M.C.A. or Master of Computer Applications is a postgraduate Information Technology course primarily based on the development of application software in diverse areas. MCA also focuses on providing the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The 3 year programme is divided into six semesters and provides an indepth understanding of key concepts.
The duration is three years, divided into a number of semesters which are generally six in number. Generally, the 1st year course is aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the 2nd year is more focused providing a conceptual framework and the 3rd year provides the specialization and the project work.
The programme provides a complete professional grooming which is essential for a successful career in the IT Industry. Students can work for any IT company as system developers and in various other roles. Employment areas include banking, consultancies, database management, desktop publishing, design support and data communications, e-commerce, embedded technologies, government agencies, computer networking, schools and colleges, simulation, software development companies, security and surveillance companies, stock exchanges, system maintenance, technical support and traffic light management. Job profiles include computer systems analysts, software engineer or programmers, computer support service specialists, software developers, computer presentation specialists, software publishers, commercial & industrial designers, consultants, database administrators, computer scientists, junior programmers, chief information officers, information systems managers, project leaders and systems administrators.