MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three-year professional Master's Degree in computer science awarded in India. The post graduate program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field of Information Technology. The MCA program is inclined more towards Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming languages and tools to develop better and faster applications.
MCA is a course exclusively designed to meet the requirements for IT trained students for various organizations. This course significantly emphasizes planning, designing and building of complex commercial application software and system software. The course also places equal importance on functional knowledge in various areas. A three year full-time MCA course is not just a postgraduate course; it is also a complete professional grooming for students for a successful career in the IT Industry.
In the recent years, we saw MCA as one of the most sought-after programs among the professional degrees. It has become a pre-requisite qualification for the aspirants entering the software profession. This was not the situation 3-4 years ago. The boom in the IT sector has turned the tide towards MCA and now the MCA graduates along with the engineering graduates are ruling the Software Arena.
Every company looks to run their communication systems and information technology in an improved and highly effective manner. In this endeavour they are in the need of experts, who will be in a position to implement computer science principles for solving the problems caused by the interface of technology and business. This requirement of the companies will be perfectly satisfied by the MCA graduates.
Role of the MCA Student in IT Industries
- Computer Engineer (Firmware Engineer)
- Computer System Analyst
- Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Database Administrator
- System Administrator
- Software Developer/Programmer
- Application Programmer/Developer
- Game Developer
- Web programmer
- Data Scientist
- IT Security Engineer
- IT Security Advisor
Major Areas of Research of MCA Students
- Algorithms and Complexity
- Compilers and Programming languages
- Computer Architecture
- Database Management Systems
- Distributed Computing
- Image Processing
- Information Security
- Operating Systems
Scope for Higher Studies for MCA Students:
- M.S in premier universities of the world through GRE
- M.Tech in IITs and NITs through GATE or NET Examination
- MBA in IIMs and other premier management institutes across the world through CAT and GMAT
- PhD in IITs and NITs and other universities of national repute