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MCA Course

Updated By Dipanjana Sengupta on 01 Aug, 2022
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
30 K-1.5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
KIITEE, OJEE, IPU CET ...
Study Mode
Regular

MCA (Master of Computer Applications) Course Overview

Masters of Computer Application or MCA deals with the facets of computer programming, application software, operating system, etc. MCA is a two-year duration course for BCA graduates and a three-year course for graduates from other streams.

To pursue a BCA course, candidates have to complete their graduation in BCA or equivalent with an aggregate of 50% marks from a recognised institution. Some of the entrance exams include NIMCET, Mah MCA CET, TANCET, IPU CET, etc. MCA courses can be pursued online, and offline as well as through distance education. The duration of the distance courses can range from 2 to 5 years whereas the online courses can range from 6 months to 4 years.

The MCA course is helpful for candidates who are interested in becoming software programmers, system analysts, programmers, systems engineers, etc. Some of the top institutes that offer admissions to candidates in MCA courses are VIT, NIT Trichy, JMI, Calcutta University, Christ University Bangalore, Bangalore, etc. The average MCA course fee ranges from Rs 30,000 to Rs 2 LPA.

 

MCA Course Highlights

ParticularsDetails
Course NameMasters of Computer Application or MCA
Duration of the course
  • Candidates from different streams- 3 years
  • Candidates from BCA-2 years
Mode
  • Online mode
  • Offline mode
  • Distant education
Top InstitutesNIT Trichy, university of Calcutta, VIT Vellore, University of Hyderabad, etc
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates will have to graduate from BCA or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent
Mode of admission Merit-based entrance examination
Entrance exams
  • NIMCET
  • TANCET
  • MHT CET
  • IPU CET
Average feeRs. 30,000 to Rs. 200,000
Job ProfilesSoftware Developers, Programmers, System Engineers, and System Analysts

Why Choose MCA Course?

Since the evolution and modernization, new technologies have been evolving making it computerized in the whole job platform. The advantages of studying Master of Computer Applications (MCA) are stated as follows:

  • The MCA jobs are increasing at a rate of 8% every year with an estimation of  2,05,000 job opportunities every year.
  • The job opportunities, as well as the job roles, are diverse in the MCA field.
  • The minimum salary received by an MCA qualification candidate is Rs. 5 lakh per annum (approx).
  • The top recruiting companies that choose Master of Computer Applications candidates include Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc where the minimum salary expected can be Rs. 13 Lakhs per annum.

List of Popular MCA Course Specialisations

The list of MCA specializations includes Application Software, Hardware Technology, etc. The pointers below show the MCA specializations that are popular in India.

Master of Computer Applications Specialisations:

  • Application Software
  • Hardware Technology
  • Systems Management
  • Networking
  • Systems Engineering
  • Troubleshooting
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Software Development
  • SystemsDevelopment

Eligibility Criteria for MCA Course

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree in computer science or computer applications with an aggregate mark of 50% or equivalent from a well-recognized university which has to be AICTE approved or UGC approved or equivalent.
  • Candidates must have mathematics in class 12 as one of the subjects.

Types of MCA Courses

There are three basic types of Maters in computer applications (MCA) available in India, which include distance mode, offline mode, and online mode. 

  1. MCA Offline Course- The MCA Offline course is the most preferred course by the aspirants. The duration of the MCA course is two years food the BCA graduates and three years for the other backgrounds. The average MCA fee ranges from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 5,00,000 Lakhs. The majority of the institutes offer MCA offline courses. The top colleges offering admissions include NIT Trichy, Tiruchirapalli, Calcutta University, Kolkata, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, etc.
  2. MCA Distance education- The duration of the MCA course distance education is 2 to 5 years. The eligibility criteria for admission in MCA distance education is the candidate should have a graduate degree. Admission to MCA is done on the basis of merit and entrance exams. The average MCA fee is Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,50,000. The top colleges offering MCA course distance education are IGNOU, Annamalai University, University Of Mumbai, institute Of Distance & Learning - [IDOL], Mumbai
  3. MCA online course- MCA online course duration is 6 months to 4 years. Admission to MCA is done on the basis of merit. The eligibility criteria for admission in MCA distance education is the candidate should have a graduate degree. The average MCA online fee is Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 1,50,000. The universities that offer MCA online courses are the University Of Mysore, Amity University, Tamil Nadu Open University, etc.

