Akole Taluka Education Society's
Technical Campus Akole

Approved by AICTE (1-481386261), New Delhi, Recognized by DTE (Code: 5385), Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra and
Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Code: IMMA019040), AISHE (Code: C-45865)

Masters of Computer Application (M.C.A) MANAGEMENT

Introduction:

  1. The name of the program shall be Masters of Computer Application (M.C.A)
  2. The knowledge and skills required planning; designing to build Complex Application Software Systems. These are highly valued in all industry sectors including business, health, education and the arts. The basic objective of the education of the Masters program in Computer Application (M.C.A) is to provide to the country a steady stream of the necessary knowledge, skills and foundation for acquiring a wide range of rewarding careers into the rapidly expanding world of the Information Technology.
  3. The new Curricula would focus on learning aspect from four dimensions viz. Conceptual Learning, Skills Learning and Practical / Hands on with respect to four specialized tracks viz.
    1. Software and Application Development
    2. Infrastructure and Security Management
    3. Information Management & Quality Control
    4. Networking
  4. The M.C.A. Program will be a full-time three years Master's Degree Course of Computer Applications. In Second year the students will have to choose one of the four specialized tracks. The Institute should conduct sessions for the students to make them aware about the subjects, career prospects in the tracks. Making it easier for them to select one. Once a student selects a TRACK he/she is not allowed to change the track. Thus it is important for the Institute to guide the students for selecting the track.
  5. The need for Specialization / Specialized tracks
    • The curriculum is designed to cater to the challenging opportunities being faced in Information Technology.
    • The specialization approach would help students to develop basic and advanced skills in areas of their interest thereby increasing their level of expertise. This would further promote the Masters program in focused areas and result in development of expert skills as per the demands of career opportunities.
    • The specialization approach may in future be open to more areas of specialization and hence make this program successful in academia as well as in Industry.
    • The first year of the specialized course has taken into consideration all fundamental areas and aspects of technical and management training required for this program. A good mix of computer related courses use microcomputers to introduce standard techniques of programming; the use of software packages such as databases and programming languages for developing applications; system analysis and design tools. The general 3 business courses include the functional areas of management like information systems and decision support systems and engineering aspects of software development.
  6. The Job Opportunities are
    • Many graduates begin their career at a junior level but are not in a position to map their job with expert technical skills obtained from a usual programme. The specialized program would enhance their exposure to variety of roles and responsibilities they can take up in any areas of expertise. For e.g.: In the area of software development they could take up responsibilities in areas of database, product development, product maintenance and support in addition to management activities.
    • Focused grooming would also make it easier for the IT industry to decide which graduate could be mapped to the right domain.
    • Enabling entrepreneurship is also the need of the hour and students interested to be on their own could leverage from the newly designed focused programme for entrepreneurs. It will build right platform for students to become successful Software professional. This would emphasize on domain knowledge of various areas

Eligibility criteria for Admission:

The eligibility criteria for admission for the MCA course will be as decided by the Competent Authority (Director, Technical Education-Government of Maharashtra, &/or AICTE, New Delhi)

A candidate who has either passed with minimum 50% of marks in the aggregate (45% in case of candidate who is domiciled in Maharashtra and belongs to the reserved categories i.e. S.C., S.T., D.T., N.T., O.B.C., S.B.C.)

Or

appeared at the final year examination of a post 10+2 course of minimum three years duration leading to an award of Bachelor's Degree, in any discipline by the Association of Indian Universities or has passed with minimum 45% of marks in the aggregate (45% in case of candidate who is domiciled in Maharashtra and belongs to the reserved categories) or appeared at an examination considered equivalent there to would be treated as eligible for Common Entrance Test (CET). Also the candidate must have passed mathematics/Business Mathematics & Statistics paper for 10+2 or graduation Level

And

Passed the CET conducted by Director of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, with nonzero score for that year or passed the CET conducted by state level MCA Association with non-zero score for that year, or passed the AIMCET exam for that year. 4 2. However, a candidate would not be treated as eligible for admission to the MCA programme unless he/she passes his/her qualifying examination with requisite percentage on or before 30th September of the concerned academic year and also passes in the CET.

Duration of MCA and What it Covers

Typically, an MCA is a full-time degree course with duration of three years (six semesters). It covers various aspects of computational theory, programming, algorithm design and optimization, network and database management, mobile technologies, electronics, mathematics, probability, statistics, accounting, finance, etc. Some institutes provide a six years (eleven semesters and six months On Job Training) integrated MCA.

Objectives of the MCA course

The MCA program prepares students to take up positions as system analysts, systems designers, Programmers and managers in any field related to information technology. The program, therefore, aims at imparting comprehensive knowledge with equal emphasis on theory and practice. The MCA students are encouraged to spend a full semester working in the industry in the institute giving them insight into the workings of the IT world.

Career Opportunities for an MCA graduate

  • Software Developer / Programmer
  • Web Developer / Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Application Architect
  • Software Consultant etc.

Assessment, Standard of Passing and Award of Class

RULES OF A.T.K.T.

  • Each regular student will have to appear for all the 28 credits of the respective semester.
  • Student can appear for maximum 32 credits in 3rd , 4th and Maximum 36 credits in 5th semester .
  • Student who wishes to take admission to the Second year MCA should have obtained at least 36 credits out of 56 credits of the First year MCA
  • Student who wishes to take admission to the Third year MCA should have passed First year MCA
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