Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is a three-year (six semesters) professional Master’s Degree in computer science awarded in India. The course was designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals in the field of Information Technology. It is a postgraduate course that can be taken up after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. The MCA programme is inclined more toward Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming language and tools to develop better and faster applications. Typically,an MCA is a full-time degree course with a 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. As the IT and the software industry are dynamic and fast growing, all the programmes are designed keeping in view the requirements of industry. The programmes aim at the understanding of the fundamentals of computing among the students so that they can compete in the present-day global situation. The MCA programme is inclined more toward Application Development and thus has more emphasis on latest programming language and tools to develop better and faster applications.
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.
Himalayan Institute of Computer Science is one of the most prestigious institutes in the field of computer education in the region which covers Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttrakhand, and Union Territory of Chandigarh. It was established in the year 2007. It is a self financing institute established and promoted by MaaSaraswati Educational Trust. The course is approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi, and H.P. Government and affiliated to H.P. Technical University, Hamirpur The institute is located in the most picturesque and serene environment at Kala Amb, on Yamuna Nagar highway on sprawling campus having a well established library, a well equipped computer lab, well ventilated class rooms, a beautiful canteen, lecture halls, seminar hall, separate boys and girls hostel, indoor-outdoor games facility, bus transportation facility, etc. The institute uses LCD projectors etc. for imparting education to the students. The students are exposed to guest lectures by experts in various fields and have regular interaction with industry through Industrial Visits etc. Workshops on communication and personality development, seminars, group discussions, case studies etc. are regular features of the curriculum. The institute has recruited well educated, dedicated and hardworking faculty, which enrich the students with knowledge in their specific fields. Extra-curricular activities like cultural functions, sports activities, Educational and excursion trips etc. are organized to shape up the personality of the students.
The admission to B.Tech 2nd year degree course under Lateral Entry Scheme shall be made on the basis of merit of diploma in appropriate branch conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board. Provided that if seats under lateral entry scheme remain vacant, the same shall be filled up from the candidates who have passed diploma in appropriate branch of Engineering and Technology from any other recognized University/Board.
21 years for general category, 24 years for SC/ST category and 23 years for girls candidates, as on the 1st July of the year concerned. The Vice-Chancellor may permit age relaxation up to maximum of three months. Category benefit only for Himachali Bonafide Candidates