Difference between MCA, MSc, and MTech in Computer Science

The table below shows the basic differences between different parameters in Masters in Computer Application, MSc Computer Science, and Mtech Computer Science which are quite often confused when candidates are on the verge of choosing the courses for themselves. 

Parameter 

Masters in Computer Application

MSc Computer Science

Mtech Computer Science

Overview 

This is a Course of extensive knowledge about computer applications. Students acquiring MCA will be  efficient in software, hardware, and networking with the data structures and mathematics, and IT.

This course focus on core competence in various aspects of computer science. Students are given knowledge about computer science, data science, data analytics, artificial intelligence, etc.

The main purpose of this course is to provide knowledge in a specialized degree that provides skills and in dept knowledge that is required to be successful in fields like computer science and IT.

Qualification

Masters of Computer Application

Masters of Science

Masters of Technology

Duration 

3 years

2 years

4 years

Eligibility 

BCA or equivalent field 

BSc in computer science or equivalent field

BTech in computer science or equivalent

Average fee

Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 5,00,000

Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 3,00,000

Rs. 2,00,000 to Rs. 8,00,000

Average salary

Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000

Rs. 3,50,000 to Rs. 6,00,000

Rs. 3,50,000 to Rs. 8,00,000

How to Get Admission in MCA Course?

The admissions to the MCA course are done through two procedures, either by the entrance exams or merit basis, and by the source of management quota. Entrance exams at the state level include IPU CET, MHT CET, etc. let us discuss the procedures of these two methods of admission.

  • MCA entrance examination: In order to attain admission through entrance examinations, candidates will have to score the desired amount of scores by the institute. After cracking the cut off scores of the institutes, candidates are called upon for counseling procedures where they are given o select the college of their choice and merit. After the seat allotment is done, candidates will have to visit the college's campus and complete the other procedures of admission. Institutions that offer admissions through entrance exams are Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Greater Noida Institute of Technology, MDU, etc.
  • MCA direct admission: The process of direct exam implies admission on the basis of the marks acquired in the graduation exam. On the other hand, there are universities that offer admissions to candidates on the basis of management quota. Candidates who take admission on the basis of management have to pay a fee greater than that of the other candidates. Institutions that offer admissions through management quota are Chandigarh University, Amity University, and Lovely Professional  University (LPU).

Entrance Exams For Admission in MCA Course

There are various entrance exams that help in the admissions to MCA all over India. These MCA entrance exams include IPU CET, UPSEE, NIMCET, TANCET, VIT MEE, and MAH MCA CET. The mode of these MCA entrance exams is conducted offline as well as online mode.

MCA Entrance Exams:

Entrance Exam

University 

Application period

Exam date

Mode 

IPU CET

Indraprastha University

March 4, 2022 - April 30, 2022

May 2022,

Online

UPSEE

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU)

April, 2022 - May, 2022

June, 2022

Online & Offline

NIMCET

National Institute Of Technology, Raipur

February 2022 - March 2022

May, 2022

Pen & Paper

TANCET

Anna University

February 2022 - March, 2022

April, 2022

Pen & Paper

VIT MEE

VIT University

March 1, 2022 - May 20, 2022

June 4 and June 5, 2022

Online

MAH MCA CET

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra

July, 2022

September, 2022

Computer based test

Top Colleges in India Offering MCA Courses

MCA is popular in India due to its growing demand in the IT industry. Some of the best institutes that provide quality education to the candidates are JNU, New Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Anna University, Chennai, NIT Trichy, Tiruchirapalli, and many more. The average MCA fee of these colleges ranges from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 5 lakhs per annum.

The table below shows the colleges in India, along with the average MCA fee.

Top MCA Colleges in India:

MCA  College Names

Average MCA Fee

JNU, New Delhi course fee

Rs. 1,357

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi course fee

Rs. 8,500

Anna University, Chennai course fee

Rs. 41,000 

VIT, Indore course fee

Rs. 4,14,000

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore course fee

Rs. 25,600

University Of Hyderabad, Hyderabad course fee

Rs. 51,955

NIT Trichy, Tiruchirapalli course fee

Rs. 2,75,000

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune course fee

Rs. 26,000

Calcutta University, Kolkata course fee

Rs. 19,100

Manipal Academy Of Higher Education, Manipal course fee

Rs. 1,89,000

Study MCA Course Abroad

Studying MCA abroad is often the choice of the aspirants due to the better infrastructure facility, placement drives, as well as research facilities. There are many other courses abroad that render similar degrees in comparison to MCA. candidates have to know the eligibility criteria before applying for MCA in abroad colleges. 

