Bachelor of Computer Applications [B.C.A]

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is a three-year undergraduate program that equips students with a comprehensive understanding of computer applications and software development. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, students learn programming languages, database management, web development, and computer networking.

BCA curriculum covers areas like software engineering, data structures, algorithms, and computer architecture. Graduates of BCA program are well-prepared for careers in software development, IT consulting, system analysis, and database administration. The program emphasizes problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and effective communication skills, ensuring graduates are ready to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving IT industry.


The Department of Computer Science at our institution has a rich history dating back to 1988 when it was established under the affiliation of the University of Madras. Since then, it has grown to meet the evolving needs of the industry and academia.

In 1997, we introduced the PG Programme and the Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) as an interdisciplinary course to cater to the increasing demand. Recognized as a research center in 2008 by Periyar University, our department boasts a team of 19 highly qualified faculty members with diverse specializations.

We prioritize both academic excellence and holistic development, instilling in our students a strong foundation in subject proficiency, ethical values, and social responsibility. With over 1000 students, we take pride in their achievements, including securing university ranks and placements in renowned IT companies like TCS, Infosys, and WIPRO.

Our association, CSNET.COM, facilitates various activities such as seminars, guest lectures, and national symposiums to enhance students’ technical and non-technical skills. Additionally, we encourage participation in extracurricular activities like NSS and sports events to foster a well-rounded development.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A) program at our institution is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of computer science and its applications in various domains. Throughout the program, students will develop proficiency in programming languages, software development methodologies, and database management systems. They will gain hands-on experience in designing, implementing, and testing software solutions to address real-world problems.

Additionally, students will enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling them to adapt to emerging technologies and industry trends. By the end of the program, graduates will be well-prepared for careers in software development, web development, data analysis, and other IT-related fields. They will also possess the necessary foundation to pursue further studies or research in computer science and related disciplines.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A) program have a wide range of career opportunities in the rapidly growing field of information technology. Some of the common career paths include:

  1. Software Developer:
    B.C.A graduates can work as software developers, designing, coding, and testing software applications for various platforms and industries.

  2. Web Developer:
    They can pursue careers as web developers, creating and maintaining websites and web applications using programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  3. Database Administrator:
    Graduates can work as database administrators, managing and organizing data using database management systems like MySQL, Oracle, or SQL Server.

  4. Systems Analyst:
    B.C.A graduates can work as systems analysts, analyzing the IT needs of organizations and designing solutions to improve efficiency and productivity.

  5. Network Administrator:
    They can pursue careers as network administrators, managing and maintaining computer networks, ensuring connectivity, security, and performance.

  6. IT Consultant:
    Graduates can work as IT consultants, providing advice and solutions to organizations on various IT-related issues, such as system upgrades, software implementations, and cybersecurity.

  7. Data Analyst:
    B.C.A graduates can work as data analysts, analyzing and interpreting data to help organizations make informed business decisions.

  8. Software Tester:
    They can work as software testers, responsible for testing software applications to identify and fix bugs and ensure quality and reliability.

  9. IT Support Specialist:
    Graduates can work as IT support specialists, providing technical support and troubleshooting assistance to end-users within organizations.

  10. Entrepreneurship:
    B.C.A graduates can also start their own IT-related businesses, such as software development firms, web design agencies, or IT consulting companies.

Research and Development

Research and development are essential components of our academic curriculum. We strive to foster a vibrant research culture within the college by promoting exploration in emerging and challenging scientific domains. Students are encouraged to engage in research projects focusing on cutting-edge areas of science.The institute provides full support to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate their research and development endeavors.

Additionally, we actively encourage participation in National and International Conferences and training programs organized by esteemed institutes, providing opportunities for students and faculty members to enhance their knowledge and network within the scientific community.

Achievements of the Department

  1. Faculty Excellence:
    The department boasts an energetic, dedicated, and experienced faculty team, ensuring high-quality education and guidance.

  2. Academic Enrichment:
    The “” association arranges multiple seminars and symposiums, enriching the technical expertise of both students and staff.

  3. National-Level Symposiums:
    The association successfully conducts national-level symposiums, providing students with valuable exposure to the latest developments in their field.

  4. Academic Achievements:
    The department consistently produces medalists and rank holders at Periyar University, showcasing its commitment to academic excellence.

  5. Career Readiness:
    Specialized training for campus interviews is provided, supplementing the efforts of the placement cell to prepare students for successful career placements.

  6. Corporate Placements:
    Many students have secured positions in top multinational software companies like IBM, Infosys, WIPRO, TCS, and more, reflecting the department’s strong industry connections and student employability.

  7. Sporting Success:
    Students actively participate and excel in various state and university-level sports meets, highlighting the department’s holistic approach to student development.

Achievements of the Students

  • Jeevitha- Periyar University 4th Rank in the year of 2019
  • Pavithra – Periyar University 2nd Rank in the year of 2015
  • Sowmya – GOLD MEDAL in the year 2005
  • Won overall championship in the technical events conducted by
    • Arignar Anna College, Krishnagiri, in the year 2022
    • Periyar university, Salem in the year 2021
    • Donbosco College, Yelagiri in the year 2016
    • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering in the year 2011
    • Scared Hearts College, Tirupathur in the year 2011
  • Regularly took part in symposiums organized by various colleges.

Why choose B.C.A @ M.G.R College?

1. Top Infrastructure with all necessary equipments

2. M.G.R College provides high-quality education in computer applications, ensuring that students receive a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

3. Well Educated, Experienced & Supportive Faculties

4. Proven academic excellence in the department

5. Ensures placement and offers training opportunities.

6. Centralized Library with Adequate books

7. Alongside academic excellence, the college emphasizes holistic development, encouraging students to participate in extracurricular activities, sports, and community service initiatives.

8. Practical Focus in Curriculum

9. Active Faculty Engagement

10. Research programs 

11. Students have the chance to network with peers, alumni, and industry professionals through seminars, workshops, and guest lectures organized by the college.

12. Eminent Guest Lectures

13. All in One Campus (Food Court, Indoor & Outdoor Games)

14. Separate Hostel Facilities for Male and Female Students



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