Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

  • The IT sector is one of the most rapidly growing service sectors in India as well as in the world, and offers huge employment opportunities. The BCA programme aims to produce an employable IT workforce that will have sound knowledge of IT and business fundamentals that can be applied to develop and customize solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises. The programme provides a focused curriculum for students who wish to pursue careers in IT and related areas.

    The BCA Programme is a self-financed 3-year, 6-semester programme. Each semester is of approximately 5 months duration. The Odd Semesters (Semesters I, III & V) begin in June and the Even Semesters (Semesters II, IV & VI) begin in November.

    An interesting feature of the BCA programme is the continuous internal assessment with quizzes, student seminars, student presentations, and other innovative methods of assessment that help develop the students’ confidence, presentation skills, software development skills, communication skills, independent thinking, etc.The curriculum and syllabi of the BCA Programme have recently been thoroughly reviewed and revised to match the industry requirements.

    No. of Seats: 80 (2 divisions of 40 each)

    Salient Features:

    • Most sought after programme among students after XIIth.
    • Open for students from all streams.(Commerce, Arts, Science etc).
    • Well qualified, experienced, dedicated faculty members.
    • Smart classroom with AV and interactive technology facility.
    • Well-equipped Classrooms / Lab with Audio-Visual facility.
    • Library and Laboratories equipped with latest Softwares / Technologies.
    • Live Software Development Projects.
    • Conduct of workshops / seminars on latest Tools & Technologies.
    • Interaction Sessions with Industry Experts (Google groups, Android groups)
    • Add-on courses to impart training in latest technologies by industry experts.
    • Coaching facilities for MCA, MBA Entrance Exams.
    • Excellent Placement facilities. (Students placed with reputed companies like Mahindra Satyam, Wipro, Infosys, IBM, etc.)
  • 1. Eligibility for Admission to Semester I and Semester II:

    For being eligible for admission to the Three Year Integrated Course leading to the Degree of BCA, a candidate must have passed:

    a. The Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std. XII) Examination or its equivalent in any Stream conducted by the Goa Board

    OR

    b. The Examination of another University or Body recognized as equivalent thereto (the eligibility conditions at C under the B.Com course apply here as well)
    c. A candidate shall be selected (FYBCA Semester-I) based on the selection test as prescribed by Goa University from time to time. The selection test shall test the general aptitude, logical reasoning & analytical abilities, and basic arithmetical skills of the candidate.
    d. A candidate admitted for Semester-I shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-II.

    2. Eligibility for Admission to Semester III and Semester IV:
    a. A candidate securing minimum passing grade of D or above in each of the courses of Semester-I and Semester-II is eligible for admission to Semester-III.
    b. In addition to above, those candidates who secure F grade after the Supplementary examination in maximum four courses(theory as well as laboratory) out of all the courses that were offered in Semester-I and Semester-II shall be eligible for admission to Semester-III and Semester-IV.
    c. A candidate admitted for Semester-III shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-IV.

    3. Eligibility for Admission to Semester V and Semester VI:
    a. A candidate securing minimum passing grade of D or above in each of the courses of Semester-I to Semester-IV is eligible for admission to Semester-V.
    b. A candidate admitted for Semester-V shall be deemed eligible for admission to Semester-VI.

  • Fee Structure (2017-18)
    FY BCA
    Particulars
    Tuition fees 39000
    Library Fees 1000
    Gymkhana Fees/Sports Aff. Fee 400
    Other Fees/Student Activities 400
    Library Deposit 60
    Caution Money Deposit 60
    Laboratory Practical/ Lab Fees 3000
    Registration Fees / I Card (for SY/TY) 550
    University Administration Fees 1000
    Development Fees 1000
    Examination Fees 2450
    Statement of marks / I.T. Fees -
    Student Aid Fund 120
    PTA Fees 100
    Total 49140

    IMPORTANT: THE FEE STRUCTURE IS PURELY TENTATIVE AND IS LIKELY TO CHANGE BASED ON THE FEES ANNOUNCED BY GOA UNIVERSITY / GOVERNMENT OF GOA.

    ALL RULES RELATING TO REFUND OF FEES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE COLLEGE WEBSITE.

  • PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

    FIRST YEAR BCA SEMESTER I

    1. Problem Solving and Programming Concepts (100 marks)
    2. Computer Organization and Architectures (100 marks)
    3. Business Accounting (100 marks)
    4. Basic Mathematics (100 marks)
    5. Problem Solving and Programming Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. IT Tools Laboratory (100 marks)
    7. Environmental Studies (50 marks)

    FIRST YEAR BCA SEMESTER II

    1. Data Structures (100 marks)
    2. Operating Systems Concepts (100 marks)
    3. Cost Accounting (100 marks)
    4. Discrete Mathematics (100 marks)
    5. Data Structures Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. Operating Systems Laboratory (100 marks)
    7. Environmental Studies (50 marks)

