IGNOU MCA Admission 2019 Eligibility, Syllabus, Fee Structure

Ignou MCA – Master of Computer Applications

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning Master of Computer applications course to the learners from all over the country. It has been developed by School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS). It’s a three-year professional master degree in the field of computer application. The admission is offered by university every year in both January and July academic cycles.

Students have the option to leave the programme after the first-year completion as they will receive the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) certificate. For obtaining MCA degree they need to successfully complete all the required courses in three years including the project work.

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Programme Objective

The main objective behind the introduction of MCA discipline in the university is to make the students eligible for productive careers in the field of the software industry. It includes the courses which help the students to provide them an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline. After getting the degree in this discipline, the candidates can pursue their career in the field of computer software development.

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Duration of Programme

The minimum time provided by the university to complete the degree is 3 years and the students have been provided with the relaxation up to the maximum of 6 years.

Ignou MCA Eligibility Criteria

Ignou MCA Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for admission to Master of Computer applications programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University must adhere some eligibility criteria which has been mentioned below:

  • They should be having any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3-year duration from a recognized University
  • And also they must have study Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level or graduation level. Otherwise, they need to pursue the BCS12 course along with the Ignou MCA and should pass it.

Like in other universities, the candidates do not need to appear in any entrance test for admission. They can directly apply for admission to distance learning MCA programme in Ignou.

We hope you will able to understand the Ignou MCA eligibility criteria. If you still have any query then you can send us an email. We will try to reply you as soon as possible with the solution of your problem.

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How to apply for Ignou MCA admission 2019?

To apply for Ignou MCA admission, the students have to fill up application form online. Students need to register them at the Ignou online admission portal. Also, the students have to upload the prescribed supporting documents online as well. Now, the applicants do not need to make bank draft to submit admission fee.They can submit their Ignou MCA admission fee online at the same admission portal using their credit or debit card.

To apply for admission, the interested candidates should obtain the Student Handbook & prospectus from the nearest regional centre. They can also download the soft copy of it from the university website. Read all the important details about Master of Computer applications programme in the prospectus before applying for admission. It will help applicants in making decision whether to apply for admission or not.

The university invites application from all the eligible students to take admission in its MCA programme mostly in the month of February for July session and in the month of September for January session.

The admission related advertisement is published by the university in the local newspapers. Also, learners can check the notification on the official website of Indira Gandhi National Open University i.e. www.ignou.ac.in. The last date to submit the filled-in admission form can be checked in the latest admission notification.

To know more about the Ignou MCA, the learners can visit the university website.

Ignou MCA Fees Structure

Ignou MCA admission fees

The total fee of Master of computer applications programme offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University is Rs. 64,800/-. Students do not need to pay the complete fee at the time of admission.They have to pay fee @Rs. 10,800/- per semester.

It’s a three-year master degree programme which has been divided into six semesters. So, the students have to pay the fee till the sixth semester. Those students who do not have read Mathematics as a subject in the graduation have to pay Rs.1,200/- additional in the first semester.

How to pay Ignou MCA admission fee?

There are two ways in which the applicants can pay their admission fee. But it depends on the method of admission they choose.

If the student applies for admission via offline mode, then the fee has to be paid by means of demand draft. The DD should be made from the nationalized bank in favour of Ignou and payable at the city of the regional centre where the applicant is applying for admission.

If the learner chooses the online method of admission, then they have to pay the Ignou MA Education fee online by making use of their credit/ debit card.

I hope you understand the complete details about Ignou MCA Fees Structure and how to pay the fee to apply for admission. If you still have any query, please do not hesitate to send us an email.

Ignou MCA Syllabus & Courses

Ignou MCA Syllabus & Courses

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has divided its distance MCA syllabus into six semesters. The total number of courses in Master of Computer applications programme are 31 which are divided into six semesters. It includes various theory as well as practical lab courses.

Each course has some credit value associated with it which specifies how much time student should allot to study that particular course. It should be noted that 1 credit is equivalent to 30 study hours.

So, if an Ignou MCA course has 3 credits then it means it should be given 30 x 3 = 90hrs for study. For the student’s convenience, below we have summarized the Ignou MCA syllabus in the tabular form.

Students will be able to check out the course details such as Name, code, Credit and semester with which it is associated.

Below, we have provided the complete Ignou MCA syllabus & courses:

First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
 MCS-011 Problem Solving and Programming 3
 MCS-012 Computer Organisation and Assembly Language Programming 4
 MCS-013 Discrete Mathematics 2
 MCS-014 Systems Analysis and Design 3
 MCS-015 Communication Skills 2
 MCSL-016 Internet Concepts and Web design (Lab Course) 2
 MCSL-017 C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2

Second Semester

 MCS-021 Data and File structures 4
 MCS-022 Operating System concepts 4
 MCS-023 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
 MCS-024 Object Oriented Technology and Java Programming 3
 MCSL-025 Lab (Data Structures using C, WINDOWS 2000, LINUX / UNIX, Java and MS? ACCESS, My SQL) 4

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
 MCS-031 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
 MCS-032 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 3
 MCS-033 Advanced Discrete Mathematics 2
 MCS-034 Software Engineering 3
 MCS-035 Accountancy and Financial Management 3
 MCSL-036 Laboratory Course (For Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Engineering and Accountancy and Financial Management) 3

Fourth Semester

 MCS-041 Operating Systems 4
 MCS-042 Data Communication and Computer Networks 4
 MCS-043 Advanced Database Management Systems 4
 MCS-044 Mini Project 4
 MCSL-45  Lab (UNIX and DBMS) 2

Fifth Semester

 MCS-051 Advanced Internet Technologies 3
 MCS-052 Principles of Management and Information Systems2
 MCS-053 Computer Graphics and Multimedia 4
 MCSL-54 Lab (based on MCS 51 and MCS 53) 2

Elective Courses

(Out of below mentioned  3 elective courses, students need to select all of them)

 MCSE 3 Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management 3
 MCSE 4 Numerical and Statistical Computing 3
 MCSE 11 Parallel Computing 3

Sixth Semester

 MCSP-060 Project 16

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