The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has reduced the duration of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree from 3 to 2 years from 2020-21. The decision to reduce the MCA course duration was taken by UGC in its 545th meeting held in December.
The information along with an official notice has been shared by AICTE on its official twitter handle
The official notification reads – “In view of the above, necessary modification in the course duration of the MCA program may please be made in conformity with the UGC decision and provisions contained in AICTE APH for A.Y 2020-21.”
Candidates those who have passed BCA/Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent degree or passed B.Sc/ B.Com/ B.A with mathematics at class 12 level or at graduation level (with additional bridge courses as per the norms of the concerned University) with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination are eligible to take admission to new MCA courses, said in the notification
The students who are already enrolled in MCA courses will not be affected by the AICTE’s decision. These students will continue to complete their course in the three-year format.
The MCA course for students who completed BSc Computer Science and BCA at undergraduate level is already only for two years.