MCA programme reduced to two-years

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Candidates who pass the common eligibility test will go onto the higher level tests which can be taken at examination centres that will be opened in every district.

A sign of relief for the students of Master of Computer Application (MCA) from the upcoming academic year.

Now, the three-year course has been reduced to two-year, to benefit the students and colleges. In addition, the deployed faculties will be posted for newer programmes and classrooms meant for the three-year course will be used for other courses.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), that worked with the University Grants Commission to cut the tenure of the three-year MCA course, said the move was prompted by the fact that the number of students coming in from unrelated streams such as commerce, arts and basic science had fallen.

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According to reports, the three-year programme was started in late 1990.

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