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Banaras Hindu University - Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Course Title / Nomenclature

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Course Duration

3 years - 6 Semesters

Faculty / School / Department / Center offering the course

Faculty of Science, Computer Centre

Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree under at least 10+2+3 pattern in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate, (including all subjects studied at Bachelor's level except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) marksheet.) with Mathematics as one of the subjects at either Intermediate or +2 (10+2) or equivalent examination, or, Bachelor’s level (as a main or a subsidiary subject).

Course Pattern

Semester Pattern

Mode of Admission

Admissions are made through an Entrance Examination Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) generally conducted between May/June every year. Notification for the Entrance Examination will be generally released during February every year. Through All India MCA Common Entrance Test (AIMCET) generally conducted by the IITs

Admission to Foreign Nationals

This course is open for Foreign Nationals as per the rules of the University. The inter-se merit among the applicants of various foreign nationals will be decided by the "Core Committee for Admissions of Foreign Nationals", which shall be deemed as final. Applications of Foreign Nationals nominated by the Govt. of India under scholarship scheme and self-financing ForeignNationals shall be entertained for the MCA Course. They are not required to appear in or submit AIMCET score to theUniversity provided they have passed the equivalent Qualifying Examination* from an Indian or ForeignUniversity/Institution.

Provision to the extent of 15% of the seats on supernumerary basis for Foreign Nationals is available. Preference tobe given to foreign nationals of Indian origin, for admission to MCA Course provided they fulfill the following conditions: -

(A) (i) That the applications of scholarship-holding Foreign Nationals (under various schemes) are routed throughIndian Council for Cultural Relations/ Ministry of Human Resource Development (Deptt. of Education), Govt. ofIndia, New Delhi.
(ii) That the applications of Self-financing Foreign Nationals for MCA course must be routed through Ministry ofHuman Resource Development (MHRD), or, they have to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ issued by MHRDalong with application form.
(iii) That they hold a valid foreign passport.
(iv) That they fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements.
(v) That they procure valid Residential permit in India granted for studies/Student Visa for the prescribed durationof the concerned Course.
(vi) That the antecedents of the candidate have been verified by the forwarding Agencies/Ministry and found inorder.
(vii) That they have adequate knowledge of English and/or Hindi as per requirements of the Course.
(viii) That the Degree/Certificates* of the candidates have been recognized and approved by the Association of
Indian Universities (AIU)/Commonwealth Universities/International Association of Universities (IAU) asequivalent to the corresponding Indian Degrees/Certificates. The equivalence will be decided by the University.

(B) All the eligible foreign nationals are required to fill up the “Admission Application Form” prescribed by the Universityat the time of admission.

(C) Since candidates under Supernumerary quota may be from different foreign nationalities, the inter-se merit asdecided by the Admission Committee of the Faculty/Department concerned shall be deemed as final.

* Only the Degrees/Certificates recognized and approved by AIU shall be deemed as equivalent degrees.

Other Admission Information

Candidates who satisfy the requirements mentioned above should apply on the prescribed application form of BHU for the MCA course. Candidate appearing at the final year of the qualifying examination and expecting to fulfill the eligibility requirements mentioned above can also apply to BHU and appear at AIMCET. However, if the candidate fails to produce the original mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination on or before the last date of Admission for the course in the University, the claim for admission shall not be considered.


1. Seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste (15%) and Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) candidates. Admission againstthese seats will be made provided the candidate has passed the qualifying examination and appeared at theAIMCET and claimed the category (on the first page) in the BHU Application Form. The vacant seats reservedfor SC/ST candidates, if any, shall be filled as per Government of India Rules. APPEARANCE IN THE AIMCET ISMANDATORY FOR ADMISSION.The SC/ST candidates must submit (with the BHU Application Form) a copy of the certificate mentioning that the
candidate belongs to SC/ST community. Such certificates shall be subject to verification from the concerned DistrictMagistrate. The following are empowered to issue the certificate:

(a) District magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Addl. Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector / Ist Class Stipendary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
(b) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.
(c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
(d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.
(e) Administrator/Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands).

Candidates must note that certificate from any other person/authority shall not be accepted in any case.Further, ‘General category’ includes all candidates other than those belonging to SC or ST (or ‘OH – see below). Ifthe candidate happens to belong to SC or ST, his/her caste/tribe must be listed in the appropriate Govt. of India
schedule. The caste certificate should be in the Govt. approved format and should clearly state: (a) Name of his/hercaste/tribe (b) whether he/she belongs to SC/ST (c) District and the State or Union Territory of his/her ordinary
residence and (d) the appropriate Govt. of India schedule under which his/her caste/tribe is approved by it as SC orST.

2. 3% seats shall be reserved for ‘OH’ (Orthopaedically Handicapped) candidates provided they fulfil the minimumeligibility requirements and appear in the AIMCET. Candidates who are ‘OH’ shall be considered under this categoryonly on an approval from the University Medical Board. For this purpose a list of disabilities which may be kept inview is given below:
(a) Amputation or absence of limb above proximal to the toes in lower limb and proximal to the fingers in the upper
limb. (b) Absence or amputation of thumb or index or middle finger of hand. Absence or amputation of all the five, toes of foot. (c) Gross ankylosis of fusion at major joints or body like hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, whole hand
and foot. (d) Shortening of lower limb by 5cm.or more. (e) Shortening of upper limb by 10cm.or more. (f)
Severe/complete paralysis of upper limb or lower limb (by 50% or more of power and extent of the whole limb).

(i) Separate final merit list will be prepared for the candidates under each of the above categories.
(ii) Vacant seats under Orthopaedically Handicapped category, if any, may be filled up from General Category

Important Dates:

1. Sale of application forms: Generally in April of the academic year

2. Last date for receipt of requisition for sending the application forms by registered post: First week of May

3. Last date for sale of application forms from the office counter: Last week of May

4. Last date for receipt of duly filled application forms at the office counter: Last week of May

Fee For The Foreign Nationals

Fee fixed for and to be realised from the Government-nominated and self-financing candidates shall be in US Dollars ($) only, which shall be decided by the University from time to time.

Last Date for submission of Applications by Foreign Nationals to the Dy. Registrar (Academic): Generally July of the academic year

Fee Structure(for Indian Nationals)

At present, the per annum fee for the course is approximately Rs. 6000/- (payable in two instalments). The Hostel Fee payable at the time of allotment of hostel accommodation is approximately Rs. 2100/- and about Rs. 900/- payable on half-yearly basis. [The fee for foreign students will be as decided by the University]

Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive. i.e The institution would be offering other course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the intitution for the latest information in regard to the course.

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