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Course Title / Nomenclature
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
3 Years (Min)
6 Years (Max)
Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements
1. Bachelor of Computer Science / Applications / Information Science / Information Technology from a recognised / deemed university
Non-computer Science B.Tech/M.Sc./other graduates (such applicants are required to pursue CIC concurrently with MCA 1st semester)
2. Non-Computer Science B.Tech/M.Sc/other graduates (such applicants are required to pursue CIC concurrently with MCA 1st semester)
3. Graduate with PGDCA from a recognised / deemed university or its equivalent course of not less than one year from a State Board of Technical Education or its equivalent body established by the Central/State Government
(i) The students who haven't studied Maths at 10+2 level are required to do CS-60 in the first semester of MCA.
(ii) The students enrolling for the MCA Programme who have completed the DEOACC O-level programme are not required to enroll for CIC.
Medium of Instruction
IGNOU MCA for Non-Computer Science Graduates
Various students from non-Computer Science-core streams (generally streams that does not have Computer Science as a paper through out the course but have Computer Science as a paper during a Semester / Year. Courses such as Arts (B.Com/B.A) with Computer Science come under this category) often ask about how to get admission for IGNOU MCA Program. IGNOU, through its Schematic Presentation of SOCIS Programmes that can be downloaded from IGNOU Website (generally given in the last few pages of the IGNOU Prospectus / MCA Program booklet) clarifies as follows:
Students with Maths at 10+2 Level and having done Bachelor in Computer Science/Applications/Information Sciences/Information Technology/PGDCA from a recognized/deemed University can take MCA Ist Semester directly.
Students with out Maths at 10+2 Level and having done Bachelor in Computer Science/Applications/Information Sciences/Information Technology/PGDCA from a recognized/deemed University should take CS60 along with MCA Ist Semester.
Students with Maths at 10+2 Level and having done other Graduation courses/B.Tech/M.Sc. in Non-Computers stream (including but not limited to Bcom with Computer Science) should take CIC along with MCA Ist Semester (Students are required to do CIC concurrently with MCA first semester and should successfully complete it before registering for the 5th semester of MCA)
Students with out Maths at 10+2 Level and having done other Graduation courses/B.Tech/M.Sc. in Non-Computers stream (including but not limited to Bcom with Computer Science) should take CIC, CS60 along with MCA Ist Semester (Students are required to do CIC concurrently with MCA first semester and should successfully complete it before registering for the 5th semester of MCA).
Please contact your nearest IGNOU Regional Center / Study Center for a complete clarification regarding the admission process before you take admission.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) wide its letter F No. AICTE/Academic/MOU-DEC/2005 dt. May 13, 2005 has specified that the Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) are recognized by AICTE.
Min age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year
The programme 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.
Contacting IGNOU for information on Master of Computer Applications(MCA)
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School offering the course
Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive. i.e The institution would be offering other course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the intitution for the latest information in regard to the course.
Fee Effective from July 2013 Admitted batch:
Rs. 54,000/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 9,000/- per semester. Non Maths students have to pay Rs.1,200/- additional in the first semester
Fee Effective from July 2009: Rs.8100/- 1st sem. + Rs.1000/- for CS-60 for non-Maths students. Rs.8000/- per sem.(2nd semester onwards).
Fee prior to July 2009: Rs.6700/- per semester + Rs.800/- for CS-60 for non-Maths students and Rs.3300/- for CIC
Old fee details: Rs. 6,700/- per semester + Rs. 800/- for CS-60 for non-Maths students and Rs. 3300/- for CIC
IGNOU has discontinued the Lateral Entry Scheme for MCA. Please read the last released MCA Lateral Entry Notification
Fee details shown here are indicative and might have chaged. Please contact the institution for the latest fee details.
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