BCA Vs BTech: Students having interest & fascination in computer technology are often confused between which one to opt for among BCA (Bachelors in Computer Application) and B.Tech (Bachelors in Technology). We at Inspiria Knowledge Campus have tried to help the students in clearing their doubts and confusion by doing a comparative study and analysis of both the courses.

BCA: Bachelor of Computer Applications is an undergraduate degree program which trains and equips students with all the know-hows of computer application development along with the basics of computer science. The course heavily focuses on programming languages such as C, C++, JAVA, PHP and trains the students with necessary programming skills, networking, data structures etc. Ever since it’s introduction in 2007 the course has gained a lot of popularity among the youth. It is becoming one of the most opted courses due to the rapid rise in the development of technology. BCA is a course which is kept at a similar standard with CSE (Computer Science Engineering B.tech Computer Science) or B.Tech (Information Technology).

 

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BCA VS B.TECH: Eligibility, Admission Process, Career Prospects

 

B.Tech: Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate degree which lays the foundation for various engineering studies. This four year course can be specialized in many core subjects such as Mechanical, Computer, Civil, Electrical, Aerospace etc. It is a very technically driven course which imparts the technical knowledge of any core subject. Over the four years of study students are trained with both theoretical and practical knowledge. B.Tech is one of the most opted and competitive fields of study in India. Reports suggest that each year around 150,000 engineering aspirants appear for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) to get admission in the country’s top engineering colleges such as IITs and NITS. Other than that around more than 1 million students apply for various entrance exams to get admission in the best of the best engineering colleges.

Course BCA B.Tech
Duration 3 years 4 years
Eligibility 12th pass from any stream from a recognized board

Minimum aggregate 50%

12th pass with PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)

Minimum aggregate 50%-70% (varies from institute to institute)

Amission Direct, Merit Based, Entrance Exams Merit Based, Entrance Exams

 

Course Duration

BCA saves one year as Syllabus of BCA is more or less same as B.Tech. The difference is only in the 1st year where B.Tech does engineering sciences – mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. BCA syllabus does not include electronic paper I, II & III during 2nd , 3rd & 4th Year.
BCA = {2nd year of B.Tech + 3rd year of B.Tech + 4th year of B.Tech (Excluding Electronics – paper I,II & III)}
Whereas,
B.Tech = (1st year Engineering Sciences + 2nd year – B.Tech + 3rd year – B.Tech + 4th year B.Tech).
Eligibility
A candidate having passed class 12 from any recognized board with any stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% is eligible to apply for BCA.
A candidate having passed class 12 from any recognized board with science stream PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) with a minimum aggregate of 50% – 70% (varies from institute to institute) is eligible to apply for B.Tech.

 

Admission Process

The BCA admission process varies from institute to institute. It can be direct, merit-based and through entrance examinations.
Some of the known national level BCA entrance examination conducted by universities are
• IPU CET BCA (GGS Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test) for BCA
• KIITEE BCA (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination) for BCA
• LUCSAT (Lucknow University Computer Science Admission Test)
• PESSAT (People’s Education Society University Scholastic Aptitude Test)

 

Some of the Top BCA Colleges

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science & Research (Pune)
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (Dwarka)
Birla Institute of Technology (Ranchi)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (West Bengal)
Inspiria Knowledge Campus (Siliguri)

 

Admission process for B.Tech is most commonly merit-based and entrance exams based.

B.tech aspirants need to clear various entrance exams whether National or State level to get a seat for their desired course.

    • To get admission in top colleges funded by the central government or semi-funded, aspirants need to clear national level entrance exams such as JEE Main & JEE Advanced.
    • To get admission in state colleges or colleges semi-funded by the state government, aspirants need to clear state level entrance exams commonly the state CETs (Common Entrance Test).
    • To get admission in private colleges, aspirants need to clear the entrance examination conducted by the particular college they wish to get admission in.

Some of the widely known national level entrance test for B.Tech

    • JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination Main)
    • JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination Advanced)
    • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test)
    • VITEEE (Vellore Institute of technology Engineering Entrance Examination)
    • SRMJEEE (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination

Some of the Top B.Tech Colleges

Indian institute of Technology

National Institute of Technology

Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Vellore Institute of Technology

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

 

Job Prospects:

Industry scope/Job placement sectors- are similar for BCA and B. Tech.

The hiring of BCA: TCS, Insync, Wipro etc.

BCA Job Profiles

BCA Top Recruiters

Software Developer

Microsoft

Cyber Security Expert

Wipro

Application Developer

Google

Web Designer

Insync

Programmers

IBM

 

 

The hiring of B.Tech: TCS, Insync, Wipro etc.

B.Tech Job Profiles

B.Tech Top Recruiters

Engineer (Computer, Civil, Mechanical etc)

Google

System Analyst

Wipro

Data Architect

ISRO

Machine Learning Analyst

IGATE

Information Security Analyst

Insync

 

Bottom Line: The companies who recruit B.Tech candidates are the same that recruit BCA candidates.

Employability Skills

BCA – Ready for the industry in 3 years.
Whereas,B.Tech – Ready for the industry in 4 years.

BCA – Industry experience and exposure will always be more than B.Tech. As a matter of fact that BCA joins/enters the industry before B.Tech, BCA will have more experience of the industry standards than a B.Tech.

Scope for Masters

BCA graduates can also do M.Tech after completion of MCA, (if one aspires). This proves there is not much of a difference between both the courses. BCA is under the UGC standards whereas, B.Tech is under the AICTE standards.
Thus, the choice of BCA and MCA or B.Tech depends on the background (commerce, arts or science) and satisfaction of eligibility conditions by a student. BCA can be done by science, commerce as well as art (maths) background students. Whereas B.Tech can be opted by only Science background students.

 

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BCA Vs BTech

BCA Vs BTech – Students having interest & fascination in computer technology are often confused between which one to opt for among BCA (Bachelors in Computer Application) and B.Tech (Bachelors in Technology). We at Inspiria Knowledge Campus have tried to help the students in clearing their doubts and confusion by doing a comparatively study and analysis of both the courses.

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FAQs  On BCA Vs BTech

Which one is better BCA or B.Tech?

There is no right answer to this question as to which one is better. Both the courses have their own specialties and they serve their own purposes. BCA is more focused towards application/software development in computers whereas B.Tech focuses more on technical aspects of core engineering fields.

Which one should I take after 12th BCA or B.Tech?

BCA is a 3 year undergraduate degree program which deals with the study of programming languages and development of applications. It is usually put at a similar standard to that of a B.Tech (Computer Science and information technology).
B.Tech is a 4 year undergraduate degree program specializing in various core studies of engineering such as Mechanical, Computer, Aerospace, Marine, Civil, Electrical etc. The choice of the degree depends completely on what you want to study and which course fits best to your study profile at the same time future goals.

Which one is easy BCA or B.Tech?

BCA is a branch of computer science studies and the course covers all the fundamental subjects of computer science along with deep understanding of programming languages, software development, data, data structure, networking, cyber security systems etc.
B.Tech covers the fundamentals of engineering sciences – mathematics, physics & chemistry. Apart from this the subjects become core with the choice of specialization. Example – some subjects in mechanical engineering are Fluid Mechanics, Bioscience & Technology, Machine theory etc. Similarly subjects in civil engineering include Geotechnical Engineering, Concrete Technology, Hydraulics Machinery etc.

Is a BCA degree equal to engineering?

BCA Bachelor of Computer Applications is put at par to B.tech in Computer Science. However the academic acclimation can be gained when a BCA graduate completes their MCA (Master of Computer Application).