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Top MCA Colleges in IndiaåÊBased on 2023 Ranking

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| Updated On - Dec 31, 2022

Top MCA colleges in India offer Master of Computer Applications (MCA) courses in part-time, full-time as well as Distance Education modes. There are a total of 1,895 colleges in India offering MCA courses. Most of them are approved by AICTE and around 646 MCA colleges are approved by UGC (University Grants Commission). There are 384 Public and 1479 Private MCA colleges in India.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, Calcutta University Kolkata, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, and University of Hyderabad are some of the best MCA colleges in India.
  • MCA Admission 2022 is based on MCA entrance exams such as NIMCET, TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, OJEE, etc. followed by GD/PI. However, few colleges accept direct admission based on merit.
  • The top government MCA colleges in India include GGSIPU - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, DU - Delhi University, NIT Trichy, Madras Christian College, BHU, and IIT Roorkee
  • The average MCA course fee range between INR 50,000 to INR 3,00,000 per year. JNU, New Delhi, Presidency College, Chennai, and the University of Allahabad are the best MCA colleges in India with low fees. (Less than INR 30,000).
  • Top MCA colleges in India offer courses with various specializations including Information Technology, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Networking Technology, and many others. 
  • The top NIT colleges in India for MCA offer some of the highest MCA placements in India. The average CTC is INR 3.2 LPA to INR 4.7 LPA. 
  • IBM, TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Cognizant, etc. are some of the top-notch and well-renowned companies that take part in MCA placements.

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Top MCA Universities in India 2022

The following table lists the top MCA Universities in India in 2022 along with their average fee structure.

Name of the University Average Fees(INR)
IGNOU Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University 72,000
JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia 17,000
SRM University Chennai - SRM Institute of Science and Technology 2,00,000
MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda -
VIT Vellore - Vellore Institute of Technology 2,74,000
LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University 2,24,000
Christ University, Bangalore 2,75,000
Jadavpur University, Kolkata -
BHU Varanasi - Banaras Hindu University -
GGSIPU Delhi - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University -

Top 10 MCA Colleges in India

Tabulated below is the list of the Top 10 MCA Colleges in India along with their fee structure.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Ranking

Numerous ranking agencies release the list of top colleges in India based on distinct parameters every year. These ranking lists are prepared based on parameters such as Perception of the University, Teacher-Student Ratio, Placement Statistics, Quality of Faculty, etc.

The top-ranking agencies in India including NIRF, Business Today, and Outlook also release rankings in different categories including state-wise and city-wise. Listed below are the top MCA colleges in India ranking.

Top MCA Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

NIRF hasn’t released any specific list for MCA colleges, thus the colleges mentioned in the table below have been taken from the overall list released by NIRF.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fee
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi 8 7 -1 INR 400
Calcutta University, Kolkata 11 12 +1 INR 19,100
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 14 16 +2 INR 1,89,000
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 15 11 -4 INR 51,955
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 16 19 +3 INR 8,500
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 19 17 -2 INR 26,000
Anna University, Chennai 20 14 -6 INR 41,000
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 21 21 0 INR 25,600
NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli 24 24 0 INR 1,11,250
VIT Vellore 28 32 +4 INR 1,40,000

JNU New Delhi tops this list but this is not specifically for the MCA course it offers rather overall. These rankings also matter as a university’s overall ranking is decided only after considering the outcome of all its departments.

  • This university has however seen a drop in its rank this year by 1 position.
  • Other top universities on this list are Anna University, Calcutta University, NIT Trichy, and Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • The biggest improvement has been shown by VIT Vellore which has jumped by 4 positions. The biggest drop has been shown by Anna University of 6 positions.
  • Colleges like JNU are known for their inexpensive education. Apart from this, other colleges offering cheap MCA education are Calcutta University and Savitribai Phule Pune University.

NIRF’s rankings are based on 5 different parameters including Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Collaboration, Graduation Outcome, Outreach, and Inclusivity & Perception.

MCA Colleges in India Ranking

Top MCA Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking

Outlook ranking has also been taken from the overall list released by the agency. The top MCA colleges in India included in this list are shown below.

