Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three years postgraduate course in the field of computer applications. It is one of the best options for those who want to have a decent career in the field of computers. MCA would lead to software development and related opportunities in the IT industry.
The major specialisations in MCA are as follows:
- Application Software
- Hardware Technology
- Management Information Systems
- Software Development
- Systems Management
- Systems Development
- Systems Engineering
Eligibility Criterion for MCA Admissions 2016
A student must satisfy the below Eligibility criterion in order to take admission into MCA in India.
- The basic eligibility to get admission in MCA program is having a graduate degree in computer applications.
- Students who have studied Mathematics at 10+2 level can also apply for the program.
- Many reputed colleges provide admission to MCA program basis on the entrance test either conducted at national or state level or by the university itself.
Admission Process for MCA
- Apply for MCA entrance exam
- There are two types of entrance exams for gaining admission into MCA:
National/State/University Entrance Exam - These types of entrance exams make you eligible to apply for multiple institutes offering MCA program.
Institute Specific Exam - These entrance exams are conducted by the institute itself.
- Most institutes accept scores of these entrance exams, while there are some which also conduct GD or PI for finalizing students.
- To check out the admission process for the year 2016-17, check out individual institutes’ websites.
Entrance exams for MCA admissions 2016
- All India MCA Common Entrance Test (AIMCET)
- Banaras Hindu University MCA (BHU MCA)
- West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (JECA MCA)
- Jawaharlal Nehru University MCA (JNU MCA)
- Maharashtra Common Entrance Test MCA (MHT CET MCA)
- Pune University MCA Entrance Exam
List of colleges providing admissions into MCA
Here is the complete list of MCA Colleges that provide courses in Computer Applications:
Career Opportunities after a BCA & MCA
There are many career opportunities available for students who have completed BCA or MCA. Career opportunities after BCA/ MCA are immense. A BCA / MCA degree holder can get job opportunities in various fields such as Web Development, Software Development, Database Administration, Hardware and Networking. You can also apply for a government job as well as for private job.