New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to reduce the course duration of Masters of Computer Application (MCA) from three years to two years from the 2020-21 academic year.
The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) informed this in a notification.
According to the notification, students who have passed BCA/Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent degree or passed B.Sc/B.Com/BA with Mathematics at the 10+2 level or at graduation level (with additional bridge courses as per the norms of the university concerned) and obtained at least 55% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply for the MCA course.
The decision to reduce the duration of the MCA course was taken because of the gradual fall in enrollments.
In 2019-20, the number of students enrolling for this course had reduced by 38,964 compared to the enrollments in 2015-16.