Q. Please give me details of MCA exams, preparation, institutes, future scope, fees etc.

Answer: The scope of an MCA is quite wide. Here are some areas and companies where you will work as an MCA graduate:

*Computer hardware design, development, and manufacturing companies like IBM, CISCO System, Hewlett Packard, Apple, etc.

*Operating and system software development companies like Microsoft, Sun, Computer Associates, CISCO Systems, Novel Netware, etc.

*Numerous Application and system software development companies as well as System Consultancy companies like Infosys, Satyam Computer Associates, HCL Infosystem, TCS, etc.

*Companies specialised in telecommunication, networking and are developing telecommunication hardware and software like Synacar etc.

*User companies like HLL, Reliance, etc. and numerous medium and small scale companies.

*Other medium and small time users such as schools, departmental stores.

Institutes offering MCA Course:

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • C.V Raman College of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Business and Administration
  • Thiagarayar School of Management,Pondicherry Engineering College
  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology
  • Regional Engineering College
  • The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
  • SNDT
  • University of Pune, Department of Computer and Information Sciences,
  • University of Hyderabad, College of Engineering
  • Department Of Computer Science & Engineering, Osmania University
  • Mother Teresa Women's University
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Bharathidasan University
  • Bharathiar University
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • University of Madras
  • DAV Institute of Management
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
  • Sinhgad Institute of Management
  • University of Madras
  • Anna University
  • Sharda Group of Educational Institutions
  • Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College
  • M.R Dav Institute of Management Studies.

* This list is indicative not exhaustive.

Fees depends on institute, it may vary from institute to institute. Govt. institutes charge Rs.15000 to Rs.20000/- and Private institute Start charging up to Rs.80000/-

MCA entrance examinations generally contain questions on:
Numerical abilities
Analytical abilities
Logical deductive abilities
Computer (basic knowledge only)

Numerical ability has the maximum weightage with about 60-80% questions. Depending on institution, you may expect questions on Mathematics upto class XII level or upto B. Sc. level.

It would be a good idea if you enroll yourself in a coaching class (at least by correspondence) for preparation.
You can write to:

Brilliant's Tutorials (one of the best institutes offering MCA preparatory course.)
12, Masilamani Street
Chennai 700017