Below are the eligibility criteria for admissions into foreign MCA colleges.

  • Candidates have to pass their graduation from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Candidates will have to pass English proficiency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL
  • Fundings have to be done through various scholarship programs since the cost of MCA in foreign countries is very expensive.

Top Colleges in Abroad For MCA Courses

Master of Computer Applications course is popular in countries like Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. There are various MCA colleges abroad that offer quality education to the candidates are the University Of Toronto, University Of Alberta, University Of Waterloo, University Of British Columbia, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, California State University Los Angeles Campus, University Of Queensland, University Of Melbourne and many more.

For admissions to MCA colleges in abroad, a few things have to note:

  • The duration of the MCA courses is 1 to 2 years and sometimes it is 1.5 years for Australia.
  • Candidates should have passed their graduation under computer science or any relevant stream  
  • There are several colleges that ask for different cut offs. The minimum cut off marks of these colleges are 83 to 89% or a GPA of 3.0
  • Candidates will have to submit the scores of the GRE or GMAT exam.
  • The overall marks required for admission is 7 for IELTS or 80 % in TOEFL
  • The average MCA fee ranges from Rs. 25 Lakhs to Rs. 50 Lakhs for the USA, Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 23 Lakhs for UK, Rs. 20 Lakh to Rs. 35 Lakh for Australia, Rs. 15 to Rs. 25 Lakhs in Canada.

The table below shows the top MCA colleges in various countries along with their average MCA fee.

Master of Computer Applications Colleges abroad:

Name of the College 

Country or origin 

Average MCA Fee

University of Toronto course fee

Canada

Rs 23.5 Lakhs

University of Alberta course fee

Rs 15.7 Lakhs

University of Waterloo course fee

Rs 28.2 Lakhs

University of British Columbia course fee

Rs 16.6 Lakhs

McGill University course fee

Rs 17.4 Lakhs

Stanford University course fee

USA

Rs 45.5 Lakhs

New York University course fee

Rs 38.5 Lakhs

University of Texas at Dallas course fee

Rs 38.2 Lakhs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology course fee

Rs 55.2 Lakhs

California State University Los Angeles Campus course fee

Rs 16.3 Lakhs

University of Sunderland course fee

UK

Rs 19.3 Lakhs

University of Greenwich course fee

Rs 21.3 Lakhs

University of East London course fee

Rs 22.2 Lakhs

University of Oxford course fee

Rs 37.3 Lakhs

Teesside University course fee

Rs 10.9 Lakhs

RMIT University course fee

Australia

Rs 21.8 Lakhs

University of Queensland course fee

Rs 25.5 Lakhs

University of Melbourne course fee

Rs 38 Lakhs

University of Adelaide course fee

Rs 34.5 Lakhs

University of Sydney course fee

Rs 49 Lakhs

Top MCA Colleges by City

There are a lot of cities providing MCA all over the country in various cities. The top cities that provide the best of the course include Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, and Hyderabad. Some of the top colleges in Kolkata are Narula Institute Of Technology, BP Poddar Institute Of Management & Technology, Jadavpur University, AIMS Institutes, Administrative Management College, Global Institute Of Management Sciences, Presidency University, Dr. DY Patil Institute Of Management & Research, MIT School Of Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Presidency School Of Management and Computer Science, Aurora’s Technological and Research Institute, etc.

The tables below show the top MCA colleges in Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, and Hyderabad.

Top MCA Colleges in Kolkata:

MCA  College Names

Average MCA Fee

Narula Institute Of Technology course fee

Rs. 2,06,000

University Of Calcutta course fee

Rs. 19,094

Techno India University course fee

Rs. 1,77,000

BP Poddar Institute Of Management & Technology course fee

Rs. 3,10,000

Future Institute Of Engineering and Management course fee

Rs. 1,41,950

Heritage Institute Of Technology course fee

Rs. 1,24,650

Pailan College Of Management and Technology course fee

Rs. 99,150

Jadavpur University course fee

NA

Annex College course fee

Rs. 1,20,000

 

Top MCA College in Bangalore:

