The Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) at Amrita AHEAD is a 3-year undergraduate online program designed to equip students with necessary professional skills in the areas of computer science. It provides a sound academic base from which an advanced career in computer applications including the latest developments in the industry can be developed.
The Programme also carries out the required analysis and synthesis involved in computer systems, information systems and computer applications.
This course trains students on relevant industry certifications in emerging and important areas such as Machine learning, Cybersecurity, Networking, Distributed computing, Blockchain, IoT etc. Industry partners include Amazon AWS, Cisco, IBM and many more.
The program follows an industry aligned curriculum which makes the student job-ready.
Industry relevant specializations.
Interact with International (Germany, USA) and National Artificial Intelligence specialists on course modules and Industry led projects with 50+ case studies.
Mentored industry-relevant projects (Final Semester).
In areas of Machine Learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Deep learning, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing & Distributed Computing, BlockChain, IOT.
Online Practical Virtual Labs.
From Amazon AWS, CISCO Academy, Amrita.
We have over 94% students placed, many in core Artificial Intelligence and Data Science companies. Our BCA alumni have won awards, gone abroad for higher education and for jobs.
Direct admissions for learners with an aggregate minimum of 55% marks. Learners below 55% marks will be also considered for admissions following a short interview.
Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.
|Limits||No. of years|
|Semester 1||Rs 25000|
|Semester 2||Rs 25000|
|Semester 3||Rs 25000|
|Semester 4||Rs 25000|
|Semester 5||Rs 25000|
|Semester 6||Rs 25000|
* If you are a foreign national, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero Cost EMI options available.
|Title of Course|
|Communicative English -1|
|Foundations of Applied Mathematics- Part I|
|Principles of Management|
|Problem Solving and Algorithmic Thinking|
|Problem Solving and Algorithmic Thinking Lab|
|Title of Course|
|Communicative English -II|
|Foundations of Applied Mathematics- Part II|
|Database Management System|
|Object Oriented Programming using Java|
|Operating System and Computer Architecture|
|Database Management System Lab|
|Object Oriented Programming using Java Lab|
|Title of Course|
|Data Structures and Algorithms|
|Data Structures and Algorithms Lab|
|Computer Networks Lab|
|Title of Course|
|Web Application Development|
|Web Application Development -Lab|
|C# and .NET Framework|
|Advanced Java and J2EE|
|Mobile Application Development|
|Advanced Java and J2EE Lab|
CISCO and networking
(Training to earn CCNA Certifications)
AWS and Cloud computing
((Training to earn Amazon certification and badges)
(Training to earn compTia Certifications)
Microsoft Azure Certification
Virtual and Augmented Reality (Google)
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
Other Industry-relevant Electives
Bachelor of Computer Applications (B. C. A.) is an undergraduate Programme to start a career in computer science. It provides a sound academic base from which an advanced career in computer applications including the latest developments keeping pace with the industry can be developed.
The Programme also carries out the required analysis and synthesis involved in computer systems, information systems and computer applications.
Yes, it's recognised by UGC and is equivalent to any other degree offered by UGC.
Candidates can either complete the course in a minimum span of 3 years or in a maximum span of 6 years.
For working professionals, we have built tremendous flexibility in the program allowing up to 6 years to earn your degree, allowing for self-paced, anytime learning.
• Reading materials and video lectures will be uploaded into our learning management system
• Every week, there will be a live interactive session with faculty to clear doubts and they will also be recorded and posted
• There will also be a discussion forum to encourage peer learning. Faculty and teaching assistants will also participate in these discussion forums and help with the overall learning experience. Practice quizzes will be given every week so that you are continuously preparing for exams.
Each course will be in 4 quadrants, fully following the UGC guidelines.
1) Quadrant-I is e-Tutorial; which shall contain: Video and Audio Content in an organized form, Animation, Virtual Labs, etc, along with the transcription of the video.
2) Quadrant-II is e-Content; which shall contain; self-instructional material (digital Self Learning Material), e-Books, case studies, presentations etc, and also contain Web Resources such as further references, Related Links etc.
