IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2024

IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2024 - Here, Candidates will be able to find the latest syllabus structure for the IGNOU MCA program. IGNOU MCA Syllabus Structure is available with a credit system in which each of the courses is given appropriate credit. IGNOU has implemented a credit system in MCA courses which is useful for course selection at the time of taking admission and for re-registration.

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IGNOU MCA Candidates have to earn a required number of credits every semester or every year to complete and qualify for MCA passing certificate. The selection of the courses can be made at the time of taking fresh admission or re-registration for the subsequent year or semester for the MCA program. There are many courses available for IGNOU MCA course selection out of which some are compulsory courses and some of are elective courses.

IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2024 Highlights

Name of the Program Master of Computer Applications
Exam System Semester
Total Credits 80
Category IGNOU MCA

MCA students will have the option to choose the course of their choice from the elective courses (if exists) while there are no choices and options available for compulsory or core courses.

IGNOU MCA Current Syllabus 2024

Course Code Name of Course Credits

First Semester

MCS-211 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
MCS-212 Discrete Mathematics 4
MCS-213 Software Engineering 4
MCS-214 Professional Skills and Ethics 2
MCS-215 Security and Cyber Laws 2
MCSL-216 DAA and Web Design Lab 2
MCSL-217 Software Engineering Lab 2

Second Semester

MCS-218 Data Communication and Computer Networks 4
MCS-219 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 4
MCS-220 Web Technologies 4
MCS-221 Data Warehousing and Data Mining 4
MCSL-222 OOAD and Web Technologies Lab 2
MCSL-223 Computer Network and Data Mining Lab 2

Third Semester

MCS-224 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 4
MCS-225 Accountancy and Financial Management 4
MCS-226 Data Science and Big Data 4
MCS-227 Cloud Computing and IoT 4
MCSL-228 AI and Machine Learning Lab 2
MCSL-229 Cloud and Data Science Lab 2

Fourth Semester

MCS-230 Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision 4
MCS-231 Mobile Computing 4
MCSP-232 Project 12
Total Credits 80
Number of Theory Courses 15
Number of Practical Courses 6
Project 1

MCA Old Syllabus:

1st Semester  
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
2nd Semester  
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
3rd Semester  
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
4th Semester  
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
5th Semester  
Course Code    Course Name Credits
 MCS-051  Advanced Internet Technologies 3
 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
6th Semester  
Course Code    Course Name Credits
 MCSP-060  Project 16

IGNOU MCA Credit System

As we all know, IGNOU has implemented a credit system in the MCA program in which the candidates have to earn the required credits to earn an IGNOU MCA certificate. Therefore, each of the MCA courses will have an appropriate number of credits that you will earn only after you complete the particular subject. The MCA candidates can get to know about the total number of credits that they need to earn to become eligible for the IGNOU MCA degree certificate.

IGNOU University is working regularly to revise the MCA Syllabus Structure to fulfill the current demands as well as to keep connected with the latest curriculum that helps students to achieve their goals as per the latest trends. IGNOU has the right to change and update the IGNOU MCA Syllabus at any session to offer only the latest course structure. We also work hard for IGNOU MCA students to provide an updated syllabus structure to them which will help them for their studies.

21 thoughts on “IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2024”

  1. Enrollment number is 002458465
    Name :L.Meera
    completed my mca in the year 2004, now /iam planning to do my Phd.,
    tell my credit marks.

  2. I have enrolled in 2007 but not completed 2 papers- Mcsc 003 and 004 . I want to complete the papers now.Can anybody suggest a solution

  3. Hlo i have a doubt i am arts student completed ba programme this year and i did not have maths in 12th and graduation level so how can i eligible for mca now please help me

  4. Hello, how to apply for mca_new? I am still getting old 3rd semester subjects to apply for my mca application. Can someone plz help?

  5. If we have kt in old syllabus and we are in 2021 , the re exam will be from old syllabus or new syllabus.

    1. After completion of PGDCA (of IGNOU) join MCA_NEW(2yrs course programme). It has a better syllabus.

  6. I just got admission on 5th sem MCA IGNOU. I had some doubts,

    1. Is MCSE3 MCSE4 and MCSE11 (5th sem) all compulsory or shall I have to take any one only.
    2. What about new syllabus? Will it be applicable to old student’s?

  7. I have not completed my mca course and want to complete it. at paste I could not complete mcs12 mcs31 mcse 003 mcs3004 cs60 and want to complete it what should I do can you give me any advice

    Enrollment no is 061290610
    Rajat kumar Das

  8. is there any choice in elective course in 5th semester mca ?? or we should prepare all of them in the term end examination??

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