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Master of Computer Application (MCA)

  /  Master of Computer Application (MCA)

Course : Master of Computer Application (MCA)

Duration : MCA is two year full time post-graduate degree programme

Savitribai Phule Pune University, earlier known as Pune University, is widely regarded as one of the Premier Universities of India. It is situated in the North-Western part of the city, which is often referred to as the ‘Oxford of the East’. It was established on the 10th of February, 1949 under the Poona University Act and has grown over the years to now include over 46 academic departments. Out of the various management programs offered by the University, Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) has an industry-relevant syllabus.

The Institute has an industry-related curriculum as mandated by the University that gives the students a crux of the processes most integral to the IT industry. This would not only help them bridge the Industry-Academia gap, but also preserve the academic autonomy of educational institutions.

MCA Programme Outcomes (POs): At the end of the MCA Programme the learner will possess
the following Program Outcome:

Programme Outcomes Graduates Attributes (GAs) form a set of individually assessable outcomes that are the components indicative of the graduate’s potential to acquire competence to practice at the appropriate level. The GAs of PG programmes are examples of the attributes expected from a graduate of an accredited programme.

PO1: Generic and Domain Knowledge:

Apply knowledge of computing fundamentals, computing specialization, mathematics, and domain knowledge appropriate for the computing specialization to the abstraction and conceptualization of computing models from defined problems and requirements.

PO2: Problem Analysis:

Identify, formulate, research literature, and solve complex Computing problems reaching substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of Mathematics, Computing sciences, and relevant domain disciplines.

PO3: Design /Development of Solutions:

Design and evaluate solutions for complex computing problems, and design and evaluate systems, components, or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental  considerations.

PO4: Critical thinking/ conduct investigations of complex Computing problems:

Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Use of modern tools:

Create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: Ethics

Understand and commit to professional ethics and cyber regulations, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice.

PO7: Life-long Learning

Recognize the need, and have the ability, to engage in independent learning for continual development as a Computing professional.

PO8: Leadership skills:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of computing and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects
and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO9: Effective Communication:

Communicate effectively with the computing community, and with society at large, about complex computing activities by being able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and understand clear instructions.

PO10: Societal and Environmental aspect:

Understand and assess societal, environmental, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues within local and global contexts, and the consequential responsibilities relevant  to professional computing practice.

PO11: Team Work

Function effectively as an individual and as a member  or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12: Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

Identify a timely  opportunity and using innovation to pursue that opportunity to create value and wealth for the betterment of the individual and society at large.

MCA: Program Objectives

To provide to the country a steady stream of the necessary knowledge, skills and foundation for acquiring a wide range of rewarding careers into the rapidly expanding world of the Information Technology.

To inculcate learning aspects from four dimensions viz. Conceptual Learning, Skills Learning and Practical / Hands on with respect to four specialized tracks

To develop students to cater to the challenging opportunities being faced in Information Technology.

To develop basic and advanced skills in areas of student interest thereby increasing their level of expertise.

To strengthen students with all fundamental areas and aspects of technical and management training required for professional aspects of software development.

Program Specific Outcomes

Program Specific Outcomes or PSOs are abilities that a MCA Programme  professional should have after successful completion of the program. Following   PSOs have been defined:

A graduate will have

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and computer science to solve business problems by use of computer technology.

An ability to develop computer code, analyze and interpret data, for reducing the errors in decision making.

An ability to design user friendly system, or process to meet desired needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, health and safety, constraints.

An ability to perform in multidisciplinary teams, and interact with various domain experts.

An ability to communicate effectively.

MCA: Program Objectives

PEO1 :

Graduate of MCA program will acquire in-depth knowledge of fundamental concepts, programming skills, analysis, design, Communication skills and development of innovative IT products to meet the industry needs for competitive edge of Indian and global


Graduate of MCA program will apply contemporary tools and technologies to create systems for solving industrial, social or environment oriented problems by improving the ability among the graduates to implement innovative and creative ideas by using technical concepts as well as promote managerial skills and entrepreneur sprit.


Graduates of the MCA program will be appreciative of the significance of Indian ethos and values in managerial decision making.


Graduates of the MCA program will be ready to engage in successful career pursuits covering a broad spectrum of areas in corporate, non-profit organizations, public policy, entrepreneurial ventures and engage in life-long learning


Graduates of the MCA program will be recognized in their chosen fields for their managerial competence, creativity & innovation, integrity & sensitivity to local and global issues of social relevance and earn the trust & respect of others as inspiring, effective and
ethical leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and change agents.

CO’s of MCA Programme 2019 Pattern
CO’s of MCA Programme