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Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education


The Department of Computer Applications was established in the year 1997, offering Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.  The programme was initially affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and later to Anna University. The MCA programme is a three year full time programme Later, the department was upgraded (MCA) programme is a Two Years full time programme covering various aspects of computing, accounting, programming, design & managing networks and database that an individual may pursue before foraying into the world of Information Technology (IT). 
Over the years, the department has built-up a well-equipped laboratory and an excellent departmental library. It believes in academic excellence through value based education, which is conducive to boost the inherent capabilities and confidence of the students to take up the challenges of the rapidly changing world.
The department has organized various workshops in collaboration with the industry to keep abreast with the latest updates and conducted lecture series by eminent personalities from the industry and academia. To foster creativity amongst the students and faculty it brings forth National Conference titled Emerging Issues in Computer Applications once in a year.
The educational objective of the MCA program is to enable the students to have a holistic and all round grooming, to be a thorough professional in the field of IT. The students are trained to have a sound foundation in the fundamentals of computer technology, a high level of practical skill in the use of that technology and at the same time, be sensitive to the issues prevailing in the society. The Alumni of the department were all well placed in good positions of the major IT companies in India and abroad.



The programme is accredited by the NAAC as well as AICTE. Ranked 4th in terms of UI GreenMetric Ranking.


The department of Computer Application has well-maintained air-conditioned laboratory facilities and the state of the art libraries. The laboratories of the department are well equipped with many modern facilities.

Industry Collaborations

Kalasalingam University has joined hands with many corporate giants to make their Computer Applications Students better. The university has joined hands with companies like: Zealous Services, Tech Mahindra, Andromeda, Softsquare, etc. Corporates keep
hiring students from the talent pool of Kalasalingam University on a yearly basis.

Excellent Placement Opportunities.

The average package of the students completing the course is Rs 96,000, the highest package recorded isRs 1.8Lakhs. Top Companies involved in the recruitment drive are NEEDS, Airlines, Hospitals, Aravan NGO, Wevitamin Global, ARISE NGO etc.

International Exposure

Students will be offered a golden opportunity to pursue their semester abroad in a leading partner university.

Why This Programme

  • Technical knowledge: This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of computers. Therefore, an MCA degree holds a lot of value.
  • Employment opportunities: There are many lucrative job options for MCA graduates in the ever-evolving IT sector. Besides, MCA is a professional degree, and they have an upper edge over other candidates. Even in office set-ups, these professionals have been found to be better equipped at good counsel.

Programme Overall Objectives

  • Students can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and computing appropriately to model the software applications.
  • Students will obtain better quality of all round education by providing the opportunity to students to explore and understand the fundamental concepts of technology learning.
  • Communicate effectively with the computing community, and with society, about complex computing activities by being able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, and make effective presentations.
  • Engage in self-learning for continual development as a computing professional for the betterment of individuals, organizations, the research community, and society.
  • Utilize the education necessary to understand the impact of computing solutions in a global and societal context Innovate and contribute value and wealth for the benefit of society.
  • The main motto is to provide a quality learning environment, in terms of inspiring teachers, experience sharing and widening the knowledge horizon, interacting with experts from academia and industry, facilitating the student in the process of growth in the Computer Applications field.

MCA Eligibility and Selection

  • A pass in Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Information Technology/ Computer System and Design) or equivalent with Mathematics as a course at Higher Secondary level or at Graduate level. The candidate should have appeared for TANCET.
  • A pass in any Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years duration with Mathematics or Statistics as any one of the subjects at Graduate level.
  • Duration: 2 Years

Selection Process

Selection for the program will be done on the basis of merit of the qualifying examination.

MCA Placements


It is a direct admission for eligible candidates. The candidates fill the application through online and apply by paying the application fee. The admission will be confirmed based on the eligibility criteria.

Not compulsory. You can acquire the knowledge by spending extra effect with the guidance and support of faculty.

Special personality development course and Presentation Skills and Academic writing is being included for the holistic development of students. The curriculum of these classes covers – Soft skills, Aptitude, Verbal Reasoning, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills and Presentation Skills.

There are a lot of careers after MCA that one can take on. These can be Software development, Trainee programming, Web designing, and System management. In the course of masters, a lot of industrial projects are also given to students to explore their interests.

Yes, Students will be arranged to attend guest lecture by industry experts based on the specialization they opt.