IGNOU MCA 2020
Updated on Feb 3, 2020 - 10:44 a.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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IGNOU MCA 2020- The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced IGNOU MCA result for term-end examinations conducted in December 2019. The authorities have extended the IGNOU MCA January 2020 registration last date till February 28 for Indian and International students. The registration process for January 2020 session was commenced on November 15, 2019. The IGNOU MCA 2020 registration is conducted twice a year, i.e. in January and July. Candidates interested for MCA admission in IGNOU may register themselves by providing requisite personal and academic details. One has to comply with the University's basic instructions of timely submission of assignments, exam form, etc in order to be eligible to apply for term-end examination. The Indira Gandhi National Open University MCA course has a duration of 3 years can be stretched for 6 years. There are 6 semesters that are distributed in this programme term with several IGNOU MCA courses. Thus, aspirants may go through all the related aspects including eligibility criteria, registration prerequisites, programme structure, scheme of evaluation, etc. after IGNOU MCA admission.
Latest- IGNOU MCA Result declared for Term-end examination of December 2019 - Click here to check.

January 2020 admission's last date for IGNOU MCA extended till Feb 28 - Click here for Registration.

What's New- IGNOU has revised the MCA course fee from January 2020 session.

What is 'Master in Computer Applications'?

Master in Computer Applications (MCA) is a postgraduate degree course in computer sciences. It has a usual duration of 3 years (6 semesters). MCA programme ensures theoretical learning as well as practical exposure to the students. Those who want to give exponential growth to their knowledge in software, etc should definitely pursue studies in computer applications.

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IGNOU MCA January 2020 Important Dates

IGNOU MCA 2020 Events

Dates

IGNOU 2020 MCA admission registration tarts for January session

November 15, 2019

Last date of MCA admission in IGNOU for January 2020

February 28, 2020


MCA through Distance Learning

Although classroom lectures are always preferred over self-study, pursuing Master in Computer Application (MCA) through distance learning is profitable for those who are already employed or do not have the means of getting enrolled in a regular institute. Doing so increases their qualification and eventually, land them at a better job position. So those who are still wondering if they should opt for studies or employment can pursue with both.

IGNOU MCA 2020- Overview

Conducting Body

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Course Level

Postgraduate

Frequency

Twice a Year

Level of Examination

National

Mode of Application

Online

Medium of Instruction

English

Total Semesters

6 Semesters

Minimum Duration of IGNOU MCA Course

3 years

Maximum Duration of Course

6 years


IGNOU MCA Result 2020

The authorities have announced the term end examination result for IGNOU MCA December 2019. Candidates will need their 9 digit enrolment number for accessing their IGNOU MCA Result.

Those candidates who are done with submission of assignments on time and positively fill the IGNOU MCA 2020 exam form are eligible to appear in the term-end exam. The university usually announces IGNOU MCA 2020 result before commencement of next session. The result is declared in online mode on the official website of IGNOU MCA. Candidates also have the option to apply for early declaration of IGNOU MCA result. This can be done after payment of requisite fee by the candidate along with proof of reason due to which early result is required. Candidates will receive their grade card after declaration of IGNOU MCA result 2020 which reflects the score obtained by a candidate in all subjects of a particular semester. ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in

IGNOU MCA Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should comply with eligibility criteria for admission at first and then during the course as well in order to appear for term-end examination. Those who do not fulfill the requisite eligibility have to face disqualification. Given below are tables that deal with eligibility at the time of MCA admission in IGNOU, and the term end examination.

Eligibility for IGNOU MCA Admission 2020

Minimum qualification

Graduate in any stream (3 year or above duration) from a recognized university

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics in class 12 or Graduation

Exceptions

Candidates not having mathematics in either of the aforementioned levels are required to pursue and pass BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA


Eligibility for Term- End Examination of IGNOU MCA

Registration

A valid admission and registration into IGNOU MCA 2020

Course

Should have pursued the prescribed IGNOU MCA course

Time Lapse

The minimum time to pursue the course has elapsed

Assignments

Submission of requisite assignments is done

Exam Form

Should have submitted online IGNOU MCA exam application form along with payment of requisite examination fee


IGNOU MCA Admission Registration 2020

Candidates who are interested in taking MCA admission in IGNOU have to first of all check if they comply with the eligibility requirements. Then, candidates have to go for IGNOU MCA registration in online mode wherein they are required to share their personal and academic details. It may be noted that registration for IGNOU 2020 MCA admission opens twice a year for January and July admissions respectively. Interested candidates have to accomplish the process of registration before last date. The IGNOU MCA registration last date is February 28 for Indian and International students. Those candidates whose registration expires have to apply for IGNOU MCA re-registration.

Click here to register for MCA admission in IGNOU.

