LIST OF TOP MCA COLLEGES IN KERALA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top MCA colleges in Kerala include colleges like NIT Calicut, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Calicut University, among many others. There are a total of 60 colleges in Kerala offering MCA in both full-time and part-time. 

  • Out of the total, 43 colleges are private while 17 are top government MCA colleges in Kerala. 
  • Admission to the top MCA colleges in Kerala is done through various entrance exams like CUSAT, NIMCET, Kerala MCA, and many more. 
  • Calicut University and Nirmala College have the lowest fees among the top MCA colleges in Kerala. 
  • Divine College of Management is the only college in Kerala that offers MCA in distance mode. 

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: Ranking

Kerala is a state with the highest literacy rate and it has many colleges and universities ranked by top-ranking agencies of India like Outlook, QS ranking, NIRF, etc. These ranking agencies release a list of top colleges and universities under various categories like management, engineering, medical, law, among many others. 

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: NIRF Rankings

NIRF stands for National Institutional Ranking Framework.  NIRF ranks the colleges and universities of India. The NIRF ranking parameters include Teaching and Learning Resource, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity and Peer Perception. 

nirf ranking

Source: Official Website

The following table shows the top MCA colleges in Kerala that have been ranked by NIRF.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
Kerala University 42 35 -7 INR 25,000
Calicut University 76 90 +14 INR 3,570
Cochin University of Science & Technology 89 94 +5 INR 33,530
  • According to NIRF 2020 Rankings, all of the top MCA colleges in Kerala have shown great change in their rankings except Kerala University.
  • Kerala University has been ranked 42nd among the top universities in India this year. Previously, it was ranked at 35th position.
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology has also shown improvement in terms of ranking. 

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook is an all-in-one magazine that has a section called “Opinions” in which the top colleges of India are ranked on 5 major factors. According to Outlook Ranking 2019, following are the top MCA colleges/universities in Kerala.

College Name Outlook Ranking 2019 Average Annual Fees
University of Calicut 40 INR 3,570
University of Kerala 56 INR 25,000
Cochin University of Science and Technology 72 INR 33,530
  • Outlook India has ranked Calicut University (formerly University of Calicut) as the best MCA College in Kerala. It has got All India Rank 40 among the top universities in India. 
  • Other top MCA colleges in Kerala ranked by Outlook India include University of Kerala and CUSAT, Kochi.

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: QS India University Rankings

QS is a global ranking agency that ranks educational institutions(location-wise, course-wise and on many other bases). According to this year ranking, following are the top colleges in Kerala appearing in QS ranking and providing MCA degree:

College Name QS Ranking 2020 QS Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
University of Calicut 45 39 -6 INR 3,570
University of Kerala 49 47 -2 INR 25,000
Cochin University of Science and Technology 51-55 51-55 - INR 33,530
  • There are two top MCA colleges in Kerala appearing in QS India Ranking.
  • University of Calicut is the best MCA university in Kerala as per QS ranking and has been ranked 45 among the top universities in India. 

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

In this era of digital marketing, MCA is a degree offering a great Return on Investment (ROI) as all of the MNCs and industries are recruiting IT graduates at various levels. The table below gives a comparison between the ROI offered by top MCA colleges in Kerala:

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Salary Offered ROI Rank*
Calicut University INR 3,570 INR 1,20,000 1
Cochin University of Science and Technology INR 33,530 INR 4,82,000 2
University of Kerala INR 25,000 INR 3,50,000 3
National Institute of Technology, Calicut INR 90,250 INR 9,78,000 4

*ROI Percentgae={(Average Salary)/(Average Course Fees)}*100%

  • Calicut University is the top MCA college in Kerala providing the highest ROI. The college offers an average package of only INR 1,20,000, but also charges very low fees, just INR 3,570 for 1 year.
  • NIT Calicut offers the best package, but it also charges a comparatively high fees.

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

There are a total of 60 colleges in Kerala offering MCA in both full-time as well as part-time. Admission to the course is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the colleges separately. 

