BCA (DS & AI) Program

  • The BCA (DS & AI) program provides a sound academic base in computer skills and applications from which an advanced career in computer applications can be developed.
  • The students get a good conceptual grounding in computer usage and its practical business applications with focus on Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence of IT and prepares students for a career in the field of Business Analytics, AI / ML etc. or pursue MCA or MBA degree program in due course.
  • The BCA (DS & AI) at ICFAI Jharkhand is popular among students from Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ramgarh, Medininagar, Chirkunda of Jharkhand state, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Nawada, Siwan of Bihar state. A small number of current batch students also come from Kolkata, Durgapur, Kharagpur, and Purulia of West Bengal state.

Award of Degree

Students who successfully complete the BCA (DS & AI) Program will be awarded the 'Bachelor of Computer Applications' Degree by the University subject to University regulations.

duration Duration

  • 3 Years

eligibility Eligibility

  • Pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with 40% and above aggregate marks in any discipline; Students awaiting final examination results may also eligible to apply.

Program Structure

  • The BCA (DS & AI)Program consists of 43 courses (excluding labs) covered in six semesters spread over three years.
  • Students are also required to do Internship Program / Project in Summer term after completion of first year and second year.
BCA (DS & AI) Program
Year I
Semester-I Semester-II
  1. English Language Skills
  2. Mathematics - I
  3. Computer System Architecture with Microprocessor programming (With Lab)
  4. Computer Programming using C and C++ (With Lab)
  5. Digital Skills
  6. Generic/Open Elective - I (Suggested: Principles of Management)
  7. Life Skill-I
  1. Environmental Studies with Disaster Management
  2. Mathematics - II
  3. Object Oriented Programming using Java (With Lab)
  4. Introduction to Data Science and Computing for Data Science
  5. Operating System (with UNIX Lab)
  6. Generic/Open Elective – II (Suggested: Probability & Statistics
  7. Life Skill-II
Summer Internship
Year II
Semester-III Semester-IV
  1. Business Communication
  2. Data Structures and Algorithms
  3. Web Design (including CSS, JavaScript, ASP, JSP etc.)
  4. Database Management System (with Lab)
  5. Time Series Analysis (with Lab)
  6. Open Elective - III (Suggested: Data Mining with Lab)
  7. Skills Enhancement Course – Elective I (Suggested: Image Processing, with Lab)
  8. Life Skill-III
  1. E-Commerce and M- Commerce
  2. Python Programming (with Lab)
  3. ASP.Net Programming ( with Lab)
  4. R Programming (with Lab)
  5. Skill Enhancement Course –Elective II (Suggested: Exploratory Data analysis)
  6. Generic/Open Elective - IV (Suggested: Operations Research)
  7. Life Skill-IV
Summer Internship-II
Year III
Semester-V Semester-VI
  1. Data Communication and Computer Network
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (with Lab)
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Big Data Analytics and Hadoop
  5. Discipline Specific Elective I (Suggested: Block Chain Technology,(with Lab)
  6. Discipline Specific Elective II (Suggested: Machine Learning, with Lab)
  7. Personal Effectiveness & Competencies
  1. Cloud Computing Technologies (with Lab)
  2. Cyber Security (with Lab)
  3. Smart Device Programming
  4. Discipline Specific Elective III (Internet of Things (IOT),with Lab)
  5. Discipline Specific Elective IV (Suggested :Digital Transformation of Business)
  6. Project Work
  7. Life Skill-V
Program structure is tentative, subject to change.

Generic/Open Electives-Computer Science Group: Database Management System using Oracle and SQL-Server, Geographical Information System, Data ware House and Data Mining, UNIX Lab, Constitution of India, Probability & Statistics, Operation Research, Indian Heritage, Fundamental of Finance and Accounting - Tally, Business Law, Principles of Management.
Skill Enhancement Course Electives: Office automation tools, Management Information System, MatLab/ Latex, Arduino Sensors (IOT)
Discipline Specific Electives: Analysis of Algorithms, Android Programming, Computer Graphics, Data Mining, Digital Electronics, Digital Image Processing, Discrete Structure, Mobile Computing & Wireless Markup Lanugage, Multimedia and Applications, Numerical Methods, R Programming, RDBMS and SQL programming, Soft Computing, Software Testing Concepts, System Administration and maintenance, Theory of Computation, System Analysis and Design, Data Science/Data Analytics/ Business Analytics, ERP, IT Infrastructure Management, Dot Net Programming (Window Programming) using C#, Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Online Communication and Virtual Reality, Foundation of Deep Learning, Data Analysis and Data Visualization using Python, Mobile Computing with Cyber Security in Mobile Computing, Network Security, Secure Coding Practices

Electives During the 5th and 6th semester, students are exposed to elective courses in their respective field of specialization. These elective courses provide an understanding of the specialized focus fields.

Fee Schedule

The fee for each program is mentioned in the table below.

BCA (DS & AI) Program Fee
Program Admission Fee Rs. Semester Fee Rs. Caution Deposit Rs.
Domicile Non - Domicile
BCA (DS & AI) 5,000 30,000 33,000 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.


Fee payments can be made in any of the following modes.

  1. By way of Bank Demand Draft drawn on a Scheduled Commercial Bank in favor of "The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c" payable at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  2. Through Credit Card or Debit Card at the University. c) Through NEFT, as per the following details:
Bank Account Name The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c
Type of Account Current Account
Account Number 50200000250955
Bank Name HDFC Bank
IFSC Code HDFC0000150

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
Mobile No.

Fee payment by cash is not accepted.

Any requests for withdrawals, refunds will be processed as per the prevailing UGC Notification, with regard to Refund of fees and non-retention of Original Certificates.

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%

*Remarks: Only if no. of students in the class is 20 or more.
Note: Terms and Conditions for the award of the Merit Scholarship will be specified in the Student Handbook.