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B.Tech (CS or IT) vs. BCA – Which is the better option?

The debate of which is better – BCA or B. Tech (CS or IT) – is being held at most engineering colleges and amongst the youth aspiring to do engineering or go for a career in computer sciences.

With the Internet of Things becoming a thing all across the world and artificial intelligence promising real results, the youth of India are highly motivated to pursue careers in fields like Information technology, Information security, digital technologies, and related segments. But they are, like all of us, confused about which course they should choose — B.Tech (CS or IT) or BCA?

The funny thing is – many of us don’t even know that these two courses are totally different. To clarify, B.Tech (CS) is an engineering degree with a specialization in Computer Science and B.Tech (IT) offers a specialization in Information Technology while BCA is Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications.

So here in this blog, you will understand the major differences between BCA and B.Tech (CS or IT) in detail.

About Bachelor of Technology (CS or IT)

A Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for successfully completing three to five years of study in various branches of software engineering or technology, including several core courses.

It is a post-secondary degree conferred after completing an accredited program of study, usually specializing in a particular field of engineering, such as computer science, information technology, or bioengineering. In general, a Bachelor of Technology program provides a broad-based education in many of the fields of engineering and other areas of science and mathematics.

About Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is an undergraduate-level course that deals with studying the computer and its use for solving business and scientific problems. The course involves both theoretical and hands-on learning.

Theoretical learning includes the study of programming languages, operating systems, and the mathematics and statistical analysis of computers. The practical component of the course involves learning how to develop and maintain computer programs using various tools and techniques.

B.Tech (CS or IT) vs. BCA

Eligibility Criteria:

B.Tech (CS or IT) —

To be able to take admission in B.Tech, candidates have to fulfill the following criteria:

Complete their 10+2 levels or equivalent from a recognized board such as ISC, CBSE, and WBCHSE in India
Must have studied Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as the main subjects in the 10+2 levels
Need to have at least 50% in 10+2 levels and individual topics such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Leading Engineering College of Haryana, M.M. Engineering College allows lateral entry and also considers those students eligible who have passed the Diploma examination with at least 60% marks (40% in case of reserve category candidates) subject to vacancies in the First Year.


To be able to take admission in BCA, candidates have to fulfill the following criteria:

Complete their 10+2 levels or equivalent from a recognized board such as ISC, CBSE, and WBCHSE in India
Must have studied Computer Application / Computer Science as an additional or core subject in the 10+2 levels. Although some colleges do let candidates take admission with it, it’s still advantageous to have them
Need to have at least 50% in 10+2 levels
Secure a cutoff in BCA Admission Entrance Exams such as AIMA UGAT, GSAT, and IPU-CET. Such exams are conducted at national as well as state levels. Although some Universities, like MM(DU), Mullana does not conduct any entrance test for BCA. Their institute M. M Institute of Computer Technology & Business Management offers a globally recognized BCA degree and they also 20% weightage to students who have studied (Mathematics/Statistics) and (Computer Science or Computer Applications or Information Technology or Information Systems) at +2 level.

Also Read: 5 Lucrative Career Paths To Consider After BCA In India


B.Tech (CS or IT) —

B.Tech (CS or IT) opens endless opportunities for candidates to explore career options in Software development, gaming, blockchain technology, the FinTech world, Software Testing, Mobile Application development, and the computer hardware industry. Generally, students get picked by top IT and digital technology companies at handsome packages in campus recruitment drives.


There are endless job and work profiles for BCA graduates. Students can go for digital marketing job profiles, artificial intelligence work, web development, technical support or data analysis, software publisher, etc.

One main conclusion is – Both degrees would brighten up your career prospects. However, getting admission to B.Tech (CS or IT) is more complex than BCA.



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