BCA (Bachelors in Computer Applications) is a 3-year degree course for the candidates willing to pursue their career in the Information Technology field. The course is divided into 6 semesters (2 sem/year) which includes subjects namely Data structures, Networking, and Various programming languages to name a few.
Some of the Top BCA Colleges in India are Christ University, Symbiosis, Amity University, St. Xavier’s College, etc. A short survey of these colleges offering graduation in Bachelor of Computer Application can be found in this article. Out of a total of more than 4000 colleges offering the BCA course (full-time, part-time, or distance learning), these top colleges ranked by India Today offer full-time courses only. Some of these institutes also offer an integrated programme of 5-years duration. Some national or university level entrance exams for BCA are CUET, GSAT, IPU CET, SUAT etc.
Top Colleges Offering BCA in India
Listed below are the five of the top BCA colleges in India. Check the approx fees, placement data, basic eligibility and details about the colleges.
Loyola College, Chennai
Loyola College has been ranked 3rd in the India Today ranking for the year 2021. The college offers a 3-year full-time course at the Undergraduate level. Loyola college is affiliated with the University of Madras, Chennai and the course offered is a Self Finance course. Admission to the BCA course at Loyola college is based on the merit list prepared on the basis of the accepted exams and the scores obtained by the candidates in their 10+2 grade.
Fees Structure: INR 2,88,000 (Fee may vary for the categories)
Placement statistics: Loyola college has maintained a record placement of more than 70% of the registered candidates. A few of the top recruiters visiting the campus for conducting their placement drives are Amazon, TATA Consultancy Services, Wipro, Syntel, HCL Technologies, Infosys, etc. The highest package stood at INR 7 LPA, whereas, the average package offered to the candidates stood at INR 5.5 LPA.
Christ University, Bangalore
Christ University has been ranked 1st in the India Today 2021 ranking. The University offers a 3-year full-time course to the candidates who have cleared their 12th with the required grades. The University also offers an integrated course to the candidates for BCA+ MCA, which is a 5-year course and the admission for the same can be obtained based on the entrance exam conducted by the University itself followed by a Personal Interview round.
Fees Structure: Total Fees for a 3-year degree course (BCA) is INR 1,45,000 for candidates belonging to other states than Karnataka and INR 1,25,000 for Karnataka domicile students.
Placement Statistics: Christ University witnessed a whopping 230+ companies visiting the campus for conducting their placements with a total of 229 students being placed across various streams in 2021. The highest package offered in the last placement drive was INR 8.8 LPA. Few of the top recruiters that visited the campus for their recruitment in the 2021-22 placement drive were Morphe Labs, DE Shaw & Co, Genpact, Accenture, Deloitte, Swiss Re, Eurofins, ZS Associates, Tekion, ICICI Bank, and many more.
Kristu Jayanti College
Kristu Jayanti College is ranked 4th in the India Today Ranking 2021. The College has been outperforming the course by partnering with various International Institutions across the globe. The institute offers a 3-year full-time course with an option to get admission in the integrated course (BCA+MCA), which is a 5-year long course. Candidates who have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board are eligible for admission to the college depending upon the merit list.
Fees Structure: The total fees for the course is INR 2,43,000 (3 year BCA course).
Placement Statistics: Kristu Jayanti College holds the record of maintaining the placement of 85 % of the registered candidates for placement. The average package offered to the candidates of the BCA stream stood at INR 5 LPA and the salaries offered were mostly in the range of INR 2.5 LPA to 7 LPA. There are multiple opportunities for the candidates to obtain an internship in the companies visiting the campus during their final year of graduation. The top recruiters visiting the campus for their placement are Accenture, Bank of Baroda, Airtel India, IBM, and LG.
St. Joseph’s College (SJC), Bangalore
SJC has been ranked 5th in the India Today 2021 ranking for the BCA course it offers at its campus. The campus was established in 1882 to provide fair education to the minority Catholic community residing in the town. The College is affiliated with Bangalore University and has been accredited A++ by NAAC.
Fees structure: The fees for the 3 year BCA Course is INR 95,000.
Placement Statistics: The highest package offered to the candidates stood at INR 3.3 LPA, whereas the average salary package offered stood at INR 2.3 LPA. A few of the top recruiters visiting the campus for their placement are Deloitte, CapGemini, The Indian Economist, Zomato, TCS, Capital First Ltd., Dell, SHELL, Cognizant, and many more.
Amity University, Noida
Ranked 6th in the India Today 2021 rating, Amity University is also recognized by the University Grants Commission of India and has been able to manage the position in various courses. The University offers a 3 year full-time BCA Course with an additional option of selecting an integrated course of 5 years, which includes (BCA+MCA). Admission process for the Amity University can be obtained if the candidate has satisfactory scores in the 10+2 from a recognised Board / Institute.
Graduates from Amity University have been selected in the top Universities abroad as well to pursue their higher education.
Fees Structure: 1st-year Non Sponsored semester fee for BCA courses is INR 99,00 and 1st year sponsored semester fee is INR 1,48,500.
Placement Statistics: As per the latest updates on the official website, there were more than 2000+ offers to the candidates across various streams, with 340 companies visiting the campus for their recruitments. The highest package offered was INR 21.5 LPA with the average package being INR 5 LPA. A few of the top recruiters that visit the campus for recruitment are Accenture, Altudo, Cognizant, Google, Capgemini, DXC Technologies, BirlaSoft, HCL, and Technologies.
Affordability of Studying BCA in India
As per the details available above, over 40% of the top colleges and Universities are rated as affordable as their fees lie in the range of INR 2 -3 Lakhs which is economical. Some of the colleges whose fees lie in this range are:
- Institute of Management Science, Noida
- Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Delhi
- Presidency College, Bengaluru
- Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru
Apart from this, there are various top ranked colleges having fees in the range of INR 1-2 lakhs, which is considered the best suitable option for the candidates. The list includes:
- Symbiosis, Pune
- Women’s Christian College
- DAV College, Chandigarh
Candidates who can afford to pay the fees of INR 3-5 lakhs can consider the below options to be best suitable as they have been ranked in the top 10 institutes in India for more than 3 years continuously:
- Christ University, Bengaluru
- St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
BCA Future Scope
Candidates willing to study further to obtain a specialist/ Master’s degree in a selected field can look for the following options and select the desired stream as per their areas of interest:
- M.Sc (IT)
- Master’s Degree in Information Management
- Master’s in Computer Management
- Post Graduate Program in Corporate Studies
- Masters of Computer Applications
- Information Security Management
- Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Besides these options, candidates can also prepare for various competitive exams and various certifications offered by the MNCs. A few of them are listed below:
- Candidates can also prepare for CAT
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certification course.
- RedHat certifications
- Networking Diploma – CCNP/CCNA certifications.