Top MCA Colleges in India Based on 2022 Ranking

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Sushil Pandey

Updated on - Mar 19, 2022

Top MCA colleges in India offer Master of Computer Applications (MCA) courses in part time, full time as well as Distance Education modes. There are a total of 1,895 colleges in India offering MCA courses. Most of them are approved by AICTE and around 646 MCA colleges are approved by UGC (University Grants Commission). There are 384 Public and 1479 Private MCA colleges in India.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, Calcutta University Kolkata, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, University of Hyderabad are some of the best MCA colleges in India.
  • Admission to most of the best MCA colleges in India are done based on the scores of NIMCET entrance test followed by a Group discussion or personal interview round. 
  • However, some colleges offer direct admission based on merit-basis and some shortlist candidates based on MCA entrance exams such as TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, OJEE, etc.
  • GGSIPU - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, DU - Delhi University, NIT Trichy, Madras Christian College, BHU and IIT Roorkee are some of the top government MCA colleges in India
  • Best MCA colleges in India offer MCA courses within a fee range of INR 50,000 - 3,00,000 per year. JNU, New Delhi, Presidency College, Chennai and University of Allahabad charge some of the best MCA colleges in India with lowest fees. (Less than INR 30,000).
  • Top MCA colleges in India offer the course with various specializations including Information Technology, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Networking Technology and many others. 
  • The top NIT colleges in India for MCA offer some of the highest MCA placements in India. The average CTC is 3.2 - 4.7 LPA while 10 - 12 LPA. 
  • IBM, TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Cognizant, etc. are some of the top-notch and well renowned companies that take part in MCA placements.

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Top MCA Universities in India 2022

The following table lists the top MCA Universities in India 2022 along with their average fees structure.

Name of the University Average Fees(INR)
IGNOU Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University 72,000
JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia 17,000
SRM University Chennai - SRM Institute of Science and Technology 2,00,000
MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda -
VIT Vellore - Vellore Institute of Technology 2,74,000
LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University 2,24,000
Christ University, Bangalore 2,75,000
Jadavpur University, Kolkata -
BHU Varanasi - Banaras Hindu University -
GGSIPU Delhi - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University -

Top 10 MCA Colleges in India

Tabulated below is the list of Top 10 MCA Colleges in India along with their fees structure.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Ranking

Numerous ranking agencies release the list of top colleges in India based on distinct parameters every year. These ranking lists are prepared on the basis of parameters such as Perception of the University, Teacher-Student Ratio, Placement Statistics, Quality of Faculty, etc.

The top ranking agencies in India including NIRF, Business Today and Outlook also release rankings in different categories including state-wise and city-wise. Listed below are the top MCA colleges in India ranking.

Top MCA Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

NIRF hasn’t released any specific list for MCA colleges, thus the colleges mentioned in the table below have been taken from the overall list released by NIRF.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fee
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi 8 7 -1 INR 400
Calcutta University, Kolkata 11 12 +1 INR 19,100
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 14 16 +2 INR 1,89,000
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 15 11 -4 INR 51,955
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 16 19 +3 INR 8,500
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 19 17 -2 INR 26,000
Anna University, Chennai 20 14 -6 INR 41,000
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 21 21 0 INR 25,600
NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli 24 24 0 INR 1,11,250
VIT Vellore 28 32 +4 INR 1,40,000

JNU New Delhi tops this list but this is not specifically for the MCA course it offers rather overall. These rankings also matter as a university’s overall ranking is decided only after considering the outcome of all its departments.

  • This university has however seen a drop in its rank this year by 1 position.
  • Other top universities in this list are Anna University, Calcutta University, NIT Trichy and Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • The biggest improvement has been shown by VIT Vellore which has jumped by 4 positions. The biggest drop has been shown by Anna University of 6 positions.
  • Colleges like JNU are known for their inexpensive education. Apart from this, other colleges offering cheap MCA education are Calcutta University and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

NIRF’s rankings are based on 5 different parameters including Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Collaboration, Graduation Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity and Perception.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking

Outlook ranking has also been taken from the overall list released by the agency. The top MCA colleges in India included in this list are shown below.

