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The top MCA colleges in Hyderabad include names like Osmania University, Hyderabad University, Vasavi College and JNTUH Hyderabad. These colleges are ranked by agencies like NIRF, Outlook and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) for the higher education they offer. These colleges offer MCA education in both full time and part time (distance) education mode.

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  • There are 46 colleges offering MCA in Hyderabad out of which 38 are private and 8 are public.
  • Out of these colleges, Hyderabad University has been ranked as the best university among all those offering MCA in the city.
  • The average MCA college fee in Hyderabad is around INR 50,000-1,00,000 for 1 year of education. Read in detail about Fee Structure of University of Hyderabad.
  • Ramanaidu Film School, Hyderabad also offers MCA in Web Designing specialization.

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Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: Ranking

Various institutes are ranked by various agencies based on certain categories like country-wise, state-wise, city-wise, etc. every year. The top agencies ranking colleges in India are NIRF, Times, The Week, QS Ranking, Outlook, etc. These agencies use various parameters to rank the institutions like Perception of the University, Placement Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity, Faculty Quality, Exam Pattern, etc.

Specific ranking lists for the top MCA colleges in India are not released by many agencies in India. However, these institutes do rank the colleges and universities in an overall list irrespective of any course or specialization. We have considered these lists while mentioning some of the best MCA colleges in Hyderabad below.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF ranks the institutions across India based on 5 parameters: Teaching, Learning & Resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcome; Outreach and Inclusivity; Perception of the Institute; The following is the list of top universities in Hyderabad according to NIRF survey that provide MCA course.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
University of Hyderabad 15 11 -4 INR 51,955
Osmania University, Hyderabad 53 43 -10 INR 81,000

NIRF has ranked 2 colleges from Hyderabad among the top universities in India which offer MCA course. University of Hyderabad emerges as the best institute here.

  • The institute has been ranked at the 15th position in India. It wasn’t mentioned in the ranking lists released by NIRF in 2018.
  • Osmania University is also present at the 53rd position. The institute was also not ranked in 2018 but the University College of Engineering, affiliated to the university, was ranked at the 80th position.
  • CBIT Hyderabad, offering an MCA course in INR 82,000, has not been ranked this time. Last year, the college was ranked in the rank band 151-200 by NIRF.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook magazine, in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services, did research of the best universities in India overall and came up with the following list from Hyderabad. Following is the list of top universities in Hyderabad that provide MCA according to Outlook survey.

College Name Outlook Ranking 2019 Score Average Annual Fees
University of Hyderabad 19 81.02 INR 51,955
Osmania University, Hyderabad 42 78.33 INR 81,000
JNTUH College of Engineering, Hyderabad 80 63.72 INR 16,500
  • Outlook has ranked 3 institutes from Hyderabad that offer MCA.
  • The University of Hyderabad has been ranked as the best institute with 19th rank by Outlook.
  • Osmania University is ranked in the 2nd position with an Outlook rank of 42.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH) has been ranked at the 3rd position and is the least expensive institute for MCA than the other top colleges in Hyderabad.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: QS World University Ranking

The following table shows the list of top universities in Hyderabad that offer MCA according to QS World University Ranking survey. This table shows the rank of the college in the entire India. QS is a global ranking agency considered as best around the world. It ranks the best colleges across the globe every year.

College Name QS Ranking 2019 QS Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
University of Hyderabad 7 NP - INR 51,955
Osmania University, Hyderabad 35 NP - INR 81,000

QS World ranking has ranked 2 universities from Hyderabad that offer MCA. The University of Hyderabad has been considered the best with an overall rank of 7th position and Osmania University with an overall rank of 35th position.

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

ROI gives an idea of whether the investment done on the studies is worth it or not. The ROI here is calculated based on the Annual fees of the course and the average salary package of the institute.

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
JNTUH Hyderabad INR 16,500 INR 9,50,000 1
University of Hyderabad INR 51,955 INR 7,20,000 2
CBIT Hyderabad INR 82,000 INR 4,26,000 3

*Return on Investment={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

ROI wise, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University is at the top with an ROI of around 575%. The university charges just INR 16,500 for MCA course and offers an average package of INR 9,50,000 to students.

ROI becomes an important aspect especially in the case of MBA. Since MBA is a business oriented course, a high and pleasant placement package matters a lot. Check which top MBA colleges in Hyderabad offer the best ROI to students.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: Admission Process

There are around 46 colleges in Hyderabad out of which 38 are private and 8 are public institutions that offer MCA. The admission into all the top universities is taken through the national-level or state-level examinations. The chart below shows the ratio of these colleges according to their type.

mca hyderabad colleges

Source: Official Survey

  • For admission into MCA in any of the institutes in Telangana state, the candidate will have to clear the state-level examination called TS-ICET. 
  • The NITs take admission into MCA courses through the national-level examination called NIMCET. These is no NIT in Hyderabad but Telangana State does have one in Warangal.