College Name Outlook All India Rank 2019 Overall Score Average Annual Fee
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 11 86.08 INR 1,89,000
Anna University, Chennai 13 85.90 INR 41,000
Calcutta University, Kolkata 14 83.84 INR 19,100
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 17 82.28 INR 8,500
JNU New Delhi 18 81.59 INR 400
University of Hyderabad 19 81.02 INR 51,955
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 21 80.65 INR 26,000
AMU Aligarh 25 80.17 INR 3,14,000
VIT Vellore 26 80.12 INR 1,40,000
Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi 27 80.10 INR 1,85,000

Outlook ranks Manipal Academy of Higher Education as the best college in India among all the MCA-offering universities and colleges.

  • The institute ranks 11 in India and has a score of 86.08.
  • The other top spots in this list of top universities in India are occupied by IITs and IIMs which do not offer the MCA course.
  • Anna University and Calcutta university also feature good ranks in this list.
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, which charges just INR 26,000/year for its MCA course has been ranked at 21st position among the top universities in India and 7th among the top MCA colleges in India by Outlook ranking.

Indore MCA Colleges

The list of top Indore MCA colleges has been mentioned below along with their fee structure.

College Name Average Fees(INR)
School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya -
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University -
Maharaja Ranjit Singh College of Professional Sciences 80,000
International Institute of Professional Studies, Devi Ahilya University -
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Management 1,53,000
Medi-Caps University 1,80,000
Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research -
SAGE University 90,000
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science 3,38,000
Sanghvi Institute of Management and Science 1,36,000

Top Government MCA Colleges in India

Tabulated below is the list of top Government MCA colleges in India along with their fee structure.

Colleges Total Fees(INR)
GGSIPU - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University 5,00,000
DU - Delhi University -
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) 2,68,000
MCC - Madras Christian College 77,200
BHU - Banaras Hindu University 34,670
IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology -
CEG - College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University 1,23,000
NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology -
Anna University -
Jadavpur University -
UoH - University of Hyderabad 13,110
AMU - Aligarh Muslim University -
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore -
University of Mysore 72,000
Gauhati University - GU 46,000 - 66,000

Best Private Colleges for MCA in India

Tabulated below is the list of best private colleges for MCA in India along with their fee structure.

College Name Average Fees (INR)
Amity University, Noida 3,92,000 - 6,30,000
LPU - Lovely Professional University 2,18,000 - 3,70,000
VIT University, Vellore 2,77,000
Christ University 4,40,000
JIMS Rohini - Jagan Institute of Management Studies 4,32,000
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 5,10,000
School of Management Sciences (SMS) 2,70,000
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 7,61,000
Hindustan College of Arts and Science -
Amity University, Gwalior 4,74,000
Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran 2,62,000 - 3,48,000
Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT University 1,40,000
VIPS - Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies 4,32,000
Fergusson College -
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 3,06,000 - 3.50,000

Top MCA Colleges in India: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment depicts how useful applying to the course will be in a particular college. It is based on the placements offered by the college and the fee it charges. A list of the top MCA colleges in India ROI-wise is given in the table below.

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Placement Package ROI Rank
Chandigarh University INR 67,000 INR 7,00,000 1
NIT Trichy INR 1,11,250 INR 10,00,000 2
University of Hyderabad INR 52,000 INR 3,50,000 3
VIT Vellore INR 1,40,000 INR 3,50,000 4
HBTU Kanpur INR 1,20,000 INR 3,00,000 5

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

Chandigarh University ranks as the best MCA college in India ROI-wise. This college charges a very low fee of INR 67,000/year for the MCA program and offers an average package of INR 7,00,000 to its students.

Other top colleges included in this list are NIT Trichy, the University of Hyderabad, VIT Vellore, and HBTU Kanpur.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Admission Process

There are 1479 private and 384 government MCA colleges in India. These colleges offer MCA education in 5 different specializations apart from the general stream.

