IGNOU BCA - Bachelor of Computer Application

IGNOU Bachelor of Computer Application(BCA) provides a sound academic base from which an advanced career in Computer Application can be developed . These graduates can start their career a Junior Programmer and get promoted to the post of senior Programmers & Project Managers in the IT sector.

The basic objective of the programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students, who have done the 10+2 and are interested in taking computing/IT as a career. After acquiring the Bachelor’s Degree (BCA) at IGNOU, there is further educational opportunity to go for an MCA at IGNOU or Master’s Programme at any other University/Institute. Also after completing BCA Programme, a student should be able to get entry level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES.

Ignou BCA Updates

Scope of BCA:

The course of BCA has been amongst the most demanding course for Indian youths. However, the scope of IGNOU BCA has been not so great now-a-days. The bachelor level course in India has always suffered a back look. Since BCA is a bachelor level course, the scope can be further improved if an individual candidates under takes a master level course .

Who can Apply?/Eligibility Criteria:
10+2 or equivalent / 3 year diploma from state board of technical education

Course Fee:
Rs. 4,600/- For Ist Semester(Rs. 100 in addition to Rs. 4,500 as Registration charges) and Rs. 4,500/- Per Semester for Second Semester Onwards( See Common Prospectus for latest update)

Job Prospects:
We know that India is an IT power thus it is obvious that the course of BCA will provide jobs in the IT sector. The companies such as Wipro, Infotech, Satyam, Tata Consultancy Service, Siemens Communications, and even International companies such as Vodafone, and Essar Communications are hiring applicants from the most reputed colleges as well as Universities of India.

Programme Structure:

First Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 FEG-02  Foundation course in English -2  4
 ECO-01  Business Organization  4
 BCS-011  Computer Basics and PC Software  3
 BCS-012  Mathematics  4
 BCSL-013  Computer Basics and PC Software Lab  2

Second Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 ECO-02  Accountancy-1  4
 MCS-011  Problem Solving and Programming  3
 MCS-012  Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming  4
 MCS-015  Communication Skills  2
 MCS-013  Discrete Mathematics  2
 BCSL-021  C Language Programming Lab  1
 BCSL-022  Assembly Language Programming Lab  1

Third Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 MCS-021  Data and File Structures  4
 MCS-023  Introduction to Database Management Systems  3
 MCS-014  Systems Analysis and Design  3
 BCS-031  Programming in C++  3
 BCSL-032  C++ Programming Lab  1
 BCSL-033  Data and File Structures Lab  1
 BCSL-034  DBMS Lab  1

Fourth Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 BCS-040  Statistical Techniques  4
 MCS-024  Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming  3
 BCS-041  Fundamentals of Computer Networks  4
 BCS-042  Introduction to Algorithm Design  2
 MCSL-016  Internet Concepts and Web Design  2
 BCSL-043  Java Programming Lab  1
 BCSL-044  Statistical Techniques Lab  1
 BCSL-045  Algorithm Design Lab  1

Fifth Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 BCS-051  Introduction to Software Engineering  3
 BCS-052  Network Programming and Administration  3
 BCS-053  Web Programming  2
 BCS-054  Computer Oriented Numerical Techniques  3
 BCS-055  Business Communication  2
 BCSL-056  Network Programming and Administration Lab  1
 BCSL-057  Web Programming Lab  1
 BCSL-058  Computer Oriented Numerical Techniques Lab  1

Sixth Semester

CourseCode Course Name Credits
 BCS-062  E-Commerce  2
 MCS-022  Operating System Concepts and Networking Management  4
 BCSL-063  Operating System Concepts and Networking Management Lab  1
 BCSP-064  Project  8


i am 12th from isc and i want to do bca

Without maths can we do BCA?? I have commerce stream

I want to admission in Bca course from Ignou in kolkata,so kindly can u inform me about admission bca in details.

Is the admission still open now.

I want to join for BCA in IGNOU,is new admissions is going on?
when is the last date of admissions??


I am XI Passed only shall I admit or what to study this course within this years 2012


The options to students after 12 at are either based on the marks he sure in class 12 th or the entrance exams he can clear after class 12 th.

The options are different for the three streams:

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