College Name Outlook All India Rank 2019 Overall Score Average Annual Fee
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 11 86.08 INR 1,89,000
Anna University, Chennai 13 85.90 INR 41,000
Calcutta University, Kolkata 14 83.84 INR 19,100
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 17 82.28 INR 8,500
JNU New Delhi 18 81.59 INR 400
University of Hyderabad 19 81.02 INR 51,955
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 21 80.65 INR 26,000
AMU Aligarh 25 80.17 INR 3,14,000
VIT Vellore 26 80.12 INR 1,40,000
Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi 27 80.10 INR 1,85,000

Outlook ranks Manipal Academy of Higher Education as the best college in India among all the MCA offering universities and colleges.

  • The institute ranks 11 in India and has a score of 86.08.
  • The other top spots in this list of top universities in India are occupied by IITs and IIMs which do not offer the MCA course.
  • Anna University and Calcutta university also feature at good ranks in this list.
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, which charges just INR 26,000/year for its MCA course has been ranked at 21st position among the top universities in India and 7th among the top MCA colleges in India by Outlook ranking.

Indore MCA Colleges

The list of top Indore MCA colleges have been mentioned below along with their fees structure.

College Name Average Fees(INR)
School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya -
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam University -
Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Sciences 80,000
International Institute of Professional Studies, Devi Ahilya University -
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Management 1,53,000
Medi-Caps University 1,80,000
Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research -
SAGE University 90,000
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science 3,38,000
Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science 1,36,000

Top Government MCA Colleges in India

Tabulated below is the list of top Government MCA colleges in India along with their fees structure.

Colleges Total Fees(INR)
GGSIPU - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University 5,00,000
DU - Delhi University -
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) 2,68,000
MCC - Madras Christian College 77,200
BHU - Banaras Hindu University 34,670
IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology -
CEG - College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University 1,23,000
NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology -
Anna University -
Jadavpur University -
UoH - University of Hyderabad 13,110
AMU - Aligarh Muslim University -
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore -
University of Mysore 72,000
Gauhati University - GU 46,000 - 66,000

Best Private Colleges for MCA in India

Tabulated below is the list of best private colleges for MCA in India along with their fees structure.

College Name Average Fees (INR)
Amity University, Noida 3,92,000 - 6,30,000
LPU - Lovely Professional University 2,18,000 - 3,70,000
VIT University, Vellore 2,77,000
Christ University 4,40,000
JIMS Rohini - Jagan Institute of Management Studies 4,32,000
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 5,10,000
School of Management Sciences (SMS) 2,70,000
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 7,61,000
Hindustan College of Arts and Science -
Amity University, Gwalior 4,74,000
Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran 2,62,000 - 3,48,000
Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT University 1,40,000
VIPS - Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies 4,32,000
Fergusson College -
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 3,06,000 - 3.50,000

Top MCA Colleges in India: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return of Investment depicts how useful applying to the course will be in a particular college. It is based on the placements offered by the college and the fee it charges. A list of the top MCA colleges in India ROI wise is given in the table below.

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Placement Package ROI Rank
Chandigarh University INR 67,000 INR 7,00,000 1
NIT Trichy INR 1,11,250 INR 10,00,000 2
University of Hyderabad INR 52,000 INR 3,50,000 3
VIT Vellore INR 1,40,000 INR 3,50,000 4
HBTU Kanpur INR 1,20,000 INR 3,00,000 5

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

Chandigarh University ranks as the best MCA college in India ROI wise. This college charges a very low fee of INR 67,000/year for the MCA programme and offers an average package of INR 7,00,000 to its students.

Other top colleges included in this list are NIT Trichy, University of Hyderabad, VIT Vellore and HBTU Kanpur.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Admission Process

There are 1479 private and 384 government MCA colleges in India. These colleges offer MCA education in 5 different specializations apart from the general stream.

Top MCA College in India

Source: Official Survey

Admissions in these colleges are done through both entrance exams as well as merit lists. Many colleges conduct their own entrance exams and many accept the scores of national exams like NIMCET, TANCET, and MAH MCA CET. The table below shows some stats about the colleges accepting scores of different entrance exams.

