MCA Syllabus

Admission Procedure
Age Limit
Basis of Admission
Fee Structure
Scheme of Examination

Subsidized seats:                         30 + 01 (Reserved for a single Child who is a girl)

Non-Subsidized seats:                 90

Total seats in MCA Course:         121 

Duration:         3 Years (6 Semesters)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) from a University established by law in India, with Mathematics at +2 level


BCA/B. Sc. (IT)/ B. Sc. (Computer Science)/any graduate with computers as one of the subject in all the three years of graduation with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) from a University established by law in India.

Maximum age limit for admission to MCA course is 26 years for general category, 29 years for SC/ST category and 28 years for girl candidates, as on the 1st July of the year concerned. The Vice-Chancellor may permit age relaxation up to a maximum of three months.

The admission to MCA course will be made on the basis of merit of the Entrance Examination (written test) conducted by H.P. University.

Written Test                   130 Marks

Duration                         2:00 hours

The written test will consist of one paper of 130 marks and of 2 hours duration and shall include the following four sections:

Section Contents Marks
A General logical ability & aptitude 40
B Mathematics of +2 level 50
C Basics of Computers and its Awareness 25
D General English 15
Total 130

The minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Examination (written test) for subsidized as well as non-subsidized seats will be 35% i.e. 46 marks out of total of 130 marks.


(a)         50% seats shall be reserved for the graduates of Himachal Pradesh University or H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya or Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry and the remaining 50% seats, shall be filled from the open quota, in which the graduates of this University shall also be eligible to compete through competitive test.

(b)        15% and 7.5% of the seats shall be reserved for bonafide Himachali Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates respectively who have passed the qualifying examination from any University established by law in India which is equivalent to the qualifying examination of H.P. University.

(c)         One supernumerary seat shall be reserved for Himachali bonafide only child who is a girl. In this respect, an affidavit issued by a competent authority shall have to be submitted.

(d)        Non-Subsidized  seats will be filled as per details given below:

(i)          The admission to the Non-Subsidized seats provided in the courses of M.C.A will be made out of the application on prescribed form accompanied by attested copies of certificates/testimonials/marks cards etc, received in the office of Chairman, Computer Science Department, by the specified last date.

(ii)        The eligibility for admission to the Courses against these seats will be the same as provided for other candidates.

(iii)      The admission to these seats will be made on the merit of marks obtained in the Entrance Test.

(iv)       The non-subsidized seats will be filled with 75% seats being reserved for graduates of universities located in Himachal Pradesh and 25% seats being open for graduates of any University including universities of Himachal Pradesh.

(v)         In case seats in the category of graduates of university of Himachal Pradesh remain unfilled, these may be filled out of the applicants belonging to the other category.

(vi)       If any non-subsidized supernumerary in any of the courses remains unfilled, it will lapse and will not be merged with the subsidized seats.

Subsidized and Non-Subsidized (Both) Seats:

As per University rules, a university fee amounting to a total of Rs.1,500/- approximately per semester (subject to change from time to time as per university rules) is to be deposited at the university fee counter at the time of seeking admission and subsequently at the time of seeking admission for continuation in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th semesters.

In addition an Equipment Fees of Rs.3,000/- (Rupees three thousand only) per annum is to be deposited by the candidates at the time of admission & subsequently at the time of seeking admission for continuation in 3rd & 5th semester in the Department in the form of a demand draft in favour of Chairman, Department of Computer Science, H.P. University, Shimla.

Non-Subsidized Seats Only:

In addition to the fees mentioned in the previous section, a candidates admitted under Non-Subsidized category shall also have to pay a consolidated fee of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) per annum. This fee shall be deposited in the Department of Computer Science in the form of demand draft in favour of Chairman, Department of Computer Science, H.P. University, Shimla – 171005. These dues have to be deposited at the time of admission to the 1st, 3rd & 5th Semesters. This fee shall not cover any boarding, lodging, medical, travel and other personal expenses.



A centralized counseling shall be held in the H.P. University campus for admission to the following Department/affiliated colleges. The candidate has to attend the counseling in person along with all the original testimonials such as D.O.B. proof, 10+2, graduation, bonafide resident, proof of only child who is a girl, proof of category etc.

Resolving a Tie:

The following Formulae shall be adopted to resolve a tie for Admission:

(i)      In case of a tie in marks scored in the entrance test, the candidate securing higher %age of marks in the qualifying exam shall be admitted first.

(ii)    Even if the tie is not resolved, the candidate having higher aggregate marks in any two of the following (in which his marks are higher) shall be admitted first: Matriculation/ Hr. Sec. Part-I /Hr. Sec. Part-II/ Prep/ Pre-Med/ Pre-Engineering/Intermediate/any other equivalent examination.

(iii)  Further, if the tie is still not resolved, the candidate younger in age shall be admitted first.

Refusal for Admission:

A candidate will be refused admission to the course if he/she does not fulfill minimum eligibility conditions, provided that the Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to permit age relaxation for reasons to be recorded in writing up to a maximum of 6 months. Provided further that age bar shall not apply in the case of in-service students and the State Govt. / Govt. of India nominees.

Not withstanding anything contained in the foregoing rules, a student shall be refused admission if his conduct during any previous stay in University has been unsatisfactory. Such student shall, however, have the right to appeal to the Vice-Chancellor whose decision shall be final. A student who has been expelled or rusticated shall not be admitted to any course of study in the University without the prior approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

English shall be the medium of instruction and examination. The pass marks shall be 40% in each written paper and in the internal assessment separately, and 40% in viva-voce, project work and semester course and 50% in the aggregate subject to the conditions that aggregate shall be determined at the end of the examination.

Other rules shall be as per the rules of the university.

Theory Papers:

Each paper will be of 100 marks (75 marks for theory exam and 25 marks for internal assessment) and duration of each paper will be 3 hours.

In each theory paper, nine questions are to be set.  Two questions are to set from each Unit and candidate is required to attempt at least one question from each unit. Question number nine will be compulsory, which will be of short answer type with 5-10 parts, out of the entire syllabus. In all, five questions are to be attempted.

Practical Examination:

Max. Marks: 100 (50 marks for practical and 50 marks for internal assessment).

Duration: 3 hours.

Conduct: Practical exam will be conducted by the external examiner from the panel proposed by the Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and duly approved by the concerned authorities of the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

Project Work:

In 3rd year (sixth semester) the student has to develop one project, which will be evaluated by the external examiner from the panel submitted by Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, and duly approved by the university authority/evaluation branch, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla on the following basis:

System Development Project

System Design                         100 Marks

Log Book and Interim Report   100 Marks

Seminars (2)                            100 Marks

Project Report (3 + 1 Copies)    200 Marks

Viva-Voce                                 100 marks

Total                                        600 Marks

In respect of theory papers 25 marks in each paper shall be reserved for award of internal assessment based on such work as assignments/practical/periodical tests/quiz etc.

In respect of practical papers, 50 marks shall be reserved for internal assessment in similar manner.

The marks awarded by the teacher on account of internal assessment in relation to theory/practical paper as mentioned above shall be submitted to the office of Chairman.

In sixth semester, the Chairman/Head of the Department will assign a guide/supervisor, to each candidate for his/her project work. The candidate shall be required to maintain his/her project diary (logbook) of work in the organization. Each student will be required to give at least two seminars on his/her project work. Each student is required to submit three copies of his/her project reports in the Department after completion of the project work which will be evaluated by external examiner.


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