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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
MC0001 Window Based Application 4
MC0002 Internet 2
MC0003 Communication Skills in English 2
MC0004 Mathematics And Statistics 4
MC0005 Discreet Mathematics And Digital Systems 4
Total Credits 16

Second Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MC0006 Computational Techniques 2
MC0007 Programming Concepts And Object Oriented Programming 4
MC0008 Data And File Structure 2
MC0009 Computer Organisation And Architecture 2
MC0010 Information Systems,Assemblers And Compilers 4
MC0011 Operating System 2
Total Credits 32

Provision for Lateral Entry to Second semester (First level): Eligibility : (1) 3 years graduation and six months computer course. OR (2) A 3 year diploma from state board of technical education after 10+2 and at least two years experience in an IT related organisation thereafter. Additional Fees : In addition to the normal fees, an additional lateral entry fee of Rs 3,500/- (including examination fees) is payable by the students opting under this Scheme. Note : In this lateral entry Scheme, students have to appear and pass the first semester examination. Books of first semester will be supplied by the University and internal assessment will be completed at the Learning Centre.

Third Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MC0012 Database Management And Oracle 4
MC0013 Visual Basic 2
MC0014 Computer Graphics 2
MC0015 Computer Network 2
MC0016 Microprocessor Application 2
MC0017 Algorithm And Algorithmic Graph Theory 4
Total Credits 48

Provision for Lateral Entry to Third semester (Second level): Eligibility : (1) Successful completion of BScIT / BCA / BSc (Computer Science) / BE / B Tech (Computer Science / Electronics & Communication) or equivalent. This category is not eligible for exit qualification for MScCS OR (2) Graduation (any discipline) with PGDCA / PGDIT or equivalent from a recognized university / Successful completion of A level course from DOECC after Graduation. OR (3) A 3 year graduation with 2 year diploma from CMC / ET&T / NIIT / APTECH / 2 year advanced diploma in IT from center for electronic design & technology (CEDIT). This category is not eligible for exit qualification for MScCS. Additional Fees : In addition to the normal fees, an additional lateral entry fee of Rs 3,500/- (including examination fees) is payable by the students opting under this Scheme. Note : In this lateral entry Scheme, students have to appear and pass the second semester examination. Books of second semester will be supplied by the University and internal assessment will be completed at the Learning Centre.

Fourth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MC0018 Communication Technology 4
MC0019 Software Engineering 2
MC0020 Software Project Management & Quality Assurance 2
MC0021 Oracle 9i And Distributed Database 4
MC0022 Client Server Architecture And Networks 4
Total Credits 64

Provision for Lateral Entry to Fourth semester (Third level): Eligibility : MIT of MAHE / MScIT of SMU. Additional Fees : No lateral entry fee applicable. Note : In this lateral entry scheme there will be a specially designed set of subject combinations. For semester 5 the subjects will be as follows: MC0051—Computational Techniques (Credit: 2); MC0052—Data and file structure (Credit: 2); MC0053—Operating System (Credit: 2); MC0054—Microprocessor Application (Credit: 2); MC0055—Information system, assembler and compiler (Credit: 4); MC0056—Algorithm and algorithmic graph theory (Credit: 4). Total credit: 32. # Note that MC0051 = MC0006, MC0052 = MC0008, MC0053 = MC0011, MC0054 = MC0016, MC0055 = MC0010, MC0056 = MC0017. For semester 4 and 6 the subjects will be as usual.

Fifth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MC0023 Advanced Internet Programming 4
MC0024 Data Warehousing and Data Mining 2
MC0025 E-Business 2
MC0026 Advanced Applications In IT In Compression Imaging 2
MC0027 IT And Law 2
MC0028 WML,XML and C# Programming 4
Total Credits 80

Provision for Lateral Entry to Fifth semester (Fourth level): Eligibility : MIT of MAHE / MScIT of SMU Additional Fees : No lateral entry fee applicable. Note : In this lateral entry scheme there will be a specially designed set of subject combinations. For semester 5 the subjects will be as follows: MC0051—Computational Techniques (Credit: 2); MC0052—Data and file structure (Credit: 2); MC0053—Operating System (Credit: 2); MC0054—Microprocessor Application (Credit: 2); MC0055—Information system, assembler and compiler (Credit: 4); MC0056—Algorithm and algorithmic graph theory (Credit: 4). Total credit: 32. # Note that MC0051 = MC0006, MC0052 = MC0008, MC0053 = MC0011, MC0054 = MC0016, MC0055 = MC0010, MC0056 = MC0017. For semester 6 the subjects will be as usual.

Sixth Semester
Sub. Code Title Credit
MC0029 Advanced Operating System 2
MC0030 Advanced Computer Architecture 2
MC0031 Elective* 4
MC0032 Project 8
Total Credits 96

* Under elective, student can select any one of the following combinations
Group 1
MC3101 Embedded systems 4
MC3102 .Net Applications 4
 
 
 
 
     
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