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Computer Applications

What is Computer Application?

Beginners often get confused when they try to know the exact definition of computer applications. Well, it’s not easy to divide them separately as they don’t fall under any particular category. Any application that runs on the computer can be termed as computer applications. Some of the examples are:

  • Windows applications

  • Embedded systems

  • Webs services

  • Web applications

  • Console applications

What does an expert in computer application do?

  • They are responsible for designing and developing multiple software applications like general application software and utility programs.

Where can one study diploma/certificate and Bachelor courses in computer application?

In the field of IT and computer-related applications, a certificate, diploma or degree course such as BCA  has special significance. 

Best colleges/universities/institutes to study computer application are as follows: 

  • Maharaja Agrasen College for Women

  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Co-operative Management

  • Acharya Narendra Dev College

  • Integrated Institute of Education Technology

  • Bhagwati Educational Trust

  • Guru Nanak Dev University

  • VIPS, IP University

Popular colleges/universities/institutes to study computer application are as follows:

  • University of Calcutta

  • University of Mumbai


  • Annamalai University

  • University of Madras

  • NIIT

What is the course duration of computer application? 

The duration of the course extends until six months to a maximum of twelve. The examination is held on the basis of the student’s yearly performance in practice and academics. The entire course consists of two semesters; however, it depends on the Institute. The bachelor, however, lasts 3 years.

What is taught in a computer application course? 

As the course is divided into two semesters, the syllabus is designed to teach basic technicalities to the students, gradually. The subjects of the course include:

  • Computer graphics and Multimedia

  • Software engineering

  • Advanced computer architecture

  • Web designing

  • Advanced operating system, and

  • Computer networks

What are the Job Prospects after completing a diploma in computer application?

After completing the certificate program students have a wide array of options from the career prospects. 

  • Students may opt to appear for different entrance exams GATE, NET, RRB NTPC, RBI Grade B, SBI, IBPS PO.

  • However, a higher degree or Masters(MCA) is also achievable to further refine his/her career and open up larger professional opportunities.

  • They may also opt for PHD for research work. 

  • They can choose to work with the leading MNCs like Polaris, IBM, TCS, Wipro, etc.

What is the Expected Salary?

After completing Bachelors in Computer Application, one may get:

  • Average annual salary with 0-3 years’ experience is Rs 3,00,000- Rs.3,49,000

  • Average annual salary with 4-9 years’ experience is up to Rs.7,50,000  

However, it depends on the organization with which you are working. 

(Source: payscale, Salaries are per annum)

Who are the top recruiters in this field? 

Both private IT companies and government organizations are among the top recruiters in India. Some of the leading recruiters are:

  • GAIL

  • BHEL

  • Wipro

  • Infosys

  • NTPC

  • Cognizant

  • TCS

  • HCL

  • IBM

  • HP

  • American Express

  • Accenture

  • Syntel

What kinds of books and study materials are available for studying computer applications? 

Choices are almost plenty when it comes to study materials. However, achieving the best knowledge is possible when you get the most appropriate books for computer applications. These include:

  • Introduction to Computers by Norton Peter

  • Fundamentals of Computers by Rajaraman V

  • Computer application in Business by R. Parameswaran 

  • Computer application in Management by P. Gupta

  • Computer application by Sourabh Raj Gupta

Interesting facts

  • The first computer ENIAC weighed almost 27 tons and it took almost 1800 sq.ft space. 

  • The first mouse was made of wood. It was invented in 1964 by Dough Egelbert.