With the blessing of Lord Almighty, the Department of Computer Applications(BCA) was started in the year 1998 with an aim of providing conducive ambience for learning Management & Career oriented subjects, keeping in view the changing trends in education. In the year 2009 the college has attained autonomous status which helped the department to introduce specialization subjects also came out with innovative papers to meet the current requirement of the industry. The department has always recorded a very high success rate. We are also proud of our alumni. Most of them are well placed in reputed organizations and hold key positions. Institutional training is also a part of academics which student undergoes every year to get exposure of the corporate world. The Department has been revising the syllabus regularly under the choice based system. Students every year take part in various cultural and extracurricular activities and win many prizes and bring laurels to the department and to the college.
- Eligibility for admission:
Candidates for admission to the first year of the Degree of Bachelor of Science courses shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations (Academic or Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an Examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the Syndicate of the University of Madras.
- Eligibility for the award of degree:
A candidate shall be eligible for the award of the Degree only if he /she has undergone the prescribed course of study in a College affiliated to the University for a period of not less than three academic years, passed the examinations all the Six-Semesters prescribed earning 140 (120 are meant for Langauage-1, Language-2, Allied, Major and 20 credits for other activities like Non-Major Elective, Soft Skills, Environmental Studies, Value Education, Extension activities etc.,)
- Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters. The first academic year shall comprise the first and second semesters, the second academic year the third and fourth semesters and the third academic year the fifth and sixth semester respectively.
- The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semesters from December to April of each year. There shall be not less than 90 working days for each semester.
- Course of study:
The main Subject of Study for Bachelor Degree Courses shall consist of the following:
PART – I TAMIL / OTHER LANGUAGES
PART – II ENGLISH
PART – III
- CORE SUBJECTS
- ALLIED SUBJECTS
- PROJECT/ELECTIVES WITH THREE COURSES
PART – IV
- NON-MAJOR ELECTIVE
(a)Those who have not studied Tamil up to XII Std. and taken a Non-Tamil Lang. under Part-I shall take Tamil comprising of two course (level will be at 6th Standard).
(b)Those who have studies Tamil up to XII Std. and taken a Non-Tamil Language under Part-I shall take Advanced Tamil comprising of two courses.
- Skill based subjects -SOFT SKILLS
- Environmental Studies
- Value Education
PART – V
- EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
A candidate shall be awarded a maximum of 1 Credit for Compulsory Extension Service. All the Students shall have to enroll for NSS /NCC/ NSO (Sports & Games) Rotract/ Youth Red cross or any other service organizations in the college and shall have to put in Compulsory minimum attendance of 40 hours which shall be duly certified by the Principal of the college before 31st March in a year. If a student LACKS 40 HOURS ATTENDANCE in the First year, he/she shall have to compensate the same during the subsequent years.Students those who complete minimum attendance of 40 hours in one year will get HALF A CREDIT and those who complete the attendance of 80 or more hours in two Years will get ONE CREDIT.Literacy and population education field work shall be a compulsory component in the above extension service activities.
- Scheme of examination:
A candidate shall be declared to have passed in each paper/practical of the main subject of study wherever prescribed, if he/she secured not less than 40% of the marks prescribed for the examination.
Model Marks’ Distribution Framework
|Subject Name||Credits||Exam Duratio||Maximum Marks||Lecture Hours per Week|
|Core Subject :
|PART – IV
1. NON- MAJOR ELECTIVE
a) Those who have studied Tamil up to XII Std. under Part-I shall take courses comprising of aptitude and management skills or Advanced Tamil comprising of two courses.
b) Those who have not studied Tamil up to XII Std. and taken a Non-Tamil Language under Part-I shall take Tamil comprising of two course (level will be at 6th Standard).
|2. Skill based subjects – Soft Skills*||3||100||30|
*Syllabus framed and approved by English Department
- The following procedure is followed for Internal Marks:
Theory Paper Internal Marks
|Test (Best 2 out of 3)||10|
Breakup of Attendance Percentage
|Range of Attendance||Marks Awarded|
|61% to 75%||03|
|76% to 90%||04|
|91% to 100%||05|
Practical- Internal Marks
|Practical Test (Best 2 out of 3)||30|
- Requirements for proceeding to Subsequent Semester:
- Candidates shall register their names for the First Semester Examination after the admission in UG Courses.
- Candidates shall be permitted to proceed from the First Semester up to Final Semester irrespective of their failure in any of the Semester Examination subject to the condition that the candidates should register for all the arrear subjects of earlier semesters along the current (subsequent) semester subjects.
