Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Programme (Online)

  • Online degree from #8 University in India (NIRF, 2023)
  • Industry 4.0 aligned curriculum
  • Diverse range of 11 elective options
  • Gain VIT Alumni Status
Work Experience

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Market Landscape

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The World Economic Forum concluded that Software Engineers is one of the top 5 emerging jobs in India.

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According to a McKinsey Global report, digital technologies have the potential to create 65 million new jobs in India by 2025.

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Career Growth

The job profiles which see immense opportunity after an experience of 3 - 5 years are Application Software Developer, System Software Developer, IT Architechture, Security Engineers and QA Engineers, Project Manager.

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Programme Overview

The online VIT’s Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme is launched to prepare students for employment in Information Technology (IT) industry by educating with sound fundamentals and advances in Information- Technology, Software Engineering, and Computer Applications by offering a world class curriculum along with industry-relevant software development tools. VIT accentuates world-class education, cutting edge research, impactful people, rewarding co-creations, and service to society. 


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VIT is the first institute of India to receive QS 4-Star rating in overall institute ranking category

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5-Star rating in teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness

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Programmes Recognised by Distance Bureau (DEB) UGC

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited VIT with the highest grade ‘A++’ in 2021 (4th cycle)

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Programmes Recognised by World Education Services (WES)

Programme Features

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Learn industry 4.0 aligned curriculum from VIT’s world class faculty 

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Wide range of 11 electives in the areas of AI, ML, Cybersecurity, VAR, Analytics and more

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Hands-on experience on 20 tools and programming languages

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Gain Alumni status from Vellore Institute of Technology 

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VIT's virtual programming lab V-PROPEL for automatically validating source codes written in various programming languages. V-PROPEL supports 25+ programming languages and scripts. 

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Live online learning from VIT's top faculty and industry experts, along with recorded sessions

Tools Covered

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Who should choose this programme?

  • Emerging to senior front end and backend developers who want to develop expertise in software development and debugging, gain deeper understanding in emerging technologies like AI/ML, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AR/VR and career transition within current organisation. 

  • Emerging to senior database developers who wants to gain in-depth knowledge of computer science principles and programming languages and want transition to computer science roles. 

Eligibility Criteria

Passed BCA/B.Sc (Computer Science/IT)/Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Engineering/IT or Equivalent with at least 50% marks in the Bachelor’s Degree (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category).


Any Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration (e.g., B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc / B.Com. / B.A./ B.Voc./ etc.,) from a recognised University with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) and Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level.

Programme Outcomes

  • Advance in your current career track and successfully transition to new IT roles 

  • Develop expertise in software development and debugging 

  • Gain specialised knowledge from electives in AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cyber Forensics, and AR/VR and more

  • Benefit from adaptable learning with a mix of live and recorded online sessions, ensuring flexibility in your study routine, along with stimulating discussions

  • Enhance professional credibility from renowned university in India

Programme Structure

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Appalaraju Muralidhar
Dr Appalaraju Muralidhar

Associate Professor

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Swathi J. N.
Dr Swathi J N


Dr. K. Mohan
Dr K Mohan

Associate Professor

Dr J Priyadharshini
Dr J Priyadharshini


Dr. K.S. Sendhil Kumar
Dr K S Sendhil Kumar

Sr Associate Professor

Dr. P. Venketesh
Dr P Venketesh


Dr Jayakumar K
Dr Jayakumar K

Sr Assistant Professor

Dr S Murali
Dr S Murali

Sr Associate Professor

Dr Vijayarajan V
Dr Vijayarajan V

Sr Associate Professor

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

▪ On successful completion of the programme, the participants will be awarded the Degree of completion. 

▪ Participants will be evaluated through a combination of internal assessment and an end-term examination, with a 30% weightage given to the internal assessment and a 70% weightage assigned to the end term examination. Each participant must get an overall score of at least 50% in each subject.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of VIT.

Be a proud member of the VIT Alumni Network

  • Invitations to exclusive VIT alumni events and networking opportunities

  • On the 26th of January every year, alumni celebrate the Annual Alumni meet at VIT Vellore Campus, where they meet friends, faculty and staff members

  • Access to ‘TRACKS’, annual newsletter that records events and developments in VIT and the activities of the Alumni Association

  • Alumni who have made prominent contributions in the field of Academics & Research, Corporate Career, Entrepreneurship and Social Development are honoured with the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ and also the successful young alumni (age below 30 years) who had made significant strides in his/her field of expertise are honoured with the Young Alumni Achiever Award every year

  • Access to the VIT Alumni Association (VITAA) website that:

    • Maintains up-to-date information of alumni and their activities

    • Acts as a professional and personal platform (batchmates, seniors and juniors)

    • Increases the leverage of the Alumni network for the benefit of the alumni

    • Improves the modes of Alumni-Alumni and VIT-Alumni communications

    • Alumni can submit their accomplishments in the ‘Alumni Achievements’ section

    • Alumni members can view jobs posted by other alumni, and also, they can post jobs for fellow alumni

Important Information on Application Process

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

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