Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications PGDCA

The broad objective of the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry. The programme’s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking and commercial problems.

This PG Diploma is a stand-alone programme consists of 12 courses worth 36 credits. It has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The courses are aimed at skill development in computers using various technologies. It prepares the student to aim for a programmer level/web developer in a software company to design and develop small business application software or lab personnel/technician in institutions or a freelancer to develop software projects.


Any Bachelor’s degree ofminimum 03 (three) years duration froma recognized University AND Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012
course concurrently with PGDCA.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration : Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure : Rs. 21,600/- for full Programme to be paid semester wise @Rs.10800/- per semester. Non-Maths students have to pay Rs.1400/- additional in the first semester.

Programme Details: The programme has been divided into two semesters per year (January-June and July-December). Consequently, there will be two examinations every year- one in the month of June for the January to June Semester courses and the other is December for the July to December semester courses. The students are at liberty to appear any of the examinations conducted by the University during the year subject to completing the minimum time frame and other formalities prescribed for the programme.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
Semester I
MCS 11 Problem Solving and Programming 3
MCS 12 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
MCS 13 Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS 14 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MCS 15 Communication Skills 2
MCSL 16 Internet Concepts and Web Design 2
MCSL 17 C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2
Semester II
MCS 21 Data and File Structures 4
MCS 22 Operating System Concepts and Networking Management 4
MCS 23 Introduction to Database Management System 3
MCS 24 Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming 3
MCSL 25 Lab (based on MCS 21,22,23 & 24) 4
Total Credits 36


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