Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) vs Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Indian education system is witnessing a demise of engineering UG courses. ‘The education trend’ for past few years support this claim. The ‘B.tech’ space was firstly filled by paramedical and allied health science UG courses followed by commerce UG program, namely, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). One interesting aspect of B.Tech/B.E. loosing its steam is that, the ‘turn-off’ from engineering education platforms is non-uniform across various disciplines. Mechanical engineering is the worst affected and badly hit. Computer science engineering and Information Science and Technology (IT) fields are keeping its glamour among students and parents. Thanks to campus placements and easiness of landing in a job, plus possibility of becoming a business owner if you own a laptop/smart phone, long term vision, holistic approach and passion for coding. Plus funding and public attention, media will celebrate ‘start-up success story’ by another youngster.

Not compulsory that you undergo a complex and complicated 4 years of torturous, uncertain 8 semesters long ‘B.tech life’, computer technology can be learned through BCA, a professional UG course almost as professional as B.Tech CSE, and better application oriented than its B.Sc Computer Science counterpart.

This article will hence explain 14 basic parameters across which B.Com and BCA can be compared, the two promising UG courses to build a successful career ahead.

Question.Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com)Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
How long does it take to study? (Duration)3 years  – 6 semesters3 years  – 6 semesters
Distance Education possible?YesYes
RecognitionUniversity Grant Commission (UGC)University Grant Commission (UGC) & All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Who Can Study? (Eligibility)+2 pass, 50%, H/C/S Maths & English in +2 (better)+2 pass, 50%, H/C/S Maths & English in +2 (better)
Nature of Degree?Academic/Education DegreeProfessional Degree
Types of coursesB.Com General
B.Com professional
B.Com Honors
B.Com LLB
BCA
BCA Honors
What you Study?
(Core subjects)
Business management
Finance
Accounting
Statistics
Economics
Marketing
Fundamentals of IT & Computers
C Language
Operating Systems and Fundamentals
Introduction to Linux
Web Designing
Data Structures
Object-Oriented Programming
Python
C++
C
JAVA
Application Development
Where You Can Work?(Specializations)1 ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE
2 ECONOMICS
3 INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
4 BANKING AND INSURANCE
5 FINANCIAL MARKET
6 TAXATION
7 HUMAN RESOURCES
8 LAW
9 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
10 MARKETING
1 E COMMERCE
2 MULTIMEDIA
3 CYBER SECURITY
4 ETHICAL HACKING
5 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
6 Computer Graphics
7 Programming Languages
8 Database Management
9 STOCK MARKET
10 INSURANCE AND BANKING
Who Should Study?
(Target Audience)
Interested in commerce, financial transactions, accounting, business management and economics.Interested in computer, internet technology, coding, software engineering and related domains.
Comparable/sister Courses?BBA/BBM/BBS/BCA (commerce specialization)BSC CS/B. Tech Computer Science Engg./B Com IT
Higher Education options?MBA/M.Com/MCA (form B Com in IT or related fields)/MA(in subject studied in B Com course as elective/regular)MBA/MCA/MS/MA (in subject studied in B Com course as elective/regular)
Career Prospects?Tax Consultant
Auditor
Stock Broker
Export-Import Manager
Accountant
Finance Consultant
Banker
Insurance Consultant
Computer Programmer
Software Developer
System Analyst
Network Engineer
System Admin
Software Architect
Software Tester
Average Salary Scale?3 Lakhs PA to 6.5 Lakhs PA4 Lakhs PA to 10 Lakhs PA
Top EmployersBanks, Accenture, Capgemini, TCS, Genpact, Ernst & Young, Wipro, Cognizant, Flipkart, Deloitte, Big 4 (Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG)Google, Microsoft, IMB, HP, HCL, TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Deloitte
Who should not pursue?Those who are not interested in commerce accounting and business. Those who are not interested in computer, information technology.
B.Com vs BCA

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1 Comment

  1. I appreciate being able to explain things in a few words… believe work specialisation part will be helpful for pursuing candidate..

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