IGNOU's School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS) has revised its syllabus for Bachelor’s in Computer Application (BCA) from July 2011 admission session.
With the launch of revised syllabus, the existing BCA (pre-revised syllabus) would be discontinued from July 2011. Accordingly, no fresh admission would be made in BCA (pre-revised syllabus) from July 2011 cycle onwards.
A communication has been sent to all those prospective students who have applied for BCA programme through the Admission Form contained in the Common Prospectus of Jan. 2011. All such candidates are also required to remit the difference fee of Rs.200.
Students already registered in BCA (pre-revised syllabus) up to Janusry 2011 admission session would continue their studies in the same syllabus and no change from BCA (pre-revised syllabus) to BCA (revised syllabus) would be permitted.
With the revision in the syllabus, the admission eligibility criteria, the duration of the programme (minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years) and the programme fee (Rs. 4500/- per semester), remains the same. The student attendance for theory counseling sessions has no compulsion however, the counseling sessions of Lab courses requires 70% compulsory attendance.
The basic objective of the BCA (Revised) programme is to open a channel of admission for computing courses for students who have done their 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.