IGNOU MCA Syllabus 2024 Semester Wise in Detail, Fees and Duration

IGNOU Mca Syllabus 2024 – If you are searching for the latest syllabus of Mca (Master of Computer Application). Then you are at the right place.

In this post, you will get to know about the latest mca ignou syllabus of 2024 and also Fees and Duration.

First of all, We will talk about the Fees and duration of the Mca course and then proceed to the semester wise syllabus of mca.

Very Important Note For MCA Students:

  • Ignou Changes the MCA Syllabus in January 2021. That means now, there is two syllabus for mca students.
  • One is for the students who got admission in mca programme in January 2021 or Onwards Admission Cycle.
  • Second is for the students who got admission in mca programme in January 2005 up to July 2020 admission Cycle.
  • In this Post, You will get both the New And Old syllabus of MCA.

Duration of IGNOU MCA Course (NEW)

  • Minimum – 2 Years, Maximum – 4 Years
  • To fulfill the requirements for acquiring the MCA, a student may clear all the courses in a minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years.

IGNOU Mca Fees Structure 2024 (NEW)

  • The Total Fees for Mca programme in ignou is Rs 48,000 and the semester wise fees is Rs 12,000 only.

MCA Programme Structure 2024

  • The IGNOU Mca programme is divided into two semesters per year (one is January to June and other is July to December).
  • Consequently, IGNOU conduct two examinations every year – once in the month of June for January to June semester courses.
  • And the other in December for the July to December semester courses.
  • The Students are free to appear in any exam conducted by IGNOU during the year.
  • But subject to completing the minimum time frame work and other formalities pre scribed for the programme.
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Semester Wise Syllabus of Ignou MCA

IGNOU MCA Syllabus Semester Wise 2024 (New Revised)

Now, We will look into the latest Mca syllabus of ignou semester wise with the details of course code, course title and total credits.

IGNOU MCA First Semester Syllabus

Course CodeCourse TitleTotal Credit
MCS 211Design and Analysis of Algorithms4
MCS 212Discrete Mathematics4
MCS 213Software Engineering4
MCS 214Professional Skills and Ethics2
MCS 215Security and Cyber Laws2
MCSL-216DAA and Web Design Lab2
MCSL-217Software Engineering Lab2

IGNOU MCA 2nd Semester Syllabus

Below is the Syllabus of ignou mca second semester 2024.

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-218Data Communication and Computer Networks4
MCS-219Object Oriented Analysis and Design4
MCS-220Web Technologies4
MCS-221Data Warehousing and Data Mining4
MCSL-222OOAD and Web Technologies Lab2
MCSL-223Computer Network and Data Mining Lab2

IGNOU MCA 3rd semester Syllabus

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-224Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning4
MCS-225Accountancy and Financial Management4
MCS-226Data Science and Big Data4
MCS-227Cloud Computing and IoT4
MCSL-228AI and Machine Learning Lab2
MCSL-229Cloud and Data Science Lab2

IGNOU MCA 4th Semester Syllabus 2024

Below is the latest Syllabus of ignou mca fourth semester 2024.

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-230Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision4
MCS-231Mobile Computing4

IGNOU Old MCA Syllabus

This is the old syllabus of Mca ( For Students who got admission in ignou mca from January 2005 till July 2020).

  • Duration of old syllabus – Minimum 3 Years and Maximum 6 years.
  • Fees – Total fee is Rs. 72,000 to be paid semester wise @ Rs 12000 per semester.

IGNOU MCA Ist Semester Syllabus (Old)

Course CodeCourse TitleTotal Credit
MCS-011Problem Solving and Programming3
MCS-012Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming4
MCS-013Discrete Mathematics2
MCS-014System Analysis and Design3
MCS-015Communication Skills2
MCSL-016Internet Concepts and Web Design2
MCSL-017C and Assembly Language Program ming Lab2

2nd Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-021Data and File Structures4
MCS-022Operating System Concepts and Networking Management Systems4
MCS-023Introduction to Database Management Systems3
MCS-024Object-Oriented Technologies and Java Programming3
MCSL-025Lab (Based on MCS-021, 022,023 & 024)4

3rd semester Syllabus

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-031Design and Analysis of Algorithms4
MCS-032Object Oriented Analysis and Design3
MCS-033Advanced Discrete Mathematics2
MCS-034Software Engineering3
MCS-035Accountancy and Financial Management3
MCSL-036Lab (based on MCS-032, 034 and 035)3

4th Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-041Operating Systems4
MCS-042Data Communication and Computer Networks4
MCS-043Advanced Database Management Systems4
MCS-044Mini Project4
MCSL-045Lab (UNIX & Oracle)2

IGNOU MCA 5th sem subjects

Course Code Course TitleTotal Credit
MCS-051Advanced Internet Techno logies3
MCS-052Principles of Manage ment and Information System2
MCS-053Computer Graphics and Multi media4
MCSL-054Lab (based on MCS-051 & 053)2
Each Elective Courses  3

Syllabus of 6th Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleTotal Credit
 MCSP-060Project 16


  • The Students who took admission into MCA (from July 2013 session onwards), and did not have Mathematics at 10+2 level or at graduate level have to do BCS-012.
  • Also, the marks and credits of BCS-012 will not be counted in the grand total.
  • The passing marks for BCS-012 subject is 40% in ignou.

IGNOU BCS-012 Syllabus

Below is the latest syllabus of BCS-012 with course title and course code.

Course CodeCourse Title
BCS-012 Basic Mathematics

Note: The Credits of BCS-012 will not be added to the MCA programme and also the marks will not counted in the final marksheet because this BCS-012 course is only for those students who did not studied the maths at 10+2 level.

Download IGNOU MCA Syllabus Pdf of First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth Semester (Old Students)

By clicking this PDF link, you will get to know the details about the Syllabus of Mca and find the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth semester syllabus in detail. Also get the information about the MCA projects, Assigments etc.

I hope, this post helps you to get the information of syllabus of Mca. On this website, you will get all the information related to ignou and we try to do our best to give you the correct information in a very simple language.

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