    SECOND YEAR BCA SEMESTER III

    1. Object Oriented Concepts (100 marks)
    2. Database Management Systems (100 marks)
    3. Management Accounting (100 marks)
    4. Introduction to Economics (100 marks)
    5. Object Oriented Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. Database Management Systems Laboratory (100 marks)
    7. Communication and Presentation Skills (100 marks)

    SECOND YEAR BCA SEMESTER IV

    1. Software Engineering (100 marks)
    2. Computer Networks (100 marks)
    3. Management Functions (100 marks)
    4. Data Analysis and Statistical Techniques (100 marks)
    5. Graphical Interface Design Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. Data Analysis and E-Accounting Laboratory (100 marks)
    7. Technical Writing Skills (100 marks)

    THIRD YEAR BCA SEMESTER V

    1. Software Testing (100 marks)
    2. Web Technology (100 marks)
    3. Computer Science Elective2-I (100 marks)
    4. Non Computer Science Elective3-I (100 marks)
    5. Web Technology Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. Project Work –

    THIRD YEAR BCA SEMESTER VI

    1. Management Information Systems (100 marks)
    2. Multimedia Technology (100 marks)
    3. Computer Science Elective-II (100 marks)
    4. Non Computer Science Elective-II (100 marks)
    5. Multimedia Laboratory (100 marks)
    6. Project Work (100 marks)

    Total marks/credits assigned to each course:

    (i) Semester I and II carry a total of 32 credits, Semester III and IV 35 credits, Semester V has 25 credits and Semester VI 30 credits.

    (ii) Each course having 5 credit points will be evaluated out of 100 marks.

    (iii) Environmental Studies having 2 credit points will be evaluated out of 50 marks per semester.

  • 1. The College conducts Semesters I, II, III & IV Examinations on behalf of Goa University. The Semesters V & VI examinations are conducted by Goa University.

    2. There is an In-semester element and an End-semester element in the evaluation of the performance of candidates for every course, each carrying equal weightage of 50%.

    3. In-semester evaluation is carried out during the course of instructions within the normal lecture periods. End-semester evaluation is conducted at the end of every semester.

    4. Supplementary Examinations for F.Y. (Semester I, II), S.Y. (Semester III, IV) of BCA is conducted once in a year before the commencement of the fresh academic year.

    5. Examinations for students who fail in the T.Y. (Semester V and VI) of BCA shall be conducted as per the schedule prescribed by Goa University from time to time.

    6. Eligibility for examinations:
    i) End-semester examination: A candidate is eligible to appear for the end-semester theory, laboratory and Project examination provided he/she satisfies the minimum attendance rules framed by Goa University.
    ii) In addition to above, a candidate has to appear for the class test component for Theory course and Lab test component for Laboratory course of In-Semester evaluation.
    iii) Supplementary examination: The following categories of students are eligible to appear for the Supplementary Examinations –
    a) A student who did not appear in the end-semester examination of some or all the papers of the odd/even/both semesters of that academic year on medical grounds or for representing the college/University/State/Nation in cultural/sports/NCC/NSS activities.
    b) A student who did not appear in the end-semester examination of some or all the papers of the odd/even/both semesters of that academic year, only under very special circumstances, provided that the Principal is satisfied.
    c) A student who has failed to obtain the minimum grade of D required for passing the course/Project Work.
    d) A student who has failed to appear for the end-semester viva of Project Work.

    7. Evaluation of Theory courses:
    In-semester Evaluation: Internal evaluation will be conducted in continuous manner in the form of regular assignments/quizzes and class tests. Out of maximum 50 marks, at least 40 marks will be evaluated by conducting two class tests, 10 marks assignment.

    End-semester Evaluation: Evaluation consists of an examination for 50 marks of 2 hour duration.

    8. Evaluation of Laboratory courses:
    In-semester Evaluation: Internal evaluation will be conducted in continuous manner in the form of regular assignment submissions and lab tests. Out of maximum 50 marks, at least 30 marks shall be evaluated by conducting one or more lab test(s) during the semester. A record of work done in the form of lab journal (could be an e-journal) has to be maintained by every student.

    End-semester Evaluation: The evaluation consists of an end-semester examination of 50 marks of 3 hour duration conducted by the college. The end-semester examination includes a lab examination and a viva-voce which shall be jointly conducted by an internal and external examiner.

    9. Evaluation of Project work: In-semester Evaluation for 50 marks shall be done by the project guide based on the record of work done and quality of work done.

    End-semester Evaluation consists of an oral viva-voce and demonstration for 30 marks conducted by external examiner in the presence of Project Guide. External examiner shall also allot maximum 20 marks for the Project Report.

    10. Evaluation of Environmental Studies for Semesters I and II: The course will have In- Semester evaluation for 25 marks and End-Semester evaluation for 25 marks. In-semester evaluation shall be done by the Instructor by conducting minimum one class test of minimum 10 marks and one or more practical assignments, presentations, quizzes during the semester.

    End-Semester examination of 1 hour duration shall be conducted. Paper-setting and assessment shall be done by the college Instructor. A candidate has to secure minimum D grade. The grade obtained in Environmental studies will be considered for the purpose of calculating SPI/CPI. Degree will not be allotted unless a candidate passes these courses.