University of Hyderabad (UoH)

The University of Hyderabad, established in 1974, is an Indian Public Research University in Hyderabad. It is approved by AICTE and UGC and is accreditated with grade ‘A’ by NAAC. It offers various postgraduate and doctorate programs. They also offer integrated and distance learning programs.

  • The university has secured a good overall national ranking by various agencies, like QS Ranking has ranked it at 8th position, Outlook has given it the 19th Rank and NIRF has given it the 15th rank in India in 2020.
  • The admission into MCA courses is taken through the NIMCET exam. The approved intake for MCA is 60 students every year.
  • The annual fee for MCA at yderabad University is INR 51,955.
  • The university conducts campus placements and a lot of students have been placed through these recruitment drives into the various MNCs and government jobs.
  • The average salary placement provided by the university is around INR 7 lakh and the highest up till now has been INR 10 lakh.

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The following chart shows the CTCs offered by different top companies in their campus recruitment drive at Hyderabad University.

CTCs offered in University of Hyrderabad

Source: Official Institute Websites

Osmania University, Hyderabad

Osmania University, established in 1918, is a state university and is accredited with an “A+” grade by NAAC. The university has more than 1000 colleges affiliated to it across the country, offering undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate and research courses in various disciplines. Admissions into all these courses are done through the national level, state level, and university level entrance exams, depending upon the course.

  • It has secured 10th rank among the state universities in India by India Today.
  • The university has been ranked overall with 35th rank by QS Ranking, 53rd rank by NIRF and 42nd rank by Outlook.
  • There are around 3 lakh students currently studying at Osmania University. The average annual MCA fees at Osmania University is INR 81,000.
  • The admission into MCA courses are done through the TSICET exam and 85% of seats are reserved for local students and 33.33% seats are reserved for Women/ST/SC/OBC students.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH), Hyderabad

Jawaharlal Nehru University, established in 1972, is a public university in Hyderabad and around 291 colleges are affiliated with this university. Approved by NAAC, NBA, and UGC, it offers undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and doctorate programs in various fields. They take admissions through national-level and state-level examinations like TS-EMCET, NATA, TS-PGECET, TS-ICET, and GATE depending upon the course.

  • The university has been given an overall rank of 80th in the Outlook ranking survey 2019.
  • The admission into MCA courses is taken through the TSICET exam.
  • The university also conducts a distance learning program for the MCA course. The annual fees of MCA is INR 16,500 at JNTUH Hyderabad.
  • The placement cell in the university conducts pre-placement talks, online tests, awareness programs on internship and training classes for the students.
  • The placement rate is around 93% with an average salary around INR 9.5 lakh and the highest salary being INR 36 lakh.
MCA Placement Percentage for the last 2 Years

Source: JNTUH Hyderabad Official Website

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: Entrance Exam Wise

There are not many entrance exams which are considered for MCA admissions in the best colleges in Hyderabad. TSICET and NIMCET are the only 2 names which are considered while giving admission to aspirants of MCA course. Below details are given of the top MCA colleges in Hyderabad according to the enrance exam score they accept. The colleges which remain out of this list either conduct their own entrance test or give direct admission for MCA on the basis of merit.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad through TSICET

TSICET (Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test) is a state-level examination conducted to select candidates for admission into MCA and MBA courses in various universities in the state of Telangana. The exam is conducted by Kakatiya University, Warangal on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSICET).

  • The exam is conducted every year in the month of May in 18 cities and around 60,000 candidates apply for the examination every year 
  • Around 273 colleges accept the scores of TSICET exam.
  • The question paper consists of 200 MCQs that need to be solved in 150 minutes.
  • The sections included in the question paper are Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability.

Some of the best colleges in Hyderabad accepting TSICET scores are:

  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology

Check all Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad through TSICET.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad through NIMCET

NIMCET (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test) is a national-level examination conducted for admission into the MCA program in the NITs. It is an offline exam conducted every year in the month of May.

  • Every year around 25,000 candidates register for this examination.
  • There are a total of 805 seats available in 11 NITs. 
  • The question paper consists of 120 MCQs that needs to be solved within 120 minutes.
  • The question paper includes 4 sections: Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness, and General English.

The only top MCA college in Hyderabad accepting NIMCET score is University of Hyderabad.

Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: Placement Wise

MCA is also a career and business oriented course, thus, the average placement package offered by the college to the students matters more than other courses.

  • The average placement provided by the top MCA colleges in Hyderabad is in the range of INR 4-9 lakh per annum.
  • The highest average salary is provided by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University at around INR 9.5 lakh, followed by the University of Hyderabad with INR 7.2 lakh per annum.
CTC offered in Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad

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Top MCA Colleges in Hyderabad: FAQs

Ques. Which institute is ranked the best for MCA in Hyderabad?

