Friday, 31 January 2020 11:55

Master of Computer Applications (MCA): Course, Eligibility and Job Opportunities


In earlier days, parents were keen on their children choosing core fields like Engineering or Medicine only. Eventually, with the advancement in the field of Information Technology, this scenario is changing. 

The IT industry in India gained momentum by establishing relations with foreign clients and enterprises willing to outsource. Since then, India is known as the IT hub of the world. 


In the present scenario, many students are looking for their career in the field of Information Technology. The government of India has introduced, Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program to increase the manpower pool for the IT/ITES industry by giving additional enabling inputs to any graduate and by offering training in Computer Applications. Master of Computer Applications (MCA) was a new program initiated by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) in 1990. It was taken up by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 


What is the course duration for a Master of Computer Applications?

The course duration for MCA is three years (six semesters). The eligibility criteria for MCA course is 10 + 2 level or any graduate with Mathematics/Statistics. 


In Maharashtra, any graduate who satisfies the above eligibility criteria, defined by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra (DTE), can take admission in the MCA course. The aspiring candidates should participate in the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) under the control of the State Government of Maharashtra with a valid score in state or national level entrance test of MCA.

The parameters such as campus placement, pay package, university results, qualified faculty, teaching-learning process, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities, etc.  are the basis for finalising the institutes, by the aspiring students and their parents as well.


Master of Computer Application jobs

Upon successful completion of MCA, the aspirants have job opportunities available in the private sector and the government sector as well. The job opportunities like Software Developer / Programmer, Mobile Application Developer, Data Scientist, Web Designer, Web Developer, Business Analyst, Troubleshooter, Software Design, Technical Writer, Quality Assurance, Risk Investigator, Graphic Designers, FullStack Developers, etc. at Junior level are available in the IT industry. Job opportunities in the field of Banking, as well as job profiles like Information Officer, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Scientists, Computer Support Service Specialist, Commercial and Industrial Designers, Consultants, Database Administrators, Information Systems Manager, Systems Administrators, etc. are available in the Government Sector.

MCA course curriculum


In the MCA curriculum, an academic rigour for implementing the teaching-learning process has focused on employability and entrepreneurship aspects. Strong fundamentals, technical skills, problem-solving approach, developing a positive attitude, and improving communication skills are key factors of the curriculum. 


The well-designed, job-oriented curriculum of MCA has a blend of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Technology, and Management oriented subjects with special focus on design and innovation based mini-projects. The philosophy behind the curriculum is appreciated by the renowned IT industries who have participated in structuring the curriculum. The internship is mandatory for MCA students. As a result, based on students’ performance, corporates are offering jobs to the interns immediately after completion of the internship.


Thus, pursuing an MCA course can open the doors to an array of career opportunities!



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