Course Structure Of MCA From IGNOU


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the best universities that offer many bachelor and master degree courses in India. The university provides only distance education courses for the graduation and post graduation courses. There is an added advantage in doing MCA from IGNOU because of good course structure.

Objective of MCA program

The key objective of IGNOU’s MCA course is to provide the aspirants a beneficial career in IT industry. The course deals with the application of software technology in solving commercial, mathematical, and computing problems. The university also provides an outstanding environment for research and teaching in the rising areas of the discipline. The program aims on providing the candidates a complete background in application-oriented and theoretical courses significant to the latest software development.

Eligibility Criteria

For pursuing MCA course from IGNOU, the candidates have to complete their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. IGNOU is following different education systems for computer and non-computer steam candidates. Applicants form non-computer stream are required to pursue CIC along with MCA semester I. Graduates with PGDCA from a recognized university are also eligible to apply for the course.

Programme Structure

The course structure of MCA is designed in the most suitable way by IGNOU. This program includes 31 courses worth 108 credits. MCA is a 3 year course, which includes a total of 6 semesters. The syllabus for the MCA course is as shown below.

Semester I:

  • Computer Organization and Assembly language Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Internet Concepts and Web Design Lab 1
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Programming

Semester II:

  • Operating System Concepts and Networking Management
  • Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming
  • Data and File Structures
  • Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • Lab (based on topics 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Semester III:

  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Accountancy and Financial Management
  • Advanced Discrete Mathematics
  • Lab (based on topics 1, 2, and 4)

Semester IV:

  • Advanced Database Management Systems
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Mini Project
  • Operating Systems
  • Lab(UNIX and Oracle)

Semester V:

  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Advanced Internet Technologies
  • 3 Stream Courses
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Lab( based on topics 1 and 2)

Semester VI:

  • Project

After completing the first year of MCA course, IGNOU will provide a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application certificate to the candidates. They can develop their communication and managerial skills after completing MCA.



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22 Responses to “Course Structure Of MCA From IGNOU”

  1. 22
    sharad chincholkar:

    Respected Sir,
    I’m doing my graduation from RTM Nagpur University. im in bca final year. Is there any percentage criteria in graduation to admit in mca? and when starts registering for mca intrance in ignou?

  2. 21

    tell me the fee structure according to semester wise with including regst charges. and also tell me the procedure of intrance exam details that how it will conducted.

  3. 20
    ram shesharao sananse:

    give me information about coman cet for mba/mca 2012

  4. 19
    pravin sudhakar pahurkar:

    i am from state of maharastra
    procedure of enterance exam and admition for mca please give information in my e-mail. or in my phon no.8007694236

  5. 18

    Respected Sir /MAdam
    I have not pursued Mathamatics as a distinct subject at 10 + 2. But I pursued Mathamatics in my Graduation( BCA ) from Sikkim Manipal University. Please clear my doubt that I have required to pursue CS -60 couse in MCA from IGNOU. Please reply soon as possible

  6. 17

    Respeced Sirji

    I have done mba-it
    and pgdca but may i want ignou-mca admission lateral entry possible or not admission and fees structure


  7. 16
    khan nilofar:

    what is the fee structure for MCA?
    where are the other branches of ignou located?

  8. 15

    what is the fee structure of mca?

  9. 14

    i hv completed my bca recently in 2011 as a regular mode and after that i get addmission in ignou …………. can ignou be ok……………..

  10. 13
    amit vishwakarma:

    i have completed in 2009 from hazaribag but now i want to do MCA, i don’t know about it so please guide me about syllabus and course fees.
    my contact no. is- 09934507557

  11. 12
    Raj kumar yadav:

    I have competed (major) in computer application in 2010 from calcutta university. I want to do MCA from IGNOU. I want to know the college in kolkata and fee structure,course duration.
    Thanks and Regard
    Raj kumar yadav

  12. 11

    pls tell me that after mca ignou provide placement in company or not.

  13. 10

    how do u enroll yourself to ignou??

  14. 9

    I did bca n want to do mca now……when will the admission start to get admission in ignou??

  15. 8

    when will the addmission start to get addmission in ignou
    i did
    if i am doing mca in ignou after that will i eligible to get job in mnc . is mnc assume the degree of ignou

  16. 7
    dharmendra tripathi:

    i am persuing b.c.a. this is my 6th sem. after this i want to do m.c.a.

  17. 6

    mca entrance test 2010-2011

  18. 5
    dasharatha meher:

    I have completed B.A. from sambalpur university, orissa, india. I have also completed 1 year P.G.D.C.A from the same university. Along with that I have completed 1yr PDCHN in computer hardware hardware and networking with mcse 2003 from iiht, bangalore.
    I want to do MCA in distance mode from ignou. but I do’nt have math in my +2. so what should I do. Please guide me about its course and course fee.
    following are my contact details:
    name-Dasharatha meher
    c/o- R.PAPANNA, #136, 2main cross, binayak nager, Po- Adugodi, Bangalore-560030.
    mob-8880990440, 8088589689
    email_id- [email protected]
    [email protected]

  19. 4
    arun kumar sahoo:

    i am a science graduate. however , i had math as 4th optional and i had secured less than 30 marks in math. can i join MCA program in IGNOU?

  20. 3

    i have done ba.and done gniit course from niit
    i did’t have math in 12
    so is it possible that i join mca in 2011
    plz tell me

  21. 2

    i have done ba.
    i did’t have math in 12
    so is it possible that i join mca in 2011
    plz tell me

  22. 1
    Vaibhav malve:

    Is there any entrance exam for MCA . In IGNOU…..plz send me true information.