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Five Government MCA Colleges in India for Working Professionals

written by: Suvo•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 6/3/2010

The online MCA (or the MCA in distance learning mode) are best suited for the working IT professionals to upgrade their qualifications and skills. This article will discuss about five DEC approved government MCA colleges in India for the working IT professionals.

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    Government Colleges in India for MCA

    Graduate IT working professionals can upgrade their qualifications and skills by earning a master in computer application (MCA). Because of the growing demands of online engineering degrees and IT degrees in India, many colleges are there to offer you an online or distance learning MCA, but not all of them are legally authorized to provide you a recognized degree. This means that some of them are diploma mills. And, that’s the very reason this article will discus only five government MCA colleges in India, which are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC) and recognized in IT industries as well as are not very difficult to get into.

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    1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

    IGNOU is the India’s premier distance learning institute. It was established in 1985 and has a presence in thirty-three nations other than India. I already have an article related to pursuing a master's degree in tourism from IGNOU.

    Eligibility: You should have one of the following educational qualifications for gaining admission to IGNOU:

    • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, information technology, or computer application from a deemed or recognized university.
    • Any graduate with a PGDCA from a deemed or recognized university.
    • B.Tech, B.E., or M.Sc degree from a deemed or recognized university.

      Course Fees and duration: The MCA degree can be completed in a minimum of three years to a maximum of six years duration. The total course fees are around $950 (year 2009).

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      2. Directorate of Distance Education, Kamraj University, Madurai

      Madurai Kamraj University (MKU) was established in 1966. The university has more than one hundred study centers across India.

      Eligibility: If you have any graduate degree with mathematics as a subject at the 10+2 levels, then you are eligible for getting enrolled for the MCA degree at MKU.

      Course Fees and duration: You can complete the MCA degree in a minimum of three years time. The total course fees for the course are around $600 (year 2009).

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      3. School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

      Bharathiar University was established in 1982. It has around fifty study centers in India and one each in the USA and Canada.

      Eligibility: If you have any graduate degree with mathematics as a subject at the 10+2 levels or any graduate degree with at least one paper in mathematics or statistics at the degree level, then you are eligible for getting enrolled for the MCA degree.

      Course Fees and duration: You can complete the MCA degree in a minimum of three years time. The total course fees for the course are around $1200 (year 2009).

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      4. Directorate of Distance Education, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak

      Maharshi Dayanand University was established in 1976. It has over fifty study centers across India.

      Eligibility: If you have any graduate degree with mathematics as a subject at the 10+2 level, then you eligible to enroll in the MCA courses of the university.

      Course Fees and duration: You can complete the MCA degree in a minimum of three years time. The total course fees for the course are around $1200 (year 2009).

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      5. Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education

      Annamalai University was established in 1979. It has more than eighty study centers across India.

      Eligibility: If you have any graduate degree with mathematics as a subject at the 10+2 level, then you eligible to enroll in the MCA course of the university.

      Course Fees and duration: You can complete the MCA degree in a minimum of three years time. The total course fees for the course are around $1000 (year 2009).

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      Conclusion

      Apart from the government MCA colleges in India, many private online MCA institutes are also available. Some of them don’t have the approval from DEC, and the fees are also on the higher side compared to the government distance learning MCA institutes. At the same time, some reputed private MCA institutes are also there but take sufficient care before getting admitted in to one.

      All the best!