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MCA Admission 2018, Eligibility, Syllabus & Top Colleges

MCA is the advanced and popular course in Computer Applications. It stands for Master of Computer Applications. The 3 years of the course is equally divided into 6 semesters; where each semester has the duration of 6 months. At the end of each semester, students have to appear written exams and practical sessions. More than 200 institutes all over India offer this course. The fee structure of this course varies from college to college. Usually, the tuition fee falls in the range of INR 2.5 to 4 lacs and more depending on the college.

MCA Course Details

This course furnishes in-depth knowledge in computer subjects and develops skills which are necessary to work in an IT firm.The main role of MCA qualified candidates is to develop software applications for various organizations such as banks, insurance companies, hospitals, etc. The program structure includes 5 theory subjects and 2 laboratories in each semester plus project work in last semester.

MCA Syllabus

The syllabus of MCA is designed as per the guidelines of AICTE. The course curriculum broadly consists of following subjects:

  • Programming and Data Structure
  • Accounting and Management Control
  • Database Management System
  • Introduction in IT
  • Network Programming
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Oral and Wireless Communication
  • Computer Organization and Architecture

Admission Procedure For MCA

  • Students are admitted into this course on the basis of entrance test.
  • BIT MCA, NIMCET, IIT JAM, IPU CET MCA are some of the prestigious entrance test organized for admission into this course,
  • Selection will be done purely on the basis of rank obtained in the entrance test.
  • Candidates after getting seats must complete admission formalities in person.

Job Opportunities After MCA

IT sector has been growing rapidly. With the advancement of information technology, the need of highly qualified IT professionals has been increasing day by day. Once the course is completed, a candidate can get jobs in private and public sector organizations. Candidates can get a job according to their skills and expertise. The institution from where a candidate has completed their MCA degree plays a crucial role in providing job placement.

In Government sector, candidates can apply for various jobs such as

  • Railways
  • Armed Forces
  • PSUs
  • Civil Services
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Insurance

In Private sector, these individuals are employed by small as well as big IT industry. Also, the degree holders can seek employment in consultancy firms. They can work as

  • Computer System Analyst
  • Software Consultant
  • Application Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator and
  • Project Manager

The most common jobs for MCA professionals are found in academia. One can apply for the post of a professor after earning this degree. Candidates who have successfully completed this course can further take Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) course in computer applications.

Top Recruiters

The top most companies which hire MCA professionals are:

  • Wipro
  • HCL
  • Syntel
  • Google
  • Cognizant
  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • Siemens
  • TCS

MCA Salary

Salary package is impressive for IT professionals in India as well as in foreign countries. At the time of probation period, these candidates are paid less but with the passing of years and experience, the remuneration will increase gradually. The freshers working in private sector can earn approximately INR 3.5 las per annum. 

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