Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) (3 yr. full time)


The role of IT in present professional scenario has led to the need of systematic study of computers with its diversified applicable prospects. The BCA program is designed to meet this requirement of IT professionals in different job avenues through providing substantial understanding of the concepts in key areas of Computer Science. The course also provides a sound academic base fromwhich an advanced career in Computer Application and IT can be developed.


1. To appreciate the role of computers and information technology in the present world, with its potential for development in the future.
2. To enable a proven level of competence in Operating Systems, Programming Languages and Application Packages that are in extensive use in the industry.
3. To develop all-round personality and communicative traits to meet the expectations of employers in both public and the private sectors.


The 3 year full time BCA programme at NERIM School of Computer Science is conducted as per the prescribed regulations and syllabi of Dibrugarh University.



As per the regulation and course syllabi of Dibrugarh University, the BCA Programme (3Year Full time) consists of Six Semesters covering three Calendar Years. Each semester will cover 600 marks (except 4th & 6th semester) and every paper of each semester will carry 100marks. All papers are compulsory. A student has to carry out one Minor Project in Fifth Semester and one Major Project in Sixth Semester. The evaluation pattern of students' performance in each of the papers will be as follows :

(a) In-Semester Evaluation: 25% marks (Based on Internal Examinations, Home Assignments, Attendance, Seminars, Library Works, Installation of Hardware & Software, Viva-voce)
(b) End-Semester Evaluation : 75% marks (University Final Examination at the end of the semester).

The study of course is spread over in the following order:

I semester : 6 Papers II semester : 6 Papers
III semester : 6 Papers IV semester : 6 Papers
V semester : 5 Papers VI semester : 1 Paper (Major Project)

First Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
1.1 Computer Fundamentals 75 25 100
1.2 Mathematics-I 75 25 100
1.3 Communicative English 75 25 100
1.4 Digital Design 75 25 100
1.5 Personality Development 75 25 100
1.6 Laboratory (Computer Fundamentals,
Programming in C)
75 25 100

Second Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
2.1 Mathematics-II 75 25 100
2.2 Discrete Structure 75 25 100
2.3 Data Structure 75 25 100
2.4 Accounting and Financial Management 75 25 100
2.5 Computer Architecture and Organization 75 25 100
2.6 Laboratory (Data Structure in C, C++, Tally) 75 25 100

Third Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
3.1 Mathematics-III 75 25 100
3.2 Theory of Computing 75 25 100
3.3 Internet & Web Programming 75 25 100
3.4 Computer Graphics 75 25 100
3.5 Object Oriented Programming with JAVA 75 25 100
3.6 Laboratory (Internet, Computer Graphics, Java) 75 25 100

Fourth Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
4.1 Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing 75 25 100
4.2 Database Management System 75 25 100
4.3 Operating System 75 25 100
4.4 System Software 75 25 100
4.5 Environment Studies 75 25 100
4.6 Laboratory (Fortran, DBMS, Operating System, System Software) 75 25 100

Fifth Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
5.1 Data Communication & Computer Network 75 25 100
5.2 Operating Research 75 25 100
5.3 Software Engineering 75 25 100
5.4 Minor Project 75 25 200
5.5 Laboratory (networking & Software Engineering) 75 25 100

Sixth Semester
Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
6.1 Major Project     300

Note: In addition to the above papers, students of BCA Course must appear in one Compulsory paper- ‘Environmental Studies’ (EVS) in the 2nd semester. The EVS paper carries 100 marks with Multiple Choice Questions.



A student who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) in Arts /Science/Commerce of theAssam Higher Secondary Education Council or any other equivalent Examination recognized as such by the University scoring an aggregate of 45% marks with Mathematics as one of the subjects in HS (PassMarks), is eligible to apply for admission into the 3 year BCA Course.


The selection of candidate for admission into 3 year BCA programme shall be done on merit basis as determined by theUniversity.



A student of BCA (3 year programme) shall have to attend minimum 80 % of total classes in each paper to be eligible to appear in each semester end examination.


EXAMINATION SYSTEM (As per Dibrugarh University Regulations)

(a) To be eligible to appear in the BCA End Semester Examinations as a regular candidate, a studentmust attend 80% of the lectures delivered during the academic session. A student who attends at least 60% of the lectures delivered shall, however, be allowed to appear in the Examination as a non-collegiate candidate on payment of a prescribed fee.
(b) The semester examination shall be divided into two groups:Odd semester: First,Third and Fifth. Even Semester: Second, Fourth and Sixth.
c) A candidate who fails or doesn't appear in one or more subjects of any end-semester examination upto 5th semester will be provisionally promoted to the next higher semester with the failed subjects as carry over subjects. Such candidate will be eligible to appear in the carry over subjects in the next examinations of those Subjects.

However, the following restrictions will be applicable.
(i) A candidate shall not be allowed to appear in the 5th semester examination unless he/she clears all the subjects of 1st and 2nd semesters.
(ii) A candidate shall be allowed maximum 5 years to complete the course of BCA.
(iii) A candidate shall be entitled to a maximum of two chances (excluding the first regular examination) to clear a subject. If a candidate fails to clear a subject even after the two chances, he/she has to repeat the semester with admission.
(iv) If a student clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the subjects of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be with held and his/her results shall be announced only after he/she clears the subjects of the previous semesters.
(v) In order to pass in a subject, a candidate shall have to pass in all the parts separately.



Successful candidates shall be awarded the Degree of Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) by Dibrugarh University. Candidates securing 60% and above will be awarded First class and those securing 45% or more but less than 60%will be awarded Second class.



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