Entrance Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
TANCET 127
MAH MCA CET 98
APICET 67
Karnataka PGCET 48
TSICET 40
OJEE 33
UPSEE 30
RMCAAT 24
NIMCET 21
IPU CET 14

NIT Trichy

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, commonly known as NIT Trichy, is one of the best MCA colleges in India and is ranked 24th among the top universities in India by NIRF.

  • This deemed college was established in 1964 and offers students MCA programs for 3 years duration.
  • NIT Trichy also offers numerous programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • This year, hundreds of companies visited the NIT campus for recruitment and over 500 students participated in the placement rounds.
  • The highest package received by the students was INR 31 lakh and the average CTC was INR 13 lakh.

The top recruiters visiting the campus include TCS, IBM, HCL, Wipro, Cognizant, Microsoft, Oracle, Birla Soft, and Flextronics. The chart below shows the placement percentage in the previous years.

NIT Trichy MCA Placement Percentages in Past Years

Source: Official NIT Trichy Website

Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

The UIC (University Institute of Computing) Chandigarh University offers MCA program to students for the duration of 3 years on the basis of candidate’s performance in the national level entrance exams.

  • This is generally followed by rounds of group discussion(GD) and personal interview(PI).
  • The institute offers MCA in domains of topics like System Programming, Database Management, Networking, Web-Designing and Artificial Intelligence.
  • The average fee of MCA from Chandigarh University is INR 1,10,000.

The top recruiters of the Chandigarh University this year included Microsoft, HP, IBM, Tech Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, TCS, Wipro, and Infosys.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

For admission to the top MCA colleges in India, candidates are required to crack an entrance exam. Some of the accepted MCA entrance exams are TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, Karnataka PGCET, UPSEE, and RMCAAT. Categorized below are these colleges according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top MCA Colleges in India through TANCET

TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is conducted for admissions in the top MCA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

  • The exam is usually conducted in the month of May and is conducted in offline mode.
  • The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes and there are 100 multiple choice questions in the examination.
  • TANCET score is accepted by more than 466 colleges in India and 277 colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The application fee is INR 500 for unreserved category students and INR 250 for SC/ST students belonging to Tamil Nadu.

Some of the top MCA colleges in India through TANCET are:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Top MCA Colleges in India through UPSEE

The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) is conducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), also known as UPTU, for admissions in MCA as well as many other programs.

  • The exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020 in the offline mode.
  • UPSEE is conducted to grant admission to students to PG courses such as M.Tech., MCA etc. in Uttar Pradesh.
  • As per the eligibility criteria of UPSEE, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university to get admission in MCA courses.
  • A total of 30 colleges offer admission to MCA with the UPSEE score.

Some of the top MCA colleges in India through UPSEE are:

  • JSS Academy of Technical Education
  • Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Noida
  • Bharat Institute of Technology, Meerut
  • ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad

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Top MCA Colleges in India: Placement Wise

The placements for the 2019 batch of MCA program have been finished in almost each and every college. The top MCA colleges in India hosted some of the top recruiters from both India and Abroad.

  • The average number of recruiters in the top MCA institutes in India varied between 100-200.
  • The average placement package in most of these colleges ranges between INR 6,00,000 and INR 15,00,000.

The following chart shows the average CTC offered in some of these colleges.

Top MCA Colleges in India Placements

Source: Official Institute Websites

Some of the top recruiters visiting these colleges to recruit students are given in the table below.

HCL Infosys HP
IBM Tata Consultancy Services Larsen & Turbo
Tech Mahindra Crompton Wipro
Amazon Cognizant Accenture

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Top MCA Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which place is best for MCA?

Ans. Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Trichy are some of the best places for MCA in terms of average fees, Education Quality, placement opportunities, ROI (Return of Investment), job options and many other factors. Some of the top colleges of these places are listed below: 

  • Department Of Computer Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • School Of Computer And Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • School Of Computer And Information Sciences, University Of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 
  • National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Ques. Which college has the lowest fees for MCA?