- Candidates shall be eligible to go to subsequent semester, only if they earn sufficient attendance as prescribed therefore by the Academic council of the college from time to time.
Provided in case of a candidate earning less than 50% of attendance in any one of the Semesters due to any extraordinary circumstances such as medical grounds, such candidates who shall produce Medical Certificate issued by the Authorized Medical Attendant (AMA), duly certified by the Principal of the college, shall be permitted to proceed to the next semester and to complete the Course of study. Such candidates shall have to repeat the missed semester by rejoining after completion of final semester of the course, after paying the fee for the break of study as prescribed by the University from time to time.
- Passing minimum:
A candidate shall be declared PASS based on the following,
- There shall be no Passing Minimum for Internal.
- For External Examination, Passing Minimum shall be of 40% (Forty Percentage) of the maximum marks prescribed for the paper for each Theory paper/Practical/Project and Viva-voce.
- In the aggregate (External + Internal) the passing minimum shall be of 40%.
- She/ He shall be declared to have passed the whole examination, if she/he passes in all the papers and practical wherever prescribed/as per the scheme of examinations by earning 140 CREDITS in Parts-I, II, III, IV & V. She/he shall also fulfill the extension activities prescribed earning a minimum of 1 credit to qualify for the Degree.
- Classification of Successful Candidates:
PART- I: TAMIL / OTHER LANGUAGES (French, Sanskrit, Hindi and Telugu)
TAMIL/OTHER LANGUAGES: Successful candidates passing the Examinations for the Language and securing the marks (i) 60 percent and above and (ii) 50 percent and above but below 60 percent in the aggregate shall be declared to have passed the examination in the FIRST and SECOND class, respectively. All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the examination in the THIRD Class.
PART – II: ENGLISH
ENGLISH: Successful candidates passing the examinations for English and securing the marks (i) 60 percent and above and (ii) 50 percent and above but below 60 percent in the aggregate shall be declared to have passed the examination in the FIRST and SECOND Class, respectively. All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the examination in the THIRD class.
PART – III: CORE SUBJECTS, ALLIED SUBJECTS, PROJECT / ELECTIVE with three options:
Successful candidates passing the examinations for Core Courses together and securing the marks (i) 60 percent and above (ii) 50 percent and above but below 60 percent in the aggregate of the marks prescribed for the Core courses together shall be declared to have passed the examination in the FIRST and SECOND Class respectively. All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the examinations in the Third Class.
PART – IV (consisting of sub items 1 (a), (b) & (c), 2, 3 and 4) as furnished in the Regulations 4 Part-IV supra.
PART – V: EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:
Successful candidates earning of 1 credit SHALL NOT BE taken into consideration for Classification/Ranking/ Distinction.
Candidates who pass all the examinations prescribed for the course in the FIRST APPEARANCE ITSELF ALONE are eligible for Ranking/ Distinction.Candidates who pass all the examinations prescribed for the Course with a break in the First Appearance due to the reasons as furnished in the Regulations 7 (iii) supra are only eligible for classification.
- Transitory provision:
Candidates who have undergone the course of study prior to the academic year 2008 – 2009 will be permitted to appear for the examinations under those Regulations for a period of TWO years i.e. up to and inclusive of April/May 2012 Examinations. Thereafter, they will permit to appear for the examination only under the Regulations then in force.
12. Question paper pattern:
- For Theory
Duration: 3 hours Max Marks: 75
SECTION-A (30 Words)
10 questions / 12 questions (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)
5 questions / 7 questions (5 x 5 = 25 Marks)
3 questions / 5 questions (3 x 10 = 30 Marks)
Duration: 3 hours Max Marks: 60
The External Examiner will prepare a question paper on the spot with the help of the Question Bank supplied by the Controller’s office.
