Master of Computer Applications(MCA)

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

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Typology Master
Location Hyderabad
Duration 3 Years
  • Master
  • Hyderabad
  • Duration:
    3 Years


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Head of the Department,Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Central University P.O, 500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Head of the Department,Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Central University P.O, 500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Admission to the MCA programme is based on the written test conducted by the University. The written test consists of objective type questions in two parts.

Course programme

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers high quality post-graduate teaching and research programmes in all major areas of Computing, Information Science and Artificial Intelligence. The department has the unique distinction of offering M.Tech. programmes in Artificial Intelligence, and in Information Technology with specialisation in Banking Technology and Information Security. The current research areas include Computer Networks and Distributed Processing, Data Base Management Systems, Software Engineering, Computer and Network Security, Mobile Computing, Logic, Decision Support Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning, E-Commerce, Geographical Information Systems, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognition, Natural Language Engineering, Speech Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Vision, Parallel & Grid Computing. The department has a verfy vibrant Ph.D programme with more than 50 registered students as on date and 40 scholars have completed their research till now.

The Department offers four different programmes of study leading to:

-M.Tech. (Computer Science)
-M.Tech. (Artificial Intelligence)
-M.Tech. (Information Technology) with specialization in Banking Technology & Information Security in collaboration with IDRBT.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

The MCA programme, started in 1983, is the first ever such programme offered by a University in the country. Today it is recognized as one of the very best in the country. The MCA programme is extremely popular and attracts nearly 5000 applications from all over the country for the available 40 seats. Prestigious software and management firms, both Indian and MNCs, employ our students.

The programme is designed to produce a dynamic breed of computer professionals possessing excellent managerial skills. The course provides a broad based education combining Computer Science courses with Mathematics and Management subjects. This makes the students capable of holding various positions in the industry such as System Analyst, System Designers and Programmers in any area of Computer Applications. The overall development of the students is achieved through equal emphasis on training in theory and practice.

The intense training of this course involves five semesters of course work with an appropriate blend of core courses and electives. The electives offered by the department in the fourth and fifth semesters, provide the students with necessary exposure to current trends in industry. Inter disciplinary electives are offered to encourage all round personality development of the students. In the final semester, students apply the knowledge gained during the course work to real-world Computer Science problems. Along with the regular course curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in seminars and make presentations on topics both within and beyond the regular curriculum.

Course Curriculum

MCA programme will have a minimum of 116 credits of which 104 credits are obtained from a minimum of 25 courses and the remaining 12 credits from the final semester project. Of the 25 courses, 16 are core courses - 8 of CS core, 4 of Mathematics core, and 4 of Management core. Of the remaining 9 courses, at least 3 shall be CS advanced courses (within the 514-523 range), at most 4 from CS advanced courses (700-level) and at most 2 approved courses from outside the department.

Semester I

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Computer Organization And Architecture (CO)
Accounting and Financial Management (AFM)
Programming Methodology (PM)
Computer Based Numerical & Statistical Methods (COSM)
Software Lab (SWLAB)

Semister II

Data and File Structures
Operating Systems
Object Oriented Programming
Computer Based Optimization Techniques
Software Engineering
Software (Lab)

Semester III

Data Base Management Systems (DBMS)
Operating Systems (OS)
Software Engineering (SE)
Computer Networks (CN)
Theory of Computation (TC)

Semester IV

Software Technology and Management
Computer Graphics and Visualization

Semester V


Semester VI


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