Top MCA College in India

Source: Official Survey

Admissions to these colleges are done through both entrance exams as well as merit lists. Many colleges conduct their entrance exams and many accept the scores of national exams like NIMCET, TANCET, and MAH MCA CET. The table below shows some stats about the colleges accepting scores of different entrance exams.

MCA Colleges in India

NIT Trichy

The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, commonly known as NIT Trichy, is one of the best MCA colleges in India and is ranked 24th among the top universities in India by NIRF.

  • This deemed college was established in 1964 and offers students MCA programs for 3 years duration.
  • NIT Trichy also offers numerous programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • This year, hundreds of companies visited the NIT campus for recruitment and over 500 students participated in the placement rounds.
  • The highest package received by the students was INR 31 lakh and the average CTC was INR 13 lakh.

The top recruiters visiting the campus include TCS, IBM, HCL, Wipro, Cognizant, Microsoft, Oracle, Birla Soft, and Flextronics. The chart below shows the placement percentage in the previous years.

NIT Trichy MCA Placement Percentages in Past Years

Source: Official NIT Trichy Website

Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

The UIC (University Institute of Computing) Chandigarh University offers an MCA program to students for 3 years based on the candidate’s performance in the national-level entrance exams.

  • This is generally followed by rounds of group discussion(GD) and personal interviews (PI).
  • The institute offers MCA in domains of topics like System Programming, Database Management, Networking, Web-Designing, and Artificial Intelligence.
  • The average fee for MCA from Chandigarh University is INR 1,10,000.

The top recruiters of Chandigarh University this year included Microsoft, HP, IBM, Tech Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, TCS, Wipro, and Infosys.

Top MCA Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

For admission to the top MCA colleges in India, candidates are required to crack an entrance exam. Some of the accepted MCA entrance exams are TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, Karnataka PGCET, UPSEE, and RMCAAT. Categorized below are these colleges according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top MCA Colleges in India through TANCET

TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is conducted for admissions to the top MCA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

  • The exam is usually conducted in May and is conducted in offline mode.
  • The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes and there are 100 multiple-choice questions in the examination.
  • TANCET score is accepted by more than 466 colleges in India and 277 colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The application fee is INR 500 for unreserved category students and INR 250 for SC/ST students belonging to Tamil Nadu.

Some of the top MCA colleges in India through TANCET are:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Top MCA Colleges in India through UPSEE

The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) is conducted by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), also known as UPTU, for admissions to MCA as well as many other programs.

  • The exam will be conducted on May 10, 2020, in offline mode.
  • UPSEE is conducted to grant admission to students to PG courses such as M.Tech., MCA, etc. in Uttar Pradesh.
  • As per the eligibility criteria of UPSEE, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university to get admission to MCA courses.
  • A total of 30 colleges offer admission to MCA with the UPSEE score.

Some of the top MCA colleges in India through UPSEE are:

  • JSS Academy of Technical Education
  • Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Noida
  • Bharat Institute of Technology, Meerut
  • ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad

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Top MCA Colleges in India: Placement Wise

The placements for the 2019 batch of the MCA program have been finished in almost every college. The top MCA colleges in India hosted some of the top recruiters from both India and Abroad.

  • The average number of recruiters in the top MCA institutes in India varied between 100-200.
  • The average placement package in most of these colleges ranges between INR 6,00,000 and INR 15,00,000.

The following chart shows the average CTC offered in some of these colleges.

Top MCA Colleges in India Placements

Source: Official Institute Websites

Some of the top recruiters visiting these colleges to recruit students are given in the table below.

HCL Infosys HP
IBM Tata Consultancy Services Larsen & Turbo
Tech Mahindra Crompton Wipro
Amazon Cognizant Accenture

These placements also depend on the specialization you choose. Click on the links below to check these colleges specialization-wise.

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Top MCA Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which place is best for MCA?

Ans. Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Trichy are some of the best places for MCA in terms of average fees, Education Quality, placement opportunities, ROI (Return on Investment), job options, and many other factors. Some of the top colleges in these places are listed below: 

  • Department Of Computer Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • School Of Computer And Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • School Of Computer And Information Sciences, University Of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 
  • National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Ques. Which college has the lowest fees for MCA?

