IGNOU Computer Science Education through distance learning admission for January 2017 Session.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for admission in the Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) / Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) & Master in Computer Applications (MCA) Programs through distance learning for 2017 session.

IGNOU Program 2017 Details

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

This programme aims to introduce the concepts of Hardware, Software, Multimedia and Internet technologies. Also, included is a laboratory course where the student gets hands on experience.

The following are the objectives of CIT: Impart the basics of Computer hardware and software; development of algorithms and flowcharts for problem solving; introduce programming concepts; introduce various aspects of Computer communication; introduce the concept of Networking; introduce the software concerns and software vulnerabilities; introduce social, legal and ethical aspects of IT; discuss the role of IT in various fields like: such as Business, Governance, Education and Medicine; introduce the concept of Information System; process of working with MS-Windows and Linux; development and execution of programs using C language; introduce word processing; creation of databases; create Web Pages.

Qualification: Passed 10th or SSC or BPP from IGNOU or DLC from Microsoft or equivalent.

Duration: 6 months minimum and 2 years maximum.

Course Fee: Rs.4000/-

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

The basic objective of the programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students, who have done the 10+2 and are interested in taking computing/IT as a career.

After acquiring the Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) at IGNOU, there is further educational opportunity to go for an MCA at IGNOU or Master’s Programme at any other University/Institute.

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Also after completing BCA Programme, a student must be able to get entry level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES.

Qualification: 10+2 or its equivalent.

Duration: 3 years minimum and 6 years’ maximum.

Course Fee: Rs.5100/-; for 1st Semester (Rs.100/- in addition to Rs.5000/- as Registration charges) and Rs.5000/- Per Semester for Second Semester Onwards.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

The broad objective of the MCA programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry and academia by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline.

The Programmer’s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development.

The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems.

This Master’s Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind.

The first year courses are aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core courses providing conceptual frame work and the third year provides the specialization and the project work.

Qualification: Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3(three) year duration from a recognized University” AND “Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.

If you had studied Maths at +2 or graduation level, then you need not register for BCS-012.

Duration: 3 years minimum and 6 years maximum.

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Course Fees: Rs.9000/- per semester; for non-maths students, an additional fee of Rs.1200 has to be paid for BCS-012 course.

After getting registered for BCA 6th semester, university offers direct admissions in MCA-IIIrd Semester (Integrated Programme) for IGNOU Students only.

Application Form

Prospectus available at IGNOU Regional Centre Panchkula and Study Centres at USOL, PU-Chandigarh, SGGS Khalsa College and DAV College Chandigarh, MDSD College, Ambala, Panjabi University, Patiala on cash payment of Rs200/- at the sale counter.

Important Dates

Admissions are open from November 06th 2016 onwards for January-2017 Session

Last date of Admission January 2017: December 07th 2016