    11. Supplementary Examination:
    During the Supplementary Examination, the student shall answer only the end-semester component. The in-semester marks are carried forward. There should be at least 15 days period between the date of declaration of the Even semester examination results and the conduct of Supplementary examinations. The result of the supplementary examination be declared preferably before the commencement of the new academic year and in no circumstances after the last day of admissions, so as to enable a student to enroll for the higher class after passing the course. Students who do not obtain the minimum grade of D after the supplementary examination have to repeat the end-semester course assessment only with the next batch till they obtain minimum D grade required for passing.

    SCHEME OF GRADING, CLASS & GRACING FOR BCA

    1. Grading Scheme

    Absolute grading scheme is followed to compute the grade for each course.

    The final grade for the course is awarded by the Instructor-in-charge / course coordinator taking into account the collective performance in the In-Semester and End-Semester.

    For each course taken by the student, a letter grade is assigned based on the performance in all assessments. Each grade not only indicates a qualitative assessment of the students’ performance but also carries an equivalent number called the grade point. The absolute grading range in terms of marks and the corresponding grade point are shown in the table below –

    Letter Grade Grade point Range for Total % Marks
    A 10 86 – 100
    B 8 71 – 85
    C 6 51 – 70
    D 4 40 – 50
    F 0 Less than 40

    A candidate passes the course if he/she gets any grade in the range between A and D.
    A candidate is awarded F grade on account of overall poor performance (total marks less than 40) or failure to appear for the end-semester examination.
    If a candidate is awarded F grade after the end-semester examination, he/she has to appear for the Supplementary Examination conducted at the end of that academic year.
    If a candidate is awarded F grade after the Supplementary examination, he/she has to repeat only the end-semester component when that course is being offered next.
    If a candidate is absent for the Supplementary examination, he/she will get a F grade and has to repeat only the end-semester component when that course is being offered next.

    2. Performance Indices
    i) Semester Performance Index (SPI): The performance of a student in a semester is indicated by a number called SPI. The SPI is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses during the semester. SPI is to be calculated as
    SPI = ?Gradepoint X course credit/? credits of each course in semester SPI has to be rounded to two decimal digits.
    ii) Cumulative Performance Index (CPI): The overall performance of a student at a particular point during the entire programme is obtained by calculating a number called CPI. The CPI of a particular semester is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses for the programme till that semester. The CPI is also calculated to two decimal places.
    iii) Conversion of CPI into Percentage for the BCA Course: In cases where an employer or an institute needs the equivalent percentage they can use the following formula to get an approximate idea of the percentage equivalent for the CPI score –
    Equivalent Percentage = CPI score * 10
    For e.g. if CPI = 5.67, then equivalent percentage = 5.67 * 10 = 56.7%

    3. Award of class: Each semester grade report for the student shall carry his/her SPI and CPI
    The final class for the BCA degree would be awarded based on CPI of final semester as per the following scheme:
    Distinction: CPI equal to or greater than 7.0
    First class: CPI equal to or greater than 6.0 but less than 7.0 Second Class: CPI equal to or greater than 5.0 but less than 6.0 Pass Class: CPI equal to or greater than 4.0 but less than 5.0

    4. GRACING: Due to the grading scheme adopted, there is no provision for gracing in the individual course. However, entitlement marks awarded by Goa University for candidates due to NSS, NCC, Sports or cultural activities shall be added to the total before calculating CPI at the end of each semester.

    Attempts and Improvement of class

    i) Attempts: A student shall be considered to have passed a course at first attempt, provided he/she passes with a letter grade of D or higher, at the regular examination.

    ii) In addition to the above, a candidate who was absent for the regular end semester examination on valid grounds and later passes the course after appearing for the Supplementary examination shall be considered to have passed the course at first attempt.

    iii) All other cases would be treated as second attempts and indicated on the grade sheet.

    iv) A candidate is allowed to repeat an entire year (Even and Odd Semester) in order to improve his/her performance. In such a situation the better of the two performances shall be considered. This facility shall be permitted only once in the BCA programme and the Statement of marks shall bear the sentence “Under Improvement”. The candidate shall be required to surrender the original grade sheet and other relevant documents at the time of receiving the fresh Grade sheet in the event of improvement of performance for each concerned semester. The better of the two performances for each semester shall be considered.

    REVALUATION & PERSONAL VERIFICATION OF MARKS

    There shall be no revaluation of answer books of the candidates at the End-semester examination, except for Semester V and VI. Personal verification of marks shall be granted to the candidate, provided he/she had applied for the same along with the payment of prescribed fees within one week of the declaration of results. The procedure for the verification of marks is as follows:

    • On a notified day and time, not later than 10 days after the receipt of application from the candidate, the candidate will be shown the answer book in the chamber of the Principal/Vice- Principal in the presence of the examiner concerned.

    • If the candidate is not satisfied with the results of personal verification, he/she may apply to the Principal for looking into the grievance.