MCA (Master of Computer Applications) - Ethiraj College For Women ( ECFE Chennai )

  • Years 3 Years
  • Type Course Post Graduate
  • stream Computer Science and IT
  • Delivery Mode

About Course

The MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a two-year professional postgraduate program for candidates who wish to immerse themselves in the world of computer application development by learning a modern programming language. The program is a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. The MCA degree offers students the opportunity to work with tools designed to build better and faster applications.

Course Highlights
Particulars Values
Course Name Master Of Computer Applications
Course Level Post Graduate (PG)
Course Duration 3 Years
Examination Type Semester Based
Eligibility Criteria Candidates will have to graduate from BCA or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent
Admission Process Merit-Based/ Entrance Based
Specialization See Below
Internship Yes
Entrance Exams TANCET, WBJEE JECA, UPSEE, TSICET
Course Fee INR 70,000 to INR 2,00,000 P.A.
Average Annual Salary INR 5.3 LPA
Top Recruiting Companies HCL Technologies Ltd., TCS, Accenture, Cognizant, Capgemini, Tech Mahindra Ltd
Job Profiles Senior Software Engineer, Software Developer, Team Leader (IT), Project Manager (IT) 

Why Study MCA?

Since its development and modernization, new technologies have evolved that have been computerized throughout the work platform. The benefits of studying the Master of Computer Applications (MCA) are:

  • Applicants can earn an annual package of 8 INR LPA or even more upon completion of the MCA course, depending on the recruiter
  • Top recruitment companies that select candidates for Masters in Computer Applications include Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. Where the minimum expected salary can reach an average of INR 13 LPA or even more
  • MCA jobs are growing at an 8% annual rate, with approximately 2,05,000 jobs per year. Employment opportunities as well as roles vary in the MCA field.
  • Some of the required positions are web developers, mobile app developers, hardware engineers, network administrators, systems analysts, programmers, systems administrators, etc.

Specialization of MCA

In the final year of the MCA course, students can choose from many MCA specializations to suit their needs. Some MCA specializations available in Indian Universities are:

Here is a list of some of the specializations offered at the MCA.

Cloud Computing Systems Management
Mobile Computing Systems Development
Management Information System Systems Engineering
Application Software Internet and Networking
Hardware Technology Troubleshooting

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for an MCA course, students should review the eligibility criteria and ensure they meet all criteria. MCA eligibility criteria include required subjects, education, age limit, etc. Applicants can review the eligibility criteria for the MCA course listed below.

  • Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in computer science or computer applications with an overall mark of 50% or equivalent from a recognized university, which must be recognized by AICTE or UGC or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have 12th-grade math as one of the subjects

Admission Process

MCA course details on the admissions process are available on the college websites, allowing course applicants to begin the application process. The MCA admissions process questions are available to both offline and online students.

Skills Required for MCA

To become an effective and successful MCA, one must be highly effective in communication and behavioral skills. Other skills include self-esteem, self-confidence and technical ability. The tips below demonstrate the skills required to become an MCA:

  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Confidence
  • Efficiency in programming languages like Java, C, C++, net, etc.
  • Knowledge of data structures and database
  • Good programming skills with a healthy experience in the field
  • Technical skills
  • Awareness of the latest technology trends

Fee Structure

MCA course fees range from INR 30,000 to 2 LPA. Various factors go into the selection of MCA fees charged by colleges. Some of these factors include faculty, infrastructure, institutional facilities, laboratory technologies, etc. The MCA fee structure in Indian colleges is relatively cheap compared to other computer science degrees.

