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D.E. M.C.A.

2015

APPLICATION AND
PROSPECTUS

MASTER OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS PROGRAMME


(January -2015 to December - 2017)

SASTRA UNIVERSITY
(A University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
THANJAVUR - 613 401, TAMILNADU, INDIA.
Ph: 91-4362 264101-108, 304000 - 010, Fax : 91-4362 264120
Web page : www.sastra.edu

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MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

Dear Learners,

Greetings from SASTRA University!

We are very happy to invite you to join Distance Education Programme of SASTRA University.
The Directorate of Distance Education was established in 2002 to provide high quality online and distance
education to those who could not otherwise enter the portals of conventional education system. SASTRA
University has always been in the forefront of higher education and all our professional programmes
offered through conventional mode have got recognition and national acclaim. This is possible
because of highly qualified teachers and excellent infrastructural facilities available at SASTRA.

The Distance Education programmes offered by SASTRA will address the individual needs of the
distance learner and make this self-learning experience a wholly satisfying one. This University adopts a
transparent admission policy, affordable programme fee, study centre facility and academic inputs from
experienced faculty. Multimedia facilities are also available with us to enhance self-learning.

SASTRA University Distance Education is committed to help you in fulfilling your educational
aspirations and wish you success in your higher educational pursuits and thank you for choosing SASTRA.

Prof. R. Sethuraman
Vice-Chancellor

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THE UNIVERSITY
Shanmugha College of Engineering has been established by its founding fathers in the year 1984 and
was renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA). It has
become a University in April 2001 under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act1956 fo r
its outstanding contribution to the growth of higher education especially professional education.
Its unique blend of academic excellence, real world experience and moral values has earned
SASTRA national and international recognition.
SASTRA with over 9,186 students in the campus offers various high quality undergraduate and post
graduate programmes in Engineering, Sciences, Education, Management and Arts besides doctoral
programmes and has the state - of the - art laboratories, a well stocked library and one of the best computing
facilities. SASTRA has been reaccredited with A Grade (maximum grade) status by 3.54 points National
Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
With only 12% of the relevant age group (18-23) entering the portals of the higher education in the country,
SASTRA has felt a need to expand the provision of the higher education and established the
Directorate of Distance Education in collaboration with Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of UGC,
New Delhi to offer higher education through distance mode. Besides M..C..A, other innovative degree
programmes are offered in the Distance Mode.
OBJECTIVES
• To provide an alternative informal channel through distance learning mode for those who seek
higher education.
• To supplement the efforts of campus - based conventional higher education system.
• To provide a “Second Chance” to those who are not able to pursue higher education earlier.
• To f a c i l i t a t e updated knowledge and skills to those who are already employed including
in - service teachers.
• To identify and design innovative programmes to meet the local and global
manpower needs.
SALIENT FEATURES
• Individualized study: flexibility in terms of pace, place and duration of study.
• Cost - effective programmes.
• Modular structure and credit- based programmes.
• Study materials in the form of Books and DVDs

• Besides distributing study materials, classes are conducted through PCP,


Week end and virtual contact classes.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
SASTRA University offers distance mode programmes with an aim to fulfil the
following:
• Certification
• Improvement of knowledge and skills
• Acquisition of professional competencies
• Continuing and life - long learning

MASTER OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (DISTANCE MODE) Programme – An Introduction

The Master of Computer Applications Programme (MCA) of Distance Mode offered by SASTRA University
is one among the Professional Master programmes in Computer Science. The objective behind MCA is to
equip undergraduate science students with latest technologies, tools and applications in Information
Technology (IT) and to meet the ever-growing requirement of IT professionals and is also intended to
provide an opportunity to the science graduates to further their education qualification.

Applicants should have secured the minimum 50% of marks prescribed by the SASTRA University
consistently from 10th standard to graduation. Further, mathematics or statistics should have been one of the
subjects in their 12th and graduation level. The graduation programme must be a regular, three year course
with one of the following subjects’ mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics, and computer science,
computer applications, information technology as main subjects and mathematics as an essential component
for all mains.

The entire programme is spread through the period of three years. The 3 year programme prescribed by
SASTRA University will be conducted through Distance mode.

Candidates of this programme will be getting a Study Kit which consists of 20 hours video lectures in DVD
format, power points and document files besides Books in hardcopy form for each course. Besides this Study
Kit, there are 20 hours of Personal Contact Programme (PCP) in each subject and video-conference based
teaching to the registrants of the programme. At the end of every year, there will be a paper-pen based
examination.

The third year will have a project work. 75% attendance in contact classes is compulsory for the candidates
to appear for the examination.

