About MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
MCA means, Master of Computer Applications which is a professional Master’s
Degree in computer science, and it takes three year duration time to finish the
course. This course is designed for graduate students, who want to groom
themselves in the technology world as it the best place to learn about Information
This MCA course prepares the students for the industry requirements according
to the different sector and field, so that they can establish themselves in the
corporate sector and make their career.
In MCA courses, the student gets to learn a huge collection of different types of Programming Languages, computer fundamentals, Operating systems, Networking, web technology, Graphic designing, IT Skills and other detailed curricula during the course.
Eligibility Criteria for Master of Computer Applications
MCA course is very popular and demanding in India, USA, UK and many other countries. Here below we have mentioned mandatory requirements to become eligible for MCA course in India.
1. Candidate should be a Post Graduate to apply for MCA course. Graduation
can be done in any stream like Commerce, Science, Arts, BCA and in
2. Required 50 to 60 % passing marks in Graduation and student should have
Mathematics in Class 10+2. Please note, the required percentage can be varied
according to the college.
Procedure of MCA Admission
Direct Admission- For the MCA admission, institutes take direct admissions, which are based on candidates merit ranking in qualifying entrance exam test. In Indian, there are many institutes who keeps some management quota to provide admission, which is a way of getting direct admission.
Entrance Test- Required to pass the entrance exam test to get the admissions in MCA and this entrance exam can be on state-level or national level. All the qualified students are eligible to take admission in the Master of Computer Applications course, however many of the famous institutes call for a counseling session before giving admission.
Some popular entrance exams are as follows:
BHU PET MCA
IPU CET MCA
Master of Computer Applications course syllabus
Master of Computer Applications is a three-year duration based course, which is divided into 03 years categories, according to the subjects and study material. Here we have listed all details with the year for your reference.
01st Year course subject mentioned below :
Fundamentals of IT
Object Oriented Programming in C++
Programming in C
Database Management Systems
Data and File Structures
02nd Year course subject mentioned below :
Theory of Computation
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Data Communications and Networking
Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
03rd Year course subject mentioned below :
Enterprise Computing with Java
Duration of MCA course
Master of Computer Applications is a three-year duration based full-time postgraduate course, which is divided into six semesters duration and each semester is for a 06-month duration. While doing the Master of Computer Applications course, you will learn many programming languages, database structures, Operating system processes, and many more things.
The starting 02 semesters (01st Year) of this course are focused to improve the skill developments in computers, and 03rd & 04th semesters (02nd Year) are designed to provide a theoretical context and the last 02 semesters (03rd Year) offers the specializations and project work.
Career Options and Job Prospects
Master of Computer Applications course is very demanding in the IT sector filed and there you get a lot of job opportunities after completing the Master of Computer Applications course. All the IT & Communication, Government and Private sectors are required highly talented and skilled people who all are having good computer application skills and knowledge. Such requirements in all fields made it easy to find jobs.
Post completing the MCA course, all the qualified candidates can apply for the
below listed profiles:
Senior Technical Consultant
Software Application Architect
Computer System Analyst
Software Engineer or Programmer
Web Designer/Web Developer