What To Do After BCA? – Complete Route Map

What To Do After BCA? – Complete Route Map

Are you a BCA graduate? Pursue higher studies or seek employment or enroll for short-term courses – you are not sure what to do after graduation? Well, there is no need to worry! We have come up with a number of options for you after your graduation. 

A degree in Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA) is very useful in the digital age. There is a bright prospect for an individual after BCA, only the person has to take the right decisions. 

Job opportunities after BCA

There is a huge demand in the IT sector for skilled people at present. After BCA, one has various career options. These include Data Scientist, Systems Admin, Network Engineer, Project Assistant, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Software Architect, Software Tester and others. 

Furthermore, one can also have an excellent career in the field of Cyber Security after BCA. The Cyber Security industry is growing at present and the average salary of a Cyber Security professional ranges between Rs 5 LPA to Rs 12 LPA. 

Pursuing MCA after BCA

There are a number of colleges that offer BCA courses in Kolkata. If one decided to pursue Masters of Computer Application (MCA) then there are a number of options in Kolkata and West Bengal. 

There are also various career options after MCA that include Test Engineer, System Analyst, Quality Assurance Engineer, Database Administrator, Programmer and others. 

Here is a list of the best MCA colleges in Kolkata

1) Heritage Institute of Technology

2) Techno India University

3) Brainware University

4) Future Institute of Engineering & Management

5) Amity University

6) Adamas University

7) Sister Nivedita University

Why you should pursue MBA after BCA? 

A student must know that apart from pursuing MCA, one can also pursue MBA following the completion of BCA. An MBA degree after BCA will help the candidates to explore a wide range of high-paying career options in the fields of Information Technology (IT) & Management. 

Some may see this as a deviation from BCA but instead it is a gradual growth process. If someone pursues MBA after BCA, the person will grow an expert in both the domains. The career options also tend to vary as per the chosen specialisation. 

A BCA graduate can pursue MBA in various specialisations that include MBA in Information Technology, MBA in Digital Marketing and MBA in Marketing. 

An MBA degree in any of these specialisations will give one the market exposure and one can make an excellent career as a manager, marketer and others. 

There are several options to pursue MBA after BCA all over India. Some of them are as follows:

  • IITs 
  • IIMs
  • Indian School of Business, Mohali 
  • XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

Short-term courses after BCA

A BCA graduate also has the option to pursue a number of short-term courses after graduation. These courses help in enhancing the knowledge about a particular domain making the person an expert in that area. 

Some of these short-term courses include certification courses in AVA, PHP, CISCO, Cloud Computing, Networking etc. Also, one can pursue PG Diploma programmes in various fields like Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, etc.