- Subjects Offered
PART I LANGUAGE PAPER I
|2.||PART II ENGLISH PAPER I||3||3||75||25||100||4|
Core Paper I:
Fundamentals of Digital Electronics
Core Paper II:
Problem Solving Techniques
Core Practical I:
Digital Electronics Lab
|6.||Allied Paper I
Mathematical Foundation I
1. NON-MAJOR ELECTIVE I
|8.||2. Soft Skills-I||3||3||100||2|
|S. No.||Subjects||Credits||Exam Duration||Max. Marks||Lecture Hrs/
PART I LANGUAGE PAPER-II
|2.||PART II ENGLISH PAPER –II||3||3||75||25||100||4|
Core Paper III: C++ Programming
Core Paper IV:
Microprocessor and its Applications
Core Practical II :
C++ Programming Lab
|6.||Allied Paper II
Mathematical Foundation II
|7.||PART IV- 1. NON-MAJOR ELECTIVE-2||2||3||75||25||100||2|
|8.||2. Soft Skills-II||2||3||100||2|
Core Paper V: Java Programming
Core Paper VI: Data Structures
Core Paper VII:
Graphics and Multimedia
Core Practical III:
Java Programming Lab
Core Practical IV:
Data Structures Lab
|6.||Allied Paper III
Core Paper VIII:
Core Paper IX: Operating Systems
Core Paper X: Software Engineering
Core Practical V:
Python Programming Lab
Core Practical VI: Operating System and Shell Programming Lab
|6.||Allied Paper IV
Cost and Management Accounting*
Core Paper XI: Dot Net Programming
Core Paper XII: DBMS
Core Paper XIII: Computer Networks
Paper XIV Elective 1:
Data Mining (or) AI and Expert Systems (or) OOAD
|5.||PART-III Core Practical VII:
Dot Net Programming Lab
|6.||PART-III Core Practical VIII:
RDBMS Lab using ORACLE
|7.||PART IV Value Education||1||3||75||25||100||–|
|Subjects||Credits||Exam Duration||Max. Marks||Lecture Hrs.
Core Paper XV: PHP Programming
Core Paper XVI:
Mobile Application Development
|3.||PART-III Core Paper XVII: DAA||4||3||75||25||100||5|
|4.||PART-III Paper XVIII Elective 2 :
OR (or) E-Commerce (or) Cryptography
Core Practical IX:
PHP Programming Lab
Core Practical X:
Mobile Application Development Lab
Advisor & Head,
Dr. T. Velmurugan is working as an Associate Professor in the PG and Research Department of Computer Science and Applications, D.G.Vaishnav College, Chennai-600106, India. He also, Head of the department of Computer Applications (B.C.A). He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Madras and a Master and Bachelor degree of science in Mathematics from Bharathidasan University. He has publishedmore than 75 articles injournals indexed in the Web of Science – Journal Citation Reports and in SCOPUS such as Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Computer Science, Information Technology Journal, Indian Journal of Science and Technology and etc. He acted as a Chair Person in the International Conference on Information and Convergence Technology for Smart Society held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2015. He has guided more than 300 M.Phil.ResearchScholars in the field of Computer Science.He given invited talk on “Intelligent Data Analysis” at the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2018. He guided 4 Ph.D. scholars and currently guiding 10Ph.D. scholars in the same field. He served as a nominated Senate Member for Middle East University, Dubai, UAE for a period of three years. He is a member in Board of studies for many autonomous institutions and universities like Periyar University, Salem, India. He hosted a lot of programs in Doordharsantelevision about recent topics in Information Technology field. He arranged and acted as an Organizing Secretary of International Conference on Computing and Intelligence Systems (ICCIS 2015). In addition, he was a resource person forvarious national workshops entitled “Scientific Research Article Writing and Journal Publications”.He is an editorial board member of many International Journals. He is also a reviewer in many peer reviewed journals like Elsevier, Springer, IOSPress Journals etc.Further, he is a visiting faculty for M.Phil.courses for various Universities throughout India. Also, he got “Best paper Award”, “Best Researcher Award” etc.
Mrs. S. Sivaranjani has obtained M.C.A., M.Phil, in Computer Science from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, TamilNadu (2006) and Mother Teresa University, Kodaikannal, Tamilnadu (2007) respectively. She has so far contributed 2 papers in International Conferences and 6 papers in National Conferences. Her research area is Image Processing. She has teaching experience for 10 years so far.
Mr. N. Jagadeesan has obtained M.Sc., M.Phil, in Computer Science from University of Madras, Chennai, TamilNadu (2008) and Bharathidasan University, Thirchy, Tamilnadu (2009) respectively. He has participated in 10 seminars/conference and 3 workshops held at National and International levels. His area of specialization is Dot Net, Data Mining and Data Structures. His teaching experience for 9 years so far.
Dr. R. Anandhi has obtained M.C.A., M.Phil, M.E., in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, TamilNadu (2001) and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, TamilNadu (2005) respectively. She has won 4 Gold medals in her academics. She has received the Best Outgoing Student award. She cleared both NET and SET in Computer Science in 2012. She has completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science Applications from SCSVMV University, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu (2015). She has so far contributed 8 papers in International Journals and 6 papers in International and National Conferences. She has attended 6 workshops and seminars. Her research areas are Cloud Computing and Distributed Computing. She has teaching experience for 10 years so far. She is the examiner in BCA/B.Sc Board examinations, University of Madras.
