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MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES


2.1

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)


School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS)

The broad objective of the MCA is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry academia
by providing an outstanding environment for teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline.
The programmes thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and applicationoriented 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.
The Masters Degree Programme has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The first year courses
are aimed at skills development in computers using various technologies, the second year is more focused on core
courses providing a conceptual framework and the third year provides the specialization and the project work. After
the successful completing of first year courses, the student will receive the PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in
Computer Applications) certificate.
Eligibility: Any Bachelors degree of minimum 3 (three) year duration from a 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 BCS12
course concurrently with IGNOU MCA.
Medium of Instruction: English
Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions
Fee Structure: Rs. 54,000/- for full programme to be paid semester wise @Rs. 9,000/- per semester. Non Maths
students have to pay Rs.1,200/- 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
First Year
I Semester
MCS 11
MCS 12
MCS 13
MCS 14
MCS 15
MCSL 16
MCSL 17
II Semester
MCS 21
MCS 22
MCS 23
MCS 24
MCSL 25
Second Year
III Semester
MCS 31
MCS 32

Title of the Course

Credits

Problem Solving and Programming


Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming
Discrete Mathematics
Systems Analysis and Design
Communication Skills
Internet Concepts and Web Design
C and Assembly Language Programming Lab

3
4
2
3
2
2
2

Data and File Structures


Operating System Concepts and Networking Management
Introduction to Database Management Systems
Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming
Lab (based on MCS21, MCS22, MCS23 and MCS24)

4
4
3
3
4

Design and Analysis of Alogrithms


Object Oriented Analysis and Design

4
3

MCS 33

Advanced Discrete Mathematics

MCS 34

Software Engineering

MCS 35
MCSL 36

Accountancy and Financial Management


Lab (based on MCS32, MCS34 and MCS35)

3
3

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IV Semester
MCS 41
MCS 42
MCS 43
MCS 44
MCSL 45

Operating Systems
Data Communication and Computer Networks
Advanced Database Mathematics Management Systems
Mini Project
Lab (UNIX and Oracle)

4
4
4
4
2

Third Year
V Semester
MCS 51
MCS 52
MCS 53
MCSL 54

Advanced Internet Technologies


Principles of Management and Information Systems
Computer Graphics and Multimedia
Lab (based on MCS 51 and MCS 53)

3
2
4
2

Elective Courses*
MCSE 3
Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management
MCSE 4
Numerical and Statistical Computing
MCSE 11
Parallel Computing
VI Semester

3
3
3

MCSP 60

16

Project

Total Credits

108

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Sudhansh Sharma, mca@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572910/ 011-29572904

2.2

Master of Science (Dietetics and Food Services Management)


(MSCDFSM)
School of Continuing Education (SOCE)

The M.Sc. Programme in the area of Dietetics and Food Service Management has been developed with a view
to address the needs of training work force/developing manpower (dietitians, nutrition counsellors, food service
managers etc.) for the emerging employment sector (hospital/community dietetics, food service management). The
programme will offer unique opportunity of higher education to learners to enrich their working lives by entering
into the market and/or starting their own food service unit, leading to entrepreneurship. The programme also
focuses on upgrading the professional competencies of serving personnel in food service establishments, such as
dietitians, diet technicians, counsellors etc. upgrading their knowledge and equipping them with productive skills to
enhance their career progression and employability.
The special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners in the form of Post
Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Nutrition (PGDDPN) after having successfully completed 30 credit course
work and three months internship programme (16 credits).
Eligibility: B.Sc. (Home Science) specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma
in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, or its equivalent or Graduate (B.Sc.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHHS etc) from
the following background Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Life Science, Microbiology Health Care,
Medical, Pharmaceutical Catering alongwith the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU (Simultaneous admission
for CFN/CNCC is also permitted).
Medium of Instruction: English
Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions
Fee Structure: Rs. 27,000/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 13,500/- per year.
Programme Details:
Course Code

Title of the Course

Credits

MFN 1

Applied Physiology

MFN 2
MFNL 2

Nutritional Biochemistry

2
2
IGNOU Common Prospectus

15