MCA Eligibility, Course Duration, Full form and jobs

MCA or B.Tech. (Computer science) graduates are getting best placements from colleges, many of them are getting jobs in MNC’s and others are placed in big Indian brands.

Getting a good job is difficult if you don’t have any master degree. Even you need to be graduate in any stream to appear in any govt. entrance exams.

Today, I am going to explain MCA course, its eligibility, duration, job placement, full form etc. So read the complete post till the end. 

MCA eligibility

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About MCA?

In educational terminology, MCA full form is Master in computer application. It is the 3-year post-graduate course in computer application. You can take admission in any university who offers computer science courses like IGNOU, DU, PTU etc.

You study on computer skills like computer programming, networking, system analysis, database management and many more.

MCA course duration

As already mentioned above, it is a 3 years full time as well as a part-time course. It has 6 different semesters.

MCA course fee

MCA course fee varies from college to college. It may be high in a private college. If you consider IGNOU it would be Rs.10800 per semester. If you are a non-math student so it will cost you an extra Rs 1400 for BCS -012 subject.

MCA course subjects

IGNOU MCA program has been divided into two semesters per year (January-June and July-December). Consequently, there will be two examinations every year – one in the month of June for the January to June semester courses and the other in December for the July to December semester courses.

MCA semester wise subjects

Course
Code
Title of the Course Credits
First
Semester
MCS11 Problem Solving and Programming 3
MCS12 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
MCS13 Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS14 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MCS15 Communication Skills 2
MCSL16 Internet Concepts and Web Design 2
MCSL17 C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2
MCA
Second
Semester
MCS21 Data and File Structures and Programming 4
MCS22 Operating System Concepts and Networking Management 4
MCS23 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
MCS24 Object-Oriented Technologies and Java Programming 3
MCSL25 Lab
(based on MCS-021, 022, 023 and 04)
4
Third
Semester
MCS31 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
MCS32 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 3
MCS33 Advanced Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS34 Software Engineering 3
MCS35 Accountancy and
Financial Management
3
MCSL36 Lab
(based on MCS-032, 034 and 035)
3
Fourth
Semester
MCS41 Operating Systems 4
MCS42 Data Communication and Computer Networks 4
MCS43 Advanced Database Mathematics Management Systems 4
MCS44 Mini Project 4
MCSL45 Lab (UNIX and Oracle) 2
MCA
Fifth
Semester
MCS51 Advanced Internet Technologies 3
MCS52 Principles of Management and Information systems 2
MCS53 Computer Graphics and Multimedia 4
MCSL54 Lab (based on MCS-051 and 053) 2
MCSE3 Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management 3
MCSE4 Numerical and Statistical Computing 3
MCSE11 Parallel Computing 3
Sixth
Semester
MCSP60 Project 16

MCA salary

Salary totally depends on skills and practical knowledge. You have many options, you can join MNC’s, new startups, or you can start your own business-like website development, software development etc.

The average salary of an MCA student is 15K to 35K. You can check the latest MCA salaries here

Hope that you will understand many things about MCA post graduate course. Please don’t forget to ask your questions in below comment section. Also please share this post in your social family.

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