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PGDCA

What is Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)?

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) is designed for graduate students who are interested in developing computer applications in different fields like banking, insurance, and accounting.

The diploma programme enables a candidate enough to sustain in the professional world and grab a well-paying job. Another major advantage of this course is the lower saturation-level as compared to other professional degree courses like MTech/MCA/MBA or any other programme.  So, PGDCA is indeed a smarter choice for an undergraduate candidate

What are the PGDCA Eligibility Criteria?

Following are some of the PGDCA eligibility criteria to be fulfilled:

  • Students wishing to apply for the course must have completed a minimum of 10+2+3 years of typical education with Mathematics as one of the main subjects.
  • The only other condition required is that the institute must be affiliated to an approved university or body.

PGDCA Syllabus

PGDCA course is a 1-year course with its curriculum being divided into two semesters.

Below tabulated is the semester-wise breakup of the PGDCA syllabus that will help the students to get a better clarity in knowing the subjects that they will be taught throughout the year.

Semester I Semester II
Fundamentals of Information Technology Visual Basic
Programming Java
Soft Skills DBMS
Software Engineering and Data Structure and Algorithms
Business Process PPM & OB
Oracle Project
Web Programming Practical Work
Practical Work -

What After PGDCA?

Post completing PGDCA successfully, gates of various job opportunities open automatically. With an average annual salary ranging from INR 2 to 10 lakh per annum, a PGDCA holder becomes eligible to work both in government as well as private firms.

From sectors like Banking, Insurance, Health, Aviation, Research, Technology and more to top recruiters of this field being Intel, HP Global, HCL Technologies, Google, one will get tons of options to choose from after completing their PGDCA.

Tabularized below are the popular PGDCA jobs, along with the description and average annual salary of the same that one can explore.

Job Titles Job Description Average Annual Salary (INR)
IT Support Analyst IT Support Analysts are responsible for providing technical set-up, advice, and help to users via email, phone, social media, and in person. 3 LPA
IT Consultant IT Consultants provides technical support in building and implementing IT systems for internal as well as external clients. 11 LPA
Web Designer Web Designers generate the design and layout of a website or web pages, working with colleagues or clients to meet their requirements. 2.3 LPA
Software Developer Software Developers designs software solutions by building programs, applications, and websites.  3.9 LPA
Quality Assurance Analysts Quality Assurance Analysts tests games, programs, and software to ensure their reliability, functionality and user friendliness before releasing them in the market. 4 LPA
Systems Analyst Systems Analysts check IT systems and write requirements for new ones. They analyze hardware, software, and wider IT systems for the client or employer and figure out the new requirements. 6LPA

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