Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Updated on 09 Jul, 2014

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 54,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3(three) year duration from a recognized University” AND “Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.


If you had studied Maths at +2 or graduation level, then you need not register for BCS-012.

Note:  Course Fees


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.
This Master’s Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The first year courses are aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core courses providing conceptual frame work and the third year provides the specialization and the project work.

First Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCS-011  Problem Solving and Programming  3
 MCS-012  Computer Organisation and Assembly Language Programming  4
 MCS-013  Discrete Mathematics  2
 MCS-014  Systems Analysis and Design  3
 MCS-015  Communication Skills  2
 MCSL-016  Internet Concepts and Web design (Lab Course)  2
 MCSL-017  Lab (C and Assembly Language Programming) (Lab Course)  2

Second Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCS-021  Data and File structures  4
 MCS-022  Operating System concepts  4
 MCS-023  Introduction to Database Management Systems  3
 MCS-024  Object Oriented Technology and Java Programming  3
 MCSL-025  Lab (Data Structures using C, WINDOWS 2000, LINUX / UNIX, Java and MS? ACCESS, My SQL)  4

Third Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCS-031  Design and Analysis of Algorithms  4
 MCS-032  Object Oriented Analysis and Design  3
 MCS-033  Advanced Discrete Mathematics  2
 MCS-034  Software Engineering  3
 MCS-035  Accountancy and Financial Management  3
 MCSL-036  Laboratory Course (For Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Engineering and Accountancy and Financial Management)  3

Fourth Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCS-041  Operating Systems  4
 MCS-042  Data Communication and Networks  4
 MCS-043  Advanced Database Management Systems  4
 MCS-044  Mini Project  4
 MCSL-045  UNIX and DBMS LAB  2

Fifth Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCS-051  Advanced Internet Technologies  3
 MCS-053  Computer Graphics and Multimedia  4
 MCSL-054  Laboratory Course (Advanced Internet Technologies & Computer Graphics and Multimedia)  2
 MCSE-003  Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management  3
 MCSE-004  Numerical and Statistical Computing  3
 MCSE-011  Parallel Computing  3

Sixth Semester

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCSP-060  Project  16



(a) Completion of the programme requires successful completion of both assignment component and the Term­end Examination component for each of the course's in the programme. The total numbers of courses in this MCA programme are 31 and the total number of credits is 108.


(b) Continuous evaluation through Assignment with a wcightage of 25% (please refer to the table below). Viva- voce is compulsory for all the Asignmentsfor which 20 marks are allocated. Term-end examination with a weightage of75% (please refer to the table below).


Note: A lear.ner should not apply for appearing at the term-end examination of any course without getting registeredfor the same and that if slhe does so, her/his result would not be declared and the onus shall be on him.


Assignments and Term - End Examination


The main purpose of assignments is to test student's comprehension of learning the materials they receive from the University and also to help them get through the courses by providing feedback to them. The information given in the printed course materials should be sufficient for answering the assignments. However, as the Computer Science is ever enhancing area, the students should make an attempt and work with extra reading material easily available in the study centre / Regional Centre libraries or through websites for working on the assignments. This will enhance your learning capabilities.


Mostly the assignments are designed in such a way as to help you concentrate mainly on the printed course material, exploit their personal experiences and apply the knowledge gained from various sources.




There will be only one assignment for each course worth 100 marks (weightage of 250%). The set of all the assignments for each semester are given in one booklet that you will get along with your course material as well as the same will be uploaded on the IGNOU's website also.

Medium of Instruction: English

For more details Contact:

MCA Programme Coordinator

E-Mail ID/ Telephone Number: [email protected]+91-011-29572902, 011-29533436

Regional Centres: