LIST OF TOP MCA COLLEGES IN CHENNAI BASED ON 2020 RANKING

By Swati Mishra
Content Curator

The Master of Computer Application course is a post-graduate program of 3 years duration. The course is usually divided into 6 semesters. Students who have obtained a degree in MCA are hired as computer and software engineers, programmers, application developers, database and information systems managers, and other IT-related jobs. 

  • There are many colleges in Chennai offering top-quality education in the computer applications field at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • There are in all 69 colleges in Chennai that offer MCA out of which 50 are private and 19 are public. 
  • VIT, Loyola College and Presidency College are some of best colleges for MCA in Chennai. 

Top MCA Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Top MCA Colleges in India

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: Ranking

Ranking agencies rarely release MCA course specific ranking lists. Mentioned below are some good colleges in India offering MCA, ranked on the basis of the overall lists released by these agencies.

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: NIRF Ranking

Ranks are awarded to colleges and universities all over India based on their evaluation under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. 

The following diagram shows the weight given to the respective parameters in the evaluation process. 

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

The following top colleges and universities in Chennai offering MCA courses have been ranked by NIRF.

College Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Change

Average Annual Fees

Presidency College

5

3

-2

INR 1,415

Loyola College

6

6

0

INR 58,000

Madras Christian College

17

13

-4

INR 38,600

3 top MCA colleges in Chennai have been ranked by NIRF among the top 100 colleges in India.

  • Presidency College and Loyola College are ranked among the top 10 colleges in India.
  • The rank of Presidency College has however fallen by 2 positions this year.
  • Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women was ranked for the first time by NIRF last year, but has again not been mentioned this time.

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

Most colleges in Chennai offer the MCA course for a duration of 3 years. There is a drastic difference in the tuition fee charged by the top MCA colleges in Chennai. The following list shows the annual fee charged by top MCA colleges:

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Annual Salary

ROI Rank*

Presidency College

INR 14,150

INR 3,40,000

1

College of Engineering, Anna University

INR 41,000

INR 2,60,000

2

Loyola College

INR 60,105

INR 3,25,000

3

Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai

INR 1,37,000

INR 4,50,000

4

Madras Christian College

INR 38,600

INR 1,20,000

5

  • Presidency College in Chennai offers the lowest tuition fee and it is the most affordable college for pursuing MCA in Chennai. 
  • College of Engineering, Anna University, and Loyola College also offer a good option for the MCA course with a reasonable fee structure.
  • College of Engineering, Anna University has the highest ROI that means the highest benefit of investing money in education here. 

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: Admission Process

There are 69 colleges in Chennai that offer the postgraduate course of MCA. Out of these, 50 colleges are private colleges and 19 colleges are government-owned. The following diagram shows the distribution of private and government MCA colleges in Chennai.

Number of Top MCA Colleges In Chennai

Since MCA is a postgraduate course, admission to top MCA colleges in Chennai requires minimum eligibility of undergraduate course in computer application. It is also mandatory for admission to most colleges that the student should have appeared for TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test). 

The following are the highlights of the admission process for the top MCA colleges in Chennai.

Loyola College

Loyola College is an autonomous institution affiliated to the University of Madras. Established in the year 1925, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in India. 

  • Eligible students should apply through the online admissions portal on the college website.
  • The annual fee for the three year MCA course is INR 60,105.
  • The sanctioned intake for a 3-year postgraduate course is 30 seats.
  • In the year 2017-18, 7 students from the 3-year post-graduate course were hired by top recruiters. The median salary package offered was INR 3,25,000.

Presidency College

Presidency College was established in the year 1840 and it is an autonomous college affiliated to the University of Madras. The college was ranked 5th among the top colleges of India under the NIRF ranking 2020. The department of computer science was founded in 1992 for offering the MCA course to students.

  • The annual fee for the first year of the MCA course in INR 1,425.
  • The entire course fee for 3 years of the MCA course is INR 4,235.
  • Students pursuing an MCA course from Presidency College have been placed in top multinational companies and many students are now successful entrepreneurs.
  • Sanctioned capacity for students admitted to the MCA course in 6 seats (morning shift) and 30 seats (evening shift).
  • In the year 2017-18, out of 24 students appearing for campus placements, 7 students got hired. The median salary package of placed students was INR 1,80,000.

Madras Christian College

Madras Christian College was established in the year 1937. It is an autonomous college affiliated to the University of Madras. The department of computer science was started in 1993 to offer an MCA program.

  • The fees for the entire three years MCA course is INR 77,200.
  • The admission of students to this course is based on merit only.
  • The course is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education.
  • Sanctioned intake for the MCA course is 30 seats.
  • The placement record of 2017-18 shows that out of 20 students appearing for campus placements, 14 students got hired. The median salary package offered was INR 2,70,000.

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions to MCA colleges in Chennai require that students should appear for entrance tests. Most government-aided and self-financed colleges accept TANCET scores, while some deemed universities conduct their independent entrance exams.

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai Through TANCET

Anna University, Chennai conducts the Tamil Nadu Central Entrance Test every year for admissions to postgraduate programs. The application commences in January and the exam is conducted at the end of February.

  • Candidates with a valid GATE score with qualifying marks in relevant discipline of Engineering /Technology, need not appear for TANCET.
  • Candidates from the other states excluding Tamil Nadu can also apply for the entrance.
  • The application fee is INR 600 for General Category and INR 300 for SC/ST (who belong to Tamil Nadu). Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks is essential to register for general candidates and 45% for SC / SCA / ST candidates. 
  • It consists of 100 MCQ questions.
  • The medium of the paper is English.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai Through VITMEE

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) conducts the VIT Masters Entrance Exam for admissions to postgraduate courses offered at various campuses of VIT. VITMEE is a national level online test conducted at a dedicated test center in India. The application process starts in May and the exam is held in the first week of June. 

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) with Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or at Graduate Level.
  • Obtained at least 60% or 1st class at the qualifying examination.

The following top MCA College in Chennai selects students based on VITMEE scores:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: Placement Wise

Top MCA Colleges in Chennai attract top students to the course and have a very good reputation among recruiters. Most colleges in Chennai offer the MCA course for a duration of 3 years. There is a drastic difference in the tuition fee charged by the top MCA colleges in Chennai. 

The following list shows the annual fee charged by top MCA colleges along with their average placement package.

College Name

Average Annual Salary

Presidency College

INR 3,40,000

College of Engineering, Anna University

INR 2,60,000

Loyola College

INR 3,25,000

Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai

INR 4,50,000

Madras Christian College

INR 1,20,000

CTCs offered in Top MCA Colleges In Chennai (1)
  • Nearly, the placement package of all the institutes is the same. However, VIT offers the highest placement package but the investment there is also high. 
  • Presidency College and Loyola College also offer decent placement package.

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Top MCA Colleges in Chennai: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best MCA college in Chennai?

Ans. Based on the NIRF rankings and NAAC accreditation status, Presidency College is the best among top MCA colleges in Chennai.

Ques. Which is the best private college offering an MCA course in Chennai?

Ans. Loyola College is the best private college offering MCA course in Chennai.

Ques. What is the process of admission to the top MCA colleges in Chennai?

Ans. In order to get admission to the top MCA colleges in Chennai, you need to apply to respective college and appear for TANCET (Tamil Nadu Central Entrance Test)

Ques. When does the admission to top MCA colleges in Chennai start?

Ans.  The admission process starts after the declaration of TANCET results in March.

Ques. What are the criteria for selection in the top MCA colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Selection to the top MCA colleges in Chennai is merit-based and the performance in TANCET is considered.

Ques. What documents will be required at the time of admissions to the MCA colleges in Chennai?

Ans. Basic documents required at the time of admission to the MCA colleges in Chennai include identity proof, proof of payment of application fees, TANCET or VITMEE scorecard, marks sheets of all semesters/years of undergraduate course, qualifying degree or provisional certificate from undergraduate college, Class X and Class XII mark sheet, transfer certificate/migration certificate from institute last studied, passport size photograph, etc. Some colleges require specific documents about which students are intimated prior to admission procedure.

Ques. Which MCA college in Chennai has the most affordable fee structure?

Ans. The top MCA college in Chennai with the most affordable fee structure is Presidency College.

Ques. Which top MCA college in Chennai has the best placements?

Ans. College of Engineering, Anna University, and Loyola College have high placement records.

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