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 stands for 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

Title of the CourseCredits
MCS11Problem Solving and Programming 3
MCS12Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
MCS13Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS14Systems Analysis and Design 3
MCS15Communication Skills 2
MCSL16Internet Concepts and Web Design 2
MCSL17C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2
MCS21Data and File Structures and Programming 4
MCS22Operating System Concepts and Networking Management 4
MCS23Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
MCS24Object-Oriented Technologies and Java Programming 3
(based on MCS-021, 022, 023 and 04)
MCS31Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
MCS32Object Oriented Analysis and Design 3
MCS33Advanced Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS34Software Engineering 3
MCS35Accountancy and
Financial Management
(based on MCS-032, 034 and 035)
MCS41Operating Systems 4
MCS42Data Communication and Computer Networks 4
MCS43Advanced Database Mathematics Management Systems 4
MCS44Mini Project 4
MCSL45Lab (UNIX and Oracle) 2
MCS51Advanced Internet Technologies 3
MCS52Principles of Management and Information systems 2
MCS53Computer Graphics and Multimedia 4
MCSL54Lab (based on MCS-051 and 053) 2
MCSE3Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management 3
MCSE4Numerical and Statistical Computing 3
MCSE11Parallel Computing 3
MCSP60Project 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.
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