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Information Technology
Blog Date
April 28,

Master of Computer Applications, or MCA, is a study domain that has picked up demand over the last few years, thanks to the rapid IT evolution. Information Technology is ever-evolving, bringing newer technologies to the table. MCA courses equip students with the desired skills and knowledge sets, enabling them to keep up with the times and significantly contribute to their career growth. 

This explains why there is always a need for MCA graduates in India. A recent NASSCOM report anticipates a growth of 7.7% in the IT industry in India between the period ranging from 2021 to 2025.  This blog looks at some of the top entry-level MCA jobs in the country that you can consider upon graduation in the domain.

Entry-level MCA jobs

As stated earlier, MCA lays down a lucrative career path with plenty of opportunities for freshers and experienced professionals alike. Listed below are some of the top job opportunities for MCA freshers:

Expected job roleJob descriptionAvg annual salary (approx)
Web DesignerDesign a website’s layout, provide code for web pages, and run tests to check website featuresINR 20.9 lakhs per annum
Data ScientistAnalyze huge data sets and identify solutions to problems in a business organizationINR 971,043 per annum
Systems AnalystMaintain IT systems, execute new systems, and monitor their effectivenessINR 9,54,094 per annum
Database AdministratorManage & maintain databases of companiesINR 8,13,914 per annum
Software DeveloperDesign, execute, and manage software programs & appsINR 7,60,000 per annum
Software EngineerDesign, develop, and maintain computer softwareINR 7,20,521 per annum
Hardware EngineerDevelop, maintain, and test computers & their physical partsINR 5,50,393 per annum
Troubleshooter Determine, analyze, and provide solutions for issues in computer hardware, software, or apps INR 4,23,000 per annum

MCA career path

Students and other tech professionals opting for an MCA degree at the postgraduate level are highly likely to witness augmented growth in their careers. An MCA has the potential to instantly boost the chances of securing a high-paying job in the IT industry, in addition to a prestigious job title as well. MCA courses are also particularly helpful in imparting and enhancing the necessary technical skills that professionals in the tech industry require for growth in the IT sector.

Skills required for MCA freshers

Students graduating with an MCA degree and applying for fresher jobs after MCA are generally expected to possess the following essential skills by companies:

  • Knowledge of Database Management Systems such as Oracle and SQL
  • Software architecture and design
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Time management skills
  • Agile methodologies like Kanban and Scrum

Companies hiring MCA graduates

Now that we are well aware of the skills required to apply for MCA graduate career options, let us look at the top companies that are likely to hire these professionals after completion of their course:

  • Capgemini
  • Wipro Technologies
  • HCL
  • IBM Global Services
  • Accenture
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tech Mahindra 


A degree in MCA can be particularly helpful for finding rewarding career prospects after graduation. The blog above highlighted a few top opportunities for MCA fresher employment and there are many more to explore, considering the steadily increasing demand for the course in the IT sector. 

Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) offers online MCA courses to students in fully online mode on the Online Manipal University platform. The program is designed to equip students with the desired skills to take up diverse roles in varied industries.


Information related to companies and external organizations is based on secondary research or the opinion of individual authors and must not be interpreted as the official information shared by the concerned organization.

Additionally, information like fee, eligibility, scholarships, finance options etc. on offerings and programs listed on Online Manipal may change as per the discretion of respective universities so please refer to the respective program page for latest information. Any information provided in blogs is not binding and cannot be taken as final.

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