MCA College Names

Average MCA Fee

Jain University course fee

Rs. 1,37,000

Presidency University course fee

Rs. 1,00,000

Global Institute Of Management Sciences course fee

NA

AJ Aviation Academy course fee

NA

Kristu Jayanti College course fee

Rs. 1,17,000

AIMS Institutes course fee

Rs. 4,02,000

Christ University course fee

Rs. 1,40,000

Administrative Management College course fee

Rs. 60,000

Sambhram Academy Of Management Studies course fee

Rs. 75,000

Mount Carmel College course fee

NA 

Top Master of Computer Applications Colleges in Pune:

MCA College Names

Average MCA Fee

Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapith course fee

Rs. 45,000

Dr. DY Patil Institute Of Management & Research course fee

Rs. 98,000

Progressive Education Society’s Modern College Of Engineering course fee

Rs. 84,500

Jayawant Institute Of Management Studies course fee

Rs. 1,13,000

ASM Group Of Institutes course fee

Rs. 81,000

Allana Institute Of Management and Sciences course fee

Rs. 67,000

Dr. DY Patil Arts, Science, and Commerce Pimpri course fee

Rs. 55,000

Singhabad Business School course fee

Rs. 84,537

Ness Wadia College Of Commerce course fee

NA

MIT School Of Management course fee

Rs. 1,50,000

Top Colleges in Hyderabad for  Master of Computer Applications:

MCA College Names

Average MCA Fee

Osmania University course fee

NA

Chaitanya Bharathi Institute Of Technology course fee

Rs. 82,000

A.V. College Of Arts Science and Commerce course fee

Rs. 40,000

Aurora’s Technological and Research Institute course fee

Rs. 36,200

Nizam College course fee

NA 

St. Ann’s College for Women course fee

Rs. 27,000

Deccan College Of Engineering and Technology course fee

Rs. 37,500

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University course fee

Rs. 16,500

University Of Hyderabad course fee

Rs. 42,610

Presidency School Of Management and Computer Science course fee

        NA

What is the course fee of MCA?

The distinction of MCA fee has been done on the basis of experience- freshers, experience with 1 to 3 years, and experience with 5 years and above. 

Average Salary Of MCA Graduates:

Experience

MCA Salary per month

Fresher

Rs. 18,000 - Rs. 30,000

1 to 3 years experience

Rs. 25,000 - Rs. 42,000

5 years and above experience

Rs. 50,000 - Rs. 1,30,000

Required Skills Set for MCA

To become a successful and efficient MCA, one must be very efficient in the communication skill and behavioral skills. Other skills include a positive attitude toward themselves, confidence, and technical skills. The pointers below show the required skill set to become an MCA.

  • Good communication skills 
  • Behavioural skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Confidence
  • Efficiency in programming languages like Java, C, C++, net, etc.
  • Knowledge of data structures and data base
  • Good programming skills with a healthy experience in the field
  • Technical skills
  • Awareness of the latest technology trends

MCA Course Syllabus

The MCA course is a 2-year course. When it is pursued as a BTech domain, the duration extends to 3 years. The MCA syllabus consists of all the chapters in various semesters presented in a tabular form.

MCA Syllabus for the first year

Semester 1

Semester 2

Introduction in IT

Info Systems Analysis Design 7 Implementations

Computer organization & Architecture

Implementations

Programming Lab

Operating Systems

Introduction to Management Functions

Unix & Windows Lab

IT Lab

Business Programme Lab

Mathematical Foundations

Oral and Wireless Communications

Programming & Data Structure

Accounting and Management Control

 

Probability & Combinations

MCA Syllabus for second year

Semester 3

Semester 4

Computer Communications Network

Software Engineering 1

Database Management

Organisational Behaviour

Management Support System

Network Lab

Object Oriented Design & Analysis

CASE Tools LAB

Statistical Computing Lab

-

Statistical Computing

-

DBMS Lab

-

MCA Syllabus for third year

Semester 5

Semester 6

A.I Applications

Project

Soft Engineering 2

Seminar

Optimisation Techniques

-

Optimisation Techniques Lab

-

Industrial Lectures Seminar, Project

-

AI & Application Lab

 

MCA Scope in India

There are plenty of opportunities for the  Master of Computer Applications graduates after the course concludes. Top companies like Accenture, Cap Gemini., Cognizant, Amazon, Robotics and Scalability Technology, HCL, etc. The diversity of the course yields candidates after the conclusion of the MCA course in India, a highest average salary of Rs. 2 Lakhs Per Annum to Rs. 10 Lakhs Per Annum. The job profiles include Technical Writer; A technical writer is similar to a content writer that writes about core technical stuff. Such professionals are in high demand for the technical blogs and product descriptions to be written about. 

