MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a three-year Professional Master Degree program in Computer Science. The objective behind MCA is to equip students with the latest technologies, tools, and applications in IT and to meet the ever-growing requirement of IT professionals. A blend of both - theoretical and practical knowledge, an MCA degree offers students a chance to work with tools meant to develop better and faster applications. MCA programme is designed to meet the shortage of qualified professionals in the IT (Information Technology) industry.
Objectives of the MCA course :
The MCA program prepares students to take up positions as system analysts, systems designers, Programmers and managers in any field related to information technology. The program, therefore, aims at imparting comprehensive knowledge with equal emphasis on theory and practice. The MCA students are encouraged to spend a full semester working in the industry in the institute giving them insight into the workings of the IT world.
As today is an age of computers, a candidate with an MCA degree will have great job opportunities in top level IT companies and consultancy firms. They will have opportunities in large corporations having an in-house systems department. An MCA graduate can work for any IT company big or small as a system developer and various other roles such as:
* Software Programmer
* Software Engineer
* Software Developer
* Systems Analyst
* Software Application Architect
* Software Consultant
Career Options In Government Sectors :
After completing MCA student can work in the IT firms. While they also have very good career opportunities in the government sector also for the MCA students. You have a good career opportunity in the Banking sector as a specialist officer for IT. You can apply for the IBPS exams. IBPS is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection which conducts the exams for the Banks post like the clerk, Probationary officer, and specialist officer for the various nationalized Banks in India. You apply for IBPS specialist officers post. On qualifying the exam you can become an IT specialist officer. Whereas if you wish to make a career in SBI you need to give an SBI SO exam which is conducted independently by the SBI Bank. Whereas you also have an option to give a UPSC exam which is conducted various posts like IAS, IPS, IFS, and IRS IES etc. You can also apply for the officer’s post in the defense sector by qualifying the common defense service exam. You can also work with the State Government too by qualifying the State Government exam. You can also apply for the Staff Selection Commission exams. If you have a passion to serve the society than go for the government sector jobs.
Have a look at the various job opportunities prevailing in MCA…