An MCA after B.Sc. will enhance the eligibility criteria for on-site project opportunities during their
employment, as the probability of successfully getting a visa is higher compared to a candidate with an
undergraduate science degree. Candidates will also be technically more qualified and competent to handle
more complex assignments, as the prescribed course curriculum is aligned with requirements of the industry.

1. Objectives of M.C.A. Programme

The M.C.A. (Distance Mode) programme of SASTRA focuses on making the applicants to acquire relevant
knowledge, skills and attitudes.

 To enable the registrant to understand the design of complex computer applications.


 To develop a strong foundation of computer applications and information technology.
 To enhance the registrant Skills to cope with the real-time applications.
 To enrich the Communication skills among the registrants.
 To develop a contemporary managerial ability to analyze, design, develop, deploy and to
maintain software projects.
2. Eligibility

Candidates should have successfully undergone the degree in 10+2+3 pattern of examinations with
Mathematics as a subject of study in +2 or in qualifying degree course.

2.1 Selection procedure


Selection to M.C.A distance mode programme in SASTRA will be done transparently
based on merit.

3. Duration of the programme


M.C.A. Programme is of three years duration. In any case, the programme will have to be
completed within a maximum period of five years after enrolment.

4. Medium of instruction
The medium of instruction for M..C..A.. Programme will be in English.

5. Programme Fee
Name of the
Fee Structure
Programme
Rs. 25,000/- per annum
M.C.A
Fee will be charged separately for degree certificate. Once fee paid, will not be
refunded under any circumstances.
6. Credit System
Credit system will be followed for the distance education programmes of SASTRA. The M.C.A.
programme comprises 132 credits

7. Programme structure
S.No Subjects Credits

Core Paper 64

Information Elective Paper 12


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Technology
Practical 18

Core Paper 8
Management
2 Elective Paper 4

3 Mathematics Core Paper 12

4 HR Skills Core Paper 3

5 Mini Project 3

6 Project 8

Total 132
7.1. Programme Description
First Year M.C.A.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits

MMCA 101 Data Structures and Algorithms 4


MMCA 102 Programming in C and OOP 4
Fundamentals
MMCA 103 Computer Organization and Architecture 4
MMCA 104 Numerical & Statistical Methods 4
MMCA 105 Principles of Management 4
MMCA 106 Introduction to IT Lab 2
MMCA 107 Programming & Data Structures Lab 2
MMCA 201 Visual Programming 4
MMCA 202 Operating Systems 4
MMCA 203 Mathematics for Computer Applications 4
MMCA 204 Business Communication 4
MMCA 205 Data Base Management Systems 4
MMCA 206 RDBMS & GUI Lab 2
MMCA 207 LINUX & Windows Lab 2

Second Year M.C.A.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits

MMCA 301 Data Communication and Networks 4


MMCA 302 Optimization Techniques 4
MMCA 303 Basics of Java Programming 4
MMCA 304 Software Engineering – I 4
MMCA 305 Object Oriented Analysis & Design with 4
UML
MMCA 306 CASE Tools Lab 2
MMCA 307 Optimization and JAVA programming 2
Lab
MMCA 308 HR Skills – I 1
MMCA 401 Dot Net Framework 4
MMCA 402 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
MMCA 403 Advanced Java Programming 4
MMCA 404 Elective I 4
MMCA 405 Elective II 4
MMCA 406 Dot Net Programming Lab 2
MMCA 407 IS Development Lab (Mini Project) 3
MMCA 408 HR skills – II 1
Third Year M.C.A.

Subject Code Subject Title Credits

MMCA 501 Software Engineering II 4


MMCA 502 Graphics & Multimedia 4
MMCA 503 Network Programming 4
MMCA 504 Elective III 4
MMCA 505 Elective IV 4
MMCA 506 Graphics and Multimedia Lab 2
MMCA 507 Network Programming Lab 2
MMCA 508 HR Skills – III 1
MMCA 601 Project and Viva voce 8

7.2 List of Electives


List of Electives
Elective – I Elective – II
1. Microprocessor & Assembly 1. Enterprise Resource Planning
Language Programming 2. Accounting and Management
2. Compiler Design Control
3. Client-Server Computing 3. Customer Relationship
4. Distributed Computing Management
5. Network Security 4. Supply Chain Management
6. Computer Simulation and 5. IT and Business Applications
Modeling 6. Knowledge Management
7. Cloud Computing 7. Web Technology

Elective – III Elective – IV


1. XML Applications 1. Image Processing
2. Data Mining and Warehousing 2. Speech Processing
3. Mobile Computing 3. Neural Networks & Fuzzy Logic
4. Component Based Development Applications
5. Virtual Private Networks 4. Artificial Intelligence and Expert
6. Network Infrastructure System
Management 5. Robotics
7. E-Commerce 6. Genetic Algorithms
7. Big Data Analytics

