The Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A) Degree in Tamil Nadu
The Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A) Degree is a three years Post Graduate degree course relating to Computer Applications and this course is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The various Engineering and Arts & Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu are offering this courses in their colleges. The admission for this courses are done in two methods in which the fifty percentage of total seats are filled by the management of the respective Institutions and the remaining fifty percentage of the seats are filled by the single window system through the counselling. In Tamil Nadu, the Counselling for M.C.A. admission are conducted by the Anna University, Chennai as per the score and rank of the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) and it is being held at Government Colleges of Technology, Coimbatore every year. The entire seats of Government colleges are filled by the counselling. Find the list of MCA colleges in Tamilnadu.
The eligibility for M.C.A. admission in the previous years
The eligibility for M.C.A. admission in Tamil Nadu Engineering and Arts & Science Colleges are fixed by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. The affiliation for starting of this courses are also given by AICTE. The AICTE inspects the colleges periodically to ensure the standards and various norms are strictly followed in the respective colleges. The eligibility for M.C.A. admission up to the last year was that the candidate Should be a pass in any recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognized University or in a College or the candidate Should be a pass in any recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years of duration in any discipline with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects or the candidate Should be a pass in BCA/B.Sc.(Computer Science/IT/CT) Degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized University or college.
The eligibility for M.C.A. admission during 2012-2013 onwards
The All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE) has changed the Eligibility Qualification for M.C.A. degree admission during 2012-2013 onwards. The new criteria of AICTE for M.C.A. admission for the academic year 2012 will be of that the candidate Should be a pass in any recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline with compulsory of Mathematics at 10 + 2 level. That is the candidate should studied the mathematics as a subject in plus two level. As per new eligibility criteria, The candidates those who did not studied maths in plus two are not eligible for M.C.A. admission even though they studied maths in UG degree level as in B.Sc. or B.C.A. degree. Due to this reason, The M.C.A. admission strength goes down in Tamil Nadu during the year 2012-2013.
M.C.A. Degree admission 2012-2013 in Tamil Nadu Colleges
The change in the eligibility criterion of M.C.A. admission that leads to many of the students are not being able to take up a postgraduate degree in M.C.A. and the number of the candidates who had applied for the Tamil Nadu MCA Counselling 2012 was the evident for it. Only 6,109 students had applied for the counselling under the single window system for admission to MCA degree courses offered in Government, Government-aided, and self-financing engineering and arts and science colleges of Tamil Nadu for the academic year 2012-13, which began here at the Government College of Technology (GCT), on Monday.
There are nearly 12,500 government quota seats are available in the Tamil Nadu Colleges under the single window counseling system for M.C.A. admission where as only 6,109 students had applied for the counselling under the single window system. There were 9,000 candidates had attended the counselling in 2010-11 and the same was increase to 11,014 students in the year in 2011-12. But now the strength has reduced to 6,109 which is only fifty percentage of the total available seats. The main reason for this strength reduction in M.C.A. counselling 2012 is the new eligibility criteria that was fixed by AICTE, New Delhi. The Department of higher education and AICTE should re consider this new eligibility criterion and make changes in it. Then only, We can get more admission to M.C.A. degree programmes. You can see The schedule of M.C.A. and M.B.A. counselling schedule 2012.
The rule has been relaxed for M.C.A. admission under the management quota
The same rule of Compulsory maths in plus two level for M.C.A admission has been relaxed for the students those who are admitted under the management quota in the private colleges. The rule has been relaxed by the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamilnadu and this consortium has the rights to admit the students for M.C.A. degree in self financing colleges under the management quota. These students have to write one entrance exam which are conducted by the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamilnadu. This consortium has fixed the same rule which was followed in the last year M.C.A. admission (2011-2012). There is controversy in the rule of M.C.A. admission 2012 in between AICTE and the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamilnadu.