PG Department of Computer Applications

Programme NamesNo.of semestersTotal seats
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)460

PG Department of Computer Application at Marian College offers MCA programme that is completely unique, Industry focused and student centric. The objective of the programme is to mold out professionals who are completely equipped right away, to take up real-time Industry challenges.

MCA @ Marian offers Experiential learning by virtue of theme-based workshops, presentations, and other participative and collaborative learning strategies. Our syllabus is updated every year to catch-up with the most current industry requirements, thanks to the Autonomous status of Marian College and the presence of Pan India - Senior Industry Experts as curriculum designers, which makes it possible.

We offer multiple specializations and combination of those specializations in an omni-directional pattern, so that the students get an opportunity to select the specialization of their choice.

    • Passed BCA/ Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent Degree. OR passed B.Sc. / B.Com. / B.A. with Mathematics at l0+2 Level or at Graduation Level (with additional bridge Courses as per the norms of the concerned University). Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying Examination
    1. MCA(Regular)
      • 50 % of the seats are filled from the rank list of the entrance examination approved by CEE, Kerala
      • 50% based on the mark of the qualifying examination.
    2. MCA(Lateral)
      • Merit of the qualifying examination (BCA, B Sc (CS) and B Sc (IT) by preserving reservations as per Govt. and University norms
    • Only online applications will be accepted. Application fee should be remitted online.
    • Students who have already submitted the enquiry form must also fill the online application.
    • Application fee is Rs 500/- (Rs 200/- for SC/ST candidates).
    • Single application is sufficient for any 3 PG programmes.
    • Application fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Admission to management seats will be made by the Management. Interested students can apply. Rs 500 extra.
    • Candidates applying under management/community quota have to download an additional form after registration. The form has to be filled and submitted to the college office.
    • Age proof (10th Matriculation Certificate), Proof of eligibility certificates for bonus marks must be uploaded.
    • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, admission process can be completed only after the submission of result of the qualifying examination.
    • Candidates applying for MCA course should bring the downloaded application form for the interview.
    • Final confirmation of the admissions to MCA Programme will be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the AICTE, Government of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University.

MCA @ Marian is unique because of the power-mix strategies adopted to ensure best industry practices to mold true IT Professionals with values. The syllabus is visualized and developed by Senior Industry experts and veteran academicians who are experienced in developing and implementing syllabuses of leading universities.

  • Syllabus Visualized by
    • Dr. N Jayasankaran - Former VC, Kanchi University
    • Mr. R. Narayanan - Former Vice President, TCS
    • Dr. Saji Gopinath - CEO - Kerala Startup Mission
    • Mr. Sreenivasaprasad, an IT Professional with more than 20 years of experience in IBM, Accenture etc.
    • Mr. Winny M Thomas – Principal Security Architect having more than 15 years of experience.
  • Specializations
  • Along with the core syllabus, various add on programmes and International certifications are offered based on the stream opted by the students. This system ensures that, along with covering the entire must-cover aspects of a PG course in Computer Application, the students get additional focused exposure to core papers specific to their selected Stream of Specialization. The Steams of Specializations are carefully handpicked considering the current industry requirements and future Global IT Market predictions.

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Infrastructure Service
    • Data Science
    • Mobile Technology
  • Latest Technologies and International Certifications
  • Information Technology and Computer Science Verticals are subject to intensely fast changes in terms of technology and its application. This is the reason why MCA @ Marian offers Additional International certifications in various technologies. This enable our students to get certified by the International IT technology vendors themselves, thus inculcating knowledge level that adheres real-time industry standards. The programmes are mostly offered as bootcamps adopting collaborative and kinesthetic earning strategies. The certifications training offered include:

    • Cloud
    • Security
    • Automation
    • Data Warehousing
    • Blockchain
    • Mobile Computing
    • IoT
    • Machine Learning etc..
  • Industry-Academics Bridging Programmes
  • The biggest challenge faced by IT students is the unemployability factor that makes them non industry ready. They need to gain Industry specific adaptation of the technologies that they have already learned as part of their syllabus. This is the point where MCA @ Marian offers Industry Academia bridging Programmes. We have already made tie-ups with corporates to offer the Industry bridging programme. MCA@ Marian is in every sense in sync with the industry requirements. Even the couse timing is from 8AM till 8PM. This extended timing facilitates effective course delivery and makes the students adapted to extended industry work hours.

  • Social Responsibility Projects
  • MCA@ Marian also organize social commitment projects to help the poor and the needy. The programme named “Social Initiatives” focus on supporting needy people financially as well as by offering technology assistance and even physical labour for various social projects. These initiatives are focused on making students more society focused and dedicated towards the society and their career. Some of the initiatives for corporate bridging include:

    • Latest and futuristic technologies offered
    • Domain expertise workshops in each semester to familiarize various business verticals
    • Internships in reputed IT companies
    • Part of the syllabus is handled by industry experts
    • MoU with Red Hat, GTT-NASSCOM, Barcalys and Microsoft, Mahindra, TCS and other reputed organizations
    • Dr.Mendus Jacob, Director, MCA Program is the CEO of a reputed IT Company.
    • More than 50% of the Regular Faculty is having Industry Experience.
  • Nurture Their Inner Fire
  • The biggest advantage for a student with an inner fire to launch his own IT company is that Information technology is a vertical that needs very little investment for a start-up initiative. We offer all the needed support to students who come up with vibrant, and creative start-up ideas Our Incubation division take care of the mentoring activities and also assist students to be legally compliant as a registered start-up company.

    • Opportunity for students to launch startups
    • Bootcamps for nurturing startups
    • Mentoring by industry experts
  • Interface - Industry interaction classes by IT Experts like Mr. R. Narayanan (Former Vice President – TCS) Mr. Sreenivasa Prasad (FELIP, Bangalore) Mr. Amal Mathai (Red Hat) and prominent MCA Alumni.
  • Training for all students in latest technologies like .net, PHP, Linux , Android etc.
  • International certification programmes in association with Red hat India
  • Incubation facility for nurturing Start Ups from campus.
  • Planned and fixed exam Schedules and prompt exam results.
  • Scholarship for meritorious and financially backward students.
  • Misson10X- Faculty Development Programme by WIPRO Technologies.
  • Gold Partnership with Keane Technologies Inc., USA for Placements.
  • Periodical Industry visits to IT Parks.
  • Meet the Entrepreneurs: where students get an opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs and learn about industry standards.
  • IT Awards: Marian MCA has launched IT Awards for young emerging Entrepreneurs as a token of appreciation and for further link building.
  • Online examination hub of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
  • Fully residential programme, the new age manifestation of the age-old 'Gurukulam.'
  • Industry standard timings (8 am to 8 m) to familiarize students with the demanding schedules of industry.
  • Executive power- dressing' to give students an air of confidence.
  • Outreach- Promotion of social projects such as visits to orphanage, house for the needy, blood donation, e-literacy campaigns etc. are organized to sensitize the students.
  • Walk 'n' Talk - As a part of innovative practices, Walk 'n'Talk programme is conducted twice a semester, so as to provide an open house for students with their teachers amidst the serene cool ambience of Kuttikkanam.

We employ collaborative and participative learning to ensure more student involvement in the learning process. Most of the nouvelle technologies are introduced to the students either as a boot camp or a Hackathon. We also consider scores from Hackathon based websites like while considering scores for internal assessments. The following strategies are used to ensure best Pedagogy standards.

  • Statistical Surveys for Data Science
  • The students undertake a statistical survey in a confined population to collect, analyse and interpret data on various human-interest aspects, as part of learning Data Science. The Activity helps students to gain hands on experience in Data Science and also to understand real time scenarios. Students are exposed to the entire lifecycle of conducting a survey right from preparing the survey objective, questionnaire preparation, identifying population, assigning squads, ensuring usable responses, Statistical analysis, and finally incorporating the IT element.

  • Creative Studio
  • A Creativity enhancement and nurturing programme is offered as a 3-day workshop – Creative Studio. This workshop explores and triggers the creativity of students and empowers them to become out-of-the-box thinkers. The event also focuses on spontaneous decision-making skills, Self-motivation, building positive attitude, team work etc.

