Diploma in Computer Application (DCA): Complete course detail

About DCA Course

DCA or Diploma in Computer Application is a technology course. In this course you learn about technology like programming, basic computer information, database management, making presentation etc.

If you are worried about your first job so DCA course would be a great choice.

DCA Course eligibility


To enrol in this course, you must complete your 12th from any stream. Passing percentage may be criteria but it depends on college or institute. Generally, no percentage is required to get admission on DCA course. If you already completed your DCA course so you can also join DOEACC ‘O’ level course


There is no age restriction to get admission in DCA course. Anyone can take admission easily.


No prior experience is required to get admission in DCA course. It is an added advantage if you know the basic knowledge of computer, Ms-Office and some programming skills.

Lateral Entry

No lateral entry option is available because it is a short term course.

Duration of Diploma in Computer Application (DCA)

Generally, DCA is a 12 months diploma course but many institutions are offering the same course in 6 months also in fast track mode. It depends on the institute to institute.

I personally suggest if you are new in the computer field then go for 12 months. You will get more time to practice your syllabus and understand well.

DCA Course Syllabus

There is not a set pattern for DCA syllabus. Every institution or college has its own curriculum. But they teach you around below topics.

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basics (Ms-Office)
  • Database management (Ms-Access)
  • Desktop Publishing (Photoshop, Coreldraw, PageMaker or InDesign)
  • Programming (C/C++ or visual basics)
  • Internet and web designing

Top institute/college for DCA Course

You can join any institute for Diploma in computer application course. Almost all computer institutions are offering this course. But below are few colleges or institutions that I shortlisted as per their popularity.

(Please make sure before joining any institution do proper counselling)

  • NIELIT/DOEACC O level (similar to DCA or even better)

Fee Structure

DCA Course fee depends on the institute to institute. It may be 10K to 15K for a complete course.

Job Opportunity

After successful completion of this course. You will get a good job in

  • MNC’s
  • call centres
  • development firms
  • IT firms etc.

Job Designation after DCA course

You can be hired by a company as a

  • Junior programmer
  • Web developer
  • Office assistance
  • Computer Operator
  • Hardware maintenance engineer

Salary offered after DCA course

Salary depends on the candidate’s skills and interview performance but average salary after pursuing DCA course is around 15K to 25K.

Hope that you understand the Course details, fee structure, eligibility and other information. If you are interested in the computer field, you can join this course in any reputed institution or college.

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