Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla University



Masters of Computer Application


Pass with 50%(GEN)/45%(SC/ST) aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics at 10+2 Level or at graduation level.


Masters of Computer Application is specifically created for candidates who want to excel in the world of computer application development with the help of learning a modern programming language. The course is a blend of both theoretical and practical knowledge. An MCA degree endows students’ an opportunity to work with tools meant to develop better and faster applications. As the IT and the software industry are dynamic and fast-growing, the MCA course is designed to meet up with the demand for qualified professionals in the IT field. If you are planning to apply for this program, then you need to possess these skills: • To be a good programmer, you must have good command in programming languages such as C, C++, Java, .Net, ASP.NET, etc. • If you have an interest in the web designing field, then you have to focus on languages like PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, etc. • If you want to go into the networking field, then you have to be skilled in SQL, LINUX, etc. Apart from studying subjects during the course, interested candidates can also get certification in CCNA, CCNP, CCIE to get a good position in the organization

Career Prospects

There are a lot of career opportunities associated with MCA, and students may have great employment options in top IT firms, MNCs and top consultancy firms. Candidates with high computer skills are in high demand in the IT sector. MCA graduates will also have many opportunities associated with the government sector. Candidates can get jobs in areas such as banking, networking, IT companies, desktop publishing and more. Candidates can work on live projects, entry-level. Here is a list of some of the job positions that a successful graduate can apply for: • App Developer • Business Analyst • Database Engineer • Hardware Engineer • Ethical Hacker • Manual Tester • Technical Writer • Trouble-shooters • Social Media Handler • Web Designer/Developer Other reliable job profiles one can consider after pursuing an MCA degree are that of a Network Engineer, Project Manager, Quality Analyst, Software Programmer/Developer, Software Application Architect, Systems Analyst, Software Consultant etc. The salary package after completing the MCA degree on average ranges from 4.5 to 6.5 lakhs per annum. The salary of a candidate also depends on work organisation and education skills. Top recruiting companies include: Infosys, Microsoft,, ORACLE, TCS, Polaris, WIPRO Systems,, MAHINDRA, Texas Instruments, HCL Technologies, NTPC, SAP, GAIL,, BHEL, D.E. Shaw, IBM, Cognizant, American Express, Syntel, Accenture etc.

Duration: 3 years | Total Fees: 80,000 per year

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