B.Tech or MCA: Being a career counsellor from last 8 years, students often ask us many questions related to their career issues. One such question is to choose between B.Tech or MCA. Before we start comparing the courses one thing we want to clear out is Whether its Master in computer application (MCA) or a B.Tech, if you want to make a career in IT field then any of these can do the trick for you. There are a number of private and government engineering colleges in India available which provides the B.Tech and MCA programs to the candidate.
A candidate after doing BCA program can further go for MCA but compare to the salary package and exposure available after 4 years B.Tech programs, one can easily make a decision to go for B.Tech. But again before making any quick decision candidates are advised to consult with their parents/teachers etc to bring out the best available courses for them from the wide array of available career options. You can also apply for various of other career options as per your own area of interest. To know more about the other available career options click here.
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To compare B.Tech or MCA course, we will first discuss the following parameters before making any judgment.
(1) Course Profile:
MCA Stands for Masters in Computer Application. It is a 3-year degree course which includes studying computer applications like hardware, software, and other related stuff. The course is best suited for those students who want to join the Software industry but the lack of money or ability to make it through engineering colleges put a barrier in their dream. Whereas B.Tech in computer science is a field where one learns about the modern-day technologies and computer-related stuff like software testing, research, Artificial intelligence etc. The 4 years B.Tech programs ensure a better understanding of the subject matter and of course great placement assistance.
(2) Impact of the course:
The impact of computer in our society needs not to speak. Nowadays, more people want to be computer literate. Hence making Computer software industry as one of the brightest service sectors in India. Due to the rise of a large number of computer outsourcing firms, Computer graduates have now becomes the talk of the town. Both B.Tech or MCA can give you the knowledge and wisdom to do great in the computer world. As a computer graduates your role will be of improving the traditional business procedures by applying modern technologies and software applications.
(3) Future OF the course:
Nowadays the word “Startup” has become the latest buzz. Every single day a lot of young and brilliant minds try to put their knowledge and experience to make their dream a success one. As the world is going online, the scope of computer literate has widened up giving them the power to start from anywhere. Many of the companies who are doing their business online are making a strong global presence and hence making B.Tech or MCA good career options to go for. You can further go for M.Tech and research which will enhance your understanding and chances of making a successful career.
(4) Placement Opportunity:
Due to boom in the Software industry and campaign like DIGITAL INDIA, Computer / IT graduates are now having a dream run. Student and candidates can pursue their career in different sectors of IT and computer applications like Software development & Testing, Web Technologies, R&D, UI Specialist, ERP, Databases Management, Mainframes Technologies etc. Ultimately, B.tech or MCA degrees can offer rigorous exposure to logical thinking. Both the BCA and B.Tech Candidates are eligible to apply for the major blue-chief IT/ITES companies of India and Abroad.
(5) Change In Technology:
In the last few years, the scope of Computer / IT engineering has grown rapidly. A major and vast improvement in advancement is incurred in areas like Online shopping, User Interface Design, and Usability issues in operating systems.
(6) Salary Offered:
The one big question, How much I will earn after completing the course.? Well in this regard B.Tech stands far ahead of BCA. As the average salary offered to engineering graduates is of 20k-25k whereas for MCA graduates its about 10k-15k. So if you want to score high with the salary offered then you should go for B Tech Courses.
In short, if you are a student who wants to do something in software engineering, development or research field but is not able to make it through B.Tech and has achieved the BCA degree then no doubt MCA is for you only. We can also say that MCA is another way to get the same goal as the guys with B.Tech in computer science does but it usually takes more time than the engineering.
Note: Following article is just a comparison between two courses. We don’t intend to make any course superior to others. It’s all about your choice and corporate exposure. Students are advised to take their passion as an ought most priority while making a career option.