MCA Distance Education

Master of Computer Application in Distance Education / Correspondence


3 Years / 2 Years (Lateral Entry)


INR 20K – 40K Per Year


Graduation in any discipline with Mathematics as subject in 12th/ BCA


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About MCA Distance Education

MCA Distance Education is a 2years (MCA Lateral Entry)/ 3 years professional postgraduate computer degree program which deals with the study of computers and its applications in real world. Master of computer applications course is abbreviated as MCA. MCA program is for aspirants, wanting to gain in-depth understanding of computers, computer components, computer network & architecture and computer programming languages. This computer degree course, aiming to create skilled IT professional, can be pursed in both regular & distance mode.

Distance learning MCA is for those, wanting to pursue MCA without having to worry about time, job and location. There is no difference between Regular & Distance MCA in terms of value, demand, curriculum & syllabus. However, Distance MCA is very affordable as compared to its Regular counterpart.

Distance MCA program is designed to provide a very in-depth theoretical knowledge of computer languages and their applications. It teaches the practical application of theoretical knowledge and also imbibes the ability to solve real life IT issues, with the help of pursued, theoretical & practical, knowledge. Distance MCA program is a golden opportunity for those who want to shift their career to IT. As it allows graduates from any discipline to take the course.

There are many universities in India offering MCA program in Distance/ Correspondence/ Online learning mode.

Affiliations to check before selecting any University for Distance MCA

Distance Educastion Bureau

University Grants Commission

Association of Indian Universities

Eligibility for MCA Distance Education

Candidates having Graduation from any Discipline, with Mathematics as one the subjects either in 12th or in graduation, are eligible for taking admission in MCA.

Candidates having Graduation, in BCA, BSC (IT/CS), are eligible for lateral entry to 2nd year of MCA.

Fees for MCA Distance Education

20K – 40K Per Year (As fees varies according to universities)

Objectives of MCA Distance Education

To prepare students, who cannot join regular classroom program, for a productive career in IT industry.

To enable working professionals, already engaged in IT industry, in pursuing the course without bothering their jobs.

To provide a chance to those who want to change their career to IT.

To deliver the course at an affordable fee.

To develop the IT industry-oriented skills in students with the help of theory-practical blended curriculum.

To produced skilled IT professional having in-depth knowledge about computer applications, languages, tools and techniques.

To impart communication, management, leadership skills required for working in a team environment.

Career options after MCA Distance Education

We are living in the era of digitalisation, where Information technology has touched almost every aspect of our life. It has become an inherent part of our life. As the IT industry in India is flourishing rapidly, there is an ever-increasing demand for qualified IT profession. Distance MCA program is designed to meet this shortage, by producing skilled industry-ready IT professionals. Thus, Distance MCA opens door to wide range of career options for the aspirants:

  • Start-Ups: Aspirants with exceptional computer knowledge and business skills, can start their own businesses like Software Development, Web Designing, Digital Marketing Agency, etc.
  • Students can get roles like system engineer, software engineer in reputed IT firms like TCS, TCL, IBM, Infosys etc.
  • Network administrators are required in places like Banks, Schools, Colleges for managing the network and servers.
  • Candidates can get selected for jobs in Government departments Indian Army, Airforce, Railway, etc. recruit IT professionals.
  • IT professional are required in public sector undertakings for various job roles.
  • Candidates interested in teaching profession can take up jobs in reputed schools and colleges.
  • Candidates interested in research work and detailed specialization in a particular subject, can take admission to Ph. D programs.
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