Ms. C. Anbarasi has 10 years of experience in teaching. Her area of specialization includes C++ and PHP. She is the examiner in BCA/B.Sc Board examinations, University of Madras & various autonomous college affiliated to the University of Madras. She has participated in Conferences/Workshop held at National/International levels.
Ms. U. Latha has obtained M.Sc., M.C.A., M.Phil, in Computer Science from University of Madras, Chennai, TamilNadu (2010) and PRIST University, Tanjavur, TamilNadu (2012) respectively. She also received the Best Outgoing Student award in 2010 and University second rank for the same. She has teaching experience for 7 years so far. Her area of specialization is Programming languages. She has so far contributed 2 papers in International Journals and 2 papers in International and National Conferences. Her research areas are Data Mining and currently pursuing research.
Ms. D. Clara Shanthi, M.C.A.,M.Phil.,M.Tech. She has 12 years of teaching experience. She is an Examiner in Computer Science board examinations, University of Madras. Participated/Contributed in 13 Seminars/Conferences/Workshops held at National/International levels and published 4 research papers. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Dr.M.G.R.Educational and Research Institute. Her area of research is Image Forensics.
Ms. Amutha has 11 Years of Experience in Teaching. Her area of Specialization is Operating Systems, Data Structure and Dot net Programming. She is the Examiner in MCA Board Examinations Affiliated to Anna University, Coimbatore and Chennai. Participated and Contributed in 3 Seminars 2 Conferences and 1 Workshop at National and International level.
Ms. S. Kavitha, MCA., M.Phil., SET. She is working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Applications(B.C.A), having 18years of experience in the relevant field, (14years+7months @ Thanthai Hans Roever College, Perambalur, 3years+5 months @ DGVaishnav College), She is pursuing Ph.D at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, and published 6 papers at National Conference, 1 paper at International Conference, Attended number of Seminars, Workshops conducted by various Colleges and Universities, 2 Research papers also published in the reputed journals. She placed various position at previous worked college(THRC) such as Mentor of Final year MCA students, Placement In-charge of MCA, Coordinator of Conference/Seminar/Workshop, and guided more than 50 MCA Projects. At present she is the coordinator of Conference/Seminar/Workshop in the department of BCA.
Ms. L. Meena, M.C.A.,M.Phil.,
Ms.L.Meena has obtained M.C.A., M.Phil, in Computer Science from University of Madras (2002) and Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, TamilNadu (2008) respectively. She also received the Best Outgoing Student award in 2002. She has so far attended a couple of seminars and International Conferences each. Her area of specialization are OR and programming languages. She has also been active in conducting International Conference held in her College. Her research area is Image Processing. She has teaching experience of 6 years.
Ms. K. Ramya has obtained MCA.,Mphil in computer science in university of Madras(regular) in 2011 and 2012 respectively. She has 5 years of experience in teaching. Her area of specialization includes C, C++ and Data structures. She has completed SET in computer science in 2012 at Bharathiar University. She has participated in Conferences/Workshop held at National levels.
Ms. M. Archana has obtained M.Sc., M.Phil, in Computer Science from University of Madras, Chennai, TamilNadu (2010) and Vels University, Chennai, TamilNadu (2014) respectively. Her area of specialization is Programming languages. She has so far contributed 1 paper in International Journals. She has attended few seminars and conferences.
Assistant Professor(Part Time)
Ms. A. S. Thenmozhi M.Sc., M.C.A., M.Phil, PGDCA., has 17 years of experience in PG and research department of Computer Science and Applications. M.Sc. from University of Madras, Chennai, TamilNadu (1997) and M.Phil., in Periyar University, Selam, TamilNadu (2004). She has pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu. She has so far contributed 4 papers in International Journals and 1 papers in International and National Conferences. Her research areas are Data Mining for Health Management.
Mr. S. Jaisankar working as a lab assistant in BCA department and has 15 years of experience.
Mr. T. S. Lokeshkumar has obtained B.Sc., Computer Science in Dr. Ambedkar Arts and Science College, Chennai, TamilNadu in 2017 and he is working as a lab assistant in department of Computer Applications(BCA).
Mr. D. Srinivasan has obtained B.Sc., Computer Science in Dr. Ambedkar Arts and Science College, Chennai, TamilNadu in 2017 and he is working as a lab assistant in department of Computer Applications(BCA).
