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Updated on 18 Jan, 2023

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (Last Admission Cycle July 2020) (PGDCA)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 21,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3(three) year duration from a recognized University AND Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or Graduation level; else the student is required to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU’s PGDCA.

If you had studied Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 or Graduation level, then you need not register for BCS-012.

Note : The Programme was on offer upto Admission Cycle July 2020

Fees : Rs. 10,800/- per semester.  For non-maths students, an additional fee of Rs. 1,400/-  has to be paid for BCS-012 course.

Note : The Programme was on offer upto Admission Cycle July 2020

The broad objective of the Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) programme is to prepare graduate students for productive careers in software industry. The programme‘s thrust is on giving the students a thorough and sound background in theoretical and application-oriented courses relevant to the latest computer software development. The programme emphasizes the application of software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications / networking and commercial problems.


This PG Diploma is a stand-alone programme consists of 12 courses worth 36 credits. It has been designed with a semester approach in mind. The courses are aimed at skill development in computers using various technologies. It prepares the student to aim for a programmer level / web developer in a software company to design and develop small business application software or lab personnel / technician in institutions or a freelancer to develop software projects.
Programme Coordinator : 
Email: pvsuresh@ignou.ac.in ,
Ph.: 011-29572908


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[Updated on 19-Jun-2024]