  • Task Based Learning -Hackathons
  • Hackathons are the hiring mantras of the present day. Rather than searching for academic skills and knowledge in any specific technologies, companies are now looking for prospective professionals who have problem solving skills to finish a task within the given time frame. The end result is a Hackathon. Our teaching methods employ live as well as simulated hackathons. MCA @Marian also employ scores of students on hackathon portals like hackerrank, hackerearth etc. for internal academic grading. Domain Expertise Workshops are also conducted in every semester to ensure that the technologies learned in each semester is applied on a real time project.

    For effective Task Based Learning, we are also offering Webinars by Industry Experts. A detailed analysis and continuation of the learned topics are also done to develop Self learning and research oriented learning capability of students. Portals like is utilized to develop logical skills of students.

    MCA @ Marian utilizes new and emerging standard practices in course delivery. Webinars are often conducted by Industry experts, so that the students get an opportunity to interact with leaders in the industry and learn the concepts from the best resource persons available. The couse delivery pattern also focus on nurturing Self Learning ability among students. Online portals like are also utilized to develop logical skills of students.

      • The faculty utilize the Moodle platform for the teaching learning process
      • Real-time Skill Enhancement training for students in emerging areas like cloud computing on Red Hat platform
      • We follow a student based approach towards teaching that inspires inquiry based learning among students. The fact that many members of our faculty have industry experience, ensures quality delivery of the syllabus
      • Walk and Talk: An informal two way interactive activity for gaining creative feedback on student understanding
  • Marian MCA is rated among the top 10 promising MCA colleges in India by the Higher Education Review
  • Produced higher number of Red Hat certified professionals among campuses all over India and has won the 'Red Hat Academy of the Year" award from Red Hat
  • 100% placements for eligible students of previous batches
  • Students implemented a “Private Cloud”, a rare achievement in a college campus
    Qualification of Faculty
    Our faculty has a rich industry experience and all are well qualified. Many of them have secured higher degrees like PhD, M tech, M Phil etc.

The primary objective of MCA course is to ensure that the students are fully employable in every aspect. Our Placement team ensure that along with technology elements, the students are well versed in their employability skills as well. The placement team hunt for top notch organizations to place our students with them as well. Our Placement team is headed by Dr. BRIJESH GEORGE JOHN, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D. He is also the Chairman of Placement Officer’s Consortium in Kerala – CTIPS. He is a noted Soft Skills Trainer and Columnist. He has 19 years’ experience in HR, Teaching, and Training & Development in India and abroad. He has been the resource person for different Organizations including Mahatma Gandhi University, Malayala Manorama, ICT Academy of Kerala, Mathrubhumi , Dept. of Technical Education , AICTE etc.Dr Brijesh has authored 2 books, one on Campus Placements and another on Online Shopping and both published by Manorama Books.Dr Brijesh is also a noted youtuber on Career & Placements with 50,000 plus subscribers and lakhs of viewers.


As Hackathons are now adopted by many IT companies to recruit candidates, our placement team is putting in efforts for bringing companies to conduct hackathons for our students. Numerous simulated hackathon projects are offered to equip students for upcoming hackathon events. Students are ofered simulation projects in hackathon portals like hackerrank and the scores achieved are constantly monitered by the responsible faculty members.

Mr Win Mathew John
HOD, PG Department of Computer Applications
Mob: 94475 73105

Industry Speaks - New MCA Syllabus

Reviews about the new MCA Syllabus of Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous) by industry experts

"The new syllabus has been well prepared with all essentials of computer science from fundamentals to latest technologies. This will be extremely helpful to produce smart engineers and entrepreneurs, right from the college in today's competitive technology world." - Anoop Paul, Technology Specialist, Cognizant Technology Solutions

"I am glad to see that the syllabus upgraded with new subjects which are very much relevant and focused towards different dimensions of current IT Industry. Machine Learning and Data Science are integral part of future IT industry and this syllabus included Python and R programming, Big Data Analytics, Hadoop etc. to grow students in those areas. Storage and Data center management, Mobile Application development, Information security, Cloud computing etc. are few other subjects which are good to be part of syllabus. Over all the syllabus looks good and focused on all dimensions of an IT student's growth." - Bibin Devasia