Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Certificate Course in Data Analytics and Visualization
MCA @ Marian is unique because of the power-mix strategies adopted to ensure best industry practices to mold true IT Professionals with values. The syllabus is visualized and developed by Senior Industry experts and veteran academicians who are experienced in developing and implementing syllabuses of leading universities.
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Latest Technologies and International Certifications
Information Technology and Computer Science Verticals are subject to intensely fast changes in terms of technology and its application. This is the reason why MCA @ Marian offers Additional International certifications in various technologies. This enables our students to get certified by the International IT technology vendors themselves, thus inculcating knowledge level that adheres real-time industry standards. The programmes are mostly offered as bootcamps adopting collaborative and kinesthetic learning strategies. The certifications training offered include:
The Master of Computer Applications programme at Marian addresses established pedagogy in Computer Science, and ensures complete transformation of our student into dynamic IT Professionals.
We employ collaborative and participative learning to ensure more student involvement in the learning process. Most of the nouvelle technologies are introduced to the students either as a boot camp or a Hackathon. The following strategies are used to ensure best Pedagogy standards.
Statistical Surveys for Data Science
The students undertake a statistical survey in a confined population to collect, analyse and interpret data on various human-interest aspects, as part of learning Data Science. The Activity helps students to gain hands on experience in Data Science and also to understand real time scenarios. Students are exposed to the entire lifecycle of conducting a survey right from preparing the survey objective, questionnaire preparation, identifying population, assigning squads, ensuring usable responses, Statistical analysis, and finally incorporating the IT element.
A Creativity enhancement and nurturing programme is offered as a 3-day workshop – Creative Studio. This workshop explores and triggers the creativity of students and empowers them to become out-of-the-box thinkers. The event also focuses on spontaneous decision-making skills, Self-motivation, building positive attitude, team work etc.
Task Based Learning -Hackathons
Hackathons are the hiring mantras of the present day. Rather than searching for academic skills and knowledge in any specific technologies, companies are now looking for prospective professionals who have problem solving skills to finish a task within the given time frame. The end result is a Hackathon. Our teaching methods employ live as well as simulated hackathons. Domain Expertise Workshops are also conducted in every semester to ensure that the technologies learned in each semester is applied on a real time project.
MCA @ Marian utilizes new and emerging standard practices in course delivery. Webinars are often conducted by Industry experts, so that the students get an opportunity to interact with leaders in the industry and learn the concepts from the best resource persons available. The course delivery pattern also focuses on nurturing Self Learning ability among students. Online portals like Code.org, and other MOOC platforms are also utilized to develop the skills of students.
Flipped Classroom Style
We have successfully implemented the Flipped Classroom Style of learning in which the students are advised to do research in advance on the topics they are going to learn in the upcoming sessions. They learn the concepts using multiple digital mediums and attend the class with a background idea on the topic. The Class room sessions as well as Computer Lab sessions hence become real workshops where the learned concepts can be sharpened, corrected and implemented in a real time scenario. THis strategy helps them to be independent, research oriented as well as professionally sound.
The Merit seats and Management seats are filled based on the rank list published by the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology under the supervision of Admission Supervisory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala, Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala and Director of Technical Education and a personal interview by the department.
The admission to the MCA Programme shall be as per the rules and regulations of the College
· The eligibility criteria for admission shall be as announced by the College from time to time and published in the prospectus / Website of the college
· A candidate seeking admission to MCA Programme must have Passed B.C.A/ B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ B.Sc. (IT) / B.E. (CSE)/ B.Tech. (CSE) / B.E. (IT) / B.Tech. (IT) or equivalent Degree.
Passed any graduation degree (e.g.: B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc / B.Com. /B.A./ B. Voc./ etc.,) preferably with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduation level Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination. (for students having no Mathematics background compulsory bridge course will be framed by the respective University/ Institution and additional bridge courses related to computer subjects as per the norms of the concerned University). Relaxation in eligibility and minimum marks of the qualifying examination are subject to the respective regulation and existing rules of Mahatma Gandhi University.
· Candidates with such degrees awarded by the Mahatma Gandhi University or any other degree recognized as equivalent to the above listed courses by the Mahatma Gandhi University also are eligible to apply.
· Relaxation in eligibility and minimum marks of the qualifying examination are subject to the respective regulation and existing rules of Mahatma Gandhi University
· Reservation of seats shall be as per rules prescribed in the relevant rules by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University from time to time
· Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination in more than one chance in the subject (excluding languages) will have their percentage marks derated at the rate of 5% for every additional appearance for the purpose of ranking· There shall be provision for credit transfer subject to the conditions specified in the examination manual of the College