MCA Course Structure


A candidate pursuing the MCA course should necessarily have pursued Mathematics in 12th Standard. Some institutes also insist Mathematics in the first year of graduation. There are many reputed institutes which follow the structure as designed by the universities they are affiliated to.

Duration of the MCA Course

Like all Masters Course the duration of this course is 2 years. Candidates can purse this course in regular mode or distance. For the distance course it can stretch upto 3 years too.

Course Structure of MCA Course

Most of the institutes follow a six semester system. During the first semester there will not be many optional subjects. Mostly the basics will be taught at this level. For the rest of the semesters this will change. There will be more electives than the core subjects. They will be provided a through insight in their area of specialization. During the final semester majority of the time will be devoted to the final project. They will need to apply what they learnt during the course term on the project selected.

Selection of the area of specialization during MCA

Quite a few options are available to select from

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

Evaluation process during MCA

The total marks allocated for each subject will be 100. The evaluation process will be as follows:

  • Assignment – Mini projects, Internal Test, Quiz etc
  • Practical
  • Main Exams

For each of the subjects students will be evaluated on this basis. For the assignments candidates will need to submit the same within the time frame mentioned. These are conducted during the course period. Normally no prior information of the same will be provided. If they do not submit it on time they could loose the marks allocated for it. This in turn will impact the final score. To be eligible for the final exam it is must that the students have the minimum score in the assignment and the practical section.  The normal practice is that 75% should be for the mains and 25% for the internals. During the final year the final project is important.



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33 Responses to “MCA Course Structure”

  1. 33

    please mca subject semester wise

  2. 32

    hi sir
    i have done my B.Sc just now. i don’t have any idea about mca. just i got some info that there will be 6 semister in 3 years. but i am confusion here that we have choices for subject if so then plz give idea about it. i love to do work in IT company in future, if there are choices then give me details on it which help me in future

  3. 31

    respected sir ,
    what is the duration of regular MAc from gndu ,amritsar

  4. 30

    please send me 5th sem syllabus of all sub.
    dinesh verma

  5. 29
    Mr Sheikh:

    When shall the Form for MCA Entrance for 2011-12 in Jamia Millia Islamia be available ?

  6. 28
    Nadeem Sheth:

    my degree of is goin to finish in this year..and i am thinking to do MCA..and i am not gud in writing theory..
    but good in numerical…so i want to know wheather is good for me to do MCA or any other relevant course related..

  7. 27
    Komal M:

    Hello sir/madam
    i am komal.i was not having maths in 12, but i want 2 go for mca, now i am in t.y.bcom, can i go for mca?what is the fee structure?

  8. 26
    Aditya sharma:

    Hallo sir this is aditya sharma, sir i want know that,can i try to AIMCET (mca) entrance without having math at the lavle 10+2, I have complete my graduation with BCA. If no then tell me that what i can do in this situation,and in which collage i can give entrance for mca. THANKS SIR ,

  9. 25

    hello sir. i completed my Bsc( chemistry) in april 2009. i was not having maths in 12th std, can i do MCA . i am interested in MCA degree.please sir suggest me,good college/university/institute for MCA with fees structure.

  10. 24

    what is fees structure in mumbai & in pune?
    and when i hv 2give entrance exam for MCA?
    Plz reply as early possible

  11. 23

    i was nt having maths in 12th. bt i want 2 do MCA. n nw i m in plz tell me can i go ahead….?

  12. 22
    sunny gupta:

    i want to know the fee structure of MCA from 1st year

  13. 21

    i want to know the fee structure of MCA FROM GNDU university

  14. 20
    mukesh kumar:

    i want to know the fee structure of MCA from pune university!

  15. 19

    good aftenoon, i have fee structure of mca course in mumbai,

  16. 18

    i want fee structure for MCA in tamilnadu colleges

  17. 17

    fee structure of mca in goverment colleges
    n plz sugest colleges in mumbai

  18. 16
    archana soni:

    I wants notes mca 5th sem plz mail me.

  19. 15

    I am a BCA graduate fron a distant University(IGNOU)
    i want details(course,Fee,admission mcehanism) about colleges of kolkata & banglore.Please help me out

  20. 14

    I Just want to know total fee structure of MCA course in Jamia Millia Islamia in new delhi.

  21. 13

    i recently attempted to icet2010 and gain 10,240 rank.
    give me the right way to complet mca,providing collages,fee details ect
    thanding you.

  22. 12

    I want fee structure for MCA in pune university.

  23. 11

    fee structure of mca

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  25. 9

    i wn d syllabus of subject in our mca 5th sem from punjab technical university. plz mail me syllabus and notes of as raquired as possible.plz reply as soon as possible.

  26. 8
    vitthal deshmukh:

    what is the fees structure of mca in pune plz rply

  27. 7
    archana kadam:

    What is the fee structure for MCA colleges in maharashtra?
    please reply fast …….

  28. 6

    do we have any entrance exam for mca…..

  29. 5
    Nehal Sangada:

    What is the fee structure for MCA colleges in Gujarat?
    please reply fast …….

  30. 4

    mca 5 th syllabud

  31. 3

    please send me the syllabus of java,,linux,computer graphics for mca from ptu(fifth semester,2010). thanks

  32. 2

    1. Is MCA is usefull?….
    2. I have did my computer science.. i can do this mca.. pls uodate….

  33. 1
    shruti K:

    what are the credit points for mca and on what basis are they given and how do they differ from college to college?