Ans. Top government MCA colleges in India have the lowest fees for MCA. The average fees for the MCA course for the duration of 2-years can range between INR 1,000 to INR 2,80,000. Some of the top ranked and best MCA colleges in India with lowest fees are listed below: 

  • School Of Computer And Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University - [JMI], New Delhi 
  • Government Arts College Autonomous, Coimbatore 
  • Quaid-E-Millath Government College For Women (Autonomous), Chennai
  • Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College - [SVEC], Tirupati 
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University - [MANUU], Hyderabad 
  • Indira Gandhi National Tribal University - [IGNTU], Anuppur
  • Sreenivasa Institute of Technology & Management Studies - [SITAMS], Murakambattu
  • University BDT College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University - [UBDTCE], Davanagere
  • Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology - [VIAT] Muddenahalli, Bangalore 

Ques. Does IIT provide MCA?

Ans. No, none of the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) offer MCA (Master of Computer Applications). Earlier IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorke offered MCA but now the course has been discontinued. However, various NITs in India (National Institute of Technology) offered MCA courses and they conducted the NIMCET entrance exam to shortlist the eligible students for the course and admissions.

Ques. Which entrance exam is for MCA?

Ans. There are a lot of entrance exams conducted at the National, State or University level for shortlisting students for MCA admissions. However, NIMCET (National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test) is the most popular among them. Some of the other popular Entrance exams conducted for MCA include TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, OJEE, UPSEE, TSICET, IPU CET, JNUEE and many others. 

Ques. Is MCA a good career option?

Ans. MCA course can be an excellent academic choice for in the future because, the MCA graduates would be mainly hired in the IT Industry which is expected to grow by 2.3 % alone in 2021. Similarly, India remains the largest provider of IT Solution and Outsourcing, thus creating a steady flow of jobs for MCA Graduates. The salary package for MCA Jobs ranges from INR 2 LPA to INR 6 LPA and can go up to INR 13 LPA depending on the candidate's knowledge, skills, and academic record.

Ques. What are the different specializations in MCA?

Ans. There are different specializations in MCA (Master of Computer Applications). Students in the final year of the MCA course are eligible to opt for numerous MCA specializations as required. Some of the different MCA specializations that are available across the various top ranked and popular Indian colleges/ universities are listed below:

  • Systems Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Application Software
  • Software Development
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hardware Technology

Ques. How is MCA different from MSc in Computer Science?

Ans. There are a lot of differences between MCA and MSc Computer Science, these courses generally vary with course overview and syllabus, average fees, career scope, etc. The MCA course provides in-depth and extensive knowledge about various aspects of computer applications related to software, hardware, and networking with the studies of IT, Data structures & Mathematics while MSc in Computer Science teaches students about software engineering, mathematics, artificial intelligence, data science, and much more. Also there are many other differences between MCA and MSc in Computer Science.

Ques. Which are the top MCA colleges in Kolkata? 

Ans. There are around 78 MCA colleges in Kolkata. The average fees for them can range between INR 1,20,000 - 2,40,000 per year. Some of the top MCA colleges in Kolkata are listed below:

  • BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology
  • Pailan College of Management and Technology
  • Narula Institute of Technology
  • University of Calcutta
  • Jadavpur University
  • Heritage Institute of Technology
  • Techno India University

Ques. What is the syllabus of MCA?

Ans. The MCA course provides in-depth and extensive knowledge about various aspects of computer applications related to software, hardware, and networking with the studies of IT, Data structures & Mathematics. The MCA Syllabus is divided into 6 semesters. The MCA syllabus includes subjects such as programming, networking, computer graphics, Operating Systems etc. and practical training is provided to students on the latest programming languages and tools like C Programming, Python Programming, JAVA Programming, SQL, and much more.

Ques. Can I do an MCA without an entrance exam?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to pursue MCA without taking any entrance exam. There are various colleges in India that offer direct admission based on the scores obtained by the candidates in their bachelor's degree and in 10+2 level. For merit based admission, candidates are shortlisted based on their academic scores in bachelor's degree and shortlisted candidates will be called for documents verification and they need to pay the required fees to finalize their admission. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies and Shri Krishna University Chattarpur are some of the best MCA colleges in India without entrance exams.

