IGNOU PGDCA Course 2024 session- Admission, Eligibility, Syllabus, Fee structure, programme details

IGNOU PGDCA Course 2024- The Indira Gandhi Open University offers many diploma courses. A new diploma course is recently launched by the university that is called post graduate diploma in computer applications (PGDCA).

This diploma course consists of 12 courses with 36 credits. The Aim of this course is to develop new skills in students with newest tech nology in computer software and also make student more advance with this course in the IT sector.

It also prepares students for aim to a programmer level/Web developer in software company to design and develope small business application software or work as a free lancer for software projects.

ignou pgdca course
ignou pgdca course

IGNOU PGDCA Admission 2024 July Session

For getting admission in PGDCA Course of ignou in July or January 2024 session, then You have to fill the exami nation form online.

You can also visit below Page for more information regarding admission in ignou- Ignou admission july/december session. and by clicking this link, then you will get all the details about ignou admission.

Eligibilty Criteria for PGDCA Admission 2024

  • Any Bachelor’s degree (minimum 3 years) from recognised university.
  • Also, Mathematics should be one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level.
  • If student never studied maths at 10+2 level and also in gra duation level, then student should pursue and pass BCS-012 Course concurrently with PGDCA Course.

IGNOU PGDCA Fee Structure

For full Programme, fees is Rs 21,600 but semester wise fees is Rs 10,800/per semester.

Also, a non-maths student should pay Additional fee for the first semester i.e Rs 1,400.

Duration of PGDCA Course

Pgdca from ignou is of minimum 1 year and maximum of 4 years and it is offered in both january and july cycle admissions.

Programme Details of PGDCA Programme

PGDCA course divided into two semesters per year. The First semester is January- June and second is July- december.

Also, the exami nation held twice. Once in month of June for January to June semester and Second is in the month of December for July to December semester.

IGNOU Pgdca syllabus/ Programme Structure 2024

This is the Semester wise pgdca syllabus of ignou.

Pgdca Syllabus for Ist semester-

CourseTitle of courseCredits
MCS-011Problem solving and programming3
MCS -012computer orga nization and assembly language programming4
MCS-013Discrete mathematics2
MCS-014Systems analysis and design3
MCS-015communication skills2
MCSL-016internet concept and web design2
MCSL-017C and assembly language programming Lab2

Pgdca Syllabus for 2nd Semester-

CourseTitle CourseCredits
MCS-021Data and file structures4
MCS-022Operating system concepts and net working Management4
MCS-023Introduction to data base manage ment systems3
MCS-024Object oriented tech nologies and Java programming3
MCSL-025Lab based on above MCS-021 to MCS-0244

If you feel any diffi culty during the admission or in any step then you can call to ignou help line number for pgdca course.

Programme coordinator- Dr.V.V subrah manyam

email id- pgdca@ignou.ac.in

Contact Number- 011-29572901, 011-29572909

If you are not getting any res ponse from these above numbers or email id’s. Then visit on IGNOU Help line numbers page.

There, you will get the all num bers related to assign ments, admission, also grade card problem etc.

Also, If you are not getting any res ponse from these numbers then you can visit your nearest re gional centre.

In re gional centre, definitely you will get the solution of all your problems.

Pgdca course from ignou is a good idea?

In my opinion, this course of pgdca from ignou is good idea to introduce by university.

But according to me, practicals good teachers are so important for any IT course. Therefore, if ignou will conduct proper practical lessons and provide good teachers then it is a good pgdca course from ignou.

**It’s my personal opinion.

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  1. Hello sir, I took admission in PGDCA January 2021 session. I have not yet recieved any books, but got one mail regarding assignment submission. When I inquired about our induction programme to my mentor he said he hasn’t recieved the students list from rc yet. So don’t know how much time it will take for the batch study to be started. So can you please tell me till when the books and other sessions will be started?

  2. Respected Sir/ Ma’am.
    I had an inquiry , since I Hve completed my BA llb course from Gls law college Ahmedabad university… am willing to know about the course that can help me to advance my career. I Hve seen the option of cyber laws in ur college so can you pls guide me or tell me about the your centre in Ahmedabad if have any and also on the other courses in your campus

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