8. Programme materials
The study materials in the form of Books and DVDs are the programme materials for distance learning.
9. Teaching Methodology
The methodology of instruction is different from the conventional system. In distance learning, specific
emphasis is laid upon self-study and the learning process takes place with the help of study
materials. However, mode of instruction is through the following:
• Study materials. in the form of books and DVDs.
• Contact programmes are conducted at SASTRA University, Thanjavur (Headquarters).
10. Evaluation system
The scheme of evaluation system in M.C.A., programme will consist of the Term-end
University Examination. Scheme of evaluation for theory andpracticalcoursesis as follows:

For each theory and practical courses Maximum Minimum


Marks Marks for Pass
Term end University Examination 100 50

Note: The student has to secure a minimum of 50% in aggregate to pass a single course.
11. Classification of Successful Candidates
The Numerical marks will be used for assessing the performance of the students

Marks Secured Class


> 60%
First Class
> 50% and < 59%
Second Class
< 50%
Fail

11.1. Provision for unsuccessful candidates


Candidates who are declared unsuccessful shall be permitted to appear for any failed courses at
subsequent examination(s) subject to the restriction of five years of the maximum expiry period.
If a candidate has missed any term-end University examination of a programme for any reason, he/
she may appear for the same in the subsequent Term-End University Examination.

12. Incomplete and Late Applications


Incomplete and late application forms, and also application forms furnishing false
information will be summarily rejected without any information to the candidate
concerned. Candidates are, therefore advised to fill up the relevant columns carefully and submit
the form to The Programme Incharge, MCA Programme (Distance Education), SASTRA
University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Pin Code: 613401 on or before the last date given in
the advertisement.

13. Address for Correspondence


Your address must be complete in all respects as the University will correspond with you in this
address only. If you change your address, you should inform the University about your new contact
address.
Always quote your Application Number, your name and full address with pin code in all your
correspondence with SASTRA University, Tirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur – 613 401, for prompt reply.
14. Completed forms must be sent to the following address on or before the last date
in the advertisement.
The Programme Incharge,
MCA Programme
(Distance Education)
SASTRA University
Thanjavur
Tamil Nadu
Pin Code: 613401
Phone : 91-4362 264101-108, 304000-010
Fax : 91-4362 264120
Web Page: www.sastra.edu
D.D.E. M.C.A. 2016
SASTRA UNIVERSITY
Directorate of Distance Education Tirumalaisamudram,
Thanjavur - 613 401

APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION - 2016 Affix Passport


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sh ou l d r e a c h The Programme Incharge, MCA Programme
(Distance Education), SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil
Nadu, Pin Code: 613401 on or before the last date in the
advertisement.

1. Programme : M.C.A.
2. Name of the Applicant : ............................................................................................
(As per your last Degree certificate)

3. Date of Birth: (DD/MM/YY) :

4. Father’s / Husband’s Name : ............................................................................................


5. Address for correspondence : ............................................................................................
............................................................................................
............................................................................................
Pin code

Telephone : ..................................................... Mobile : ...............................................................

6. Parent’s E-mail : : .....................................................

7. Student’s E-mail : : .....................................................

8. G e n d e r : Male Female

9. Marital Status : Married Unmarried

10. Nationality : : .....................................................

11. Name of the Religion : : .....................................................

12. Name of the Caste : ..........................................

13. Community : BC/OBC/MBC/SC/ST/OC


14. Educational Q u a l i f i c a t i o n :
(10th /S.S.L.C onwards)
Percentage
Educational Year of
of Marks /
Qualification Passing Subjects University / Board
Class/Grade

SSLC / X Std
PUC/HSC/
Foundation Course
UG Degree

DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT


I hereby declare that I have read and understood the eligibility criteria for the M.C.A programme
for which I seek admission. I fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria and I have provided
necessary information in this regard in the application form. I shall provide proof of my eligibility
in original whenever sought by the University for verification. I abide by the rules and
regulations of the University and shall not raise any dispute in future about them. In the event
of any information being found incorrect or misleading my candidature is liable to be cancelled by
the University at any time and shall NOT entitle me for refund of any fee paid by me to the
university.

Date: Signature of the candidate

Checklist of Enclosures
1. A Passport size photograph affixed on the Application.
2. Copies of certificates in support of Educational Qualification (s) for10+2 and U.G degree.
3. Proof of date of birth
4. Application must be duly tied with necessary enclosure