Top BCA Colleges in India 2022

Bachelors in Computer Application, also known as BCA, is a three-year undergraduate degree programme for students who want to build their career in Information Technology. In most of the colleges, BCA course is generally divided into six semesters which comprises subjects such as networking, programming languages, data structure and so on. BCA course gives a deep insight into the world of computers and its applications. The degree helps interested students in setting up a sound academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications.

India is home to prestigious institutes to pursue BCA. These include Christ University - Bangalore, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research - Pune, Amity University - Noida, Loyola College - Chennai, St. Xavier's College - Ahmedabad, Madras Christian College (MCC) - Chennai, Women's Christian College – Chennai, DAV College - Chandigarh, Stella Maris College – Chennai, Kristu Jayanti College – Bangalore, etc. The most popular BCA specialisations offered in India are Science and Mobile Applications.

There are a total of about 4,200 colleges in India which offer BCA in full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these, top 20 BCA colleges in India ranked by India Today offer degree courses in full-time mode of study. Some of these colleges offer integrated programme (5-year duration). Jain Deemed-to-be-University, Bangalore offers an integrated BCA programme in Mobile App and Information Security integrated with Foundation Certification in Cyber Security from Check Point Technologies.

BCA graduates require several skills to manage different types of work. Here is the list of some of the skills:

  • Strong programming knowledge

  • Sound knowledge of Computers and IT

  • Ability to develop applications for practical aspects

  • Analytical thinking

  • Strong communication skills

  • Creativity

  • Teamwork

  • Strong database concepts

BCA Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for BCA varies from college to college. The basic eligibility criteria for admission in BCA colleges in Mumbai is as follows. The candidates:

  • Must have passed Class 12th in any stream from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate percentage between 45 to 55 and also, with English as a subject (pass percentage may vary in different colleges).

  • Candidates can get admission on merit basis, written exam, or on the basis of a personal interview. This also varies from college to college.

Apart from merit-based admission, colleges conduct entrance exams such as CUET, SET, IPU CET, etc. for BCA in India.

Although there are plenty of BCA colleges in India, there are a few top ones that have been listed by India Today. Following is the list of top 10 BCA colleges in India ranked by India Today:

Name of the College

India Today '20 Ranking

Christ University, Bangalore

1

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune

2

Loyola College

3

Kristu Jayanti College

4

St. Joseph's College (SJC), Bengaluru

5

Stella Maris College

6

Amity University, Noida

7

Women's Christian College

8

MCC, Chennai

9

St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

10

Here is the list of some of the top private and public BCA colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

Christ University, Bengaluru

4,07,000

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune

1,55,000

 

Amity University, Noida

5,40,000

Loyola College, Chennai

-

St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

47,715

 

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

MCC, Chennai

2,25,000

Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top seven Cities / States of BCA Colleges in India:

What are the study options after BCA?

After completing BCA, students can opt for the following programmes:

  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Masters Degree in Information Management (MIM)

  • Masters in Computer Management (MCM)

  • Post Graduate Program in Corporate Studies (PGPCS) 

  • Information Security Management (ISM)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • MSc (IT)

Students can also prepare for:

  • CAT to pursue MBA in IT Management

  • Networking Diploma - CCNP or CCNA Certification

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification

  • Redhat Certification

BCA Placement Trends

BCA opens up different horizons for IT students. With the growing demand in IT industry, candidates get several excellent opportunities in public as well as private sectors. Some job profiles offered after completing BCA are:

  • System Engineer

  • Software Tester

  • Junior Programmer

  • Web Developer

  • System Administrator/ Manager

  • Software Developer

  • Web Designer

  • Network Administrator

  • Computer Programmer

  • Database Administrator

  • Computer Scientist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

Graduates from below top 7 BCA colleges in India get median salary of Rs 2-3 LPA:

  • DAV College, Chandigarh

  • MCC, Chennai

  • Stella Maris College, Chennai

  • Women's Christian College, Chennai

Graduates from below top 2 BCA colleges in India get median salary of Rs 3-5 LPA:

  • Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College, Chandigarh

  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for BCA Colleges in India:

Top Recruiters for BCA Students

After completing BCA, candidates get several placement opportunities. Placement drives are conducted by colleges. The colleges provide opportunities to enhance student’s knowledge and gain real-time experience. Below is the list of few top companies that recruit BCA students:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

Loyola College, Chennai

4.4

Google, Amazon, IBM, Ernst & Young Vivo, Tata Motors, Wipro, Larsen & Toubro, Infotech, Ford, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services.

MCC, Chennai

4.3

Wipro, Accenture, Aditya Birla, Ernst & Young.

Christ University, Bengaluru

4.2

Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Amazon, Accenture, Daily Hunt, ITC, Samsung, HSBC, Dell, Zomato, Goldman Sachs and Verity.

Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru

4.2

LTI, Deloitte, National Instruments, Wipro, E&Y, Great West, State Street, Concentrix, Sunrise Systems, TCS, IG, Airtel, IBM, iGATE, Infosys.

Stella Maris College, Chennai

4.1

Ernst & Young, KPMG, Wipro, IGIB, NCBS, IBAB and IISc.