Academic & Cultural Activities:
The department every year conducts academic and technical fest “CYBERFEST”. More than 1000 students from various colleges in and around the Chennai city participate in this program. It is a perfect stage for the students to demonstrate their talents and skills in the various events like Debugging, OSPC, Paper presentation, Web designing etc.,
(I) Topic: Career Management and Guidance
Resource Person: Mr. James G. Prakash
Organisation: L & N Medra Agro
Year: I year BCA students
(II) Topic: Digital Payment Methods and Recent Trends in IT Industry
Resource Person(s): Dr. R. GokulaKrishnan, Mr. G. Sreedhar, Mr. S.G. Subramanian &
Dr. M.V. Srinath
Organisation: Various IT Industry
Year: I,II& III year BCA students
Every year a student forum is elected to organize and co-ordinate the various academic &technical activities among the students of the department. Following are the student forum members for the academic year 2017-18:
- Sebastian Rohit, III BCA A, President
- Shanmugam, III BCA B, Vice-President
- S. Madhan, III BCA B, Secretary
- Pooja, III BCA A, Join-Secretary
- SaravanaPrabhu& R. KiranKumar, III BCA A, Treasurer
- Mageshwari, III BCA B, Join-Treasurer
- Rageshwaran, II BCA A, Cultural Secretary
Hemanth, II BCA B, Asst. Cultural Secretary
- Saran, III BCA B, Cultural Co-Ordinator
- Pavithra, III BCA A, Asst. Cultural Co-Ordinator
- Gopinath, III BCA A, Event Co-Ordinator
- Rupeshkumar, III BCA B, Asst. Event Co-Ordinator
- Rahul, III BCA A, Sports Secretary
- Janani, III BCA B, Asst. Sports Secretary
SEMINARS/CULTURALS/SPORTS IN VARIOUS COLLEGES:
- C and Santhosh Kumar. K won Ist prize in Dumb Sharads.
- C won Ist prize in Word Search
- C and P. Muthu C won IInd prize in Connexions
- Muthu won IInd prize in Debugging
- R, Sheeba. H, Vanitha. R and Punitha. P won IIIrd prize in Dance
- Dinesh Panchariya. R won Ist prize in Fashion Show
- P won IInd prize in Dance
- Agilan and A.Saran won IInd prize in Face Painting
- Pooja, Pavithra, C.Harish, Balaji, A. Gopinath, Karthik and Ravi won IIIrd prize in Ad-Zap
- Atul and Harshil won IIIrd prize in Paper Presentation.
- Agilan and A.Saran won IIIrd prize in Face Painting
- Pramodh Raja and S. Agilan won Ist prize in Logo Designing.
- Gopinath, S.SaravanaPrabhu, R.Kirankumar, J.Ranjithkumar, A. Sebastian Rohit, and M. DhakshanaMoorthy won IIndprize in Ad-Zap.
- Ayush Jain won IIndprize in Ramp Walk.
- Abbey won Istprize in Debugging
- Sivaraman won IIndprize in Coding.
- Rageshwaran won IIIrd prize in Stress review.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, , M. DhakshanaMoorthy, R.Kirankumar and A.Gopinath won IInd prize in Ad-Zap
- DhakshanaMoorthy won Istprize in GamingPS2.
- Vijay Kumar won IInd prize in GamingPS2.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, , M. DhakshanaMoorthy and Sugumar won Istprize in Ad-Zap.
- Atul and Harshil won Ist prize in Paper Presentation.
- Dinesh kumar won IInd prize in Debugging.
- Santhosh and Aravind won Ist prize in Quiz.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, , M. DhakshanaMoorthy ,Kirankumar,
- Gopinath and Narayanan won Istprize in Ad-Zap.
- Gopinath won IInd prize in Gaming.
- G won IIIrdPrize in Memes.
- Rageshwaran won Ist prize in Stress Review.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, M. DhakshanaMoorthy ,Kirankumar and
- Gopinath won IInd prize in Ad-Zap.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, Kirankumar, Rajesh and Sugumar won IInd prize in Mime.
- Vishnu and S. Prabakaran won IInd prize in Quiz.
- Rhakesh won Ist Prize in PCGaming.
- Sebastian Rohit ,S.SaravanaPrabhu, Kirankumar, M. DhakshanaMoorthy and Sugumar won Istprize in Ad-Zap
- Rageshwaran won Ist prize in PPT Presentation.
- Agilan and A.Saran won Ist prize in E-Waste.
- Nivetha and Hemasri won IInd prize in E-Waste
Following are the list of few companies where the students got placed:
- Ernst & Young