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BCA

Bachelor of Computer Applications is a 3-year undergraduate programme which is spanned over six semesters. The course is designed to provide an insight into computing through fundamental concepts, principles, strategies and skills supplemented with practical exposure to effectively apply in real-time computing environments by incorporating the latest developments in to the curriculum. The Computer Science department aims to educate students with strong application and programming skills on the latest revolution in technology along with strong moral values to assimilate into the industry at ease. Besides they are enriched with knowledge beyond the curriculum through various value-added courses, certificate courses, seminars, workshops, industrial visits etc. It also prepares the student to pursue post graduate studies anywhere in the world and acquire greater competency.

Head of Department

Ms. Renju K Associate Professor, MCA, M.Phil.

Vision

  • The Department of Computer Science, envisions a skill based technical education that empowers the students through necessary domain knowledge and prepare them to meet the dynamic challenges in order to deliver high quality services for the betterment of the society.

Mission

  • To provide quality and career-oriented education to empower the human potential in service to Industry and Society.
  • To foster an environment with excellence and diversity by conducting awareness programs, seminars, workshops to make them socially conscious and responsible women.
  • To emulate self- development and self-actualization.
  • To inculcate the right attitude and aptitude to be socio-economically responsible women.
PO1: Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the core and allied areas of Computer Science and apply them in developing solutions to the problems.
PO2: Develop language skills for effective oral and technical communication in business environment.
PO3:  Explore hardware, operating systems, open source software, application packages and other resources in order to use it effectively to design, develop and deploy applications.
PO4: Inculcate the ability of problem solving, life-long learning and work in teams effectively in the societal context.
PO5: Identify, select, formulate and apply appropriate techniques, use relevant resources and design optimal solutions to real-time problems.
PO6: Equip with moral values and professional ethics to take-up responsibilities and reach out to the societal needs.

GENERAL STRUCTURE

During the first four semesters, the focus is on fundamental principles and concepts in computing by providing Mathematical Foundation, Basics of Statistics, Accounting, Business communication, Digital principles, Problem solving techniques and algorithmic processes to understand, create, test and transform information. In the next two semesters the focus is on engineering considerations, system design, development and applications. The first four semesters have one English and one Language in Part I, three core courses and two lab–oriented papers in Part II, one Additional Course such as Ability Enhancement /Interdisciplinary/ Skill Enhancement Course and Value education in Part III. The V and VI semesters have core courses, elective courses, and lab-oriented papers with a mini project and Value Education. Electives are offered in the fifth and sixth semesters to streamline the students based on their area of interest. The project emphasize on complete understanding, analyzing, designing, developing, maintaining primarily business, information systems and on recent trends in computing. The course content is regularly updated to keep pace with IT sector.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Semester 1 & Semester 2: Departmental: Three Core courses with Two practical components, One Language course, One English course and Two Additional Courses Semester 3: Departmental: Three Core courses with Two practical components, One Language course, One English course and One Interdisciplinary Course Semester 4: Departmental: Three Core courses with Two practical components, One Language course, One English course and One Skill Enhancement Course Semester 5: Departmental: Four Core courses, One Elective Course, Two Practical components, One project and One Additional Course Semester 6: Departmental: Three Core courses, One Elective Course, Two Practical components, One major project and One Additional Course TOTAL Credits: 140

TESTING AND EVALUATION

  1. Eligibility: Students who have completed two years Pre-University (10+2) Course of Karnataka or equivalent examination are eligible to apply for admission to BCA Degree Programme.
  2. Duration of the Course: Three academic years consisting of six semesters.
  3. Medium of Instruction: The medium of Instruction and Examination shall be in English.
  4. Evaluation Procedure for courses with Practicals: a) Continuous Internal Assessment for theory (CIA) : 30 Marks
    One test 15
    Assignments / Projects / GK & Quiz / Presentations 10
    Attendance 5
    Total 30
    b) End Semester Examination for theory (ESE): 70 Marks C) Continuous Internal Assessment for Practical’s/ Tutorials (CIA): 15 Marks
    Pre-final test 10
    Attendance 5
    Total 15
    d) End Semester Examination for Practical’s/ Tutorials (ESE): 35 Marks e) Students should secure a paper minimum of 40% each in end semester theory and in theory total (CIA + ESE), End Semester practical examination and in practical total (CIA + ESE) and an aggregate of 50%
  5. Evaluation Procedure for courses without Practicals: a) Continuous Internal Assessment for theory (CIA) : 50 Marks
    One test 30
    Assignments / Projects / GK & Quiz / Presentations 15
    Attendance 5
    Total 50
    b) End Semester Examination for theory (ESE) : 100 Marks c) Students should secure a paper minimum of 40% each in end semester theory and in theory Total (CIA + ESE)
  6. Evaluation Procedure for core Projects I & II V Semester Project I : a) Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) : 30 Marks
    Review – I 10 Marks
    Pre-final Test 15 Marks
    Attendance 05 Marks
    Total 30 Marks
    b) End Semester Examination (ESE) : 70 Marks c) Students should secure a paper minimum of 40% in end semester examination and in total (CIA+ ESE). VI Semester Project II: a) Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) : 50 Marks
    Review – I 20 Marks
    Pre-final Test 25 Marks
    Attendance 05 Marks
    Total 50 Marks
    b) End Semester Examination (ESE) : 150 Marks c) Students should secure a paper minimum of 40% in end semester examination and in total (CIA+ ESE).

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.