Master of Computer Applications (M. C. A.) emphasizes on the design and application of information systems and provides a solid background in business functions and Information Technology and covers latest developments in areas where commerce and computing and in general, applications and technology blend together successfully and define the state of art.

M. C. A. students acquire strength in principles, concepts and foundations of computer science, information technology and various applications. They would also have extensive programming / software development experience over a wide variety of platforms / applications. The curriculum has explicitly identified lab components for every course that discusses the principles with an implementation component.

The course is well balanced with significant emphasis on planning, designing and building complex commercial application software and system software. The application areas include transaction processing (such as banking, stock exchange order processing), simulation, database management, e-commerce, networking, embedded technologies, bioinformatics etc.

This M. C. A. program is not only a complete professional grooming for students for a successful career in the IT industry, but also, provides value-based education through a system of wholesome learning.

Duration: THREE Years - SIX Semesters

Eligibility: 60 % marks in UG with Statistics/Mathematics as one of the subjects

Selection Process:

  • Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of qualifying exam marks, Amrita Entrance Exam and personal interview.
  • Such shortlisted candidates are required to attend Interview on the specified date and time communicated to them and if selected they have to attend counseling for admission, along with mark lists of all relevant previous examinations and Transfer Certificate.
  •  Date of birth as recorded in the 10th standard certificate, as issued by the concerned Board, will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce this certificate in original as a proof of their age at the time of counseling.
  • The selected candidates shall attend the counseling on the specified date and time. The candidate should be accompanied by his / her parent during admission. (Only if parents are not alive, the guardian of the candidate may accompany the candidate). If the candidate is selected for admission after the counseling, he / she shall join the School immediately by paying the prescribed fees.
  • 15% of seats are reserved for management quota.


Semester I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester V Semester VI
Discrete Structures Statistics and Numerical Methods Computer Networks .Net Technologies Design Patterns Dissertation - Phase II
English for Professional Purposes Object Oriented Programming Design and Analysis of Algorithms Service Oriented Architecture System Security  
Computer Organization and Architecture Data Structures Internet Programming Data Mining Management Elective  
Computer Programming Operating Systems Software Engineering Elective I Elective III  
Database Management System Financial Accounting Operations Research Elective II Dissertation - Phase I  
Problem Solving Techniques Java Programming Web Scripting Technical Writing    
Cultural Education*          
* Non-credit Course          


Open Electives Management Electives
Advanced Database Management System Advanced Computer Networks Digital Image Processing Management Information Systems
Information Security Distributed Computing Wireless Communications and Networks Principles of economics And Management
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Network Management and System Administration Computer Graphics & Visualization Software Project Management
Software Quality Assurance Intelligent Systems Computer Language Engineering  
Computational Intelligence Open Source Software Semantic Web Technologies  
Bioinformatics Natural Language Processing Cloud Computing  
Information Security Embedded Systems Advanced Database  
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Mobile Application Development Database Administration  
Information Retrieval      


You can join this program at
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Arts and Sciences
NIRF 2018