MCA becomes 2 years programme at AIMIT, St Aloysius College

Media Release
March 18,2020

Mangaluru, Mar 18: Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme which was started as a 3 years programme at St Aloysius College in 1999 has become 2 years programme from the academic year 2020-21.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in its new guidelines has recommended the duration of the programme to 2 years.  This was the long term desire of hundreds of students who wanted to pursue their higher education in Computer Applications / Information Technology domain.  The new guidelines will come in effect from the new academic year 2020-21 and has given an add on advantage to the current final year BCA, BSc and other discipline students who would like to pursue their MCA studies. 

St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru has a rich tradition of training the leaders from 140 years, with NAAC A grade 3.62; the MCA programme being the first post-graduate programme of St Aloysius College, has a history of 21 years training hundreds of professionals to the IT Industry. Since 2007 the college has been granted the Autonomous status, which enables the college to update the curriculum as per the need and the requirements of the IT Industry and several such revisions were done in the past.  After the AICTE’s announcement of 2 years of MCA it’s the first college in the state to release the new curriculum with the inputs from Industry-Academia-Research-Innovation teams India and abroad. 

Features of the AIMIT MCA    

·       Complete Choice based credit system programme where the students can select the subjects of his / her choice

·       The syllabus is up to date with the latest trends such as Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Mobile Application Development, Data Science and Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Augmented and Virtual Reality etc.

·       It has enhanced its technology based applications such as Android, React, Python, Node.js, Angular.js, .NET core, ios- Swift, Etherium, Hadoop, Map Reduce, Scala, Spark, Tableau.

·       Mentoring and Coaching of Entrepreneurship / Startups through a Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship courses from National Entrepreneurship Network- Wadhwani Foundation

·       Experience and motivated faculty members to guide / mentor the Teaching, Learning and Research / Innovation at the Dept

·       Certificationsunder the Industry-Academia collaboration – From Salesforce, Mulesoft, IBM, vmware, The Hindu STEP, Amazon AWS certification, Dell-EMC Support in Cloud and Big Data

·       Infosys supported InfyTQ, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Analytics support

·       Institute Innovation Council (IIC) supported activities to enhance the innovation initiatives.

·       Use of blended classroom approach – i.e the Mix of Lecture – Tutorial – Video Lectures – Demos – Video Conference Lectures – Invited address by the Expert

·       Mini Projects with technologies will create interest and enthusiasm to solve the real time problem

·       Laboratory facilities / Library facility with Books both Hard copies and Digital Library support

·       Motivation and support to the interested students to participate and present papers in the National and International Conferences / Seminars and participation in various workshops.

·       Support and Motivation to participate in various Inter Colligate Fests, Competitions, Hackathones,

·       Encourages students to participate in various Sports events at the University / State / national levels.

Benefits of the AIMIT MCA     

·       The MCA programme enable a person with completely Industry ready technologies and skills essential to the current market requirements.

·       The programme has a great demand for getting good jobs in India and abroad as its focusing on latest technologies, it can easily bridge the gap for the requirements of new talents in the Industry.

·       Along with technology, MCA programme will motivate the candidate to work on his personality skills and communication skills.

·       Final semester is completely dedicated to the Industry Internship / Project work which will give an opportunity for the candidates to work closely with the Industry. 

·       The candidate will be ready to take up an idea and to go for a startup of his own.E-Summit and Entrepreneurship Development programmes will give an opportunity to interact with various successful Entrepreneurs from various industries

·       The student is getting trained as a Leader through hosting several events internally at the Dept such as EpITome- national Level IT and Engineering Fest; SACAIM – International Conference on Advanced IT, Engineering and Management; Infovision – IT Exhibition; Workshop and Seminars; Cultural events at the Dept.  

·       The Industry Visits will give an exposure to the candidate to understand the various roles, responsibilities and opportunities in the relevant field.

·       Opportunity to work on Business Consultancy projects (BCP) make the person more practical and strong in problem solving and map the business requirements with the systems developed.

·       Industry-Academia Interface classes by the Project managers of a company specially on Functional Programming is an add on advantage to work on these technologies practically

Placements opportunities for AIMIT MCA     

The institute has a strong track record of placements, as it has given the placements to hundreds of students every year to join the IT Companies as Software Developer, Quality Analyst, Delivery Specialists, System Engineer, Database administrator, Mobile App Developer, Web Developer, Data Scientist, Big Data Analytics Specialist, Machine Learning Professional, etc.  Its alumni strength itself is a greatest advantage, “Connecting Dots with the Alumni” is a programme at the Department which will connect the present students with the alumni to discuss on various technologies.

