Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a full time professional Master's Degree in computer science with duration of three years (six semesters). Of the six semesters, one semester is dedicated to an industrial training & software development. The programme is planned to have 5 theory subjects plus two laboratories each semester. The curriculum has a strong core covering information technology, business management and mathematics.
The course has been designed to meet the growing demand of qualified professionals in the field of Information Technology. It is a postgraduate course that can be taken up after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. The MCA programme is inclined more toward Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming languages and tools to develop better and faster applications.
The MCA programme focuses on providing a sound theoretical background as well as good practical exposure to students in the relevant areas. It is intended to provide a modern, industry-oriented education in applied computer science. As the IT and the software industry are dynamic and fast growing, all the programmes are designed keeping in view the requirements of industry. Students are trained in the fields of Systems Designing, Application Software Development, Enterprise Resource Planning, Computer Networks, System Administration, Web Designing & Development, Database Administration, Parallel & Vector Processing, Data Mining & Warehousing etc.
The students admitting in MCA must have a B.C.A./B.Sc. degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level or at graduation level.
Lateral Entry: Candidates with the following qualifications are directly admitted to the third semester (Second Year) of the six semester M.C.A programme:
- a) Any undergraduate science or applied science degree of three years duration in Computer Applications or Computer Science or Information Technology or other computer related areas.
- b) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application after completing 3 year degree programme.