BSC CS vs BCA: which is better in 2022

In this article let’s take a look at BCA vs BSC CS the difference and reasons to choose both in detail.

So if you are confused regarding which one should you choose between the two then you should read this article in detail.

So without further ado let’s get started.

Definition between the two.

What is BCA?

Bachelor in computer application is basically a 3 years undergraduate course for all the students who want to learn computer languages like programming and database management and all others things related to that so the students who don’t want to do engineering in computer science or information technology but want to learn about computers then this is a good course to choose.

What is BSC CS? computer science on the other hand is also a 3 years course for undergraduate students that also deals with topics related to computer science but unlike BCA this course is more theoretical and helps create great professionals and research students.

Difference between both

 Let’s take a look at some important differences between both degrees by looking at 13 important factors.

Eligibility criteriaYou should have 10 + 2 from any stream and course with at least 50% minimum marks from any background like arts humanities commerce science from a recognized university and college and some universities have their own entrance exam to get admission.You should have 10+2 from PCM background only with at least 50% minimum marks in 12th board from recognised University obviously to get admission
Age limitAbove 18 years but it is not compulsory & no upper age limitAbove 17 years but it is not compulsory and there is no upper age limit
Duration3 years3 years
Course feesRs 70,000 – 2 Lakh depending upon the collegeINR 3-7 Lakhs depending upon the college you have joined
Subjects taughtData Structures,Hardware Lab, Operating Systems, Database Management, User Interface Design, UNIX Programming,Financial Management etc.Introduction to Computers, Programming, Application C++ Programming Database Management Systems Fundamentals of PHP Mathematical Foundation For Computer Science Java Programming Functions Arrays Disk Operating System Introduction to Number system and codes Data Mining
SpecializationInternet Technologies Animation, Network Systems, Programming Languages (C++, JAVA, etc.) Systems Analysis, Music and Video Processing, Management Information System (MIS), Accounting ApplicationProgramming machine learning artificial intelligence database management and cyber security & both computer software & hardware
Course overviewBCA deals with the development of softwares and computer applications. Programming and networking are the core areas of the subjectBSc Computer Science deals with the theoretical knowledge and skills in the field of computer science and its applications in the real world for various uses.
Toughness of courseRelatively Easier compared to BSc CSTough because of maths and physics included
Higher educationMCA, MBA, Ms, ME, MSc, etcMCA, MSC, MBA, ME, etc
Job opportunitiesSoftware Developer, Technical Analyst, System Administrators, web and app developer, Programmer, Tech support and othersSystems analyst Information technology manager Software programmer Network programmer Cyber Security Manager Computer Graphics Database manager
Average salaryRs 2 Lakh – 8 Lakh depending upon the job, experience and the company you are working for.3.5 lakh rupees per annum is the average starting salary depending upon your job experience and the company you are working for the salary will vary.
Companies that recruit theseHCL, HP, Infosys, TCS, Capgemini, Cognizant, Flipkart, Amazon and othersHCL, Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, Facebook, Sapient Publicis, Central Government Organizations, IBM, Cognizant, etc.
Type of education careerMore practical based applicationsMore theoretical & concept based application

These are all the important differences you should know between the two degrees.

Why you should choose both?

Reasons to choose BCA degree.

  1. It is completely focused towards providing computer related knowledge
  2. you can have more free time to learn things on your own
  3. You can also have good salary, high paying job, many job opportunities and also become a freelancer
  4. Even the college fees are quite affordable

You can check all the benefits and drawbacks of doing BCA degree in detail by clicking here.

Reasons to choose BSc CS degree.

  1. The Indian IT sector is expected to grow strongly in the coming years and is estimated to contribute 10% to the nation’s GDP. Thus, it increases the scope of job opportunities in the IT sector.
  2. BSC cs students can get jobs in companies like computer networking companies, software development companies, academic institutions, etc
  3. Similarly, the graduates can make the world a safer place by taking the job of security engineers in the cyber security field who protects people from hackers and other malicious software.
  4. The candidates would also be open to research because the field of study is continuously morphing

Now let’s take a look at which one should you choose and why.

Which is best between BSC CS & BCA?

After learning all the differences and reasons to choose both if you are confused regarding which should choose then in my opinion you should probably choose BCA over BSc CS for reasons like the majority of the subjects you learn in BCA are related to computers like programming and data structures and

even the degree is more application oriented compared to BSc CS which is more conceptual oriented so it can be more helpful for you in getting a job &

you’ll have a lot of time to prepare for the subjects in the free time and you can get better job opportunities in the computer and technology sector compared to BSc CS.

But at the same time BSC CS is also a good degree to consider if you want to get computer related knowledge and you should choose this degree if,

  • You want to get into the research field and develop new softwares and tools
  • You want to improve your knowledge of computers of both Software and hardware
  • You want to get a job as a teacher and lecturer and also have knowledge in mathematics

With that said let’s end the article.


These are all the things you need to know between the two.

Do comment down which one would you like to do in the comment section below.

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