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Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU BCA Admission 2018

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Computer & Information Sciences (SOCIS) has designed and developed the Bachelor of Computer Applications(BCA) programme for the students who want to pursue their career in the field of IT industry. The University has been offering IGNOU BCA admission to the students from all over the country in both January as well as July session. Also, read about IGNOU MCA Admission.

It is a three-year bachelor degree course which has been divided into six semesters. It means the term end examination for IGNOU BCA first semester subjects will be held in the month of June for the students who takes admission in January session. The students who will apply for IGNOU BCA admission in July session can appear for next December term end examination.The students need to complete all the required courses within the minimum duration of three years and maximum duration of six years to obtain the degree.

Programme Objective:

The main objective of IGNOU BCA programme is to make the students learn computing courses. The learners who have completed the 10+2 as their basic qualification and are very much interested in pursuing the career in the field of computing/ Information Technology can join this discipline.After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in computer applications, the students can study further to pursue master degree MCA at IGNOU or at any other University/Institute. The learners should get the entry-level job in the field of Information Technology or ITES easily after completion of their bachelor degree.

IGNOU BCA Programme Details:

We have mentioned below the various details of Bachelor of Computer Applications programme such as eligibility criteria, duration, age limit. These are as follows:

  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Admission Eligibility : The candidate must be having 12th pass or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
  • Duration of Programme: The minimum duration is 3 years and maximum duration is 6 years to complete all the courses.
  • Programme Fee: The total fee is Rs.30,000/- which has to be paid @Rs.5000/- per semester.

Note : The fee may change in future, so please check the latest fee with the IGNOU Regional Centre or see latest IGNOU prospectus.

Programme Coordinator:

In the case of any query, you can contact the coordinator of the discipline at following contact details. Name:Dr. V.V. Subrabmanyan, Email-Id: [email protected], Ph: 011-29572909

IGNOU BCA Admission Procedure:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to Bachelor of Computer Application programme in January and July academic cycle along with many other courses. There are a large number of learners in India who want to pursue the higher education via distance mode. So, every year many students apply for IGNOU BCA admission to pursue this bachelor degree programme.

The students can fill up IGNOU BCA admission form in both January and July academic cycles. The university publishes the advertisement or notification related to the admission in the month of November for January session and in the month of May for July session. The students can check the notification for the last date of admission.

The details about the admission form and prospectus etc. can be checked and downloaded from the university official website at There are two ways in which interested candidates can apply for admission to IGNOU distance learning BCA programme. These are as follows :

IGNOU BCA Online Admission:

The university has launched its IGNOU Online Admission portal for the learners to fill up IGNOU BCA Online Admission form.We have mentioned below the step which the candidate need to follow to apply for admission.

  • Please open the website URL :
  • Visit the “Apply Online” link at the top menu. Under this link, you will find the link “General Instructions” as a submenu. Just click on it and read out all the instructions carefully before filling up the online admission form for Bachelor Degree programme.
  • On the General Instructions page, you will find a link to download the latest “Common Prospectus”. It is advised to read out the prospectus carefully so that you will able to understand the complete details about the IGNOU BCA.
  • The applicants need to register themselves on the website to fill up the admission application form.
  • The Application fee can be paid via Bank challan, Debit Card, Credit card or Net Banking.
  • After submitting the application form and fees, please take the print out of the acknowledgment page for further reference.

IGNOU BCA Admission by Offline Mode:

In the offline mode, the students need to visit their nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and obtain the IGNOU BCA prospectus by paying the fee of Rs.200/- in cash at the counters. The students can also obtain the prospectus via a post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “REGISTRAR, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068″.

The students can also download the prospectus from the university official website.The IGNOU BCA admission application form can be cut from the prospectus itself. The applicant needs to submit the filled in application form in a prescribed format, a demand draft of required fee and required attested documents in the respected regional centre.

IGNOU BCA Admission / Registration Status:

The students will be able to check the registration status of the Bachelor of Computer Applications on the university official website after the two weeks from the day of submission of admission form. In case you do not find your admission status, please contact your regional centre by visiting there or by speaking to them on phone.

IGNOU BCA Study Material:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University provides study material to all the students who take admission to Bachelor of Computer Applications in the form of study blocks. The university provides the IGNOU BCA Study material free of cost at the students communication physical address via Registered post / Speed Post. All these study blocks are printed by the university itself.

IGNOU BCA Syllabus & Courses:

The students has to pass out total of 96 credits in three years to successfully complete the programme. We have mentioned below the list of IGNOU BCA courses with the Course name and Course Code for all the semesters:

IGNOU BCA First Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
FEG-02 Foundation course in English -2 4
ECO-01 Business Organization 4
BCS-011 Computer Basics and PC Software 3
BCS-012 Mathematics 4
BCSL-013 Computer Basics and PC Software Lab 2

IGNOU BCA Second Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
ECO-02 Accountancy-1 4
MCS-011 Problem Solving and Programming 3
MCS-012 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
MCS-015 Communication Skills 2
MCS-013 Discrete Mathematics 2
BCSL-021 C Language Programming Lab 1
BCSL-022 Assembly Language Programming Lab 1

IGNOU BCA Third Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-021 Data and File Structures 4
MCS-023 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
MCS-014 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BCS-031 Programming in C++ 3
BCSL-032 C++ Programming Lab 1
BCSL-033 Data and File Structures Lab 1
BCSL-034 DBMS Lab 1

IGNOU BCA Fourth Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
BCS-040 Statistical Techniques 4
MCS-024 Object Oriented Technologies and Java Programming 3
BCS-041 Fundamentals of Computer Networks 4
BCS-042 Introduction to Algorithm Design 2
MCSL-016 Internet Concepts and Web Design 2
BCSL-043 Java Programming Lab 1
BCSL-044 Statistical Techniques Lab 1
BCSL-045 Algorithm Design Lab 1

IGNOU BCA Fifth Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
BCS-051 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
BCS-052 Network Programming and Administration 3
BCS-053 Web Programming 2
BCS-054 Computer Oriented Numerical Techniques 3
BCS-055 Business Communication 2
BCSL-056 Network Programming and Administration Lab 1
BCSL-057 Web Programming Lab 1
BCSL-058 Computer Oriented Numerical Techniques Lab 1

IGNOU BCA Sixth Semester Syllabus

Course Code Course Name Credits
BCS-062 E-Commerce 2
MCS-022 Operating System Concepts and Networking Management 4
BCSL-063 Operating System Concepts and Networking Management Lab 1
BCSP-064 Project 8
Total Credits 99

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Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to entertainment, sports, movies, Gadgets, Health and Living, etc.

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