MCA (Master of Computer Application) Jobs and Career Options, Job Sectors, Private jobs, Government Jobs, Companies 2021-2022

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MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a 3 years postgraduate course teaching students the basics of all the aspects of computer applications, including programming, software development, optimizations, operating systems, network studies and much more.

The course curriculum is made in such a way that both classroom training and practical training is incorporated in the syllabus, which helps students to gain the required set of skills and technical knowledge to become an efficient professional in the IT world.

Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Web Developer, App Developer, Data Analyst, System Analyst, etc. are some of the common jobs after MCA that a fresher or an experienced graduate can go for after completing his/her graduate studies.

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Some of the famous and reputed companies such as Amazon, Deloitte, IBM, Sapient etc. hire MCA students in a variety of job positions, from the executive level positions to the manager levels.

MCA Job Sectors

The list of major job sectors that hire MCA graduates are:

Consultancies Banking Database Management
E-Commerce Government Sector Frontend & Backend Development
Networking Security Companies Technical Support
Schools & Colleges Desktop Support & Communications Technical Design & Web Development

Private Sector Jobs

Majority of MCA students aspire to get hired in the private sector jobs because of the higher salary scale and greater exposure to technical knowledge.

Major types of companies are usually Startups, Management Companies, Consultancies, Security & Surveillance Companies, Web Development, Software Development, Networking Department, and much more.

Government Sector Jobs

Government jobs provide a sense of security and reputation to the students, as they get hired into the main and one of the most important departments such as IT Cell, Cyber Security, Systems Networking, TechnicalDepartment in various govt. organizations and setups, etc.

Professionals can also get hired in the Aerospace Computing Department in various top research organizations such as DRDO, ISRO, etc.

The scope of jobs and personal growth opportunities in the government sector is as equal as in the private sector.

MCA Jobs & Career Options

The table below some of the common jobs that students can go for after finishing their MCA course, along with their salary scale as per the PayScale.

Job Profile Lowest Salary Average Salary Highest Salary
Software Developer INR 3.34 LPA INR 4.85 LPA INR 12.68 LPA
Web Developer INR 2.23 LPA INR 2.81 LPA INR 9.94 LPA
Systems Analyst INR 2.73 LPA INR 6.54 LPA INR 10.58 LPA
Software Programmer INR 2.87 LPA INR 3.89 LPA INR 12.00 LPA
Network Administrator INR 2.89 LPA INR 3.67 LPA INR 7.00 LPA
Mobile App Developer INR 2.42 LPA INR 4.41 LPA INR 14.00 LPA
System Administrator INR 2.67 LPA INR 3.04 LPA INR 4.41 LPA
Database Administrator INR 2.96 LPA INR 4.97 LPA INR 12.46 LPA
Hardware Engineer INR 2.92 LPA INR 3.78 LPA INR 9.82 LPA
Technical Writer INR 2.55 LPA INR 4.93 LPA INR 12.53 LPA
Common Job Profile after doing MCA along with the Salary Scale

Source: PayScale

Database Administrator, Technical writer, App Developer are some careers that have good futures and thus will lead to higher pay in the future. Although Mobile App Developer and Network Administrator both start with almost the same salary, an App Developer will earn more than INR 12,00,000 with a 10-year experience but a Network Administrator will earn around INR 7,50,000 with the same experience.

MCA Gender Breakdown

Comparatively, the more men pursue this course as compared to women, on the basis of statistics. 

The below image shows the percentage of men vs women who have studied or are studying the MCA program in India.

Ratio of Male and Female associated with the study of MCA course

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MCA Companies

The top employers for Master of Computer Application are mentioned in the table below. They hire employees as Software Developers, Web Developers etc. 

Cognizant TCS
SAP Labs India Infosys
Capgemini Accenture

The starting pay in these companies ranges from INR 450000 to INR 600000. This can increase to INR 1000000 to INR 1200000. This is a highly attractive subject which provides good employment opportunities.

SAP Labs is one of the highest paying firms when it comes to Software Developers and may start with a INR 900000 package according to PayScale.

Some of the important programming skills are mentioned below.  The knowledge of Python and Java will help to get a 12-17% hike in average salary for a Software Developer. 

Python HTML
JAVA jQuery
JAVA Script .NET
SQL C# Programming Language

JAVA, JAVAScript, AND J2EE are some of the most important languages when it comes to Software Programming. C++ Programming Language will help to get a 60% increase in salary according to PayScale.

MCA Salaries Based on Cities

Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi are the leading cities when it comes to employment for Software Developers. Pune provides the highest salary for a System Analyst when compared to other major cities in India.

City Software Development Web Development Systems Analyst
Bangalore INR 5,95,000 INR 3,79,600 INR 6,00,000
Delhi INR 5,84,000 INR 3,16,000 INR 4,00,000
Pune INR 5,09,000 INR 3,09,000 INR 7,18,800
Hyderabad INR 4,98,000 INR 3,89,000 INR 7,96,000
Chennai INR 4,52,000 INR 3,04,800 INR 7,08,200
Mumbai INR 4,39,000 INR 3,45,000 INR 6,94,000

Software Programmers in Delhi are paid 75% more than the national average and Chennai offers packages which are 24% than the national average. Software Developers are paid the highest in Bangalore with a 21% gap with the national average.

Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A] : 5 answered questions

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Ques. How is the MCA course at Nirma University?

● Top Answer By Radhika Roy on 16 Jul 21

Ans. For MCA, one of my friends studying at Nirma suggested that if you're going for the first year, make sure you know your basics.  You should be familiar with C++, HTML, CSS, discrete maths, etc.  Discrete Maths is comparatively tougher than other topics.  OS, Java, and C++ must be at an advanced level if applying for second year or lateral entrance.  The campus is good. Their canteens are hygienic and affordable.  Nirma University is strict about attendance. You should have at least 85% attendance. The administration and course structure gradually is tiring for students.  It has a fantastic library. Almost all of the books you'll ever need for your college career can be found here.  Categories MCA at Nirma University Course Fee 4.50 lakh Highest CTC 14 LPA Average CTC 4.5 LPA Recruiting Companies Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Cognizant, Infosys, etc. Thus you can choose to go for an MCA at Nirma University. If you feel Nirma is not up to the mark and meets your requirements, then you can opt for MCA at DAIICT.Read more
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Ques. Are the Kolkata, Ranchi, and Raipur campuses of Amity University good for an MCA?

● Top Answer By Prajukta Sinha on 05 Jan 21

Ans. Amity University is one of the best private colleges in India and hence, pursuing full-time Masters in Computer Application is a privilege at the university. It focuses on skill development, knowledge about the IT Industry as well as industrial training and exposure. Depending upon the location, fee structure, eligibility criteria, admission process, and personal choice one can opt for any of the campuses of Amity in Kolkata, Ranchi, or Raipur.  Here are some of the pertinent details about the Masters in Computer Application (MCA) course offered by Amity University. Category Amity University Kolkata Amity University Ranchi Amity University Raipur  Highest CTC  INR 28 LPA INR 30 LPA INR 30 LPA Total Fees INR 4.41 Lakhs INR 3.57 Lakhs INR 1.56 Lakhs Some important details about the MCA course offered by Amity are as follows. Amity offers quality education for MCA and strives to meet the complex requirement of the IT sector. The course is taught by skilled and experienced professors. The Masters in Computer Application is a professional degree and is in high demand in the IT industry. It opens up several lucrative career prospects such as Software Engineer, Consultant, Network Engineer, Programmer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Systems Analyst, and much more.  Amity has an efficient placement cell that helps students get jobs through campus placement. The salary packages vary depending on your past academic record and the performance in the placement drive. For more details go through the official website of the institute or visit the Amity University campus. Hope with the given information, you can make an informed decision.Read more
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Ques. Why should one prefer the MCA Programme in MIT-WPU?

● Top Answer By Aarushi Kalra on 28 Aug 20

Ans. MIT-WPU MCA program highlights skills of the learner, a holistic professional, and a leader, beyond technical knowledge grooms in organizational, managerial, behavior and leadership skills, provides a better and versatile career path, hones the relevant skills as per the emerging needs of the industry. MIT-WPU MCA program creates global leaders with value-based education in the fields of Information Technology. We aim at enhancing students with relevant skills and expertise to excel in the corporate world. That’s why many students join our MIT-WPU family, become a business pioneer, and get ready to work with the industry leaders.  Read more
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Ques. What is the basic eligibility OR minimum percentage required to apply for MCA Science in MIT-WPU?

● Top Answer By Vikas Hariharan on 28 Aug 20

Ans. MCA(Science) Any Science graduate or BCA with 50% of Marks (45% marks aggregate in case of reserved category students from Maharashtra state only).  Mathematics is desirable at 12th or graduation level. PG PET Information: PGPET – 2020 PGPET Exam Details Total Marks 150 TEST 100 PERSONAL INTERVIEW 50 Entrance test Syllabus: – MCA(Science) Sr. No. Syllabus Weightage 1 Business English 25% 2 Logical Reasoning 25% 3 Mathematics 25% 4 Basic Computer Science 25% First Entrance Details Date Venue Centers 26 April 2020 Maharashtra MIT-WPU, Pune 27th May 2020 MH other than Pune Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik 31st May 2020 Maharashtra Mumbai 31st May 2020 Out of MH Indore, Ahmadabad, Rajkot, Surat, Raipur, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, HyderabadRead more
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Ques. How is MCA Science at MIT-WPU?

● Top Answer By Sabeer Chalana on 28 Aug 20

Ans. MCA (Science) is a blend of Computer Science and Engineering courses. This program is application oriented to meet a shortage of skilled human resources. The program focuses on basic computer science, programming languages, database management, and advanced application development. The object of this program is to equip students with the knowledge of the latest applications, technologies, and tools. After successful completion of this program, students can design, develop and implement software applications.  Read more
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