The Masters in Computer Application (MCA) course run by the School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been ranked number three in the country by IT magazine SiliconIndia, published by a body of IT professionals. The current rankings issued by them puts UoH MCA course on third position of the list of best 50 MCA colleges/departments in the country. Three factors were considered in the rankings – course curriculum, placements and alumni network.

University of Pune and Jawahar Lal Nehru University have been ranked No 1 and No 2 respectively. The other institutions in the top ten are:


National Institute of Technology (NIT)



Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)



National Institute of Technology (NIT)



PSG College of Technology



National Institute of Technology (NIT)



Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT)



VIT University



SiliconIndia, in a statement said, “The parameter of judging a college’s quality is the performance of its graduates in the industry, which in turn can be measured by the pay package commanded by them.”

At University of Hyderabad the MCA curriculum is equivalent to (in fact higher in level than)  any B.Tech. in CSE and our students perform on par with our M.Tech. Students. The Electives jointly held for both MCA and M.Tech. programs is perhaps an important feature, said Prof. A K Pujari, Dean, School of Computer & Information Sciences. He further added that normally in all AICTE approved colleges, MCA folks are normally taught by MCAs. MCA graduates cannot teach B.Tech. etc. But, our students are grounded in basics of Computer Science better than most B.Tech. engineering college graduates.

Faculty of School of CIS are highly knowledgeable, actively involved in research, warm, caring, student-friendly, a very good faculty-student ratio that allows for more personal attention from teachers, projects in cutting-edge technology that make students highly competent. Electives that track latest developments in respective fields, seminars held in the school which include high-profile researchers in the country and workshops done by top MNCs like IBM, Special Assistance Programme from UGC, thrust area of Green Computing, Publications in reputed journals and conferences by faculty make the MCA programme of University of Hyderabad one of the best in the country, added Dr. Pujari.

Methodology Used

– To rank the best MCA colleges, a perceptual study was conducted among HR managers, recruitment firms and job boards. Over 3,000 MCA graduates who graduated in 2007 and did not pursue any other course/program were interviewed across the six metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

To see the survey results pleases visit