Other job roles in demand are Web Developers, Mobile App Developers, Hardware Engineer, Network Administrator, Systems Analyst, Software Developer, System Administrator, etc. The table below shows the most demanded job profiles along with the type of work done and the average MCA salary received by the candidates in the respective fields.

MCA Job and salary as paper the records of 2021 and 2022:

Job Profile

Job Description

Average MCA Salary 

Web Developer

A web developer designs the look, layout, and various features of a website. Such professionals need to have a good understanding of graphic design as well as computer programming.

Rs 2,81,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Mobile App Developers

They are mainly responsible for developing mobile apps as per the customer’s needs.

Rs 4,41,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Hardware Engineer

The responsibility of a hardware engineer is to look after the hardware configuration of a computer.

Rs 3,78,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Technical Writer

A technical writer is similar to a content writer that writes about core technical stuff. Such professionals are in high demand for the technical blogs and product descriptions to be written about.

Rs 4,93,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Network Administrator

Network admin is responsible for fully supporting, configuring, and maintaining networks and in house servers.

Rs 3,67,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Software Developer

The responsibilities of a software developer are primarily to design, install, test, and maintain the software in a firm.

Rs 4,85,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Systems Analyst

The work of a system analyst is to analyze what software or hardware is needed by the firm. Their job role extends beyond just software or hardware to the wider IT systems.

Rs 6,54,000 Lakhs Per Annum

System Administrator

System administrators are usually responsible for installing, supporting, and maintaining servers or other computer systems. Other duties include scripting or light programming, project management, etc.

Rs 3,04,000 Lakhs Per Annum

Salary Offered After MCA Course

After the conclusion of the MCA course, the minimum average MCA salary received by the candidates is above Rs. 3 Lakhs per annum. The top recruiters who hire officials from MCA courses are Robotics and Scalability Technology, HCL, Accenture, Ericson, IBM, Hi-Tech Solutions, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, etc. 

The table below highlights the top recruiters of MCA candidates along with the average MCA salary offered.

MCA graduates Salary:

Top Recruiters

Average MCA Salary Package Offered

HCL

INR 3 Lakhs Per Annum

Accenture

INR 3.8 Lakhs Per Annum

Ericson

INR 3.4 Lakhs Per Annum

IBM

INR 4.50 Lakhs Per Annum

TCS

INR 5.40 Lakhs Per Annum

Infosys

INR 3.60 Lakhs Per Annum

Hi-Tech Solutions

INR 5 Lakhs Per Annum

Robotics and Scalability Technology

INR 6 Lakhs Per Annum

Wipro

INR 6 Lakhs Per Annum

Tech Mahindra

INR 3.90 Lakhs Per Annum

Cognizant

INR 6.70 Lakhs Per Annum

Career Opportunities After Master of Computer Applications Course

Carrer and job opportunities after completing MCA are vast. Candidates have job opportunities in fields like application development, business analysis, system analyst, ethical hacking, technical writers, and many more recruited by top companies like Naukri.com, IBM, SAP, 99acres.com, cognizant, Jeevansathi.com, Texas Instruments, etc.

Career Options and Job Prospects after MCA

After completing the course, MCA aspirants can get a job in various companies in different roles across all the industries for a great start. Some of the job roles which MCA  graduates can be offered are as follows:-

  • App Developer - They manage the development, design, and management of mobile applications for platforms like iOS, windows, android, etc.
  • Business Analyst - Business analysts are responsible for the analysis of business opportunities, strengths, weaknesses, and strengths and operate a business efficiently.
  • Database Engineers - They are hired to design and monitor complex database systems, take control of the operations, etc.
  • Ethical Hacker - Their responsibility is to hijack a network or a computer system on behalf of their owner to discover and protect the specific system vulnerabilities which could be hacked by a malicious hacker.
  • Hardware Engineer - Hardware engineers produce hardware equipment, and install and test systems to ensure the proper functioning of the internet.
  • Technical Writers - Their job is to note down the documents which explain product descriptions, product manuals, guides, and design specifications.
  • Social Media Handler - Social media handlers manage the social media accounts of the owner to maintain and increase their popularity among people and also handle social media accounts to promote the products.
  • Web Developer - Web developers are mainly responsible for constructing websites using their creative minds and well-versed software skills. They design and develop world wide web applications, photoshop, HTML, etc.
  • Manual Tester - Manual testers are required to play the role of an end user who makes use of almost all the features of the application to ensure behaving accurately. They also physically test the software to make it run smoothly.
  • Trouble-shooters - Troubleshooters are experts who ensure the smooth and simultaneous working of both hardware and software come in handy to those who need it. In case of any issue, they will solve it and deliver the software and hardware on time.