3) Quadrant-III is the Discussion forum for raising of doubts and clarifying the same by the Course Coordinator
4) Quadrant-IV is Assessment, which shall contain; Problems and Solutions, which could be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Fill in the blanks, Matching Questions, Short Answer Questions, Long Answer Questions, Quizzes, Assignments and solutions.
Examinations are conducted as per the new regulations through the Online Technology Enabled Proctored mode.
Yes. Per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode. The following things will be mentioned on the backside of the degree and mark sheets - Mode of delivery; Date of admission; Date of completion.
Yes, every week, for every course, there will be a live doubt clearing session with the faculty, typically for about an hour. These sessions will also be recorded and available for watching later.
In order to accommodate working professionals, these sessions will be held on weekends or after working hours.
Network Administrators, Software Architect, Web Developer, Data Scientist, Software Engineer
Cyber Security, Architecture and Deployment of Secure and Scalable WAN, Client Server Computing, Embedded Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning Management, Knowledge Management, LAN Switching and Advanced Routing, Micro Processor Systems, Multimedia and Graphics, Social and Professional Issues in Computing, Soft Computing, Systems and Network Administration, Computer Graphics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Cryptography and Cyber Security
• Study at your own pace
• Learn Anytime Anywhere
• UGC approved programs
• Equivalent to on-campus programs
• World-class learning environment
• Experienced faculty from India and abroad
• Course Mentors
• Career Assistance
• Courses Co-developed with Industry
• Hands-on Laboratories, Practise Sessions
• Industry Projects
• Interactive Sessions with Industry Experts
• Opportunities to Pursue Dual Degree with International Universities
• Multiple Industry Certifications
• 12th/Diploma certificate
• Passport size photograph
• Aadhar card
Industry certification courses are offered from the third semester. We have networking courses offered by CISO, AWS courses offered by Amazon & Security courses offered by compTia. You can choose according to your area of interest.
4 hrs per day would be adequate, 20-22hrs per week: for students who are working professionals.
The content is developed for such students also. If you are not sure about joining, look at the first week’s content and the assignments which are available free on the web site. You can try the assignments. This is available for every course. Go through that before making a decision.
No other course is needed to join this course. Recommend starting from the foundation course level.
12th or equivalent.
Any Undergraduate student or Diploma students aspiring for Business Computer Applications
Students with Foreign Education: Certificate of Equivalence from Association of Indian Universities is needed. This is required by any student with a Foreign Education who wishes to apply to an Indian University. Please refer to
No, there is no admission fee when you apply. It is free.
It is a simple and easy process. You need to fill out our application form in order to apply.
Please click on the following link to apply:
You can contact us via Email, Call or WhatsApp. You can also chat with us through the chat window present on our website.
We are always here to help you and make your journey as easy as possible.
Yes, International Students are welcome. Students with foreign education can also apply. Certificate of Equivalence from Association of Indian Universities is needed. This is required by any student with a foreign education who wishes to apply to an Indian University. Please refer to
We follow UGC Regulations for a Refund :
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Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, NY
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering
His teaching and research expertise centers around programming languages and software systems, Dynamic analysis and visualization in a state-of-the-art execution environment for Java, formal methods in software and safety-critical systems; identification, tracking, and retrieval in cyber-physical spaces based upon camera networks and biometric sensors.
DR.Keshavan is a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Dr Keshavan has over 11 years’ experience as both a software engineer and a hardware architect in leading industries. He has served in both technical and management positions. He currently works in the strategic planning team at Samsung in Texas. In the past, he served as a chief engineer at Samsung. Dr Keshavan also worked with Hewlett-Packard India Software Operations & ZenIQ.
McAfee, San Francisco Bay Area
Ms. Radhika has over 15 years of experience working in the areas of networking, storage, and cloud security in both large tech companies as well as start-ups. She currently works in the cloud security data team at McAfee. With expertise in Java programming and Web development technologies, she also has a strong understanding of Object-Oriented design, data structures and design patterns. In the past, she has worked with Cisco for over 9 years as senior software engineer.
PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan; Postdoc from NUS Singapore; Research into VLSI, Python for Data Analytics Ratna received her PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan and was a post-doctoral research fellow at National University of Singapore. She has 14+ years of experience - working as a teaching faculty, researcher and technical management positions. Her interest areas are: VLSI Systems, GPU and Python for Data Analytics. She currently works as a GPU Program Manager at Samsung
Ajay Vadakkepatt holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in Computational Engineering from Amrita University. He obtained his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Ajay has significant experience in enterprise-level software development, specifically for scientific applications. He also has conducted research on data science and machine learning. Ajay is passionate about teaching and strongly believes in making students become thoughtful and independent problem solvers, irrespective of their background. Ajay currently works at Qualcomm as a Senior Staff Engineer, primarily focusing on thermal design, analysis, and support for flagship Qualcomm mobile processors.
Dr Georg Gutjahr is an Assistant Professor at Amrita. He has a B.S. in Data Engineering and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Vienna, Austria. His Research is focused on Data Science with a focus on Health Analytics. Research areas include adaptive designs, multiple testing, and numerical methods in statistics. Prior to joining Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, he was a postdoc for 6 years at the University of Bremen, Germany.
Dr. Subhari Duttagupta received her M. Tech. degree in Parallel computing and then received a doctoral degree in sensor networks, both from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Prior to that, she worked as a senior scientist in TCS Research Labs, Mumbai in performance engineering. Her areas of research include Performance Evaluation And Modelling Of Systems And Networks, Distributed Systems, Real-Life Applications Using Sensor Networks And Analysing IoT Applications, Performance Engineering & Modelling and Simulation.
Dr Swaminathan is an Asst. Professor, Computer Science Engineering, Amrita University.Dr Swaminathan has about 22 years of experience, 11 years of which are in the IT industry and 11 in teaching. His research interests include Program Analytics, Formal Methods and Software Visualization. He mentors students for Coding competitions including ACM ICPC.
Mr Sreevalsan has more than 35 years of experience in the IT field with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He is Heading the Cisco Networking Academy at the University and is the Academy Support Expert for Cisco Networking Academies in India. He is a Member of the- Global Advisory Committee - Cisco Networking Academy 2020-21.
Ms. Kohila is a Sr. Academy Instructor, CISCO Networking Academy with more than 10 years of experience in CCNA training. She handles CCNA training sessions for professors & Industry people. She has been awarded Best Instructor- by the Cisco Academy for 5 Consecutive years. She is also the first instructor in India to be qualified in the Instructor Trainer qualification process in India.
Dr. Vivek Menon currently serves as an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. His ongoing collaborative research focuses on smart environments with SUNY at Buffalo has featured in prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of the prestigious 'Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme' in Engineering Sciences, awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
Dr. Sandhya has an M. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and Ph.D from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She currently serves as a Senior grade Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. She has 19+ years of experience, with 16+ years in academics and 3 years in the corporate world at Reliance Industries. Her teaching and research expertise centers around AI technologies that includes Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Database Management Systems.
Dr Manjusha Nair is an Asst. Professor (Sr Grade) of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University She has over 18 years of academic experience in teaching & research. Her research interests include Computational Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Simulation and Modeling, Information Theory, Parallel Programming & Constraint Object Modeling.
Ms.Vineetha is a Faculty Associate of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University Her Research interests include Software Engineering, Object Oriented Analysis & Design & Embedded Systems.
DR. Jinesh is an Asst. Professor (Sr Grade), Computer Science Engineering, Amrita University His research interests focus on the areas of Formal Methods & Declarative Modelling.
Mr.Binu is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. He has about 15+ years of academic experience in teaching. His research is focused on Cybersecurity & Networking.
Mr Krishnaprasad is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. He has more than 9 years of academic experience. His research focuses on Web Technologies, Decentralized Networks, Machine Learning.
Ms Jayashree Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University Her research is focused on Computational Linguistics & NLP.
Ms Neetha is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research is focused on Image Processing.
Ms Indulekha is Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research interests are focused on Machine Learning.
Ms. Remya is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research focuses on Databases & Machine Learning.
Earn a prestigious UGC entitled degree from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the fourth best University in India.
Per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode.