IGNOU MCA 2020 Registration Prerequisites

Candidates who are going to register into IGNOU MCA course have to make sure they have the following documents handy:

  • Scanned recent, passport size photograph

  • Scanned copy of signature

  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC

  • Scanned copy of relevant educational qualification

  • Scanned copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

  • Scanned copy of Experience Certificate (if any)

  • Scanned copy of age proof

The steps to register for MCA admission in IGNOU are as follows:

  • Visit the admission portal of IGNOU at ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in.

  • Click on the ‘New registration’ button to open the ‘Student Registration Form’.

  • Type in your personal details like name, father’s name, gender, email, mobile number, etc. You will also be required to choose a username and password.

  • Fill in the security code and click on ‘Submit’.

  • The ‘Reset’ button can be used to make changes if required.

  • The username and password will be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.

IGNOU MCA Fees (As to be revised from January 2020)

Particulars

Amount payable

Fee for full course fee for IGNOU MCA 2020

(This is the sum total of all semesters and doesn’t need to be paid once)

Rs. 72,000

Fee per semester for July 2019 admissions

Rs. 12000

Additional fee payable by Non- Maths students in first semester

Rs.1,400


IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2020

The programme details of IGNOU MCA shared on the page of ‘School of Computer and Information Sciences’ contains complete list of topics that a candidate has to cover under a particular course, subject, semester. There are total 31 courses under IGNOU MCA and the number of credits held by them all is 108. The programme doesn’t only include theoretical knowledge but also requires practical knowledge through assignments, compulsory labs, etc. Thus, the syllabus of IGNOU MCA 2020 is vast enough and more of comprehensive which makes the student learn more in his/ her field.

IGNOU MCA 2020 Programme Structure

Centre Code

Course Title

Credits

Semester 1

MCS-011

Problem Solving and Programming

3

MCS-012

Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming

4

MCS-013

Discrete Mathematics

2

MCS-014

Systems Analysis and Design

3

MCS-015

Communication Skills

2

MCSL016

Internet Concepts and Web Design

2

MCSL017

C and Assembly Language Programming Lab

2

Semester 2

MCS-021

Data and File Structures

4

MCS-022

Operating System Concepts and Networking Management

4

MCS-023

Introduction to Database Management Systems

3

MCS-024

Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming

3

MCSL-025

Lab (based on MCS-021, 022, 023 & 024)

4

Semester 3

MCS-031

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

4

MCS-032

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

3

MCS-033

Advanced Discrete Mathematics

2

MCS-034

Software Engineering

3

MCS-035

Accountancy and Financial Management

3

MCSL036

Lab (based on MCS-032, 034 and 035)

3

Semester 4

MCS-041

Operating Systems

4

MCS-042

Data Communication and Computer Networks

4

MCS-043

Advanced Database Management Systems

4

MCS-044

Mini Project

4

MCSL-045

Lab (UNIX & Oracle)

2

Semester 5

MCS-051

Advanced Internet Technologies

3

MCS-052

Principles of Management and Information Systems

2

MCS-053

Computer Graphics and Multimedia

4

MCSL054

Lab (based on MCS-051 & 053)

2

Elective Courses


MCSE- 003

Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management

3

MCSE004

Numerical and Statistical Computing

3

MCSE011

Parallel Computing

3

Semester 6

MCSP-060

Project

16


System of Instruction for IGNOU MCA

The university follows a multi-faceted approach when it comes to methods of instruction. Being an open university, more learner-friendly approach is practised.

The following:

  • Self- instructional printed material

  • Cassettes and CDs (Audio/ visual material)

  • Audio-video programmes (transmitted through All India Radio, Doordarshan and at study centre)

  • One-to-one counselling by academic counsellors (at study centre)

  • Reference library of study centre

  • Web-based academic support

  • Assignments

  • Practicals

  • Gyan Darshan Channel- Eklavya (including teleconferencing) exclusively for Technology based programmes

  • Gyan Vani

Students willing to by any of study material may reach at:

The Director EMPC,

Sanchar Kendra IGNOU,

Maidan Garhi

New Delhi-110068 Ph. 91-11- 29532163, 29532164, 29533065

IGNOU MCA Admission 2020 Exam Form

Candidates who are registered with the University under IGNOU MCA 2020 course have to fill the examination form in order to appear for term-end examination. Thus, candidates may have a look at the cutoff dates for both the terms in a year, i.e. June and December.

Steps of filling the IGNOU MCA online application form

  • Candidates will have to login by entering their username, password and security code.

  • The first section of the IGNOU MCA 2020 exam form is on ‘Programme Details’ wherein candidates will be required to fill in their choice of programme, study centre, medium of study, etc.

  • Click on ‘Save’ and check for any mistakes. Once satisfied, click on ‘Next’.

  • The second section of the IGNOU MCA application form is ‘Personal Details’. Candidates need to enter their name, date of birth, nationality, gender, category, etc.