List of public/private mca collehes in kerala

Source: Official Survey

National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT Calicut)

Masters in Computer Application (MCA) is a six-semester postgraduate degree at NIT Calicut which is one of the most prestigious NITs in India.

  • NIT Calicut has 46 seats for the MCA course which are filled through the common entrance exam NIMCET.
  • NIMCET or NIT MCA Common Entrance Test is conducted every year for admissions in NIT Calicut. 
  • The student has to get at least 60% marks in graduation and appear in the NIMCET exam to take admission in the MCA course of NIT Calicut.
  • Out of 28 eligible students in 2018-19 batch, 22 were placed with an average annual package of INR 9.78 LPA. 
  • The highest package offered to MCA students for the academic year 2018-19 is INR 25.91 LPA. 

The following graph shows the placement percentage of MCA students at NIT Calicut.

NIT Calicut MCA Placement Percentage


Source: Official Website

Cochin University of Science and Technology

CUSAT is another renowned organization in Kerala that provides a masters’ degree in Computer Application. It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in a number of streams. 

  • To take admission to the MCA course at CUSAT, one has to get at least 55% marks in graduation.
  • The eligible undergraduate courses for MCA admissions are:

    • Any graduate course having Mathematics as  one of the primary subjects

    • Graduation in Electronics

    • Graduation in computer applications

    • Graduation in Engineering technology

  • To take admission in MCA, one has to appear in the aptitude test conducted by CUSAT which has 150 objective type questions
  • There are 80 MCA seats in CUSAT and 20% of the total seats are eligible for lateral entry in the 3rd semester.
  • Nearly 25 companies visited the campus for MCA placements and the average package offered was INR 4,82,000.

Calicut University

Calicut University is another top MCA institute in Kerala offering 3-years postgraduate degree in Computer Application.

  • The Centre for Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT) is the department of Calicut University that offers an MCA degree.
  • The minimum requirement to take admission in MCA course at Calicut University is a graduate degree with minimum 50% marks.
  • The entrance exam for admission in MCA at Calicut University is conducted by the university itself. There are 30 seats for the MCA course at every CCSIT center.
  • Calicut University has only two professional courses i.e. MCA and MBA; therefore, the on-campus placement at Calicut University, as compared to other top MCA colleges in Kerala, is much lower than average.  
  • However, almost 100% of students are placed in off-campus placement drives.

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: Entrance Exam Wise

Similar to other post-graduate courses, the admissions to MCA are also subjected to various entrance exams. Some of the most popular entrance exams for admissions in MCA are NIMCET, Kerala CEE MCA, etc.

Most of the MCA colleges in Kerala conduct their entrance exam for admission in MCA. The admission is given on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance exam conducted by the college/university. Some of the top MCA colleges conducting entrance exam are the following:

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT CAT MCA)
  • Calicut University (Calicut University CET)

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala Accepting Kerala MCA 

Every year Kerala government conducts a common entrance examination for MCA admissions in various private and public MCA colleges in Kerala. The exam is conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examination. The exam consists of 150 questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Knowledge, Reasoning, General English and Fundamentals of Computer Awareness. 

Some of the top MCA colleges in Kerala accepting Kerala MCA score are mentioned below:

  • University of Kerala
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • University of Calicut
  • Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering
  • SCMS School of Engineering & Technology

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala Accepting NIMCET score

NIMCET (NIT MCA Common Entrance Test) is a national level entrance exam conducted by all the NITs across the country. The entrance exam comprises 120 multiple choice questions with four sections- Mathematics, Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English. 

Some of the top MCA colleges in Kerala accepting NIMCET score are mentioned below: 

  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • Government Engineering College, Thrissur
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: Placement Wise

Since MCA is a professional course, therefore, placement is considered to be one of the basic factors when choosing any college to pursue MCA from. The chart below shows the placement data for the last academic year for top MCA colleges in Kerala:

  • As shown, the best MCA college in Kerala according to placement statistics is the National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
  • The highest package offered by NIT Calicut is INR 25.9 LPA whereas the average salary package went upto INR 9.78 LPA. 
  • Most of the top MCA colleges in Kerala offer an average annual package of more than INR 3 lakhs.

