Master of Computer Application (MCA) - Lateral

Duration :

2 years (4 semesters)

  • Course Overview
  • Admission Process
  • Career Prospects
  • Highlights & Achievements

Doing an MCA course through a lateral entry scheme has its benefits. The course is cost-effective and at the same time the students get to have a proper training. Apart from this, the educational growth of students is also quite high. The students even get to save a whole academic year and they won’t have to study from the start again. Another advantage is that they will find their lessons and practical work easier to learn as they are already familiar with it.

Admissions to this course will be done on the basis of merit in UPTU-SEE/ UTU-SEE/ qualifying exam

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This training at GEHU will be the perfect launch pad for the young graduates for a challenging career in the field of information technology.

Job prospects would be available in various areas like programming, networking, system administration etc. with giant like WIPRO and TCS.

Prospects will not be limited to IT companies, as most organizations, whether big or small, nowadays have requirement in the sections. Private, public and government organizations need candidates of this profile.


Left to Right:

  • Interaction with Mr. Edward Holden, Former Business Development Manager, GATE Trust (United Kingdom)
  • Mr Anuj Mittal, an alum of IIM Calcutta and co-founder of Career Launcher


The Department of Computer Applications strives to enhance the employability quotient of its students by year round interactions with eminent members of the Industry and Academia so as to enable students to gain an insight into the trends and the latest developments in the Industry and the world of Computing.


Left to Right:

  • Interaction of students of Department of Computer Applications with Mr. Vishal Joshi, an alum of Graphic Era currently working as a Brand Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer
  • A workshop on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking organized on the eve of Computer Security Day in 2015


A step towards this has been the newsletter launched by the Department of Computer Application- DCA Bits & Bytes which makes one aware of the happenings within the Department

The Department of Computer Applications, further encourages students to participate in various extra-curriculars and other social activities with the objective of helping students inculcate necessary skills of team work and leadership quality in addition to becoming responsible citizens of the world. The Department undertakes various activities such as "Plant a Tree", "Ozone Day, technical art exhibitions etc. to enable students to showcase their impactful ideas in an innovative manner.


Acheivers of Department of Computer Applications


Akhilesh Sharma, initially the chief technical lead of the university website, always had an urge to do something for the society. It was with this intention that he developed a mobile safety application, URSafe, which has now been supported by the Uttarakhand state police.

  Gaurav Singh Rawat was working as the technical lead of the university website till he got placed with Microweb Systems in 2013.

TERI (The Energy & Resources Institute) and TERI University had organized a pan-India Inter-University Competition on Water Resources Management. This innovative and competitive project was designed to check students' level of awarness and personal comprehension about water bodies close to their places of residence/study. The competition would thus allow students all over India to develop a multi-stakeholder understanding of the need for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through direct action and would make the TERI expertise and resources, opportunities for internships, research and networking and specialized mentoring by German experts available to all the participants.

A team from Graphic Era Hill University too participated in this competition. This team comprised of Abhinav Bahuguna of BSc IT, Lavanshi Anand and Shailja Chaurasia of BCom (Hons), and Pratyuesh Kala and Rajat Panwar of B.Tech (CSE and ECE respectively) and have successfully cleared the Stage 1 of the Competition among over 100 teams participating.

This team headed to TERI University, New Delhi to attend a consultative workshop and present their innovative ideas on the same on January 20, 2015. They also had an Open discussion on Water Resource Management with Ms. Fawzia Taranum and Ms. Shivakshi Jasrotia, the mentors assigned to the team to GEHU by TERI University.


Adarsh Binjola of MCA created an android app for Graphic Era Hill University available on Google play store


Students of School of Computer Applications at GEHU; Ashish Rana, Aman Joshi, Abhinav Bahuguna, Diksha Chaurasia, Pankaj Nautiyal, Mudit Baunthyal, Gaurav Singh Rawat, Aashish Rawat, Ruchi Bisht, Monika Pundir, Gaganpreet Dhawan, Parmarth Matta; and other members of the theatre group secured the First Prize as well as the Best Script award for their play on "Consumer Rights" in 'Muktangan'- the inter college street play (Nukkad Natak) fest organized at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. GEHU among the various other schools and colleges participating.



Duration :

2 years (4 semesters)