Placements from leading companies such as – UniCourt, JDA, Tech Jini, Maventic, BOSCH, Amazon, TCS, CRISIL, ITC Infotech, DXC Technology, IBM, Mtric Stream,  MResults, Atalantic Data Services, Salesforce, Mulesoft, Yokagawa, Open Text, Impetus, Riskonect and others.

Eligibility Criteria :

As per AICTE the eligibility criteria for the 2 years of MCA is as follows :

Passed BCA/ Bachelor Degree in Computer Science /Engineering or equivalent Degree.


Passed B.Sc./ B.Com./ B.A. with Mathematics at 10+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 ofcandidates belonging to reserved category) in the Qualifying Examination.

For Admissions to contact:

School of Information Technology
St Aloysius College (Autonomous)
Beeri Campus, Kotekar post
Mangalore 575022
DK, Karnataka
Call : 0824-2286881 / 9141201855
Email : [email protected]


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CBSE: Core objective of NEP will be translated into action through NCF

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August 9,2020


The core objective of the new National Education Policy (NEP), which has given freedom for amalgamation of different concepts, will be translated into action through the National Curriculum Framework, CBSE director said on Friday.

CBSE Director Biswajit Saha made the comments during an e-conclave on the new NEP organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“The core objective of the policy will be translated into action through the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), which needs more participatory approach. The policy has given freedom for amalgamation of different concepts and multidisciplinary approach. The NCF will give a roadmap for implementation of reforms laid down in the policy,” he said.

Saha said the training required for competency-based education and learning outcomes can be achieved with progressive participation of stakeholders.

“There could be a debate about the training required for competency-based education and learning outcomes but once we have decided we want to do it, it can be achieved with progressive participation of stakeholders. It is a forward-looking policy,” the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) director said.

The NEP approved by the Union Cabinet replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.

Choice between 3 or 4 year undergraduate courses, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, adding 3.5 crore seats in higher education institutions, which will now have a single regulator, discontinuation of M.Phil programmes and fixation of fees are among the higher education reforms outlined in the new NEP.


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Will new education policy boost STEM in India?

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August 9,2020



New Delhi, Aug 9: With the National Education Policy 2020 recognising the need for flexibility in choosing the subjects that a student wants to study, implementation of this policy will boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in India, edtech startup SP Robotic Works has said.

The new education policy also recognised that skills like coding and scientific temper and evidence-based thinking should be learned by all students to become good, successful, innovative, adaptable and productive human beings in today's rapidly changing world.

With the semester-based pattern, there is a lot of relaxation with respect to a child's choice to select their interest in subjects, according to Sneha Priya, CEO and co-founder, SP Robotic Works.

"This will promote the kids to explore various segments which otherwise I believe was restricted to an extent," Priya told IANS in an interview.

On July 29, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to a new National Education Policy (NEP) which aims at bringing about several changes in the education system from the school to college level.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the NEP is the foundation of a "new India" and that it will help close the gap between education and research.

It is now well recognised that in opening the door to myriad opportunities offered by STEM education, online platforms have played a pivotal role.

Coding-related courses have picked up well and the online platforms have seen a lot of kids enrol in block programming, artificial intelligence (AI) and android app development.

"As the field of STEM education gained immense popularity in India, this online learning platform has seen 80 per cent increase in the number of renewal of programmes, which implies the increase in interest and is a positive sign for the future of STEM education," she said.
The proposal to introduce coding from Class 6 and onwards is one of the best decisions of the policy, Priya added.

"With importance being given to coding in the NEP, the schools will be more open to adopting new ways to ensure their children master in what they are learning which will automatically result in better outcomes," she opined.

"Focus on these skills is crucial during the formative years for the development of the children. Hence, this new policy will prove beneficial for growing kids to gather their interest in coding at an early stage," she said.

According to Priya, it is important to deliver the coding concepts in the right manner to captivate and encourage the child to engross his/her attention towards the subject.

She also stressed that both robotics and coding courses have seen a huge upsurge this year.
In addition to what is being taught at school, the online learning platform has seen an increased number of queries from parents with regards to shaping up their child's coding skills.

"Especially with the current situation, the Covid-i9 lockdown has given more time to students to explore their interest in this field and we have seen double the demand in participation just in the previous few months from children," Priya quipped.

Even during the lockdown, SP Robotic Works said they have seen an increase of 55 per cent in the revenues.

"Additionally, we have seen around 1 lakh new enrolments during the last four months which demonstrates that Indian children are exploring their interests across segments," the CEO said.
"For the next six months, our focus is going to continue educating and engaging more students in experiential learning as we work towards building a nation that's truly 'Aatmanirbhar'," Priya noted.


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