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Odisha has a total of 69 colleges offering education in MCA. All modes of education like full time, correspondence and part-time are available in the state.

  • Out of the total, 47 are private colleges while 22 are public MCA colleges in Odisha. 
  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is a top-ranked university by many ranking agencies.
  • JEE board of Odisha (OJEE) is the entrance exam conducted by the state for admission in top MCA colleges in Odisha.

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: Rankings

Several ranking agencies release the list of top colleges every year under various categories for management, engineering, medical, law, among many others. Some of these top-ranking agencies which are listed below are NIRF, Outlook India, and QS World Ranking. Various parameters like placement records, admissions, teacher to student ratio, average graduation rate, etc are considered to rank that college.

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: NIRF Ranking

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is an initiative by MHRD, India for providing a reliable ranking system for higher education in the country. The agency ranks the colleges on the basis of various parameters like Teaching and Learning Resource, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity and Peer Perception. 

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage
Source: NIRF Official Website

Listed below are the few top colleges of Odisha and their NIRF rankings.

College Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019


Average Annual Fees

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University




INR 1,40,000

Kalinga Institute Of Industrial Technology




INR 2,67,000

Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology




INR 66,000

  • According to NIRF Ranking 2020, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is first in the list with 38th overall rank in India.
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT Bhubaneswar) is the second option when it comes to MCA education in Odisha. It has also improved by 21 positions since 2018, and 6 since 2019.
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology is ranked in band of 101-150 for the year 2020.

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: Outlook India Ranking

Outlook India is a weekly general-interest English news magazine. It is known for its unique survey methodology for ranking its colleges and also provides an overall ranking score based on the factors which gained that rank. Listed below are the top MCA Colleges as per Outlook India ranking:

  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University has been ranked 49th among the top universities of India with an overall score of 76.80.
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology has been ranked 54th by Outlook India with an overall score of 74.79. 

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: QS India University Rankings

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Ranking is an annual publication of rankings of world universities. Earlier it was in collaboration with Times Higher Education but later turned into an individual ranking agency. QS Rankings are the 3rd most widely accepted ranking agency in the world. The following are the top MCA colleges of Odisha ranked by these ranking agencies. 

College Name

2020 Rank

2019 Rank


Average Annual Fees

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University


Not Participated


INR 1,40,000

Kalinga Institute Of Industrial Technology




INR 2,67,000

  • Kalinga Institute has been ranked in the bandwidth of 61-65 in 2019 but it has dropped by 5 positions in 2020.
  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is ranked by all the ranking agencies featured so far.

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

Return on Investment shows how worthwhile it is to pursue an MCA in a particular college. Based on a few primary calculations of the fee paid and an average placement package offered for those college students, ROI is given below.

College Name

Average Annual Fees

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

INR 1,92,000

INR 6,00,000


Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA)

INR 1,40,000

INR 3,00,000


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

  • Based upon ROI calculation above, KIIT Bhubaneswar turns out to be better than Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University. However, these is very less difference between the two ROI values.
  • With not much difference in ROI, Kalinga has a better annual package of around 6 LPA.

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha:  Admission Process

The 47 private colleges and 22 public ones contribute to private to public ratio of 2.13, which is quite a healthy ratio to maintain balance.

Number of Top MCA Colleges in Odisha
Source: Official Survey
  • Most of the colleges have their admission process via an Entrance exam i.e., OJEE.
  • Kalinga Institute has its version of OJEE called KIITEE for providing admission into KIIT School of Computer Application.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

KIIT has been recognized as an Institution of Eminence and accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC. It ranks among the top private universities in India. The institute offers a number of programs to the students in both undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels.

  • KIIT offers MCA with a duration of 3 years and any graduate with a minimum 50% marks in graduation, having mathematics either in 10+2 or graduation level as one of the subjects is eligible to apply.
  • Candidates need to appear for KIITEE and qualify to get into Kalinga School of Computer Applications.
  • Kalinga also offers MCA lateral entry for BCA/ B.Sc students from any recognized university with over 50% of the academic score.
  • The Institute doesn’t charge any application for the exam, although one needs to pay the same if continued to the counseling process.
  • KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam) is a national online level exam conducted every year, for admissions into UG, PG level and MBA courses.
  • The average annual CTC offered to MCA graduates is INR 10 LPA. A total of 18 offers were received by the students. 

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University offers both regular MCA and Lateral entry. It has been ranked by various reputed ranking agencies among the top universities in India. 

  • For MCA admission, the candidate needs to have a Bachelor's degree from any renowned university with an aggregate of 50%, pursuing candidate applications is also accepted.
  • If the application belongs to the SC/ST/OBC category he/ she needs to have 45% marks.
  • Candidature is expected to have Mathematics as the subject at 10+2 or bachelors’ level. On the other hand, Business Mathematics candidates need not apply.
  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University also provides Lateral entry is given for BCA/B.Sc graduates with 60% marks from a recognized university.

Utkal University

Utkal University offers an MCA & MBA integrated courses to the students. The admissions are done based on the entrance exam conducted by the university itself.

  • To be eligible, one must secure 50% marks in a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university is the barrier here as well.
  • One needs to apply through their website, a successful application will provide with on-screen information about the entrance exam, admission dates, etc.
  • The application fee of Utkal University around INR 1,000 needs to be paid at the time of application itself.

The following graph shows the total number of seats offered to students by top MCA colleges in Odisha: 

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha Seat Intake

Source: Official Websites

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to MCA is done through an entrance exam conducted by the institute separately. However, most colleges accept a valid score in the state-level entrance for MCA namely OJEE (Orissa Joint Entrance Examinations). MCA entrance exams are held in both online as well as offline mode. 

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha Through OJEE

The JEE Board of Odisha conducts OJEE for admission in undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. It is conducted in both online as well as offline modes. Each year, a total of 52,000 students appear in the examination. OJEE needs to be cleared for both First-year admission into MCA and Lateral entry as well. Here are a few top colleges other than the aforementioned colleges, ranked according to our ratings.

  • Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology
  • Silicon Institute of Technology
  • National Institute of Science and Technology

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Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: Placement Wise

Placements play an important role in student life and therefore everyone looks for greater opportunity. The top MCA colleges in Odisha makes sure to provide the students with the best possible recruitment. 

  • The average salary package of top MCA colleges in Odisha ranges from INR 1-6 LPA.
  • KIIT has received the highest average salary package of INR 6 LPA. 
  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University received an annual average salary package of INR 3 LPA.

Top MCA Colleges in Odisha: FAQs

Ques. Which college is best for MCA in Odisha?

Ans. Some of the best colleges for MCA in Odisha are listed below: 

  1. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  2. Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
  3. Fakir Mohan University, Baleswar
  4. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology/KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  5. North Orissa University - [NOU], Baripada

Ques. What is the eligibility for admission in MCA course?

Ans. Any graduate who has passed or appearing for the final year degree examination in any discipline (Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering or any approved University) is eligible to apply. Candidates must have mathematics as a subject in their 10+2 course or any one year of graduation.

Ques. What is Integrated MCA?

Ans. The course includes 3-years of BCA including an MCA with a total duration of 5 years. This course is helpful in making the career of the students in designing embedded systems and compilers. 

Ques. Which is better, MCA or B.Tech?

Ans. For students, picking the right course has become a challenging work these days. Everyone looks up to the popular courses and the list pops up MCA and B.Tech. Although both the courses are different from each other but carry an equal value for recruiters. 

Ques. What are the job opportunities available for MCA graduates?

Ans. The students are primarily hired for software engineering or software development. MCA graduates can also be hired by colleges or professional educational institutes for the different teaching positions.  


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