To earn 50,000 in the next few years, what shall i take – B.Com or BCA?
To be eligible for BCA you need to have done Maths in your 12th, which is the requirement of most of the Institutes/Colleges. You need to check on the same with the college that you are intending to pursue this course.
Either B.Com or BCA is fine as far as you have the interest and aptitude. B.Com would be more of accounting subjects , while BCA is more focussed on computer application.
Both the courses will take 3 years for completion, and with the fierce competition in the job market, to get a good job with a decent pay, you need to have something that stands out among your competition viz., a higher degree / specialisation.
BCA is more focussed and specialised and if you add MCA to it, then with very good grades you have pretty good chance to get a good job. However, you need to have keen interest in coding and programming for it, and more importantly interest to do it. Further, you need to do summer internship jobs in IT companies etc., while studying, to get that extra edge above the competition while job hunting.
B.Com is more general, but you can do MBA (eg., MBA Finance), to add a more focussed and professional approach to your career in finance. Alternatively, you may take up Chartered Accountancy if you are confident about accounting subjects. CAs and MBAs do earn a decent salary, provided, again, you get good grades.
The choice is yours, you have the options, you need to choose the one that suits you more and one which interests you more, and then give your complete dedication to it.
The starting salary depends upon the company you are hired, your grades, work experiences, if any, etc., However, on an average a B.Com fresher could fetch a salary of around 6K to 10K, while BCA may get anywhere between 10K to 15K as trainees.