MCA Course - Duration, Eligibility, Fees: The advancement in technology is evident in our day to day lives. There was a time when one was surprised about the power a click of a mouse or a button had while nowadays, all we have to do is talk to Alexa! To keep up with this pace, the sector of Information Technology (IT) is in need of qualified, dedicated and energetic personnel. Thus, Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree holders are much in demand which makes MCA, as a course, very attractive. With lucrative job opportunities waiting for MCA qualifiers, it is natural for the aspirants for wanting to know more about this degree course. Read on to know the A to Z about MCA Course.
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three-year, postgraduate degree course aiming to educate the students about application development, commonly through various programming languages.
If you are zealous about the latest updates in technology and have the required aptitude in mathematics and computer science, a degree course in Master of Computer Applications (MCA) sounds perfect for you! However, there are various educational and/ or professional requirements stated by different MCA offering institutes. MCA aspirants must fulfil the MCA eligibility criteria listed below:
Students who have completed Bachelors of Computer Application (BCA) or any other degree course in science, arts and commerce from a recognized university can apply for MCA. However, such students must have had mathematics as one of the subjects in class XII.
Most institutes open MCA admission for candidates who crack various national or state level entrance exams. For this, candidates must clear the exam as well as pass the interview/ group discussion round, if any.
Some institutes offer MCA admission on the basis of merit so in such a case, candidates need to score the minimum requirement of marks.
Candidates who have appeared for the third year exams but have their result awaited can also get admission in MCA.
For candidates wishing to apply for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Lateral entry (2 years), they must have graduated with a B.Sc (Computer Science)/ BCA degree or completed any other technical diploma course.
It must be noted that the eligibility criteria of MCA may differ for various institutes. The MCA eligibility requirements given above are common for most but not all the institutes.
Given below are the ways by which some of the top MCA colleges in India are providing admission:
Entrance exam: Various national and state level entrance exams offer MCA admission, in some of the most reputable universities, to the high rankers. Mostly, the written exam is accompanied by a session of personal interview or group discussion. On the basis of the candidates’ performance on all these rounds, they are offered MCA admission.
Direct admission: If a candidate is included in the merit list according to the marks secured by them in the qualifying exam (final year exam of graduation), he/ she can get direct MCA admission. The minimum marks required for the same varies for different institutes.
NH 66, Srinivas Nagar, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575025
University of Hyderabad
Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500 046
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
Teliarganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211004
Tanjore Main Road, National Highway 67, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620015
Birla Institute of Technology
27, Malviya industrial area, Malviya Nagar Industrial Area, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017
University of Pune
Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007
PSG College of Technology
Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004
Rourkela, Orissa, India – 769 008
NH 75, Madhya Pradesh
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi, 110067
Knowing all about MCA admissions includes being updated with the fee structures so that the aspirants can choose an institute suitable for their pocket. Check the fee structure of the top 3 National Institute of Technology (NITs) given below:
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