Good day Puneet,
Its good that your friend has secured more marks in 10th standard, and have secured 60% in 12, and also has opted for one of the best courses in the computer
Application field, and also have passed the first year. Since your friend does possess the talent of reading and writing skills, where every experience does count on
these along with understanding the skill and the work type, along with the different style.
Talent is not based on the qualification alone, its based on the knowledge and the experience a candidate possess and sharpening skills require practical knowledge
too, and does require a continuous working in the same field. It seems your friend does possess a good talent when compared to the other degree holders, capable of
doing the job more than a degree holder. In some of the aspects experience counts as a matter of fact to increase the salary package in field where the person works
for years, including the perks like performance incentives. When the candidate is younger and able to compete and win the place where even the degree holder cannot get it,its good thing that the candidate is being sharp in his talent.
But in some fields qualification is mandatory for a job, and its been the compulsory in some of the top most MNC's, Government sectors, taking exams for interviews.
One of the best option is that the candidate has cleared out the first year of BCA, since its also a talent to clear the computer related subjects and understanding may
take some time for various subjects. Since there will be options to rejoin the institution and take up further the education what your friend have dropped and complete
with a good percentage, your breaks will not even matter when you have talents more than qualification. Since your friends qualification is at the grasp of his arms
its a good idea to take a full time study, with a part time job until your friend completes his education. Its not a tough to complete the BCA second year, arrears do
happen and it can be retaken, since the understanding of subjects may differ from person to person, efforts and hard reading does make the person understand the subject. Apart from these getting help from the lecturers, professors and friends, senior persons is not a wrong thing. This may even change your friends status from being only as talented to talent with a qualification, with education as your friend is much more talented to do a degree holders job, certainly your friend can also study well.This is also one of the career that posses talent inside your friend also.
Finding part time jobs like RJ, Anchor, web designer, data entry can also be converted to full time after education. consider this as an opportunity and your friend must have talent since your friend has completed the first year of study, those have given idea to do a job.
Some programmers are good at Mathematics, English, Verbal reasoning even though they have just completed a one year of study after their 12th standard. They join the MNC as a small part time worker, latter what they opt for is to complete a degree in qualifications, so that they can move up in the careers ladder with a good salary packages where money is required in latter part of the life with commitments. So what i am suggesting your friend is to complete the qualification which he started and make his future more brighter.
All the best.