The Global Open University

Master Degree Programmes for Graduate Students
Master of Computer Application (MCA)
  Objective : The three years Distance Learning Master of Computer Applications (MCA) 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 MCA Degree offered at The Global Open University Nagaland is having the latest curriculum related to Computer Applications syllabus at the Master'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 : Graduates of any discipline Duration : Three years

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

First Semester
Fundamentals of Info.Tech.
Basic Mathematics
Intro. to Microprocessor
Computer Architecture
Communication Skills
Programming in C

Second Semester
Computer Mathematics
Digital Electronics
Artificial Intelligence
Data Structures
Database Administration
Java Programming

Third Semester
Visual Basic Programming
Programming in C++
Software Engineering
Database Management Systems
Internet and Web Page Design
Principles of Management

Fourth Semester
Data Communication
Linux Administration
Operations Research
Financial Accounting
Business Laws

Fifth Semester
Management Info. Systems
Computer Graphics
Advanced Java Development
Data Mining and Warehousing
Total Quality Management
Research Methodology

Sixth Semester
Project Management
Web Technologies
Computer Aided Management
PC Assembly and Troubleshooting
Entrepreneurship Development
Master's Thesis

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 for all the Six Semesters : Total Fee : Rs. 37,525

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 first instalment of full fee, i.e. Rs. 37,525 in the name of “The Global Open University, Nagaland” payable at Dimapur must reach the Admissions Officer, The Global Open University,
The Global Open University, Sodzulhou Village, P.O. - ARTC, NH-39, Dimapur - 797115 Nagaland by speed post only.  

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. The identity card and lessons will be despatched within a month.

Examination Fee : A fee of Rs. 150 per paper is to be paid before appearing in the Semester Examinations at any notified location in India.

Examination Scheme : Each paper is of 100 marks out of which 30 marks are for internal assessment based on performance after submission of assignments where as 70 marks are for written examination to be held at different examination centres in and outside the country.

Project Work : All admitted participants will be required to complete Mini Projects for each of the subjects of the MCA 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 six Mini Project Reports are to be submitted for each semester before appearing in the semester examination.

Master's Thesis : All admitted participants must submit a Master's Thesis based on a topic selected by them and approved by the University. Submission of the Master's Thesis is an integral part of the MCA Degree Programme. The participants may be required to undergo an internship / attachment with any organisation having facilities of computer and information technology applications for enabling the participants in undergoing the training for acquiring necessary skills and for preparing a Master's Thesis to be submitted in fulfilment for the requirements of the MCA.

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.

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