Master of Computer Applications (MCA)is a three-year (six semesters) professional Master's Degree in computer science awarded in India. The course was designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field of Information Technology. It is a postgraduate course that can be taken up after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. The MCA programme is inclined more toward Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming language and tools to develop better and faster applications.
The MCA program focuses on providing a sound theoretical background as well as good practical exposure to students in the relevant areas. It is intended to provide a modern, industry-oriented education in applied computer science. It aims at producing trained professionals who can successfully meet the demands of the information technology industry.
Typically,an MCA is a full-time degree course with a duration of three years (six semesters). It covers various aspects of computational theory,programming, algorithm design and optimization, network and database management, mobile technologies, electronics, mathematics, probability,statistics, accounting, finance, etc. Some institutes provide a six years (eleven semesters and six months On Job Training) integrated MCA.
As the IT and the software industry are dynamic and fast growing, all the programmes are designed keeping in view the requirements of industry.The programmes aim at the understanding of the fundamentals of computing among the students so that they can compete in the present-day global situation.
Students are trained in the fields of Systems Designing, Application Software Development, Enterprise Resource Planning, Computer Networks, System Administration, Web Designing and Development, Database Administration,Parallel and Vector Processing, Data Mining and Warehousing, etc.
Computer Systems Analyst,Software Engineer or Programmer,Computer Support Service Specialist,Software Developer,Computer Presentation Specialist,Software Publisher,Commercial & Industrial Designer,Consultant,Database Administrator,Computer Scientist,Junior Programmer,Chief Information Officer,Information Systems Manager,Project Leader,Systems Administrator,
Any graduate who has passed or appearing for the final year degree examination in any discipline (Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering or any approved University) is eligible to apply.
Candidates must have mathematics as a subject in their 10+2 course or any one year of graduation. B.C.A. qualified candidates can also pursue M.C.A.
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