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Master of Computer Applications


Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three years postgraduate information technology course which consists of 6 semestersappropriately endorsed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India. The target of MCA course is to outfit students with the most recent advancements, devices and applications in IT and to meet its consistently developing necessity experts.

The coursework incorporates classroom lectures, practical and project work. Master of Computer Applications course consists of various aspects of theory related to computer, computer programming, algorithm design and optimization, network and database management, electronics etc.

MCA has more emphasis on latest programming languages and tools.

Courses & Eligibility

For Master in Computer Application (MCA) course, a candidate must be from Maths stream. The following educational eligibilities are required for the course of MCA:

  • Mathematics in 10+2 as a compulsory subject
  • Graduation in any stream

Course Curriculum

The syllabus of the course of MCA (Master of Computer Applications) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management may differ from college to college, but the structure and points secured, continue as before. A definite syllabus of the same is as per the following:

Year 1

Fundamentals of IT
Programming in C
Discrete Mathematics
Computer Organization
Data and File Structures
Object Oriented Programming in C++
Operating Systems
Database Management Systems
Software Engineering

Fundamentals of IT Lab
Programming in C Lab
Computer Organization Lab
Object Oriented Programming in C++ Lab
Database Management Systems Lab
Software Engineering Lab

Year 2

Theory of Computation
Computer Graphics
Java Programming
Data Communications and Networking
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Computer Networks
Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Web Technologies

Computer Graphics Lab
Java Programming Lab
C # Programing Lab
Data Communications and Networking Lab
Design and Analysis of Algorithms Lab
Data Warehousing and Data Mining Lab
Computer Networks Lab
Object Oriented Analysis and Design Lab
Web Technologies Lab

Year 3

Linux Programming
Software Testing
Enterprise Computing with Java
Electives 1, 2

Linux Programming Lab
Software Testing Lab
Enterprise Computing with Java Lab
Lab based on Elective – I

Elective 1:
Advanced Database Management Systems
Numerical and Scientific Computing
Software Project Management
Multimedia Technologies
Mobile Computing
Compiler Design

Elective 2:
Operational Research
Distributed Systems
Organizational Behavior
Advanced Computer Architecture
Software Quality Management
Digital Signal Processing

Career Prospect

Job  profiles offered to MCA graduates:

  • Software Developer/Programmer/Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • Software Application Architect
  • Software Consultant
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Systems Developer/Engineer
  • Web Designer and Developer
  • Technical Writer

Job  areas for MCA graduates:

  • Software Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Networking Companies
  • Banking
  • Database Management
  • Security and Surveillance Companies
  • Technical Support in various companies
  • School and Colleges

Pay & Remuneration

Salary will be different according to the job positions, eligibility and the position of the company you are working with. But the starting salary for MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as a fresher can expected Rs. 15,000 – 25,000/- per month.

Salary increases with time and the eligibility of the employee.

Famous Personalities

There are many known peoples in the field of Computer Application. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran (1962)
  • Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 - 18 October 1871)
  • Alan Turing (23 June 1912 - 7 June 1954)
  • Philip Don Estridge (23 June 1937 - 2 August 1985)
  • Tim Berners-Lee (8 June 1955)
  • James Gosling (19 May 1955)
  • Barbara Liskov (7 November 1939)
  • Elon Musk (28 June 1971)
  • Larry Page (26 March 1973)
  • Carl Sassenrath (1957)

Top Colleges in India

There are various colleges available for the course of MCA across India. Some of the famous and top colleges are as follows:

Christ University
Madras Christian College
Presidency College
DAV College
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Management

Other Details

Advance course in MCA:

  • M.Phil. (Computer Applications)

More Information

MCA Specializations:

  • Systems Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Networking
  • Internet working
  • Application Software
  • Software Development
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hardware Technology

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