Masters in Computer Application (MCA) - Indira Gandhi National Open University


Indira Gandhi National Open University

Humanities and Social Sciences

3 year(s)


The broad objective of the Master in Computer Application (MCA) program 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 programs thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented course relevant to the latest computer software development. The program emphasizes the application or 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 a conceptual framework and the third year provides the specialization and the project work. After the successful completing of first year courses, the student will receive the PGDCA (Post Graduation Diploma in Computer Applications) certificate.


Salient features

DURATION:

  1. Minimum: 3 years
  2. Maximum: 6 years 

EXAMINATION:
The examination will be taken by IGNOU through ICA.

ADMISSION SESSION:
The admission in MCA is taken for January and July Session

ACADEMIC COUNSELING SESSION

a) For few programs Academic Counseling Session is provided for selective subjects only. For further details on Academic Counseling Session do kindly contact Academic Coordinator at academic@ica.edu.np .
b) Practical Lab Classes will be provided which will be held either in the morning shift or in the evening shift for which 75% attendance is mandatory to appear for practical TEE


Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years 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.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (DURING ADMISSION)

  1. Transcript of SLC, +2 & Bachelor Level (2 copies each)
  2. Convocation certificate or provisional certificate of bachelor (2 copies each)
  3. 2 PP size and 2 Auto size Photographs
  4. For proof of date of Birth one should submit Xerox copy of valid passport / citizenship /driving license (2 copies of any one) (Note: Date of birth should be mentioned in AD)


Curricular structure

First  Year:  Also  equivalent  to  PGDCA  (Post  Graduation  Diploma  in  Computer Applications) degree

I  Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCS-011

Problem Solving and Programming

3

MCS-012

Computer Organization and Assembly Language programming

4

MCS-013

Discrete Mathematics

2

MCS-014

Systems Analysis and Design

2

MCS-015

Communication Skills

2

MCSL-016

Internet Concepts and Web Design

2

MCSL-017

C and Assembly Language Programming Lab

2


IISemester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCS-021

Data and File Structures

4

MCS- 022

Operating System Concepts and Networking Management

4

MCS-023

Introduction to Database Management System

3

MCS-024

Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming

3

MCSL-025

Lab (based on MCS 021,022,023, 024)

4

Second Year: Also equivalent to ADCA (Advance Diploma in Computer Applications) degree

III   Semester

Course Code

Course Title

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

Lab (based on MCS 032,034 and 035)

3

  • Semester
  • Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCS-041

Operating Systems

4

MCS-042

Data Communication and Computer Networks

4

MCS-043

Advanced Database Mathematics Management system

4

MCS-044

Mini Project

4

MCSL-045

Lab (UNIX and Oracle)

2

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCS-051

Advanced Internet Technologies

3

MCS-052

Principles of Management and Information Systems

2

MCS-053

Computer Graphics and Multimedia

4

MCS-054

Lab (based on MCS 51 and MCS 53)

2


Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCSE-003

Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management

3

MCSE-004

Numerical and Statistical Computing

3

MCSE-011

Parallel Computing

3

VI Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MCSP-060

Project

16