Ans. Top government MCA colleges in India have the lowest fees for MCA. The average fees for the MCA course for 2 years can range between INR 1,000 to INR 2,80,000. Some of the top-ranked and best MCA colleges in India with the lowest fees are listed below: 

  • School Of Computer And Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University - [JMI], New Delhi 
  • Government Arts College Autonomous, Coimbatore 
  • Quaid-E-Millath Government College For Women (Autonomous), Chennai
  • Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College - [SVEC], Tirupati 
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University - [MANUU], Hyderabad 
  • Indira Gandhi National Tribal University - [IGNTU], Anuppur
  • Sreenivasa Institute of Technology & Management Studies - [SITAMS], Murakambattu
  • University BDT College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University - [UBDTCE], Davanagere
  • Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology - [VIAT] Muddenahalli, Bangalore 

Ques. Does IIT provide MCA?

Ans. No, none of the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) offer MCA (Master of Computer Applications). Earlier IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee offered MCA but now the course has been discontinued. However, various NITs in India (National Institute of Technology) offered MCA courses and they conducted the NIMCET entrance exam to shortlist the eligible students for the course and admissions.

Ques. Which entrance exam is for MCA?

Ans. There are a lot of entrance exams conducted at the National, State, or University level for shortlisting students for MCA admissions. However, NIMCET (National Institute of Technology Master of Computer Applications Common Entrance Test) is the most popular among them. Some of the other popular Entrance exams conducted for MCA include TANCET, MAH MCA CET, APICET, OJEE, UPSEE, TSICET, IPU CET, JNUEE, and many others. 

Ques. Is MCA a good career option?

Ans. MCA courses can be an excellent academic choice in the future because the MCA graduates would be mainly hired in the IT Industry which is expected to grow by 2.3 % alone in 2021. Similarly, India remains the largest provider of IT Solutions and Outsourcing, thus creating a steady flow of jobs for MCA Graduates. The salary package for MCA Jobs ranges from INR 2 LPA to INR 6 LPA and can go up to INR 13 LPA depending on the candidate's knowledge, skills, and academic record.

Ques. What are the different specializations in MCA?

Ans. There are different specializations in MCA (Master of Computer Applications). Students in the final year of the MCA course are eligible to opt for numerous MCA specializations as required. Some of the different MCA specializations that are available across the various top-ranked and popular Indian colleges/ universities are listed below:

  • Systems Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Systems Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Application Software
  • Software Development
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hardware Technology

Ques. How is MCA different from MSc in Computer Science?

Ans. There are a lot of differences between MCA and MSc Computer Science, these courses generally vary with a course overview and syllabus, average fees, career scope, etc. The MCA course provides in-depth and extensive knowledge about various aspects of computer applications related to software, hardware, and networking with the studies of IT, Data structures & Mathematics while MSc in Computer Science teaches students about software engineering, mathematics, artificial intelligence, data science, and much more. Also, there are many other differences between MCA and MSc in Computer Science.

Ques. Which are the top MCA colleges in Kolkata? 

Ans. There are around 78 MCA colleges in Kolkata. The average fees for them can range between INR 1,20,000 - 2,40,000 per year. Some of the top MCA colleges in Kolkata are listed below:

  • BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technology
  • Pailan College of Management and Technology
  • Narula Institute of Technology
  • University of Calcutta
  • Jadavpur University
  • Heritage Institute of Technology
  • Techno India University

Ques. What is the syllabus of MCA?

Ans. The MCA course provides in-depth and extensive knowledge about various aspects of computer applications related to software, hardware, and networking with the studies of IT, Data structures & Mathematics. The MCA Syllabus is divided into 6 semesters. The MCA syllabus includes subjects such as programming, networking, computer graphics, Operating Systems, etc., and practical training is provided to students on the latest programming languages and tools like C Programming, Python Programming, JAVA Programming, SQL, and much more.

