Master of Computer Applications (Lateral Entry)

Duration: 2 years (four semesters)
Eligibility: BCA, BSc (Computer Sciences), BSc (IT), PGDCA

About the program

The programme is designed to enable students to analyse a problem and identify, formulate, and use the appropriate computing and engineering requirements for obtaining a solution. The programme puts emphasis on the latest programming languages and tools. Students take elective subjects from the fourth semester onwards. The sixth semester is dedicated to project work carried out in the industry thus providing students with the opportunities to gain real world experience .The programme outline of both BCA and MCA is revised every year in consultation with industry experts to ensure that the curriculum is kept abreast of the latest developments in the world of computing.

Course of study

The MCA program focuses on providing good practical, industry-oriented learning teaching to meet the IT requirements of small, medium and large enterprises and also to develop entrepreneurs.

  • Theoretical knowledge: lectures, demonstration, group discussions, assignments, case studies.
  • Practical skills: laboratory, project works, industrial visits, presentations, seminars,workshops and other experiential activities

Career prospects


• Software developer/testers

• System integration technician

• Information systems project manager

• Web designer/master

• System analyst/administrator

• Data warehousing technician

• Database administrator

• Information officer

• Computer scientist

• Tech support engineer

This course is offered in :-

Department of Information Technology,
Martin Luther Christian University,
Dongktieh, Block 1, Nongrah, Shillong-793006.