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Master of Computer Applications(MCA)

This Master’s Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind.

About Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

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Fasten yourself with a program that considers the establishment of registering standards and undertaking programming with the most recent I.T best practices and prepares the students to analyze and troubleshoot various issues in a wide scope of applications.

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The post graduate program is intended to satisfy the developing need for qualified experts in the field of Information Technology. The MCA program is slanted more towards Application Development, and in this manner has more accentuation on most recent programming languages and apparatuses to design or develop better and quicker applications.

MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is three years degree program offered by GNA University.

The MCA program expands on the establishment of principles of computing and strategic policies to coach the students with the range of abilities to recognize and solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems. The program at GNA University, clearly focuses on imparting theoretical knowledge as well as competent practical exposure to students in the relevant fields. It is planned to give a cutting edge, industry-arranged training in applied software engineering. It targets preparing experts who can effectively satisfy the needs of the data innovation industry.

The first year aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core courses providing conceptual framework and the third year provides the specialization and the project work.

Program Highlights

  • Understand the concepts and applications in the field of Computing Sciences like Web designing and development, cyber security, Data Science, Machine learning and Network and communication technologies.
  • Apply the learning from the courses and develop applications for real world problems.
  • Understand the technological developments in the usage of modern design and development tools to analyze and design for a variety of applications.
  • Communicate in both oral and written forms, demonstrating the practice of professional ethics and the concerns for social welfare.

Semester Wise Subjects

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Computer Fundamentals and Programming in C
2 Computer Fundamentals and Programming in C Lab
3 Operating Systems
4 Operating systems Lab
5 Database Management System
6 Database Management System Lab
7 Basics Mathematics
8 Fundamentals of Management
9 English Communication
10 English Communication Lab

Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Data Structures
2 Data Structures Lab
3 Computer Networks
4 Computer Networks Lab
5 Software Engineering
6 Web Development
7 Web Development Lab
8 OOPS using C++

Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Advanced Data Structures
2 Advanced Data Structures Lab
3 Java Programming
4 Java Programming Lab
5 Analysis & Design of Algorithms
6 Analysis & Design of Algorithms Lab
7 Computer Graphics and Multimedia
8 Computer Graphics and Multimedia Lab
9 Elective-I
10 Elective-II

Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Theory of Computation
2 Android Programming
3 Android Programming Lab
4 Advanced Database Management System
5 Advanced Database Management System Lab
6 Elective-III
7 Elective-IV
8 Project-I

Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Python Programming
2 Python Programming Lab
3 Advanced web Development
4 Advanced web Development Lab
5 Elective-V
6 Elective-VI
7 Project-II
8 Summer Internship

Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title
1 MCA1600

Elective –I (Software Engineering)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1305 Software Testing
MCA1306 Software Design and Architecture

Elective –II (Network Security/ Mobile Communication)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1307 Network Security
MCA1308 Wireless and Mobile Communication

Elective –III (Cloud computing/IOT)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1404 Cloud Computing

Elective –IV (Cyber Security)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1406 Ethical Hacking
MCA1407 Cyber Security and Laws

Elective –V (Data Science)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1503 Machine Learning
MCA1504 Big Data Analytics

Elective –VI (Computer Graphics & Image Processing)

Course Code Course Name
MCA1505 Advanced Computer Graphics
MCA1506 Digital Image Processing

* Note: The electives will be offered to the students depending upon the availability of the teachers. The decision of the Head of the Department in this respect will be final.

Career Opportunities

One of the biggest benefits that the computer and IT industry provides in India is the employment it can generate. According to an article in the Times of India, India's liberalization was possible due to its IT industry. The article states that the IT sector is one of the top two industries in the country today. The IT industry is a key part of the country’s economy. In 2017, information technology and its various subsectors represented almost eight percent of the nation’s overall GDP. In financial year 2019, this industry generated an annual revenue close to 180 billion U.S. dollars in India alone. Now a days, it is an industry that thrives globally, and India's IT exports are around $70 billion with 2.8 million employees working in this sector.

India's IT industry is expected to grow at a rate of 12 - 14% as per a report by India's software industry body NASSCOM. Employment in the computer and information technology field is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics This clearly shows that information technology is a sector which will likely be one of the emerging markets in the days to come as India's economy requires more hardware, software and other IT services.

Career Pathways:

  • Programmers and Software Consultants
  • Software Application Development, Testing and Maintenance
  • System Analysts and Database Administrators
  • Independent Software Developers and Entrepreneurs
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Designer & Web Developer
  • Software Publisher
  • Teacher


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