  • Click on ‘Save and Next’.

  • The third section comprises of ‘Qualification Details’ where candidates will have to type in relevant qualification, main subjects, year of passing, division, etc. Click on 'Save and Next'.

  • The fourth section on ‘Course Details’ requires candidates to select the elective/ optional/ Foundation courses according to IGNOU MCA programme.

  • After clicking on ‘Save & Next’, candidates reach the fifth section ‘Correspondence Details’. Here candidates are required to type in their correspondence address, phone number, fax number, email address, etc.

  • Clicking ‘Save and Next’ will lead the MCA applicant to the sixth and final section of the IGNOU application form. This section is for ‘Documents Upload’.

  • Candidates will have to select each document type and upload accordingly. It must be ensured that the file format of all scanned documents should be JPG/ JPEG and the file size must not exceed 100 KB.

  • Click on the declaration box and hit ‘Next’.

  • The next window will show the details filled by applicants in the previous steps. If satisfied, click ‘Next’. In case of any mistakes, candidates should click on ‘Edit’ and make suitable rectifications.

  • Tick against the declaration and click on ‘Next’.

General dates for filling IGNOU MCA Exam Form 2020

Term of Examination

Last date to fill IGNOU MCA exam form

Last date to fill IGNOU MCA exam form (with late fee)

Term-End Examination of June

March 1 to March 31

April 1 to April 10

Term-End Examination of December

September 1 to September 30

October 1 to October 10

IGNOU MCA 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

The authorities release the IGNOU 2020 MCA hall ticket for term end examination in online mode. Candidates are required to download the same and carry it along to appear in the IGNOU MCA 2020 term end examination. The admit card shall contain important information like test centre and the date of examination. Candidates who are unable to access their IGNOU MCA 2020 admit card may contact the Student Evaluation Division (SED) at-

The Registrar,

Student Evaluation Division,

Block-12,

Maidan Garhi

New Delhi - 110068

India

Contact- +91-011-29572204, 011-29532482

Email- sedgrievance@ignou.ac.in

IGNOU MCA 2020 Evaluation Scheme

Candidates enrolled into IGNOU MCA programme have to accomplish two components- assignments and term-end examination. There are 31 courses in total that carry 108 credits.

Marking Scheme for MCA course in IGNOU

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Assignment (Weightage 25%)

Term end examination

Theory/ Practicals

(Weightage 75%)

Max. Marks

Min. Marks

Duration

Max. Marks

Min. Marks

Semester 1

MCS-011

Problem Solving and Programming

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-012

Computer Organization and Assembly language Programming

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-013

Discrete Mathematics

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCS-014

Systems Analysis and Design

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-015

Communication Skills

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCSL-016

Internet Concepts and Web Design

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCSL-017

C and Assembly Language Programming Lab

2

100

40

2

50

20

Semester 2

MCS-021

Data and File Structures

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-022

Operating System Concepts and Networking Management

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-023

Introduction to Database Management Systems

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-024

Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCSL-025

Lab (based on MCS021, 022, 023 & 024)

4

100

40

3

100

40

Semester 3

MCS-031

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-032

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-033

Advanced Discrete Mathematics

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCS-034

Software Engineering

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-035

Accountancy and Financial Management

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCSL-036

Lab(based on MCS-032, 034 and 035)

3

100

40

3

100

40

Semester 4

MCS-041

Operating Systems

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-042

Data Communication and Computer Networks

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-043

Advanced Database Management Systems

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCSL-044

Mini Project

4

100

40


50+25 (Project report Valuation and viva)

40


MCSL-045

Lab(UNIX & Oracle)

2

100

40

2

50

20

Semester 5

MCS-051

Advanced Internet Technologies

3

100

40

3

100

40


MCS-052

Principles of Management and Information Systems

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCS-053

Computer Graphics and Multimedia

4

100

40

3

100

40


MCSL-054

Lab( based on MCS-051 & 053)

2

100

40

2

50

20


MCSE-003 MCSE-004 MCSE-011

Each of the Elective Courses

3 Each

100

40

2

100

40

Semester 6

MCSP-060

Project

16




150+50 (Project report valuation and viva voce)

60+20


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IGNOU MCA 2020

Question: Is IGNOU good for pursuing MCA?

Answer:

Yes. Being a Central University for distance learning, its a University well recognized in India as well as round the globe. So if a person can not continue MCA on a regular basis, then MCA admission in IGNOU is the best option.

Question: How can I apply for MCA in IGNOU?

Answer:

A person interested in IGNOU MCA may register himself/ herself through the link provided above. IGNOU MCA January 2020 registration is now open.

Question: What is the last date of IGNOU MCA admission 2020?

Answer:

The last date for admission in IGNOU MCA Jan 2020 is extended till February 28 for both Indian and International candidates. 

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