Ques. Which is the best college to pursue MCA in India?

Ans. As per the rankings released by numerous ranking agencies, NIT Trichy is considered the best college to pursue MCA program in India. There are some other universities/ colleges as well including NIT Warangal, Chandigarh University and numerous others.

Ques. How much salary will I get after pursuing MCA program from India?

Ans. The average salary offered to students on completion of MCA program is INR 6 lakh.

Ques. How many MCA colleges are there in India?

Ans. There are a total of 1863 colleges offering MCA programs in India, out of which 1479 are private and 384 are public MCA colleges.

Ques. What is the duration of MCA program?

Ans. The duration of MCA course is 3 years. However, for Lateral Entry, the duration of this program is 2 years.

Ques. Is MCA a good career option?

Ans. It is always a great choice to make a career in the IT sector owing to numerous job opportunities. MCA is a great choice as it is a complete professional program which helps students to become successful in the IT sector.

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AK
6.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

I choose this course because I have an interest and I want to learn and explore Computer science engineering. Faculties are good in cooperate but some of them are less experienced. The exam is moderate if someone studies little per day they can easily manage to pass the exam with good marks.

Internships Opportunities :

We can take the example of the TCS company and the role of CSE students is to make software engineering so basically, all the tasks will be related to this only. The project is on you. You have to decide that whatever project you are making is unique.

Campus Life :

In my college there are so many clubs for the example football club, cricket club, basketball club, table tennis club, badminton court, as well as club and however, selects they have an opportunity to score in national also.

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SN
10.0 /10

Campus Life :

Techeve is the fest that will be conducted every year in the college and the flashmob is the annual party. There are a lot of libraries in which we can get all types of books and authors. There will be a lot of sports events.

Placement Experience :

Tech Mahindra, thought works, Nagarjuna cement, etc are companies that hire students every year. Form 3rd year students eligible to campus. The highest package offered is 25 lakhs. Almost 80 percent of students placed.

Course Curriculum Overview :

This is the course which I want to do from my childhood so selected this course. There is almost a 1:30 ratio of the teacher Student ratio and the teaching is outstanding and with that, we can easily score good marks.

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AS
9.8 /10

Placement Experience :

1. From second semester every student are eligible for campus placement. 2. Most of the companies are visited in the university for placements example Asian Paints, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. 3. The highest package of this course is 36 lakh per annum and the average package of this course is 15 lacs per annum and the lowest package of the course is 6 lakhs per annum. 4. Around 70-80% students are getting placements but university provide 100% placements. 5. My plan after getting the degree is getting job for experience.

Campus Life :

1. Annual fest are also organised in Chandigarh University named as CU fest which is organised in March end month. 2. Books are available in library and journal items are always available in university stationery shop. 3. Amenities in classrooms are wifi, projectors etc. 4. Sports and extra curricular activities our managed by department. 5. Social groups and clubs and websites are running for the student

Internships Opportunities :

1. Most of the companies are visited in the campus and offering the internship with stipends some examples of the companies are Asian Paints, Amazon, Microsoft ,etc. And they offering the small works for taking experience. 2. Most all the projects are given to the student to clarify the task it is depend upon the students skill and knowledge.

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Me
8.0 /10

Placement Experience :

For a biotechnology course, you need to do a master's for a higher package. But after graduation, you can also opt for a better job but if your expectations are high then you should go for masters. The highest package is 14lpa average package is 4lpa. Nearly 2t percentage get placement in ug course. My plan is will go for a master's.

Course Curriculum Overview :

In the present scenario, the importance of biotechnology emerges hugely. Just think what will happen if there's no vaccine for covid. So it's truly a worthwhile course. The male-female ratio is fifty-fifty. The faculties are highly qualified. Their teaching style is wonderful. Exams include sessional, semester, and vivas.

Campus Life :

In jmi there are so many fests and seminars happening. Like lexicon. The library is really so helpful for students. Because there are so costly books in the market. The library helps alot with financial support for students. Many extracurricular activities happen to like sports singing or debating.

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