The full form of MCA is Master of Computer Application. It is a two-year postgraduate degree programme for individuals wanting to work in the world of technology. MCA program deals with the various aspects of computer programming, application software, operating system etc.
The MCA programme is available in full-time, online and distance modes. Some universities offer full-time MCA programme while some offers MCA course in distance education format. If a candidate does MCA from a private institute or college, he’ll have to pay admission fees ranging between INR 30,000 to INR 2, 00,000 per annum. If he/she does MCA from a government college, he/she will have to pay fees anywhere between INR 1500 to INR 30,000.
The MCA syllabus includes both theoretical and practical subjects. The syllabus is quite vast. So students wishing to take admission to MCA should be ready to study properly.
Admission to the MCA programme is given based on performance in the entrance examination. Some universities conduct their entrance exam while some consider government entrance exam marks for admission. The top entrance exams for MCA are MAH MCA CET, IPU CET, NIMCET, VIT MEE, UPSEE etc.
The duration of MCA:
The duration of a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is 2 years. It is divided into 4 semesters. MCA is available in regular full-time mode, online mode and distance education mode. Students can choose any of the modes as per his/her choice.