Akole Taluka Education Society's
Technical Campus Akole

Approved by AICTE (1-481386261), New Delhi, Recognized by DTE (Code: 5385), Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra and
Permanently Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Code: IMMA019040), AISHE (Code: C-45865)

Masters of Computer Application (M.C.A) MANAGEMENT

Preamble:

  1. The name of the programme shall be Masters of Computer Applications (M.C.A)
  2. The revised MCA Curriculum 2020 builds on the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Grading System initiated in the AY 2015. The curriculum takes the MCA programme to the next level in terms of implementing Outcome Based Education along with the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Grading System.
  3. The Institutes should organize placement programme for M.C.A. students by interacting with Industries and software consultancy.
  4. At the end of each semester, appearing for various certifications is possible for each student enabling them to make their resume rich.
  5. With the rapidly changing scenario industry and academia should identify possible areas of collaboration and work together. Institute’s placement cell should focus on identifying industrial expectations and institutional preparation for meeting industrial needs.

Introduction:

  1. Definition: Outcome Based Education:
    1. Outcome Based Education (OBE) Approach: Outcomes are about performance, and this implies:
      1. There must be a performer – the student (learner), not only the teacher
      2. There must be something performable (thus demonstrable or assessable) to perform
      3. The focus is on the performance, not the activity or task to be performed
    2. Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs):
      Programme educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme is preparing graduates to achieve. Programme Educational Objectives are a set of broad future focused learner’s performance outcomes that explicitly identify what learners will be able to do with what they have learned, and what they will be like after they leave institution and are living full and productive lives. Thus, PEOs are what the programme is preparing graduates for in their career and professional life (to attain within a few years after graduation).
    3. Programme Outcomes (POs):
      Programme Outcomes are a set of narrow statements that describes what students (learners) of the programme are expected to know and be able to perform or attain by the time of graduation.
    4. Course Outcomes (COs):
      Course Outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of each course. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behavior that students acquire in their matriculation through the course.
    5. Learning Outcomes:
      A learning outcome is what a student CAN DO because of a learning experience. It describes a specific task that he/she can perform at a given level of competence under a certain situation. The three broad types of learning outcomes are: a) Disciplinary knowledge and skills b) Generic skills c) Attitudes and values
    6. Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs):
      The set of pedagogical tools and techniques or the teaching and learning activities that aim to help students to attain the intended learning outcomes and engage them in these learning activities through the teaching process.
    7. Assessment and Evaluation:
      Assessment is one or more processes, carried out by the institution, that identify, collect, and prepare data to evaluate the achievement of programme educational objectives and programme outcomes. Evaluation is one or more processes, done by the evaluation team, for interpreting the data and evidence accumulated through assessment practices.
      Evaluation
    8. determines the extent to which programme educational objectives or programme outcomes are being achieved, and results in decisions and actions to improve the programme.
  2. MCA Programme Focus:
    The basic objective of the Master of Computer Applications (MCA) is to provide a steady stream of necessary knowledge, skills and foundation for acquiring a wide range of rewarding careers into rapidly expanding world of Information Technology
    1. Programme Educational Objectives:
      PEOs are defined by institution. Following are the guidelines for defining PEOs
      1. PEOs should be assessable and realistic within the context of the committed resources.
      2. The PEOs should be consistent with the mission of the institution.
      3. All the stakeholders should participate in the process of framing PEOs.
      4. The number of PEOs should be manageable.
      5. It should be based on the needs of the stakeholders.
      6. It should be achievable by the programme.
      7. It should be specific to the programme and not too broad.
      8. It should not be too narrow and similar to the POs.
    2. MCA Programme Outcomes (POs):
      At the end of the MCA programme the learner will possess the Program Outcome.
  3. Admission Details:
    1. Eligibility for Admission:
      The eligibility criteria for admission for the MCA course will be as decided by the All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra. It will be published on their respective websites time to time.
    2. Reservation of Seat:
      The percentage of seat reserved for candidates belonging to backward classes only from Maharashtra State in all the Government Aided, Un-aided Institutions/Colleges and University Departments is as per the norms given by Government of Maharashtra, time to time.
    3. Selection Basis:
      The selection would be done as per the guidelines given by the Director of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, time to time.
  4. Lecture-Practical/Project-Tutorial (L-P-T)
    A course shall have either or all the three components, i.e. a course may have only lecture component, or only practical/project component or a combination of any two/three components
    1. Lecture(L): Classroom sessions delivered by faculty in an interactive mode. It should be conducted as per the scheme of lectures indicated in respective course.
    2. Practical/Project(P): Practical / Project Work consisting of Hands-on experience /Field Studies / Case studies that equip students to acquire the much-required skill component. Besides separate Practical/Project course, three courses in each semester include few practical assignments and it will be evaluated under internal evaluation
    3. Tutorial(T): Session consisting of participatory discussion/ self-study/ desk work/ brief seminar presentations by students and such other novel methods that make a student to absorb and assimilate more effectively the contents delivered in the Lecture sessions
    4. A Mini project is an assignment that the student needs to complete at the end of every semester in order to strengthen the understanding of fundamentals through effective application of the courses learnt. The details guidelines have been given in the course structure.
    5. The Project Work to be conducted in the FINAL Semester and evaluated at the end of the semester. The detail guidelines have been in the respective course structure.
    6. The teaching / learning as well as evaluation are to be interpreted in a broader perspective as follows:
      1. Teaching – Learning Processes: Classroom sessions, Group Exercises, Seminars, Small Group Projects, Self-study, etc.
      2. Evaluation: Tutorials, Class Tests, Presentations, Field work, Assignments, competencybased Activity, Research papers, Term papers, etc.
      The MCA programme is a combination of:
      1. Three-Credit Courses (75 Marks each): 3 Credits each
      2. Two-Credit Courses (50 Marks each): 2 Credits each
      3. One-Credit Courses (25 Marks each) : 1 Credits each
      Following are the session details per credit for each of L-P-T model
      1. Every ONE-hour session per week of Lecture(L) amounts to 1 credit per semester,
      2. Minimum of TWO hours per week of Practical(P) amounts to 1 credit per semester,
      3. Minimum of ONE hours per week of Tutorial(T) amounts to 1 credit per semester
  5. Open Courses (OC):
    Institute has to offer two open courses of 1 credit each per semester to the students from Semester I to Semester III. The motive behind keeping an open course is to make students aware of current/upcoming trends in Information Technology and other domains. Full autonomy is given to the Institute to plan and execute the open courses. It is expected to extend the autonomy to the student also. Care must be taken to consider credit points and necessary contact hours assigned to it while finalizing any open course for the given semester. In each semester total 2 credits are reserved for open courses.
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