The MCA programme is a postgraduate programme that gives students a solid understanding of computer science, particularly in the field of computer applications. The curriculum is created to build on students’ previous understanding of computer science and to give them the in-depth training and expertise they need to succeed as professionals in the area.
Students will complete a broad range of coursework covering subjects like
- programming languages
- data structures and algorithms
- database administration
- software engineering
- web development
- networking & computer security and
- artificial intelligence & machine learning
throughout the duration of the programme. Students will receive a well-rounded education through the coursework that covers both theoretical and practical facets of computer science.
Students will also have the chance to take part in internships and hands-on projects outside of class, giving them the chance to put their newly acquired knowledge and abilities to use in actual work situations. With the help of this problem-based learning strategy, students can enhance their analytical and problem-solving abilities while also gaining significant real-world experience.
Post their graduation, students will be well-equipped to pursue a range of IT occupations that include software development, systems analysis, project management, systems testing, network administration, database administration, web development, data analytics, artificial intelligence / machine learning domain to list a few. Additionally, they will have acquired the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities necessary to deal with the complex issues that arise in this quickly expanding industry.
In general, students who are enthusiastic about technology and are interested in a career in computer science should strongly consider this programme. It offers a demanding curriculum that equips students for success in a rapidly evolving and demanding sector.
MCA Programme @Saintgits
This course as a three-year programme was started in the year 2004 in Saintgits College of Engineering. Initially it was affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam till 2015. In the same year, Government of Kerala constituted APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU), Thiruvananthapuram with the intention of bringing all technical institutions in the state into a single umbrella. In the year 2016, MCA programme of Saintgits College of Engineering was affiliated to KTU. In the year 2020, UGC took a decision to reduce the duration of MCA programme from three years to two years with the sole intention of attracting more students.
Meanwhile, Saintgits College of Engineering was granted autonomous status by UGC and Government of Kerala in 2020. All engineering programmes, business administration programme and computer applications programme were started functioning in the autonomous mode from the year 2020.
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
After 3 to 5 years of graduation, students will be able to:
PEO 1: Demonstrate expertise in solving and programming real-world problems.
PEO 2: Exhibit teamwork, professional ethics and social responsibility.
PEO 3: Present exceptional organizational work culture, creativity and entrepreneurship.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)
PO1: Apply knowledge of computing fundamentals, computing specialisation, mathematics, and domain knowledge appropriate for the computing specialisation to the abstraction and conceptualisation of computing models from defined problems and requirements.
PO2: Identify, formulate, research literature, and solve complex computing problems reaching substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of mathematics, computing sciences, and relevant domain disciplines.
PO3: Design and evaluate solutions for complex computing problems, and design and evaluate systems, components, or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5: Create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6: Understand and commit to professional ethics and cyber regulations, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practices.
PO7: Recognise the need, and have the ability, to engage in independent learning for continual development as a computing professional.
PO8: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the computing and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO9: Communicate effectively with the computing community, and with society at large, about complex computing activities by being able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and understand clear instructions.
PO10: Understand and assess societal, environmental, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues within local and global contexts, and the consequential responsibilities relevant to professional computing practices.
PO11: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12: Identify a timely opportunity and using innovation to pursue that opportunity to create value and wealth for the betterment of the individual and society at large.