The Global Open University

Bachelor Degree Programmes for 10+2 Passed Students
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

Objective : The three years Distance Learning Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) Degree being conducted by The Global Open University, Nagaland has been designed for meeting the demand of the growing needs of experts in the fields of information technology and management, computer programming, internet operations, computer applications, business communication, logic design, data structure, systems analysis computer architecture, windows and server administration, data base management etc.

Career in Computer Applications and Software Engineering Industry

The BCA Degree offered at The Global Open University Nagaland is having the latest curriculum related to Computer Applications syllabus at the Bachelor's level with the view to preparing software professionals for catering to the IT and the Software Industry in all developed countries of the world. The curriculum and the study materials are revised and updated every six months for the inclusion of the latest trends in computer industry. Accordingly assistance and advice are sought on a continuing basis from the industry for knowing and assessing their requirements. The Central and the State Governments, Public and Private Sector Organisations, Industrial Houses, Educational Establishments including Universities, Colleges, Schools and other Institutions are supported through out the year for ensuring that the students optimise their knowledge regarding the effective use of computing facilities by designing and providing software solutions for national development and bringing computers even in the remote villages in all States and Union Territories.

Eligibility : 10+2 in any discipline Duration : Three years

Award : Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) Degree shall be awarded to all the successful candidates by The Global Open University, Nagaland.

First Semester
Basics of Electronics and Microprocessor
Introduction to Information Technology
Business Communication
Financial Accounting

Second Semester
Computer Mathematics
Digital Circuits and Logic Design
PC Assembly and Troubleshooting
Data Structures through C Language

Third Semester
Systems Analysis and Design
Operating Systems
Principles of Management
Systems Software

Fourth Semester
Computer System Architecture
Windows and Server Administration
Database Management System

Fifth Semester
Software Engineering
Computer Oriented Numerical Methods
Computer Networks
Internet Applications and Java

Sixth Semester
Handling Operating Systems
Management Information Systems
Computer Graphics
Object Oriented Programming using C++

Examination Centers : Annual / Semester Examinations are conducted for all the admitted students every year at different Examination Centres within the State of Nagaland (Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha) only.

Total Fee : Rs. 31,525

Accordingly, the Application Form duly filled-in along with four stamp size photographs, copies of certificates and mark sheets and a Bank Draft for the full fee i.e. Rs. 31,525 in the name of  “The Global Open University, Nagaland” payable at Dimapur must reach the Admissions Officer, The Global Open University, Sodzulhou Village, P.O. - ARTC, NH-39, Dimapur - 797115 Nagaland by speed post only.

Examination Fee : A fee of Rs. 150 per paper is to be paid before appearing in the Annual Examinations.
Bachelor's Thesis : Students are required to submit a Bachelor's Thesis at the end of third year.

Assignments : All admitted participants must submit subjectwise assignments based on the Mini Project Reports to be prepared by them on a topic related to each of the subjects.

Study Materials : Printed lessons will be despatched from the Central Despatch Unit. The assignments will also be sent to the admitted participants periodically. These assignments will be completed by the participants as an integral part of the BCA Degree.

Confirmation of Admission : The Admissions Office will issue the money receipt and send confirmation letters to all admitted participants within ten days from the date of the receipt of completed applications alongwith first instalment of fee and copies of certificates and testimonials.

Project Work : All admitted participants will be required to complete Mini Projects for each of the subjects of the BCA Degree on a relevant topic related to the concerned subject / paper in partial fulfilment for the requirements of the 30 marks allotted for assignments. The Mini Project Reports are to be submitted semesterwise. Accordingly four Mini Project Reports are to be submitted for each semester before appearing in the semester examination.

Bachelor's Thesis : All admitted participants will be required to complete and submit a Bachelor's Thesis on a relevant topic related to computer applications. The Bachelor's Thesis based on the data collected from primary and secondary sources will be submitted for evaluation. Conducting and completing the Bachelor's Thesis is an integral part of the BCA Degree programme. The topic of the Bachelor's Thesis may be related to one of the following or allied subjects and areas although the topics are only illustrative and not exhaustive. The university will be pleased to guide the final year students of the BCA Degree programme in selecting the topic so that the same is approved by the Examination Department.

Practical Exercises : Students of MCA Degree must ensure that they buy their own computers for their practical experience and for learning through virtual and e-learning exercises provided to them from time to time besides designing their own software packages for the purposes of the University with a view to strengthening their knowledge regarding software engineering.

Summer / Winter Placements : All BCA students should try to get summer/winter placement of two months duration from 15 April to 15 June or from 15 October to 15 December in reputed public / private sector organisations. The Global Open University Nagaland will be pleased to issue letters of recommendation to such undertakings.

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