The following graph shows the top MCA colleges in Kerala with their average annual salary package: 

 CTCs offered by Top MCA Colleges in Kerala


Source: Official Website

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Top MCA Colleges in Kerala: FAQs

Ques. What are some of the best MCA colleges in Kerala?

Ans. Some of the top MCA colleges in Kerala are National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology.

Ques. Do NIT Calicut offers MCA degree?

Ans. Yes, NIT Calicut offers MCA degree

Ques. What is the minimum requirement to take admission in MCA at National Institute of Technology, Calicut?

Ans. To take admission in MCA, one has to appear in NIMCET after completing their graduation degree

Ques. Does the CUSAT accept NIMCET scores for MCA admissions?

Ans. No, CUSAT conducts CAT exam for admission in various courses of CUSAT

Ques. What is the average package students get after getting MCA degree from NIT Calicut?

Ans. On average, NIT Calicut offers INR 9,78,000 annual package to the MCA students.

Ques. How much does MCA pass out gets after completing MCA from top MCA colleges in Kerala?

Ans. On average, students from top MCA colleges in Kerala gets average annual package between 3-25 lakhs

Ques. Which college can we get after clearing Kerala CEE MCA?

Ans. One can get admissions in many MCA colleges of Kerala after appearing in Kerala CEE. Some of the top MCA colleges in Kerala offering degree after Kerala CEE MCA are:-

  • Kerala University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Calicut University

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8.3 /10

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The fee structure in my college was very feasible. The students who belonged to reserved classes and weak economical backgrounds were given special relaxations in fee payments. My total fees for MBA was quite reasonable and education loan facilities were also provided to students by the college.

Faculty :

The faculty of my college was very educated and experienced. All the teachers helped each and every student from the very first day of college. The teachers took regular classes and were very cooperative in helping students to deal with the problems regarding their subjects.

Campus Life :

The college organized many societies like NSS, sports, dancing, debating, singing, etc., and guided all of it's students to participate in these societies and appear in competitions conducted by the college so that they can develop soft skills and all rounder personalities.

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9.9 /10

Internships Opportunities :

Yes i am an MCA student.So in last 6 months of course the college offers internship to all students.So literally college offers 100% Internship

Placement Experience :

I think SCMS offers highest placement offers among other private colleges in Ernakulam. College have a good connection with many good companies

Campus Life :

Like any other college SCMS also have college day and other tests.The college promotes other good activities of students.

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8.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course is about 2 years with 4 semesters,the academics is associated with MG University and have good curriculum and faculty are experienced and majority are Docorate holders. This help the students to get good knowledge for the students

Remarks :

Good faculty and good exposure to studies and have good placement records and best environment for studies, individual attention for the students and good co curricular activities is in the college and better place for studies is gurantted

College Events :

Good,the extraculutra activates and sports have encouraged the students and helped to grow. The annual fest know as Shikar conducted for 1 day with 25 B- schools in kerala and increased the competive spirit in the students.

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9.3 /10

Faculty :

We had the best in class renowned teachers who were dedicated to passing their understanding, knowledge, and learning to their beloved students. All the teachers were above qualified and excellent in their area of expertise. All of them were having the best knowledge of the current industry pulse and they used to give their comments regarding the industry movement.

Admission :

Entrance Exam. During 1991 there was an entrance examination conduction at all India level and the admission was provided on the entrance exam score. After we have been selected for this course, there will be a small interview process to understand the candidate's attitude and passion. Admissions provided based on the above factors.

Campus Life :

There is a hell lot of extracurricular activities and you have a chance to participate in the intercollegiate championships. The college really encourages Art, Sports, and all the extracurricular activities. The particular course offers a lot of debates and students get a chance to talk to a lot of industry experts

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