Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) (One year)

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) offred by Suresh Gyan Vihar University – Distance Education (SGVU-DE) is an initiation program for students which give fundamental knowledge of computers, operating systems, internet, computational techniques, file & data structure and the core of programming. 

The program aims at realizing the objectives like providing specialization in computer science with technical, professional and communication skills and training future industry professionals.


Program Components
The program consists of 15 courses in all. There are total of 36 credits which requires 30 hrs of study for each credit. All the courses are distributed into under mentioned six semesters.

Semester – I
S. N. Course Code Course Name Credit
1 DCA - 501 Problem Solving and Programming 3
2 DCA - 503 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
3 DCA – 505 Discrete Mathematics 2
4 DCA – 507 System Analysis and Design 3
5 DBM – 103 Business Communication 2
6 DCAL – 509 Internet and Web Designing Lab 2
7 DCAL – 511 C Language and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2

Semester – II

S. N. Course Code Course Name Credit
1 DCA – 502 Data and File structures 4
2 DCA – 504 Operating System and Networking Management 4
3 DCA – 506 Software Engineering 3
4 DCA – 508 Object Oriented Technology and Java Programming 3
5 DCAL – 510 Data Structure using C Lab 1
6 DCAL – 512 OS Lab 1
7 DCAL – 514 SE Lab 1
8 DCAL- 516 Java Language lab 1
(in years)
Min. Max.
1 y 2 y

Note:- Completion of the programme requires successful completion of both assignments and the Term end examination of each course in the programme.
70% attendance is compulsory in Practical Lab Sessions. However, this condition is not applicable for the time given for assignment implementation.

Eligibility Medium of Instruction Age
Passed B.Sc. with min 45% with Mathematics or B.Tech./ B.E./ BCA or Master degree in any subject English No Bar
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) is a post graduate diploma programme which aims at providing specialization in the field of computer application / information science and equips the student in technical, professional and communications skills.  After completing PDGCA course a student can begin his / her career as computer operator, junior software tester, web designer, EDP executive, junior programmer, application support executive, IT support technician, software trainer, office executive, etc. Some of the employment areas where plenty of opportunity exists are research firm, IT firms, educational organizations, banking organizations, health organizations, entertainment organizations, etc. Well established opening are available in Government Sector, public sector and private sector like NTPC, AAI, C-DAC, SAIL, FCI, Indian Railways, BEL, Infosys Technologies, Accenture, Intel, IBM, Wipro, etc.. The student after completion of PDGCA course can also opt for M.Sc. IT/CS, MCA and MBA in Information Technology/E-Business/E-Commerce/Computer Information Systems.