1. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

The broad objective of the MCA is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry 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.

The 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 completion of first year courses, the student will receive the PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications) certificate.

Eligibility: 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 BCA course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 72,000/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 12,000/- per semester. Non Maths students have to pay Rs.1,400/- additional in the first semester.

Programme Details:

The programme has been divided into two semesters per year (January-June and July-December). Consequently, there will be two examinations every year – one in the month of June for the January to June Semester courses and the other is December for the July to December semester courses. The students are at liberty to appear any of the examinations conducted by the University during the year subject to completing the minimum time frame and other formalities prescribed for the programme.

2. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

The basic objective of the programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students, who have done the 10+2 and are interested in taking computing/IT as a career. After acquiring the Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) at IGNOU, there is further educational opportunity to go for an MCA at IGNOU or Master’s Programme at any other University/Institute. Also after completing BCA Programme, a student should be able to get entry level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs. 40,200/- for full programme to be paid Semester wise @Rs. 6,700/- per semester

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

This is a programme which not only imparts fundamentals of Computer Systems and Information Technology but also introduces advanced technologies such as Multimedia and Internet. This programme is also having a dedicated practical course. Students get hands-on experience in the areas of Word Processing, Spread Sheets, Presentation Tools, Databases and Web Site Development. One of the highlights of this programme is that students also learn a little bit of Programming using ‘C’ language.

Eligibility: 10th Pass OR SSC OR BPP from IGNOU OR DLC from Microsoft or equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.6000/- for full programme