The era of “Information Boom” created by the extreme exploitation of the information
technology vertical is the virtual creation of the computer education platform.
The Master of Computer Applications is one of the main drivers which have finally
evolved this miracle to a thriving livelyhood.
The Master of Computer Application course is a Post Graduate Degree provided by
Indian Universities having a three year academic tenure. A two year Master of Computer
Application Lateral Entry course is also available in select institutions.
Students aspiring to join the course are required to have any one of the following
MCA - 3 years Regular Course
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Information Science
from any recognised university.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from a reputed university or its equivalent
- Must have studied maths as a main subject in 10+2.
- Students not having maths as main subject in 10+2 are also eligible subject to their
taking an additional subject in 1st Semester (Offered by some universities).
- Must be a graduate from any recognised/statutory university with aggregate 50% marks
or an equivalent CGPA.
MCA – 2 years Lateral Entry Course – Directly admitted to the third semester.
- Bachelor’s degree or applied science degree of three years duration in Computer
Application or Computer Science or Information Technology or other computer related
- Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application after completing 3 year degree programme.
Most Universities conduct entrance exams for intake of students to the MCA courses.
Few institutions also undertake the rigorous process of group discussions and personal
interviews. As the seats are limited the vetting process is very stringent especially
in the premier institutions.
How to apply
Most applications are available online from the official website of the respective
institutions, however in some colleges/universities they have to be procured, filled
and deposited in person. The fee ranges from Rs 300/- to Rs 800/- depending on the
reputation of the institution and the payment deposition by credit/debit card or
demand draft as the stipulated mode being adhered to by the target institution.
Name, age, gender, qualifications, contact information, copies of testimonials,
photographs, etc., are to be carefully filled to avoid form rejection/disqualification
of candidature. It is advisable for aspirants to first fill in a dummy form (Photocopied
version) and thereafter fill in the original so as to avoid mistakes or cutting
in the original form.
The Master of Computer Application is basically a course intended for specialisation
in the core area of the software domain. This course is a stepping stone for outstanding
candidates aspiring to build a career as system analysts, consultants, system designers,
Programmers and Managers in any field related to the banking sector, online retailing,
E-commerce, embedded technologies, networking and communications etc,. Few aspirants
also pursue the academic field to further their skill sets.
Constant up gradation of skill sets in synchronisation to the current market demands
is very vital for continuous career development as technological obsolescence in
the segment is very sudden and abrupt.
Institutional repute is the primary determinant of the entry level pay package of
its students. However the entry level pay package varies from Rs 25,000/- to Rs
10,000/- depending on the employers repute and credentials. A year down the line
will swell the remuneration package in the range of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 35.000/- and
thereafter the package will take an upward trend purely driven by the then prevalent
market dictated skill sets possessed by the target employee. Experience, domain
skill and designation will also play a major role in determining the pay package
of the employee.