MCA Distance Education

  • Duration : 2 Years
  • Eligibility : Bachelor degree
  • RecognitionUGC & DEB Approved, NAAC Accredited, AIU Approved

Distance MCA ( Master of Computer Applications) Course Detail

  • School of Distance learning Jagannath University offers 3 years
  • Distance MCA Program under distance learning mode.
  • Distance MCA emphasizes the latest programming languages and tools to develop better and faster applications.
  • It is a flexible course offered by Jagannath University through distance learning mode and is best for working professionals as it is a convenient method of completing higher education parallel with the job.
  • Students get to know more about Algorithm analysis and design, Programming in C++, Java, Fundamentals of Computer, the concept of application software system, data mining, system designing, computer network, warehousing, enterprise resource planning, web designing etc.
  • Distance MCA syllabus is formulated to enable candidates to have a stable and prospering career in the IT industry.
    The course duration is of 3 years divided into 6 semesters

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Career After Distance MCA

  • An individual with a Distance MCA degree may land a job in government as well as the private sector. Many top software companies, consultancy firms and large corporations across India recruit an MCA graduate.
  • Some of the companies hiring MCAs include NTPC, GAIL, BHEL, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant, IBM, etc.
  • However, if you wish to enhance your IT skills, you could opt for pursuing PhD /M.Phil. You can also consider becoming a lecturer of Computer Science / Communication Technology in a college offering MCA programs.
  • The job profiles you can get into once you have an MCA degree in hand:
  • App Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Manual Tester
  • Mobile Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Analyst
  • Software Programmer/ Engineer/Developer/Application Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Consultant
  • Social Media Handler
  • Troubleshooter
  • Technical writer
  • Web developer

Course Features

Key Features

1 Dedicated academic advisor and personal support
2 Successful alumni in more than 150 + organizations
3 Modern up-to-date curriculum
4 Lateral entry for diploma holders / BCA / in computer science / in the related degree programs
5 Books and Study material received via courier
6 Student learning Management System (LMS)
7 Course Syllabus, Study Presentations / Notes on LMS
8 Easy Fee payment including installments & EMIs plans
9 Placement in Top IT Companies
10 Alumni Interaction, Guest lectures and faculty interaction

Live Projects

  • Working on live and time-bound projects gives the student first-hand experience of the corporate culture. The process also helps them develop a professional attitude, sense of responsibility, analytical ability and leadership qualities as required by the Industry.

Performance Evaluation

  • Performance of the students is evaluated, regularly on the basis of Assignments, Case-Studies, Project Report, Presentation and Semester-end Examinations.

MCA Distance Learning Program Structure

1st Semester

MCA 101 Computer Fundamentals 3
MCA 102 Programming Techniques and C Language 3
MCA 103 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
MCA 104 Introduction to Internet and Multimedia 3
MCA 105 C Programming Lab 2
MCA 106 MS Office Lab 2

2nd Semester

MCA 201 Software Engineering 3
MCA 202 Discrete Mathematic Structure 3
MCA 203 Data Structure and Algorithm 3
MCA 204 Object Oriented Programming with C++ 3
MCA 205 DSA Lab 2
MCA 206 OOPs Lab 2

3rd Semester

MCA 301 Theory of Computation 3
MCA 302 Computer Graphics 3
MCA 303 C# and .NET Programming 3
MCA 304 Database Management System 3
MCA 305 C# and .NET Lab 2
MCA 306 DBMS Lab 2

4th Semester

MCA 401 Advance Java Programming 3
MCA 402 Computer Organization 3
MCA 403 Operating System & Linux Administration 3
MCA 404 PHP 3
MCA 405 Advance Java Lab 2
MCA 406 PHP Lab 2

5th Semester

MCA 501 Design and Analysis of Algorithm 3
MCA 502 Artificial Intelligence 3
MCA 503 System Software Engineering 3
MCA 504 Data Communication & Networks 3
MCA 505 Design and Analysis of Algorithm Lab 2
MCA 506 System Software Engineering Lab 2

6th Semester

MCA 601 Cloud Computing 3
MCA 602 Data Mining and Warehousing 3
MCA 603 Major Project 12


  • The above course curriculum is subject to revision as per UGC guidelines from time to time and as per industry updates.
  • Exams would be conducted during the December and July exam cycles.
  • Student will have to submit assignments for each subject.
  • Examinations carry 70% and assignments carry 30% weightage.

Distance MCA Course Fee & Eligibility


  • Total Semester:6
  • Duration of the course:3 years
  • Registration fee:500
  • Program fee:13,500 per semester
  • Examination fee:1000 per semester
  • Lateral Entry ( without extra fee / charges):2 years
  • Distance MCA Coursehas been divided into two semesters per year (January – June and July – December). Consequently, there will be two exams every year – one in the month of July and the other is December
  • The students are at liberty to appear any of the exams conducted by the University during the year subject to completing the minimum time frame and other formalities prescribed for the Distance MCA Course.

Eligibility :

  • Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 (three) year duration from a recognized University.
  • Aspirants should have studied Mathematics subject in the 10+2 standard or graduation level
  • Lateral entry for diploma holders / BCA / B.SC in computer science/ in the related degree programs .
  • Medium of Instruction: English

Career Opportunities

Master Of Computer Application Career Opportunities

  • Lot of Job opportunities are available in the field of MCA. Candidates having an MCA degree may have great employment opportunities in top IT companies and top consultancy firms.
  • At present, with the advancement of IT & Communication systems, people with good computer application skills are highly demanded in IT sector.
  • MCA qualified students can find jobs easily in government and private sector. Numerous job are available in both the sectors. Candidates can get profiles as per their skills and caliber.

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What our learners have to say…

“The MBA programme at Jagannath University offered a perfect mix of theoretical as well as practical learning and facilitated in building a solid foundation.”