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Date: 10 Apr 2016   Posted By: lalu ks     Group: Career Guidance    Category: IT jobs   

I have done regular BSc CS course in 2013. In 2015 I have joined an IT company as a web developer. Now I want to study MCA in distant mode and then join as a C++ developer. I have heard that distance MCa is not considered IN IT companies. What are the job opportunities of distance MCA of Sikkim Manipal ,IGNOU, Annamalai universities. After distance MCA am I eligible for applying to companies like IBM, TCS,Wipro etc?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    12 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

There are two different things - one is to fulfill minimum educational criteria and other is to acquire professional competence. However because of fierce competition, it is likely that the students who are completing their education from premier educational institutions with outstanding achievements are preferred over the candidates who barely fulfill the minimum set criteria. As a matter of fact a realistic introspection should be made and efforts should be made according to the ground realities. It may prove very challenging for a candidate having completed his degree through distance education mode to find a slot in companies like IBM, TCS, Wipro. Such companies have their own websites and generally have 'careers' section in their websites offering full information in a transparent manner.

Author: Mahesh    12 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Distance education can be a good option when you have some work experience. Otherwise the regular course is much better. Most of the distance learning mode for MCA are not good in terms of the classroom experience. Also you may struggle if you are not into the IT field. So the best option would be to go regular course.

Most of the people who are into MCA are interested in IT field or they are choosing the MCA distance mode as they are into field already. So you have to ask yourself if you are ready to get some practical hands on experience. This way you can easily cover the syllabus over a period of time. I'd say distance MCA is good option for you if already have the job in hand and wish to upgrade it.

Author: [Anonymous]    12 Apr 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

First of all, MCA is a technical course, so distance learning course gives a hint that you have not learned the related techniques completely as it required dedicated lab sessions as we do in regular course.
Secondly, when already have a gap between your B.Sc. and your Job, MCA as distance learning course will not add that much value to your profile.

I would suggest you to get some more experience and then take a break for MCA.
Another option is, you may go for some short term courses dedicated for C++ and other related topics. This will also give to opportunity to work as C++ developer.
Technical courses are never advised as distance learning courses.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    13 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Distance education - courses are benificial only when you have practical exposure in a relevant field and so is the case with distance mode education of MCA. As far the standard of MCA provided by IGNOU is concerned, it is packed with very invaluable inputs essential to attain proficiency in the learning process. Moreover, there is an inclusion of sessions where you can contact the eminent professors for the clarification of doubts if you have any in course of studies. The practical aspect of the course, too, is covered in the cirriculam of MCA offered by IGNOU. So wipe out the confusion that distance education mode are inferior, however the attitude of the employers in the current age is somewhat is different. They want to employ the best talents having come out from the renowned institutes to excel their organising efficiencies.
However, in your case the situation is somewhat different as because you are already in service. You would be interested to have dual benifits - a post graduate qualification in Computer - application followed by enrichment of your knowledge. MCA provided by distance mode particularly from IGNOU would of immense help.

Author: Raj Sharama    18 May 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

MCA Distance is Good or Not, It Depends on your skills. You have good practical skills one of any language . It does not matter what are u doing. it matters Only on your skills .

Author: Raja    03 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Good day Lalu Ks,
MCA in distant mode is also good till you posses the practical experience and coding experience in the programming field. Some of the companies do have their own institution for educating their employees, they do have masters level degree courses to enhance the talent of their employees. Even its not possible for those employees to do a full time education in their own institution. Its the behavior of some employer to underestimate the value of a distance education. Nowadays Top universities in U.S.A, Australia have started promoting their education online also as a matter of fact to cover up the students. The exams are also online. Those degrees to add value to the employee if he is already working the same field. Improvements such as salary benefits, designation are also been improved. The world is also changing.
Distance education is also good, do work hard to achieve good scores to improve in careers. Those are the keys also.
All the Best.

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