Career Opportunities upon Pursuing an MCA Degree

29 December 2017
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This is the age of advanced information technology, with huge career opportunities available for those who pursue education in the IT domain. And when we talk of pursuing higher studies in the field of IT, MCA emerges as one of the most sought-after courses. However, this ‘sought-after’ status has also significantly raised the competition in the job market, owing to which students are often found to be a bit apprehensive about their future career path. We, at IMS, Noida, recognized as one among the best educational institutions in North India, would like to assure you that there is absolutely nothing to worry and fear about as long as you plan your career ahead of time and choose to pursue your education from an institute, like IMS, that can help you earn a competitive edge in the job market. It is also important for you to have a clear idea of the job opportunities that you have laid in front of you and the salary prospects associated.


In this article, we will help you understand what MCA is all about and what the career opportunities and salary prospects for MCA graduates are.


MCA- Everything You Need to Know


MCA, or the Master of Computer Application, is a three years postgraduate information technology course consisting of a total of six semesters. The MCA course offered at IMS, Noida, is approved by the AICTE or All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India.


Though BCA (Bachelors of Computer Application) program is not a prerequisite for pursuing an MCA degree, a lot of aspirants first complete their BCA and then their Masters in the same field. BCA serves as the base for a successful career in IT while MCA adds a specialized touch.


One of the most important objectives of this course is equipping students with the complete knowledge of technologies, tools and latest applications in computer science for meeting the ever-increasing demand for IT experts. During the course, students are trained in different fields like Systems Designing, Application Software Development, Enterprise Resource Planning, Computer Networks, System Administration, Web Designing and Development, Database Administration, Parallel and Vector Processing and Data Mining and Warehousing. Students get the flexibility of specializing in the subjects of their interest. The specializations provided in MCA are Systems Management, Systems Development, Software Development, Systems Engineering, Internet, Management Information Systems (MIS), Application Software, Networking, Troubleshooting, and Hardware Technology.


Career Opportunities for MCA Graduates


Career opportunities are wide and massive upon pursuing a degree in MCA. However what matters the most for grabbing the best of jobs is clarity on the practical applicability of the concepts learned and the essential skill sets needed in the industry that can help work wonders for the career of a student. Post accomplishing the essential educational qualifications, MCA graduates can seek some of the best job opportunities in the field of web designing, systems management, and software development.


Because of the advancement made in the field of IT and communication systems, individuals with proper computer skills are in great demand throughout the IT sector. There are several job opportunities available for MCA graduates in both private and government sectors. Pursuing MCA from a reputable and well-recognized institute can help you in getting better career opportunities and jobs in this specific field. As an MCA graduate, you can work in different areas like networking, banks, desktop publishing and IT companies.


The initial stage of joining has the candidates going through proper training for making them adept at working on live assignments. MCA graduates start their careers as entry-level trainee programmers serving different areas and roles. The job responsibilities of an IT expert involve developing, testing and maintaining applications and software systems.


Some of the most well-known employers that are always in the lookout of experienced and highly skilled MCA graduates are BHEL, Infosys, NTPC, Wipro, GAIL, Cognizant, TCS, American Express, IBM, Syntel, HP, Accenture, and HCL, among many others.


Job Profiles that can be occupied by an MCA Graduate


Post completing a degree in MCA, graduates can apply for the following job profiles:


  • Computer system analyst
  • Software developer
  • Database administrator
  • Software programmer or engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Software publisher
  • Project manager
  • Software application architect
  • Recruiters
  • Software consultant
  • Senior technical consultant
  • Web developer
  • Web designer
  • Industrial and commercial designer
  • Chief information officer
  • Computer scientist
  • Technical writer
  • Troubleshooter


MCA graduates also have the scope of taking up teaching jobs. They can work in the form of lecturers in reputable universities and colleges.


Salary Prospects


As already mentioned in the article, graduates taking up their MCA degree from reputable institutes like IMS, Noida, always have good chances of being recruited at top positions by the most established IT companies across the world. The average salary that an MCA graduate can fetch at the start of his/her career is generally around 3.5 Lakhs per annum, which may further vary depending upon the individual’s skill set and any additional education.


Value Added Skills for an MCA Graduate


Upon pursuing MCA, if you wish to serve as a programmer, you will need to have a proper command in different programming languages and hence in-depth knowledge of languages like Java, C++, C, ASP.NET, .NET, and others would add further value to your skill set. For those interested in the field of web designing, the focus should be laid on languages like CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and HTML. The networking field requires MCA graduates with good command over LINUX, SQL, and MYSQL. All these value-added skills serve to strengthen the profile of an MCA graduate and can also help raise your salary bar by quite a much.


Doing Your MCA from IMS – The Experience


We, at IMS, are of the belief that practical and theoretical learning always go hand-in-hand and this is why we have designed our course curriculum in such a way that it offers the perfect amalgamation of theoretical ideas with practical training. This has helped us in producing business-oriented and skilled MCA graduates who have taken up good positions in various renowned companies. This has further helped us in producing skilled MCA graduates having a strong grip on different concepts and principles and are well prepared to join the professional world in full swing. It is our teaching methodology that speaks of our reputation and our successful placement record that speaks of the quality of industry-oriented education disseminated to students.

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