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MCA Program

The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three year, six semester, full-time, campus-based program, with a view to impart the students an in-depth academic base in IT and hands-on skills in computer applications so that they can build an advanced career in IT. The program covers cutting-edge technology inputs as well as provides IT skills in programming and application development, as per industry requirements. Students that passed BCA or BSc (IT or Computer Science) Degree, with Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or Degree level are eligible for Lateral Entry and join second year (3rd semester) of the program.


Three years


Graduation (10+2+3 or 10+2+4) in any discipline, with 40% and above aggregate marks.

Stage 1-Foundation Courses:

The program will begin with a series of foundation courses which will cover the basics of computers.

Stage 2-Tools & Techniques:

During this stage the students will be imparted in-depth knowledge of various tools and techniques with reference to computer applications. Stage 3-Integrative Courses: At the final stage, the course will take an inter-disciplinary and integrative approach to the subject of computer applications in business.


During the 4th to 6th semester, students are exposed to elective courses in the respective field of specialization. These elective courses provide an understanding of the specialized focus fields. Each student is required to select four elective courses out of a basket of courses in areas like Databases, Systems, Programming, Software Engineering, Inter-disciplinary areas and business applications.

Award of Degree:

Successful students will receive the MCA degree from the University, subject to University Regulations.

Program Structure

The MCA Program covers 37 courses spread over 3 years in 6 semesters, besides soft skills labs, IT labs, project and Summer Internship. The MCA Program is structured to help the students to achieve the learning objectives in three stages spread over three years.

Year I
Semester-I Semester-II
  • Information Technology Trends
  • Mathematics–I (Discrete Mathematics)
  • IT Applications in Business (ERP/CRM)
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Computer Programming-I (Using C)
  • Health & Happiness
  • Software Lab -I
  • Database Management System
  • Mathematics –II (Numerical & Statistical Methods)
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Operating Systems(UNIX/LINUX)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Computer Programming-II (Using C++)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Software Lab-II
Year II
Semester-III Semester-IV
  • Software Engineering-I
  • OOAD and UML with Java
  • Data communications and Computer Networks
  • Data structures and Algorithms
  • Optimisation Techniques
  • Management Information and Decision Support System
  • Software Lab -III
  • Software Engineering-II
  • Dot Net Technologies
  • Advance Computer Architecture and parallel processing
  • Web Technologies and Web Programming
  • Discipline Elective-I
  • Discipline Elective-II
  • Software Lab-IV
Year ISummer Internship
Year III
Semester-V Semester-VI
  • Enterprise Application Development using Java (Advanced Java)
  • ASP.Net
  • e-Commerce and m-Commerce
  • Artificial Intelligence and Applications
  • Smart Device Programming
  • Discipline Elective-III
  • Discipline Elective-IV
  • Software Lab-V
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Infrastructure Management and Cloud Computing
  • Project Work
  • Software Lab-VI
Discipline Electives:

A student can choose any four Electives from the following courses: Database Area: Parallel and Distributed Database Systems, Database Security and Administration, Spatial Databases (including GIS), SQL and Database Applications: Systems Area: Advanced Operating System, Embedded Systems, Compiler Design, Unix/Linux System Administration; Programming Area: Programming using C#, Programming using PHP, HTML Programming; Software Engineering Area: Software Testing and Quality Management, Software Design Patterns, Software Project Management; Inter Disciplinary Area: Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Multimedia Systems, Bio-Informatics, Neural Network Computing, Robotics ; Business Solutions Area: IT in Banking & Insurance, Management Accounting, Investment Banking & Financial Services, Payment Systems.


The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campus-based MCA Program offered by the ICFAI University, Jharkhand. The medium of instruction is English.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduation (10+2+3) in any discipline, with 40% and above aggregate marks

Duration :

Three years

Admission Criteria :

The selection of applicants into the Program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in sports/cultural events, debates, quizzes and other extra cocurricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of payment of first semester fee. The original certificates will be returned after verification.

The admission decision will be communicated after the interview process.