Below is the MCA fee structure for various colleges in India:

Name of College Average Annual Fees
Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore 35,000 PA
Anna University, Chennai 1.4 LPA
NIT Tiruchirappalli 1.9 LPA
Chandigarh University, Chandigarh 2.1 LPA
SRM, Ghaziabad 2.2 LPA


Top Colleges Providing MCA

There are many top institutions in India that offer quality MCA programs. Below is a list of the top MCA awarding colleges in the country:

Name of College Average Annual Fee (INR) Location
Savitribai Phule Pune University INR 26,000 PA Pune
Anna University INR 41,000 PA Chennai
University of Hyderabad INR 51,955 PA Hyderabad
Manipal Academy of Higher Education INR 1,89,000 PA Manipal
NIT Trichy INR 2,75,000 PA Tiruchirappalli

Jobs and Placements in MCA

MCA Salary in India is increasing as there is a growing demand for graduates with computer applications and soft skills as well as roles like systems analyst, web designer and developer, business consultant etc. The spectrum of the MCA course is wide enough for graduates.

Private Jobs

After the MCA, private sector jobs and salaries are lucrative; MCA Salaries in India in Private Sector and Top Recruiters are listed below:

Top Recruiters Salary
Cognizant Technology Solutions. INR 8 LPA
IBM Global Services INR 7.5 LPA
Tech Mahindra INR 7.2 LPA
Accenture INR 7 LPA
Capgemini INR 6.97 LPA

Government Jobs

There are various post MCA government jobs in India as the industry is booming in the government sector. Take a look at the MCA government job board with the average salary:

Top Government Companies Salary per month
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd INR 70.890
Bharat Electronics Ltd INR 68,000
Ministry of Electronics INR 60,000
Indian Statistical Universities INR 57,000
TASC INR 56,000

Abroad Jobs

Top International Recruiting Companies who hire MCA graduates are:

  •     Tata Consultancy Service
  •     Capgemini
  •     Cognizant Technology Solutions
  •     Accenture
  •     HCL
  •     IBM Global Services

Job Profiles

Some of the famous expert avenues open to successful graduates of the MCA degree are indexed underneath with the corresponding salaries provided for the respective positions.
Job Profiles Job Description Average Salary in INR
Senior Software Engineer Senior software program engineers increase software program answers through analyzing structures go with the drift and paintings processes, conferring with users, and following the software program improvement lifecycle. INR 11,00,000
Software Developer Software engineers/builders create and expand software program packages that permit humans to carry out unique duties at the web, computers, or cellular devices. INR 4,80,000
Team Leader (IT) A Team Leader leads, monitors, and supervises a collection of personnel to reap desires that make contributions to the boom of the organization. INR 7,30,000
Project Manager (IT) Project Managers are chargeable for the a hit execution of IT-associated projects, at the same time as additionally making plans and directing the paintings of the overall IT team INR 15,00,000

Scope for MCA

The work at MCA and the high salaries at MCA attract many people to attend this three-year postgraduate course. With IT being one of the fastest growing industries, MCA has become one of the top career opportunities. There are many alternatives after attending an MCA course.

  • Because of MCA degree, most students find employment upon graduation. In India, the best MCA recruiters are TCS, Infosys, Wipro,   Tech Mahindra etc. earning lucrative salary
  • MCA degree career opportunities are expected to increase in the coming years due to the massive expansion of the IT and software   industries. Computer Applications Masters positions are available from leading IT and consulting firms
  • After completing the MCA, you can also pursue courses such as an MBA for a managerial position or a PhD.D. Work as a researcher and  teacher
  • You can qualify for UGC NET or GATE and work as a lecturer at various public and private universities
  • Another valid alternative is to obtain a Master of Computer Management (MCM) or a Master of Information Management (MIM).
  • MCA graduates find jobs in startups. The startup culture acquired in India is a boon for the new MCAs. In addition to large IT organizations, small companies or start-ups also pay IT specialists well.
  • Today, IT industries are developing rapidly, so there are many job     opportunities after completing MCA education, and industry analysts  believe that the chances of regression in subsequent years are very slim.

MCA: Career Prospects

Because the information technology industry is always busy and ever-changing and is one of the industries where an MCA graduate is a key pillar, the demand for jobs at MCA is always high. The scope of the MCA is broad and graduates can continue to work or continue their studies after completing the course.

 

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