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Master Of Computer Application [MCA]
The world has become a small place because of the revolution in Information Technology. It has affected our lives in such a fashion that it has resulted in its implications on various sectors like business, education, entertainment services, healthcare and most walks of life.

This course is designed to produce a dynamic breed of computer professionals possessing excellent managerial skills. Emphasis is given to in-depth studies of numerous application-oriented subjects, covering various methodologies to develop software products efficiently and error-free, by utilizing advance networking technologies and application software.

The First and Second semesters aims at preparing the graduates to handle computers in large organizations. Programming concepts and handling of various operating systems are exposed in these two semesters. After successful completion of the first two semesters of MCA, if a student wishes to discontinue the course, such student shall be awarded with the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application [PGDCA]. In the Third and Fourth semesters, students will be exposed to programming languages, data base management techniques, Networking and Software management techniques, communication techniques along with algorithmic theories. After successful completion of the first four semesters of MCA, if a student wishes to discontinue the course, such student shall be awarded with the Master of Science in Computer Science (MScCS). The Fifth and Sixth semesters of the course aims to train the graduates with latest technical skills and software management skills required at the higher levels of IT management. Students will be exposed to software management, networking concepts, operating system concepts, computer architectures, processors and other advanced concepts in IT field. After completion of Sixth semester, students shall be awarded with Masters in Computer Application (MCA).

Objectives :
The course is geared towards realizing the following objectives. Students will have :
» A strong foundation of computer systems and information technology
»  dexterity in advanced programming langauges
» the power to build sophisticated software for a wide range of applications
» the skills to work with end applications in internet technologies, and
» the managerial ability to analyze, design and develop software and to maintain software development.
Eligibility : 3 years graduation or equivalent

Min. Duration : 3 Years(6 Semesters)

Max. Duration : 6 Years

Maximum counselling and hands-on experience at study centers : 240 hrs/semester

Program Structure

First Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA1010 Fundamentals of Computer and IT 4
MCA1020 Programming in C 4
MCA1030 Foundation of Mathematics 4
MCA1040 System Analysis and Design 4
MCA1050 Programming in C - Practical 2
Total Credits 18

Second Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA2010 Operating System 4
MCA2020 Advanced Data Structure 4
MCA2030 Object Oriented programming - C++ 4
MCA2040 Communication Skills 2
MCA2050 Computer Architecture 4
MCA2060 Advanced Data Structures using C++ - Practical 2
Total Credits 38

Provision for Direct Entry to Third semester :

Eligibility : B.E.(CS/IT)/ B.Tech(CS/IT) OR 3 Year Graduation from recognised University with 1 Year PG Diploma in IT / CA from a recognized university OR DOEACC ‘A’ level, thereafter

Min. Duration : 2 Years(4 Semesters)

Max. Duration : 4 Years

Provision for Re - Entry to Third semester :

Eligibility : Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) of SMU.

Min. Duration : 2 Years(4 Semesters)

Max. Duration : 4 Years

Third Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA3010 Financal Management and Accounting 4
MCA3020 Advanced Database Management System ( DBMS) 4
MCA3030 Linux OS 2
MCA3040 Technical Writing 2
MCA3050 Advanced Computer Networks 4
MCA3060 Linux OS - Practical 2
MCA3070 Advanced DBMS - Practical 2
Total Credits 58

Fourth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA4010 Microprocessor 4
MCA4020 Probability and Statistics 4
MCA4030 Programming in Java 4
MCA4040 Analysis and Design Algorithm 4
MCA4050 Java Programming - Practical 2
MCA4060 Analysis and Design Algorithm - Practical 2
Total Credits 78

Fifth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA5010 Web Technologies 4
MCA5020 Advanced Software Engineering 4
MCA5030 Elective - I 4
MCA5040 Elective - II 4
MCA5050 Seminar 2
MCA5060 Web Technologies - Practical 2
Total Credits 98

Sixth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MCA6010 Elective - III 4
MCA6020 Project Work 16
Total Credits 118

Elective - I (Choose One)
Sub. Code Title
MCA5031 Principles of Multimedia
MCA5032 Wireless and Mobile Communication
MCA5033 Open Source DB Systems

Elective - II (Choose One)
Sub. Code Title
MCA5041 Middleware Technologies
MCA5042 Cryptography and Network Security
MCA5043 Data Warehousing and Data Mining

Elective - III (Choose One)
Sub. Code Title
MCA6011 Advanced Web Programming
MCA6012 Cloud DB System
MCA6013 Storage Management
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