Ques. Can I do an MCA without an entrance exam?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to pursue MCA without taking any entrance exam. Various colleges in India offer direct admission based on the scores obtained by the candidates in their bachelor's degree and 10+2 level. For merit-based admission, candidates are shortlisted based on their academic scores in their bachelor's degree and shortlisted candidates will be called for document verification and they need to pay the required fees to finalize their admission. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies and Shri Krishna University Chattarpur are some of the best MCA colleges in India without entrance exams.

Ques. Which is the best college to pursue MCA in India?

Ans. As per the rankings released by numerous ranking agencies, NIT Trichy is considered the best college to pursue an MCA program in India. There are some other universities/ colleges as well including NIT Warangal, Chandigarh University, and numerous others.

Ques. How much salary will I get after pursuing an MCA program in India?

Ans. The average salary offered to students on completion of the MCA program is INR 6 lakh.

Ques. How many MCA colleges are there in India?

Ans. There are a total of 1863 colleges offering MCA programs in India, out of which 1479 are private and 384 are public MCA colleges.

Ques. What is the duration of the MCA program?

Ans. The duration of the MCA course is 3 years. However, for Lateral Entry, the duration of this program is 2 years.

Ques. Is MCA a good career option?

Ans. It is always a great choice to make a career in the IT sector owing to numerous job opportunities. MCA is a great choice as it is a complete professional program that helps students to become successful in the IT sector.

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Top MCA Colleges in IndiaåÊBased on 2023 Ranking

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Christ University
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Christ University

Bangalore, Karnataka | UGC Accredited

8.2/10 (317 Reviews)

MCA

1.40 Lakhs


ranking 1 out of 149 in 2022

NIT Trichy
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Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu | UGC, AICTE, MHRD Accredited

8.3/10 (113 Reviews)

MCA

1.01 Lakhs



National Institute of Technology - [NIT]
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8.4/10 (203 Reviews)

MCA

75.00 K



Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU]
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8.4/10 (72 Reviews)



Delhi University - [DU]
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New Delhi, Delhi NCR | UGC, AICTE Accredited

7.7/10 (4328 Reviews)

MCA

1.15 Lakhs



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National Institute of Technology - [NITK]
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National Institute of Technology - [NITK]

Surathkal, Karnataka | AICTE Accredited

8.4/10 (147 Reviews)

MCA

1.00 Lakhs



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Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu | UGC Accredited

8/10 (1206 Reviews)

MCA

1.10 Lakhs



University of Hyderabad - [UOH]
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University of Hyderabad - [UOH]

Hyderabad, Telangana | UGC, AIU Accredited

8.1/10 (78 Reviews)

MCA

42.61 K



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Loyola College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | UGC Accredited

8.5/10 (144 Reviews)

MCA

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MNNIT Allahabad - Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology - [MNNIT]
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7.9/10 (210 Reviews)

MCA

1.13 Lakhs



Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT]
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Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT]

Vellore, Tamil Nadu | UGC, AICTE Accredited

8.3/10 (949 Reviews)

MCA

1.40 Lakhs



Jamia Millia Islamia University-[JMI]
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New Delhi, Delhi NCR | UGC, AICTE Accredited

8.2/10 (186 Reviews)



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Pondicherry University - [PU]
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Pondicherry, Puducherry | NCTE, AICTE Accredited

6.9/10 (466 Reviews)

MCA

37.32 K



P.S.G College of Technology - [PSGCT]
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | AICTE Accredited


MCA

57.91 K



Madhav University - [MU]
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Madhav University - [MU]

Sirohi, Rajasthan | NCTE, UGC, PCI, BCI, AICTE Accredited

7.9/10 (16 Reviews)

MCA

90.00 K



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OPJS University

Churu, Rajasthan | NCTE, UGC, COA, BCI, AICTE Accredited

7.2/10 (11 Reviews)

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51.20 K



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Chandigarh University - [CU]

Chandigarh, Chandigarh | NCTE, UGC, COA, PCI, BCI Accredited

8.9/10 (1135 Reviews)

MCA

1.04 Lakhs