IGNOU MCA, Masters in Computer Application, Course Information, Fees

IGNOU MCA, Masters in Computer Application

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IGNOU MCA, Masters in Computer Application

IGNOU's Master of Computer Applications Programme is a 3-year programme. The broad objective of the MCA programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry and academia by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline. The programme's thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications / networking and commercial problems. MCA programme consists of 31 courses worth 108 credits.

IGNOU MCA Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the MCA programme (as on Jan, 2005) are:

Bachelor of Computer Science / Applications / Information Sciences / Information Technology from Recognized / Deemed University.


Other Graduates / Non-Computer Science B.Tech / M.Sc (such applicants are required to pursue CIC concurrently with MCA 1st semester)


Graduates with PGDCA from a Recogniaed / Deemed University or its equivalent course not less than one year from a State Board of Technical Education, or its equivalent body established by the Central / State Government.

IGNOU MCA Programme Structure

The programme structure for MCA is:

I Semeter

Course Code Course Title
MCS-011 Problem Solving and Programming
MCS-012 Computer Organization and Assembly language Programming
MCS-013 Discrete Mathematics
MCS-014 Systems Analysis and Design
MCS-015 Communication Skills
MCSL-016 Internet Concepts and Web Design
MCSL-017 C and Assembly Language Programming Lab

II Semester

Course Code Course Title
MCS-021 Data and File Structures
MCS-022 Operating System Concepts and Networking Management
MCS-023 Introduction to Database Management Systems
MCS-024 Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming
MCS-025 MCSL-025 Lab (based on MCS-021, 022, 023 & 024)

III Semester

Course Code Course Title
MS-031 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
MCS-032 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
MCS-033 Advanced Discrete Mathematics
MCS-034 Software Engineering
MCS-035 Accountancy and Financial Management
MCSL-036 Lab(based on MCS-032, 034 and 035) 3

IV Semester

Course Code Course Title
MCS-041 Operating Systems
MCS-042 Data Communication and Computer Networks
MCS-043 Advanced Database Management Systems
MCS-044 Mini Project
MCSL-045 Lab(UNIX & Oracle)

V Semester

Course Code Course Title
MCS-051 Advanced Internet Technologies
MCS-052 Principles of Management and Information Systems
MCS-053 Computer Graphics and Multimedia
MCSL-054 Lab( based on MCS-051 & 053)
MCSE-01 to 12 3 Stream* Courses


VI Semester

Course Code Course Title
MCSP-060 Project
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