How affordable is studying BCA in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing BCA in India from top-rated colleges is economical. Over 45% top BCA colleges in India have annual fees ranging from Rs 2-3 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru
  • Presidency College, Bengaluru
  • Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS Rohini), Delhi
  • Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Delhi
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida     

Around 27% BCA colleges in India have fee structure that ranges from Rs 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune
  • DAV College, Chandigarh
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai

Around 9% BCA colleges have fee structure that ranges from Rs 3-5 lakh. The college is:

  • Christ University, Bengaluru

Around 9% BCA colleges have fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. The college is:

  • St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

Around 9% BCA colleges have fee structure of more than Rs 5 lakh. The college is:

  • Amity University, Noida

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the segregation of BCA Colleges in India based on fee:

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Exams Accepted

Choose rank publishers
1
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Christ University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(1255)
Fees: 4.07 Lakh
Salary : 3.56 Lakh
3
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Loyola College
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(199)
Salary : 3.92 Lakh
4
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Kristu Jayanti College
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(160)
Fees: 2.28 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
5
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SJC Bangalore - St. Joseph's College
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(88)
Fees: 4.44 Lakh
6
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Amity University, Noida
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.6
(1355)
Fees: 5.94 Lakh
7
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Women's Christian College
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(28)
Fees: 1.87 Lakh
Salary : 2.48 Lakh
8
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Stella Maris College
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(55)
Salary : 2.64 Lakh
9
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MCC - Madras Christian College
4.3

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.6
(74)
Fees: 1.02 Lakh
Salary : 2.52 Lakh
11
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Banasthali Vidyapith
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(585)
Fees: 3.09 Lakh
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
12
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M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce
3.8

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.8
(45)
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
13
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Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bangalore
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.6
(294)
Salary : 4.25 Lakh
14
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St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
4.1

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(31)
Fees: 47,715
Salary : 2.22 Lakh
15
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Presidency College
3.9

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.0
(109)
Fees: 2.40 Lakh
Salary : 3.45 Lakh
16
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JIMS Rohini (PGDM) - Jagan Institute of Management Studies
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.1
(426)
Fees: 2.59 Lakh
17
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Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College
3.9

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(284)
Salary : 4.24 Lakh
18
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Institute of Management Studies, Noida
3.5

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.4
(153)
Fees: 3.74 Lakh
20
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St. Aloysius College Magaluru
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(19)
Salary : 2.70 Lakh
21
India Today ' 21
DAV College, Chandigarh
4.0

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(165)
Fees: 1.11 Lakh
Salary : 2.19 Lakh
22
India Today ' 21
Jagannath International Management School (Vasant Kunj, Delhi)
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
(162)
Fees: 2.59 Lakh
23
India Today ' 21
ITS - Institute of Technology and Science
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(253)
24
India Today ' 21
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(4)
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
25
India Today ' 21
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire
4.4

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.6
(15)
26
India Today ' 21
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

4.1
(90)
Fees: 2.38 Lakh
28
India Today ' 21
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(183)
30
India Today ' 21
S.S. Jain Subodh Pg College
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.1
(395)
Fees: 69,500
Salary : 8.50 Lakh
31
India Today ' 21
The Oxford College of Science
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(36)
Fees: 1.50 Lakh
32
India Today ' 21
Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV Degree College
4.6

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.6
(5)
33
India Today ' 21
PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(85)
Fees: 1.57 Lakh
Salary : 2.49 Lakh
35
India Today ' 21
MCM DAV College for Women
3.8

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(116)
Fees: 99,850
36
India Today ' 21
GLS University
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
(44)
Fees: 1.56 Lakh
37
India Today ' 21
D.A.V. College, Hoshiarpur
4.8

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

5.0
(2)
38
India Today ' 21
St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
4.4

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.4
(7)
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
39
India Today ' 21
St. Mira's College For Girls
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.5
(13)
40
India Today ' 21
Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.9
(13)
41
India Today ' 21
SRCW - Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science For Women
2.4

Placements

2.0

Infrastructure

2.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.0

Crowd & Campus Life

2.0

Value for Money

3.0
(1)
Salary : 1.30 Lakh
42
India Today ' 21
Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies and School of Law
4.1

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
(118)
Fees: 2.59 Lakh
Salary : 3.75 Lakh
43
India Today ' 21
Chandigarh University (CU)
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(1624)
Fees: 3.36 Lakh
45
India Today ' 21
Prestige Institute of Management Dewas
4.2

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(4)
Fees: 1.08 Lakh
46
India Today ' 21
Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Chandigarh
4.2

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(321)
Fees: 3.32 Lakh
Salary : 2.10 Lakh
47
India Today ' 21
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(77)
Salary : 4.15 Lakh

FAQs

Q1. Which are the different specialisations offered at top BCA Colleges in India?

A. Specialisations offered in top BCA colleges in India are Science and Mobile Applications.

Q2. Which are the best colleges for BCA in India based on placements?

A. Top five BCA colleges in India based on placement trends are:

  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • MCC, Chennai
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai 

Q3. What certifications can I pursue along with BCA?

A. BCA is the only programme in India that has integrated training to pursue certifications from industry giants such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle or Cisco. Some of the Certifications that a BCA graduate can pursue are mentioned below:

  • Networking Diploma - CCNP or CCNA 

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 

  • Redhat

Q4. Will I be eligible for a government job after BCA?

A. Yes, a BCA graduate is eligible for a government job as well as private-sector jobs.

Q5. Is BCA better than BTech?

A. BTech is a more valued course than BCA. However, an individual can pursue MCA (three-year course) to get the tag of engineer and better career options.

  

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