Join a growing global network of accomplished Amrita alumni.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),Government of India accredited our University with the topmost 'A++' grade. The Schools under the aegis of Amrita University have over 108 programmes in disciplines as diverse as Biotechnology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Communication, Arts & Science and Education, providing our students with an outstanding training in our several campuses across multiple states. Needless to add, this multi-disciplinary character of our University facilitates a laudable synergy within our midst greatly enabling us all to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of each other. The Amrita AHEAD programs are WES accredited in the United States and Canada.
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“Amrita is a place of 'problem solvers'. Every person we interact with will be busy working on projects or research which solves the issues of a larger population. I must say, the faculties are always ahead of the technology trends. Their guidance during my studies made me so confident in choosing the right technology on my entrepreneurial journey. My alma mater also allowed me to interact with many industry veterans, CEOs, and experts through their industry connect programs. Amrita - An amazing place to study, and start!”
Founder, Comet Chat Radio
"I owe a lot to Amrita faculties for my technological knowledge and problem-solving skills. They have a profound understanding of what they teach, and how it should be implemented in real-life scenarios. The projects we worked on at Amrita were on deep real-life issues impacting many people. I found myself lucky to have associated with many mentors at Amrita who are highly successful in their respective fields. Their guidance was immense. 'Wannapreneur' to 'Entrepreneur'? Amrita is the right place."
Microsoft Hall of Fame-Identifying Security Vulnerability
"Amrita speaks loud about its grandeur,success and perfect way of moulding every student to be better humans. Here at Amrita, I was able to understand my strengths and weaknesses and improve myself in every aspect with the right mentorship and guidance from my teachers and the department as a whole.All you need is spark and they will turn that into fire. In just a span of 2 years i have a number of titles and skills to add to my name, a tremendous change that can happen to a fresher. Time is never a factor in Amrita, if you are willing to work. My heartfelt gratitude goes to all amrita faculty and staff for the best care and support"
Google Hall of Fame-Identifying Security Vulnerability
"To pursue my graduation at Amrita is the righteous decision I have ever made. The rigorous training offered here in cutting edge technologies by eminent faculty helped me to equip myself for industry 4.0 revolution.There are various clubs within the campus like bi0s, foss, code@amrita which helps you excel in fields like cybersecurity, competitive programming, Artificial Intelligence & Data Science etc"
Founder, Craft Coder
"Joining Amrita has been one of the best decisions I have made till date, because it has holistically molded me into a socially productive person, more than just a knowledgeable student. The BCA program here not only helped in laying my foun-dational skills, but introduced me to the current trends and updates in the industry, varying from widely used data science applications to aggressively researched artificial intelligence. Being a very dynamic sector, staying up to date is of prime importance, and at Amrita I am confident that I am industry ready for any given day."
BCA graduate (2017)
Designation: Operation Executive in Infosys.
"Amrita provides the students with best curriculum including new subjects leading in technology. As per my experience students have come up with great projects ideas with the support of the faculties let be any field like development of robotics or Artificial Intelligence. Other than academics it also has many other clubs like FOSS Club, Cisco, etcetera. that students can join after college hours, provide extra knowledge on other technical subjects.There are brilliant opportunities that help students to gain professional experience in their field of interest. They also provide the students with placements in Top Companies of India. It's one of the best private institutions in India. "
Security Engineer at CRED | Trainer at 7ASecurity | Project Lead - ADHRIT & EVABS | CTF at Team bi0s
"BCA at Amrita changed my life. Being an average student with a lot of interest in computers, I took up the 3 year degree at Amritapuri campus and I was in for a surprise. The courses were well-structured and focused primarily on real-world applications of various computer technologies and languages. Almost every major subject had practical, hands-on labs. I met some of the most amazing professors in my life at Amrita. The impeccable ecosystem of everything computers and technology is on exhibit at Amrita. I had the opportunity to pursue my career in cybersecurity as a part of India’s top computer security club from a university, called Team bi0s. From giving talks at meetups, travelling to remote villages to conduct workshops, hosting India’s biggest CTF event - InCTF to presenting my open source project at one of the top conferences in the world: BlackHat & training fellow explorers in the cybersecurity domain, I grew from a normal student to the university gold medalist across 3 campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The learning and the journey associated with it was nothing short of an eye-opener for me. Today when people ask me what stream I come from, I contentedly say I'm a BCA graduate from Amrita and it puts a bright glow on my face. Everytime. "