The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme, introduced in the year 1982, has been formulated to provide a unique environment for mastering the various disciplines of computer science and is an attempt to produce complete professionals for the IT industry.
The MCA programme is a 3-year full-time course consisting of 6 semesters. The last semester is devoted to a professional training project in the industry. The curriculum enables mastering the fundamentals of computing and gives an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics. The emphasis is on the understanding and ability to apply the principles of computing which make the students well equipped for future work environment. Hands-on approach is taken to help students develop expertise under the guidance of erudite teaching staff. Guest lectures, case studies and presentations are organised from time to time to give an insight into the latest development and happenings in the industry.
To supplement the core, elective subjects are offered to provide a better understanding of the technology behind the applications of computing.
The students are given a thorough exposure of the basic working of a computer through experiments conducted on various digital devices and microprocessors for underpinning their concepts.
Along with the theory courses, assignments are given to hone the students' analytical and problem solving skills. The assignments provide an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in various courses as they synthesize a solution to a significant, realistic and practical problem.
Projects / Presentations:
While conventional methodologies in terms of classroom learning are important, students are provided with considerable exposure to real life situations by way of case studies and projects. Students work in teams to analyze the problem, plan software development and implement a solution. Students work closely with faculty members and periodically make presentations about the technical work and process issues.
To prepare the students for technical positions in the software industry and to give the necessary hands-on practical experience, the curriculum includes 4-6 months of professional training in the industry.
For detailed MCA syllabus, click w.e.f. July 2007; w.e.f. 2009
w.e.f. July 2019
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