, You Can Do M.Tech CSE as well)||Engineering graduates can go for higher studies. One can either go for M.Tech to enhance your technical skills or pursue an MBA. For admission into M.Tech, students need to clear GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). A degree in MBA widens the scope for a career as a technocrat.|