The MCA Programme of KSB started in the year 2007. Apart from regular academics we try to mould the students to get placed in MNCs by expertising the students in real time software product development, offering the sessions to improve inter personal skills and communicational abilities. MCA programme of KSB maintains a good track record of University results.
Candidates for admission to the MCA degree course shall be required to have passed a Bachelors Degree in any discipline of three year duration with a list of subjects like Mathematics, statistics etc. as one of the subjects with atleast 50% marks scored in the course undergone under the regular programme recognized by the Calicut University. Relaxation in marks will be allowed to the candidates belonging to socially and educationally backward classes. Candidates have to qualify the State Level Entrance examination conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations or State level/National level Entrance Examination approved by the Government of Kerala as equivalent.
The subjects of study, shall be in accordance with the scheme and syllabus prescribed by the University of Calicut.
The course for the MCA degree shall extend over a period of three academic years comprising of six semesters. Classes of First semester commence in September/ October.
Assessment of students for each subject will be done by internal continuous assessment and end semester examinations. Internal assessment shall be conducted throughout the semester. It shall be based on internal examinations, assignments (such as home work, problem solving, group discussions, quiz, literature survey, seminar, term-project, software exercises, etc.) as decided by the faculty handling the course, and other measures like regularity in the class. End-semester examinations will be conducted by the University.
The student is expected to work on a chosen topic, under the guidance of a supervisor approved by the department, for a period of four full months.
Each subject shall have a certain number of credits assigned to it depending upon the academic load and the nature and importance of the subject. The credit associated with each subject will be there in the prescribed scheme and syllabus of Calicut University. Each course shall have an integer number of credits, which reflects its weightage.
The university shall award the letter grade to students based on the marks secured by them in both internal assessment and end-semester examinations taken together in the subjects registered. Each letter grade indicates a qualitative assessment of the student performance and is associated with a specified number of grade points. The grading system along with the grade points for each grade, applicable to passed candidates is shown below. All passed candidate will be allotted a grade S, A, B, C or D according to the total marks scored by him/her
90 – 100 S 10
80 – 89 A 9
70 – 79 B 8
60 – 69 C 7
50 – 59 D 6
If a candidate does not pass a subject as per the conditions given in Section (7), he/she will be assigned an Unsatisfactory grade ‘U’ irrespective of his/her total marks. If a student does not pass a subject in two attempts, the maximum grade he/she can get is ‘D’ when he/she passes the subject in any subsequent examination, whatever be the marks scored by him/her. A student is considered to have completed a subject successfully and earned the credits if he/she secures a letter grade other than ‘U’ in that course.Letter grade ‘U’ has zero grade point and the candidate has to write the examination again to improve the grade. A student’s performance is measured by the number of credits that he/she has earned and by the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) maintained by him/her.
(b) A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) shall be computed for all the students at the end of each semester by taking into consideration their performance in the present and the past semesters as follows:
(C1 G1 + C2 G2 + C3 G3 +——-+ Cm Gm)
CGPA = ——————————————–
(C1 + C2 + C3 + ——- + Cm)
where, m is the number of courses registered up to that semester, Ci is the number of credits allotted to ith subject as per the scheme, and Gi is the grade points corresponding to the grade awarded to the student for the subject. An up-to-date assessment of overall performance of a student is obtained by calculating CGPA. CGPA is weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the subjects registered by the students since he entered the MCA course. (c) Both the SGPA and CGPA shall be rounded off to the second place of decimal and recorded as such
for ease of presentation. Whenever the CGPAs are to be used for the purpose of determining the merit ranking in a group of students, only the rounded off values shall be made use of.
A candidate shall be permitted to appear for the end-semester examinations only if he/she satisfies the following requirements: (a) He/she maintains not less than 80% attendance in the total number of working hours in each semester, all subjects of study in the semester put together (c) His/her conduct and Progress must be satisfactory
(c) His/her conduct and Progress must be satisfactory
All students shall choose four elective subjects, two in the fourth and two in the fifth semesters from a set of elective subjects prescribed in the syllabus and offered by the institution. However, any student having a CGPA of not less than 7.0 shall be permitted to select an elective of his/her choice and register under a faculty, subject to the permission from the faculty and Head of Department. The student will have to study this subject on his own (self-study mode) or the classes of this subject shall be taken during off hours. Any student having a CGPA of not less than 8.0 shall also be permitted to take additional elective subjects if permitted by the Head of Department. This may enable him/her to register for less number of elective courses in the next semester if applicable. When the candidate registers for these extra electives, recommendation from the Head of Institution is to be attached. However, no student will be permitted to register for more than 5 electives during his course of study.
(a) A candidate who qualifies for the degree, passing all the subjects of the six semesters, in 3 academic years after the commencement of his course of study and secures not less than a CGPA of 8.00 of all the semesters shall be declared to have passed the MCA degree examination in First Class with Honors.
(b) A candidate who qualifies for the degree, passing all the subjects of the six semesters within 4 academic years after the commencement of his course of study and secures not less than a CGPA of 7.00 in First Class.
(c) All other candidates who qualify for the degree passing all the subjects of the six semesters and CGPA not less than 7 shall be declared to have passed the MCA examination in second class.