Top Companies Hiring MCA Graduates:

Naukri.com

NTPC

SAP

Cognizant

IBM

Jeevansathi.com

99acres.com

Accenture

Wipro Systems

Polaris

HCL Technologies

Microsoft

D.E Shaw

GAIL

Infosys

Texas Instruments

TCS

ORACLE

MAHINDRA

BHEL

FAQs about Master of Computer Applications

Is MCA a good career option to opt for after completing BCA?

 

 Yes, MCA is a good option to pursue after completing the BCA course. Choosing MCA will be wiser to choose for 2022 because after the completion of the course the candidates will be hired in the IT industry which is expected to grow by 3% by the end of 2022.

 

What is the duration of the MCA course?

 

 The duration of the MCA course is three years for the candidate belonging to different relevant streams. For BCA students, the duration is two years.

 

Is IPU CET compulsory for MCA?

 

No, IPU CET is not compulsory for applying for MCA. there are various other entrance exams which include IPU CET, UPSEE, NIMCET, TANCET, VIT MEE, and MAH MCA CET, etc.

 

What are the job profiles of the various MCA candidates?


The various job profiles that can be opted by the MCA candidates have been mentioned as App Developer, Database Engineer, Ethical Hacker, Technical Writers, Social Media Handle, Manual Tester, Business Analyst, Hardware Engineer, Web Developer or Designer, Trouble-shooter, etc.

What are the top companies hiring MCA candidates?

 

Some of the top companies that hire MCA candidates include: Microsoft, GAIL, Texas Instruments, ORACLE, BHEL, etc. 

 

What is the qualification or the eligibility criteria required to get admission into MCA?

 

The MCA eligibility criteria or the qualifications required to take admissions in MCA  include:

  • Candidates must have a graduate degree in computer science or computer applications with an aggregate mark of 50% or equivalent from a well recognized university 
  • The university has to be AICTE approved or UGC approved or equivalent.
  • Candidates must have mathematics in class 12 as one of the subjects

What is the full form of MCA?


The abbreviation MCA stands for Master of computer applications.

What is MCA?

 

Master of computer applications or MCA is a two year course that deals with various perspectives of computer programming, computer architecture, application software, operating system, system analysis, system development, etc. 

 

Is it necessary to appear in an entrance exam to get admission into the MCA programme?

No, there are several reputed universities or institutions in India that offers direct admission into the MCA programme provided you match their eligibility conditions.

Can I do an MCA and MBA simultaneously?

Yes, you can pursue an MBA and MCA degree study simultaneously. However, you will have to pursue MBA in distance and MCA in regular mode.

Can I get a job in Google with an MCA degree?

Sure you can get a job with Google with an MCA degree provided you are very strong at your subjects as you will be competing with the M.Tech students over there.

Should I go for MBA or MCA after completing my graduation?

If you want to hone your administration skills then you should go for an MBA degree and if you want to sharpen or polish your technical skills, then MCA is the best option for you.

Which Government sectors’ doors are open for MCA graduates?

MCA graduates can easily get picked by government organisations like ONGC, IOCL, BHEL, NTPC, GAIL, DVC etc.

How much does an MCA graduate gets paid in the job market?

An MCA graduate is offered around INR 3 LPA and 5 LPA on an average basis during the initial days of his/her career.

Is NIMCET only conducted for MCA admissions in the NITs?

Yes, NIMCET is conducted for MCA admission only in one of the participating NITs.

Which IIT is the best to pursue MCA from?

IITs do not offer an MCA course.

Has the MCA Lateral Entry scheme been scrapped by the officials?

Yes, as MCA is a 2-year programme now so the lateral entry scheme for admission into the 2nd year of the MCA programme has been scrapped altogether.

Why the MCA programme has been reduced to a 2 years?

The MCA programme has been reduced to a 2-year programme from the earlier existing 3-year programme so that the classrooms and faculty can be utilized for newer programmes.

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