The Department of MCA is one of the oldest departments at VSSUT, Burla. It currently offers Postgraduate Degree in Computer Application (MCA). In the growing digital phenomenon all over the world, the MCA program aims at imparting comprehensive knowledge with equal emphasis on theory and practice. It prepares students to take up positions as system analysts, systems designers, Programmers and managers in any field related to information technology. During last 2 decades, this branch produced highly skilled, technically empowered, self motivated professionals (around 600) to serve the humanity both nationally and internationally at par excellence.
The MCA course was started in the University (formerly, UCE) in 1993 with due approval of AICTE, Sambalpur University and Govt. of Orissa, Department of Industries, under self-financed basis. The regular faculty members and lecturers from Mathematics & Humanities departments impart teaching to the students. It is a six semester course leading to a master degree in computer application (MCA). Every year 30 regular students are taken through the Joint Entrance Examination (MCA-JEE), Orissa. Currently, from the academic year JULY-2020 the duration of the course has been changed to two years. As per the new course curriculum the students are required to take one NPTEL course of minimum 8 weeks duration for the their academic requirement for the fulfilment of the course.
The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program was started in 1993 with an intake of 30 and one of the oldest Department of VSSUT, Burla. The curriculum is so made that the course provides a good theoretical foundation through high-quality teaching complemented by extensive practical training. It is dedicated to the mission of inculcating value-based, socially committed professionalism to the cause of overall development of students and society. This department comprises of six faculty members (out of them Four Faculties with doctorate degrees) and is actively involved in research and in carrying out projects besides teaching. The persistence of the dedicated faculty in maintaining the standards is manifest in the successful placement and in the production of Ph.Ds. To keep in touch with the ever growing technology, the faculty members participate regularly in refresher courses and symposia conducted by various universities and research institutions. To impart the knowledge of reasoning, analytical ability for various competitive examinations the course includes subject as Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, Cloud Computing etc. For overall development of student subjects such as Professional Communication in English, Oral and Written Communication and Practical’s and Training of Personality Development, Interview Preparation, Group Discussion etc. are also included in curriculum. In the last semester of the curriculum, the students are going to internship projects to different reputed Software Companies. This overall combination of subjects gives them sound and excellent background for any competitive environment. This also provides them with increase opportunity in Institute Campus Placement. The students are now highly placed in many reputed companies of India as well as abroad. The students are placed in many top level Companies like TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Capgemini etc.
Ph.D in Computer Application Department has started from the year 2016. A total of 10 number of Ph.D students have already enrolled till 2020, June. The research areas offered for Phd are Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence, Multiprocessor Scheduling, Image Processing, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks and Data Mining, Security and Privacy.
The Department of MCA at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla aims to inculcate value-based, socially committed professionalism in the students to the cause of overall development of students and society using a compound metric comprising of:
Breadth: Knowledge of wide-ranging Computer Science concepts, tools, and mathematical techniques or models, and the capability of applying them to analyze and design complex systems.
Depth: In-Depth understanding of fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of Computer Science, and the ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging global work environment of the 21st century.
Reasoning: Capability of solving a wide variety of scientific and analytical problems by applying principles of computational paradigms.
Teamwork: Habits of working effectively and professionally on diverse project ideas and teams.
Clarity: Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively, both speaking and in writing.
Integrity: Understanding how to approach social effects of computing ethically and responsibly, and being committed to doing so.
Learning: Interest in life-long learning, to adapt and shape an technically evolving world.
Openness: Ability to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and apply computational methods in new and unfamiliar application domains.
The Department of MCA has a Multi-objective mission:
This department envisages to provide an academically strong platform for the aspirants those who not only want to make a good metier but also to leave an enduring impression in the field of Computer Science. The educational program in Computer Application calls for an attitude for research, exploration and evaluation to authenticate the work of development of software's.
After being a post graduate in computer science stream the multifarious opportunities are likely to be explored for becoming a leading professional.