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Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Minimum Age: No bar 
Maximum Age: No bar 
Total Course Fee: Rs. 72,000
Note:  Course Fees
  • Rs. 12000/-  per semester
  • For Non-maths students, an additional fee of Rs. 1,400 has to be paid for BCS-012 course.
  •  Rs. 72,000/- for full Programme to be paid  Semester wise @Rs. 12000/- per Semester.

Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3(three) year duration from a recognized University” AND “Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.

 If you had studied Maths at +2 or graduation level, then you need not register for BCS-012.

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The broad objective of the MCA programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry and academia by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline. 

MCA course is recognized by UGC,University of Calicut [see paper news], AICTE and KPSC(Kerala Public Service Commission) [See Order  >> ]  

A degree of PGDCA is granted when a student clears all the papers of the 1st year. 


(a) Completion of the programme requires successful completion of both assignment component and the Term end Examination component for each of the course's in the programme. The total numbers of courses in this MCA programme are 31 and the total number of credits is 108. 

(b) Continuous evaluation through Assignment with a weightage of 25% (please refer to the table below). Viva- voce is compulsory for all the Assignments for which 20 marks are allocated. Term-end examination with a weightage of 75% (please refer to the table below). 

Note: A learner should not apply for appearing at the term-end examination of any course without getting registered for the same and that if he/she does so, her/his result would not be declared and the onus shall be on him. 


There will be only one assignment for each course worth 100 marks (weightage of 250%). The set of all the assignments for each semester are given in one booklet that you will get along with your course material as well as the same will be uploaded on the IGNOU's website also.