How to Apply:

Students interested can apply by any one of the following methods:

  1. Online Application

    Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at www.iujharkhand.edu.in and make payment of Rs. 500 towards the cost using Credit / Debit Card (Visa / Master Card / Internet Banking) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying online should upload their passport size color photograph while filling the Online Application. The Prospectus will be sent to such applicants

  2. Download of Application Form

    Applicants can fill their details online and download the Application Form from www.iujharkhand.edu.in and send it to the Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 500 towards the cost of the application in favor of “The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c” payable at Ranchi.

  3. Fill the Application Form.

    Applicants can fill in the application form and send it to the Admissions Office.

Guidelines on how to Complete the Application Form
The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for Admission.

Application Form
    a) Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the Application Form.
    b) Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
    c) Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
    d) Make sure to sign the Application Form (in case the application is not filled-in online).
    e) Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.
    f) Enclose DD for Rs. 500 drawn in favour of The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c; in case the application was downloaded from the University website OR receipt for Rs. 500 in case it was purchased from the University.
Attested Copies of Certificates

Applicants have to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates.

  • Date of Birth Certificate/Class X Certificate.
  • Marksheet of Class X / Class XII / Intermediate / Degree (as may be applicable).
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable).
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.
Submission of Application Form

The completed Application Form for Admission should be submitted at:

Admissions Office
Campus: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2065, Daladali Chowk, Simalia, Near Ring Road,
Ranchi - 835 222, Jharkhand.
Ph: 0651- 6565601/602, 09204062414.
E-mail: admissions@iujharkhand.edu.in
Website: www.iujharkhand.edu.in
City Office: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2167/A, Opp. IDBI Bank, Ashok Nagar,
Ranchi - 834 002, Jharkhand.

MCA Program Fee
Program Admission Fee Rs. Total Program Fee Rs. Caution Deposit Rs.
Domicile Non - Domicile
MCA 10,000 35,000 40,000 5,000

Note: Applicants in their final year of Qualifying Examinations also can apply for all regular programs

Caution Deposit Students are required to pay a Caution Deposit as mentioned in the table above along with the first semester fee. It will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, (if any), to the students on completion of the respective program.

Remittance: All payments should be made by way of Demand Draft in favor of "The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c" payable at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Remittance can also be made through NEFT, as per the following details of the University Bank Account.

Bank Account Name The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c
Type of AccountCurrent Account
Account Number50200000250955
Bank NameHDFC Bank
IFSC CodeHDFC0000521

The following details should be provided to the University by the students on remittance of fee through NEFT:

Student DetailsRemittance Details
Name of the student: Name of the Bank:
Application No. / Enrollment No.IFSC Code:
Program / Batch:UTR No.
Fee detailsBank Acknowledgement of NEFT Form
Mobile No.
Merit Scholarships

Following are the details of the Merit Scholarships, offered by The ICFAI University, Jharkhand.

A. Merit Scholarships based on past academic record:

Percentage of marks achieved in qualifying examination will decide the amount of scholarship. Scholarship amount can be adjusted in the Semester I fee payable.

Performance in Qualifying Exam Scholarship amount
(% of semester fee)
Marks in %CGPA
>= 90% >= 9.9 50%
>= 80% and <90% >= 8.8 and < 9 .9 40%
>= 70% and <80% >= 7.7 and < 8.8 30%
>= 60% and < 70% >= 6.5 and < 7.7 20%

B. Merit Scholarship in Semester II to last semester:
Based on previous semester performance (GPA) Scholarship amount (% of semester fee)
Top 5% of the class 50%
Next 5% of the class 30%

Note: Terms and Conditions for the award of the Merit Scholarship will be specified in the Student Handbook.


Admission Calendar for MCA Program
Events Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Completed Application Form June 25, 2018
Interview and Admission Decision July 04, 2018
Last Date for Payment of Admission Fee July 16, 2018
Registration July 16, 2018
Commencement of Regular Classes July 17, 2018

The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three year, six semester, full-time, campus-based program, with a view to impart the students an in-depth academic base in IT and hands-on skills in computer applications so that they can build an advanced career in IT.


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