MCA or Master of Computer Applications is a master's degree program in the domain of computer application which is conferred in India. The duration of the Master of Computer Applications is three years and typically consists of six semesters.
In order to be eligible for studying MCA, the students should pass their graduation with B.Sc./B.C.A./B.Com. degree and have studied Mathematics at their 10+2 level or graduation.
The syllabus of MCA is quite extensive and it encompasses the subject areas like Business Management, Information Technology, and Mathematics.
The curriculum of the course usually includes the following subjects:
Students can choose from a range of elective subjects for specialization in the final or sixth semester and they are as follows:
Pattern Recognition, Compiler Design, Mobile Computing and Communication, Client - Server Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Advanced Computer Architecture, Simulation and Modeling, and Network Management.
This is an engineering degree, which can be either a professional degree or an academic degree. Initially, this program was started in India by a few reputed institutions with an aim to gift some research engineers to the nation, who will be able to serve the country as technologists in the different industries and research institutes.
The number of MCA seats are limited in all the universities of India. The curriculum also varies from one college to another for the MCA Entrance. Therefore, it is hard to have a combined method when the students are getting ready for the exam. The students should have excellent mathematical and calculative skills (some questions might come from B.Sc standards) since majority of the questions will come from Statistics and Mathematics. Computer awareness is an added advantage.
Since the present age is the age of information technology, an individual with an MCA degree can get absorbed in top-ranking Information Technology firms and consultancy firms including Wipro, TCS, Oracle, Cognizant and IBM. They can get jobs in big companies where there is an internal systems division. An MCA can start his or her career as a programmer, system developer or many other positions.
List of Entrance Exams for MCA
|Conducted By||Name of Entrance Exam|
|AIMCET||AIMCET - All India MCA Common Entrance Test|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amrita MCA Entrance Exam MCA Entrance Exam|
|BIT Mesra - Birla Institute of Technology||BIT Mesra - Birla Institute of Technology Mesra MCA Entrance Exam|
|Delhi University||DU MCA Exam Delhi University MCA Entrance Exam|
|IIT JAM||Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test IIT JAM Examination|
|IMCAT||ICFAI School of Information Technology MCA Test|
|ICET||Andhra ICET MCA Entrance Exam, Integrated Common Entrance Test|
|Jammu University||Jammu University MCA Entrance Exam|
|LUCSAT - Lucknow University||Lucknow University Computer Science Admission Test Exam|
|Kerala Entrance Examinations||Kerala Entrance Examinations for Admission to Master of Computer Applications (MCA)|
|MAH MCA CET||Maharashtra MCA Common Entrance Test|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam JNU MCA Entrance Test|
|NIMCET||NIMCET Exam -National Institute of Technology MCA Common Entrance Test|
|RMCAAT||Rajasthan Master of Computer Application Admission Test RMCAAT|
|TIET - Thapar University of Engineering and Technology||TIET - Thapar University of Engineering and Technology MCA Entrance Test|
|Pune University||Pune University MCA Entrance Exam|
|PAM CAT||PAM CAT - Punjab Admission to MCA Common Aptitude Test/PAM CAT MCA Entrance Test|
|VIT Vellore Institute of Technology||VIT Vellore Institute of Technology Entrance Examination VIT MCA Entrance Test|
|WB JECA||West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam MCA WB JECA Exam|