Tuesday, May 19, 2015

University of Mumbai announced admission for distance/ part time MCA 2015

University of Mumbai, Institute of Distance and Open Learning has announced for entrance examination for Master of Computer Application course (MCA) for year 2015.

It is one of the rare university in India who offer MCA programme strictly as per AICTE guideline, based on the entrance examination. This is also one of the rare institute whose distance learning degrees are highly valued like AMU, JMI, Delhi University, Pune University, SNDT and Pondicherry University.

MCA entrance test 2015

Admission process for MCA: 
Admission to MCA programme in University of Mumbai, strictly on the basis of entrance exam.

Eligibility:- Graduate in any faculty of a recognized University by UGC with minimum 45% marks (minimum 40% for reserved category) and Mathematics as a subject at XII or higher level. Those Students who have appeared for final year and whose results are awaited are eligible for appearing for the Entrance Test. 

Entrance test date:
Admissions to MCA will be on the basis of Entrance Test to be held on Sunday, 21 st June, 2015 between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.

How to apply
Students can submit their form online (www.mu.ac.in/idol or idol.mahaonline.gov.in) from 18 th May, 2015 to 6 th June, 2015. Entrance examination fees of Rs. 500/- should be paid through Credit/Debit Card by Payment Gateway OR Bank challan of Bank of Maharashtra (Challan of Bank of Maharashtra will be accepted for payment up to 11 th June, 2015 in their respective branches) This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
 Please see the Website: www.mu.ac.in/idol OR www.mahaonline.gov.in for details. If Student do not get Hall Tickets upto 15 th June 2015, they should come to IDOL along with payment receipt / relevant documents. Verification of all eligibility criteria documents including Caste Certificates, Caste Validity Certificates of only those candidates who qualify for the Entrance test will be done at the time of admissions. 

Frequently asked questions

1. From where to get syllabus ?
Please check:

Can I get old question paper?
Yes, please download it from

I have passed B.Sc. Mathematics / B.Com (with mat as a subject) through open university system i.e. without passing 10+2, am I eligible to apply ?
Yes,subject to the condition that the degree has DEC/ UGC DEB approval and awarded without territorial jurisdiction violation.

I have studied mathematics at 10+2 level and holds a BA, am I eligible to apply for MCA?
Yes, you are eligible. 

Does Mumbai University offer courses outside Mumbai?
Yes, it offers within its jurisdiction i.e. Mumbai District, Thane District, Raigad District, Sindhudurg District and Ratnagiri District

Is it a fully distance course where attendance is not mandatory?
no. It is a kind of part time course. Attending lectures on Saturdays and on Sundays are mandatory. 

Does MCA distance learning of Mumbai University has AICTE approval?

Does Mumbai University offer placement to MCA distance holder?
No, students have to apply by their own.

I have completed my graduation from other university, what process do I need to follow?
The students who have passed 3/4yr Bachelor’s Degree from other University and completed another degree course viz B.ED, L.L.B., MMS etc form college affiliated to University of Mumbai and wish to pursue M.A./M.COM/M.Sc./MCA from the University of Mumbai are required to obtain Eligibility Certificate from University of Mumbai,

1. S.S.C. and onwards all examination (F.Y., S.Y. & T.Y.) 
2. Equivalent Certificate from MSBTE/Tech Board of the concern state (in case of diploma students) 3. Passing/ Convocation/ Degree Certificate
 4. Marriage Certificate/ Gazette Notification (For female married students) 5. Migration / Transfer Certificate(Can be submitted within 2 months) FEES FOR ELIGIBILITY CASE:  Document Verification fees of Rs. 400/- will be charged from UG/PG programme students who have passed their Board/ University Examinations from other than Maharashtra State Higher Secondary Board / other than University of Mumbai (Only for Eligibility Case). 
 Eligibility fees of Rs. 220/- for the students who have passed their examination from Maharashtra State Universities and Diploma from MSBTE and Rs. 320/- for out of Maharashtra State Universities /Boards other than Maharashtra /Technical Boards of other State.

Does it offer course in Semester pattern?

What is the syllabus for MCA?
Semester - I
1 Programming with C  
2 System Analysis Design 
3 Computer Organization and Architecture 
4 Discrete Mathematics 
5 Principles of Economics and Management \
6 Introduction to Web Technology 

Semester – II
1 Data Structures
2 Operating Systems
3 Accounting and Financial Management
4 Computer Graphics
5. Probability and Statistics 
6 Communication and Soft Skills

Semester – III
1 Object Oriented Programming C++
2 Data Base Management Systems
3. Data Communication Networks 
4 Operation Research
5 Software Engineering
6 Management Information System

Semester – IV 
1 Java Programming
2 Object Oriented Modeling and Design Using UML 
3 Network Security 
4 Advance Database Techniques
5 Elective I : Customer Resource Management
6 Software Project Management

Semester – V 
1 Software Testing 
2 Wireless Technology 
3 Distributed Computing 
4 Advanced Web Technologies 
5 Elective – 2 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 
6 Foreign Language

Semester VI

So the biggest drawback is like a full time college, you do not have option to chose elective here and the university decides what you should study.

Does university provide study material?
Yes, it does. 

Is assignment compulsory for MCA?
Yes, it is compulsory

What is the fee for MCA?
It is rs. 15345 per year

Is lateral entry into MCA second year available?
No, no such options available

Let me know if you have any question


  1. sir can u guide me about b.ed.i have scored 49.6%marks in graduation i want to do b.ed can u plz guide me from where i can do b.ed through distance education.i know that they ask for 50%marks i have not scored the exact 50%marks can i still do b.ed and from which university.

  2. I have done 10+2 sci and BA from Mumbai Hindi Vidyapeeth. Can I apply for this MCA course???


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