The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a postgraduate degree in computer application streams awarded in India since 1982. Full time MCA programmes normally take three academic years. The primary emphasis in MCA curriculum is on the development of diverse types of application software rather than designing computer hardware and systems software, which is generally within the domain of engineering majors. More than one thousand institutions provide MCA courses in India with an annual intake of more than 55000 students.
Entrance into an MCA programme requires a bachelors degree from any field of computer science such as a BCA (Bachelor in Computer Application). The course of study covers a variety of topics in the computer programming and designing fields, and can prepare people for a wide variety of computer science related professions.
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is an undergraduate degree in computer application awarded in India after completion of three years course. A bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate academic degree. The name bachelor was given to the degree because of the English word bachelor, meaning “young apprentice.”
A bachelor’s degree is the first degree a student can receive in his or her academic career, with the exception of the associate’s degree. The bachelor’s degree is sometimes awarded after earning an associate’s degree, though it is often the first degree that is earned. Whether or not an associate’s degree can be earned first depends upon the area of study. A master’s is generally the degree that can be earned following a bachelor’s degree, which can then be followed by a doctorate degree.