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IGNOU Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Courses & Syllabus

IGNOU MCA Syllabus, IGNOU MCA Courses- The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has divided the courses or syllabus of Master of Computer Applications programme into six semesters.

So, the number of courses has also been divided into different semesters.  Each IGNOU MCA course has some credit associated with it where one credit is equivalent to 30 study hours of students comprising all the learning activities. Therefore, if any course has three credits then the students need to give it 90 hours for its study.

Also read about Ignou MCA admission eligibility, Fees, Exam Form, Hall Ticket, Result, etc.

The credit system helps the student to understand the academic effort he/ she needs to make to successfully complete a course.The students need to pass out 108 credits to complete the master degree.

The completion of the MCA programmes requires successful completion of both assignments and the Term-End examination of each course in the programme.

Below, We have mentioned the list of Ignou MCA courses which are available semester wise and with the credits associated with them. These are as follows:

IGNOU MCA First Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCS-011  Problem Solving and Programming  3
 MCS-012  Computer Organisation and Assembly Language Programming  4
 MCS-013 Discrete Mathematics  2
 MCS-014 Systems Analysis and Design  3
 MCS-015 Communication Skills  2
 MCSL-016  Internet Concepts and Web design (Lab Course)  2
 MCSL-017 Lab (C and Assembly Language Programming) (Lab Course)  2

IGNOU MCA Second Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCS-021 Data and File structures  4
 MCS-022  Operating System concepts  4
 MCS-023 Introduction to Database Management Systems  3
 MCS-024  Object Oriented Technology and Java Programming  3
 MCSL-025  Lab (Data Structures using C, WINDOWS 2000, LINUX / UNIX, Java and MS? ACCESS, My SQL)  4

IGNOU MCA Third Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCS-031 Design and Analysis of Algorithms  4
 MCS-032  Object Oriented Analysis and Design  3
 MCS-033 Advanced Discrete Mathematics  2
 MCS-034  Software Engineering  3
 MCS-035  Accountancy and Financial Management  3
 MCSL-036 Laboratory Course (For Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Engineering and Accountancy and Financial Management)  3

IGNOU MCA Fourth Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCS-041  Operating Systems  4
 MCS-042  Data Communication and Networks  4
 MCS-043  Advanced Database Management Systems  4
 MCS-044  Mini Project  4
 MCSL-045 UNIX and DBMS LAB  2

IGNOU MCA Fifth Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCS-051  Advanced Internet Technologies  3
 MCS-052  Principles of Management and Information Systems  2
 MCS-053 Computer Graphics and Multimedia  4
 MCSL-054  Laboratory Course (Advanced Internet Technologies & Computer Graphics and Multimedia)  2
 MCSE-003  Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management  3
 MCSE-004  Numerical and Statistical Computing  3
 MCSE-011  Parallel Computing  3

IGNOU MCA Sixth Semester Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
 MCSP-060  Project  16

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