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MCA Curriculum

MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a three years full time Post Graduate Degree Programme affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Approved by Govt. of Maharashtra & Recognized by AICTE New Delhi.

The MCA Curriculum (AY 2015-18) is design in such a way that the curriculum should follow the International Accreditation standards specified by Accreditation Board for Engineering. and Technology (ABET). (, pg. no. 10)

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) offers wide ranging choice for students to opt for courses based on their aptitude and their career goals. CBCS works on the fundamental premise that students are mature individuals, capable of making their own decisions.

CBCS enables a student to obtain a degree by accumulating required number of credits prescribed for that degree.

The number of credits earned by the student reflects the knowledge or skills acquired by him / her. Each course is assigned a fixed number of credits based on the contents to be learned & the expected effort of the student. The grade points earned for each course reflects the student’s proficiency in that course. CBCS is a process of evolution of educational reforms that would yield the result in subsequent years and after a few cycles of its implementation.

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

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.

Job Opportunities

  • 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 programme 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.

Practical Training and Project Work

At the end of the sixth semester of study, a student will be examined in the course” Project work”.

1. The Major Project work will be started in Semester V. It may be done individually or in groups in case of bigger projects. However if project is done in groups, each student must be given a responsibility for a distinct module and care should be taken to see the progress of individual modules is independent of others.
2. Students should take guidance from an internal guide and prepare a Project Report on “Project Work” back to back print (one copy) which is to be submitted to the Director of the Institute. Wherever possible, a separate file containing source-code listings should also be submitted. Every student should also submit soft copy of their project synopsis. Their respective Institutes should forward the copy of this synopsis to the external panel members, in advance of the project viva dates if asked for.
3. The Project Synopsis should contain an Introduction to Project, which should clearly explain the project scope in detail. Also, Data Dictionary, ERDs, File designs and a list of output reports should be included if required as per the project title and scope.
4. The project Work should be of such a nature that it could prove useful or be relevant from the commercial/management angle.
5. Student must start an industrial project from semester-V and same project must be carried for semester-VI.
6. Selected project must have relevant scope for 500 marks.
7. Selected project must belongs to respective track of the student only (Interdisciplinary project may selected with prior permission of project guide).
8. In the fifth semester, student must visit at least once in a week to the respective company.
9. In the sixth semester, student must visit at least once in a week to the institute and the progress of the project must be communicated to college project guide.
10. The project report will be duly accessed by the internal guide of the subject and marks will be communicated by the Director to the University along with the marks of the internal credit for theory and practical to be communicated for all other courses.
11. The project report should be prepared in a format prescribed by the University, which also specifies the contents and methods of presentation.
12. The major project work carry 250 marks for internal assessment and 250 marks for external viva. The external viva shall be conducted by a minimum of one external examiner. The mini project work would be departmental.
13. Project work can be carried out in the Institute or outside with prior permission of the Institute.
14. Project viva-voce by the University panel will be conducted in the month of April-May.