Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
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The Master of Computer applications (MCA) course is a three-year post graduate course. The curriculum emphasizes on the technical and practical aspects of computer applications and programming languages. It is an interdisciplinary subject and is a combination of subjects like Computer Science, Electronics, Java Programming, Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
A strong foundation is provided in programming languages, web designing languages, database-specific languages, software development and design, core computers and systems science and cloud technology services. Theoretical topics related to Information Technology (IT), Database Architecture, Programming and Data Structure, Operating Systems, Communication Networks, Statistical Computing, Network Programming and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are covered in the course curriculum. Practical lessons and laboratory sessions related to IT, UNIX and Windows, Optimisation Techniques and Networking are also included to provide a well-balanced curriculum. Subject electives like Numerical Computing, Software Project Management, Mobile Computing, Microprocessors, Advanced Database Management, Operational Research, Software Quality Management, Firewall and Security and Digital Signal Processing promote subject curiosity and interest.
The course has multiple specializations which can be selected during the final year of the MCA course. These include:
The MCA course curriculum is enhanced through additional experience and skill- improvement methods like guest lectures, webinars, on-site training, internships, seminars, dissertations, workshops, industrial visits and live projects.
The admission for MCA course is provided in two modes:
Qualification in national/state/institution-level examinations is a very important criterion for admission as it measures each individual candidate’s competence, overall performance, IQ, knowledge and academic strengths. Most of the top colleges and universities in India offer admission to students on the basis of a Merit List prepared according to the marks scored in competitive entrance examinations. Each qualifying entrance examination has a different and unique exam pattern and marking scheme.
Some of the popular state-level entrance examinations are:
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)|
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Private Post Graduate CollegesAssociation (KPPGCA|
Candidates should prepare well for these entrance examinations since an excellent score increases their chance of getting admission into a reputed college. There are multiple examinations and preparation for them can become tiring and exhausting. Proper planning, management and preparation can help to ease the studying process and make the candidates prepared and better adapted to face entrance exams. It is recommended to consider and follow the guidelines below before beginning with the preparation for entrance examinations:
After successful completion of a Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) graduate degree, the ideal next step is to pursue an MCA degree. To be eligible and qualify to apply for an MCA course, it is important to attempt MCA Entrance Examinations. This is required for successful admission into top MCA colleges. Fresh MCA graduates can specialize in any subject studied in BCA. They can get additional knowledge in the latest programming languages, designs and tools to develop better, faster, and more efficient web-based applications. Candidates can become successful professionals in private and public offices, IT companies and MNCs.