Ans. The University of Hyderabad has been ranked the best institute for MCA in Hyderabad by NIRF, QS Ranking and Outlook.

Ques. Which is the least expensive institute among these top institutes for MCA?

Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University is the least expensive institute for MCA with an annual fee of INR 16,500.

Ques. How are the admissions taken in the institutes in Hyderabad for MCA?

Ans. The admissions into MCA are usually taken through the state-level examination called TS-ICET and national-level examination called NIMCET.

Ques. Can citizens of other states other than Telangana apply for the TS-ICET exam?

Ans. Yes, any Indian citizen is eligible for this exam. But they will have to fulfill certain conditions.

Ques. Can the candidate opt for distance education in MCA through TS-ICET?

Ans. Yes, the institutes recognized by the joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/ DEB offer distance education through TS-ICET.

Ques. Do any of the top institutes other than NIT accept NIMCET scores for admission into the MCA course?

Ans. Yes, the University of Hyderabad accepts the NIMCET scores for admission into MCA courses.

Ques. Does Osmania University offer campus placement and how is its placement?

Ans. Yes, Osmania University conducts campus placements and every year about 80 - 90% of students get placed.

Ques. Does Osmania University offer an internship?

Ans. Yes, Osmania University offers an internship with a maximum stipend of Rs. 10,000


8.9 /10

Internships Opportunities :

I have done my internship in my college and it's 2 months of internship and learn a lot of things in that internship. Internship important to my career and improve my mind strength.

Campus Life :

The college is very Peace full and makes our brain positively impressive. And make good culture. Make a good attitude in my college life. And socially the students are very good.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The faculty are very welcome to my heart and good teaching experience and make positive impressions. And good to heart, like improve students' mind strength.

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7.3 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum is extremely intensive, covering all subjects that one can imagine or yearn to study during or as part of a course in Accounting and Commerce.There are a total of 6 semesters, and exams are held in the months of May & December. Exams are challenging, so are the subjects. I also had the privilege to extensively study GST, a new tax law at that time.

Alumni/Alumna :

Very good senior in our college all students study here like brother here and there is no wall between senior or junior all are same in college . The college alumni of engineering department are really good . They help us in many ways . They also conduct workshops on different topics and training sessions are also conducted for better skill development of the students.

Faculty :

Teachers in our college are highly qualified and knowledgeable, but young teachers lack the experience of teaching college students. they are not engaging and often students are able to influence them. The Economics department needs a bunch of experienced teachers. The Commerce Department has the best faculty as many of them have written curriculum books.

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8.3 /10

Campus Life :

Starting with the sports facilities, the campus has two fitness centers. One is in the north campus. It is equipped with four indoor badminton courts, table tennis tops, running and exercise machines and dumbells and barbells of varied weights.Also near this gymnasium there is a playground where students play football, cricket, volleyball or practice long jump. Another fitness center is near yoga center. Only female students are allowed there. Every hostel and school is equipped with fast wifi. There is a centralized library which is known by Indira Gandhi central Library. It is a huge library and it stores books of all departments. It is also equipped with wifi. There is also a reading room near the library which is open 24 hours. The lab facilities was also good and equipped with recent equipments.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum is well updated according to CSIR NET exam. As I pursued MSc. in Physics more focus is given in solving problems. It is a very good way to make the students prepare for exams like CSIR NET, TIFR, GATE, JEST etc. The lab facilities was also good and equipped with recent equipments. For MSc. specialized topics students can choose from a range of subjects in the field they are interested. I can name many faculties who were really experienced like Dr. Ashok Chatterjee, Dr. Seshu bai Vummethala, Dr. Anantha Lakshmi Pochincherla etc. All the teachers are devoted towards their work.

College Events :

There are numerous cultural and sports activities that takes place in the campus. Like the annual ceremony Sukoon that takes place every year. Also students from different communities celebrate in their own way. Cultural programmes like Porichiti, Keraleeyam, NE festival is celebrated every year. Also Knight cup for cricket and football is held each semester. Students participate in all of them actively.

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9.0 /10

Campus Life :

Annual Tech Turing fest conducted by the computer science departments. Quizzes, competitions and other technical events were also organised in the college for the students welfare. Various sports activities like basketball, badminton, tennis etc were organised for the students.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

There was no loan facility available in the college for the students. The scholarships were provided only for the meritorious students who were the toppers of their course in the college. Many different types of awards and scholarships were also provided for the students.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum of the college was too modern for us. The course structure was divided into semesters. The exam structure of the college was too simple for the students. It were held 3-4 times as internals and externals in the college.

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