As the world marches forward with SIRI and ALEXA at our beck and call, and the world flooded gadgets enabling information at fingertips; it is obvious that mankind is headed towards an exciting time ahead.

Today’s generation of ‘digital natives’ is all set to embrace this whole new world of opportunities. In such an environment, education is playing a major role in it by promising infinite possibilities.

One amazing possibility with a promising future is the sector of Information and Technology. And in the era of Global IT expansion, MCA course is one of the most lucrative options to build a career in IT.

  • Why MCA?
  • Getting an MCA degree from a reputed institute will provide ample opportunities in government and private sector jobs. MCA course provides a wide scope of choosing a career as a software engineer, web/application developer, hardware and networking expert, etc.
  • The WHAT, WHY, WHEN, HOW of MCA
  • MCA – Masters in Computer Applications is a 3-year post-graduation program that focuses on application development in the computer field. MCA aims at enhancing knowledge related to computer applications and creating skilled IT professionals to bridge the resource gap in global IT trend and development.

The objective of the MCA course is to create compatible and skilled IT professionals by facilitating knowledge and training of the latest technologies, tools, and applications. The syllabus generally covers applied mathematics, programming language like C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, database management, Web development and so on.

Postgraduates of MCA course are hired by government agencies like NTPC, GAIL, BHEL, etc., Even private IT companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant, IBM, HCL, HP, Simform, Amazon, Just Dial hire MCA graduates and offer infinite possibilities. As a fresher, an MCA professional can expect anything around 2.4 to 3.4 lakhs. With some years of experience, a Software Engineer can become a Lead, an Analyst, a Project Manager, a General Manager and grab many such leading roles.

Usually, the MCA students are supposed to undergo a four-month training program i.e., Internship. Within these four months. they are expected to work in different roles for cross-training to know their forte and gradually specialize in that specific field.

Typically, MCA graduates are in demand at five different sectors namely: Design, Development, Evaluation, Training, and Maintenance.

Career path after MCA
The design sector requires system thinking, leads generations or usage of design tools. Development sector demands a knack for co-adding, managing people, and projects and databases. Evaluation is divided into functional level and system level auditing of system software. Those who show such tenacity can grab great opportunities in academics and the IT sector. Moreover, there is a huge demand for regular maintenance in the segment of network and infrastructure.

Marwadi University is one of the best MCA colleges in Gujarat. Our MCA program is affiliated with GTU and is recognized by AICTE. It also has collaboration with IT companies like IBM, EMC2, Amazon Web Services, Google, Oracle, etc.

Apart from our regular course, we also offer a 2-year Lateral MCA. This program has been very successful with the consistent placement of 90% to 97% and an average package of 2.2 LPA.

We also offer summer training programs, MOOC Personal Interview, and professional internships to our students. Such opportunities give them a special edge to be a cut above the rest and get the best prospects vying for their profile.

Blog By;

Dr. R. Sridaran.

Dean, Faculty of Computer Applications,

Marwadi University.