MCA (Lateral Entry) Program
ABOUT THE 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.
Pass in BCA or BSc (IT or Computer Science) Degree (with Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or Degree level) 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.
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.
| Summer Internship |
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 (Lateral Entry) Program offered by the ICFAI University, Jharkhand. The medium of instruction is English.
- Pass in BCA or BSc (IT or Comp Sc) degree with 40% and above aggregate marks
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.
Students interested can apply by any one of the following methods:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The completed Application
Form for Admission should be submitted at:
Campus: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2065, Daladali Chowk, Simalia, Near Ring Road,
Ranchi - 835 222, Jharkhand.
Ph: 072570-04501 to 504.
City Office: The ICFAI University, Jharkhand,
#2167/A, Opp. IDBI Bank, Ashok Nagar,
Ranchi - 834 002, Jharkhand.
|MCA (Lateral Entry) Program Fee|
|Program||Admission Fee Rs.||Semester Fee Rs.||Caution Deposit Rs.|
|Domicile||Non - Domicile|
|MCA (Lateral Entry)||10,000||30,000||35,000||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 Account||Current Account|
|Bank Name||HDFC Bank|
The following details should be provided to the University by the students on remittance of fee through NEFT:
|Student Details||Remittance Details|
|Name of the student:||Name of the Bank:|
|Application No. / Enrollment No.||IFSC Code:|
|Program / Batch:||UTR No.|
|Fee details||Bank Acknowledgement of NEFT Form|
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|
|Last Date for Submission of Completed Application Form||June 29, 2019|
|Interview and Admission Decision||July, 2019|
|Last Date for Payment of Admission Fee||August 01, 2019|
|Registration||August 01, 2019|
|Commencement of Regular Classes||August 02, 2019|
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.