List of Top MCA Colleges In Karnataka based on 2020 Ranking

By Swati Mishra
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Karnataka has a total of 127 colleges that offer MCA. Among them, there are also colleges that are full-time and distance education colleges.

  • There are 95 private colleges and 32 public colleges that have an MCA program.

  • There is one college that allows correspondence MCA program and 126 that are full time.

  • The top MCA colleges in Karnataka are Manipal Academy of Higher Education, M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology, University of Mysore, etc.

  • Mysore Correspondence College, Bangalore is the only distance education MCA program.

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Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Ranking

A number of ranking agencies in India and abroad rank the best colleges in India for MCA programs every year. Some of the rankings are done on the basis of surveys and on the basis of scores that are assigned to parameters. Parameters like placement records, teacher-student ratio, faculty education, etc.

For this article, rankings from NIRF, Chronicle, Times Engineering and QS BRICS have been referred to.

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: NIRF Ranking

NIRF or National Institutional Ranking Framework is an annual ranking list that is prepared by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. There are separate ranking lists prepared on the basis of engineering colleges, management colleges, etc. For the purpose of this article, NIRF’s overall ranking lists have been referred to.

The table below lists the colleges in Karnataka that have an MCA program as per NIRF.

College Name

NIRF Overall 2019 rank

NIRF Overall 2018 Rank

Change in rank

Average Annual Fee

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

16

18

+ 2

INR 1,84,000

National Institute of Technology Surathkal

53

57

+ 4

INR 86,542

Mysore University

80

NA

NA

INR 22,000

NIRF’s overall ranking list has Manipal Academy of Higher Education has on the top of the list followed by the National Institute of Technology Surathkal and Mysore University. All colleges have improved in ranks from 2018 to 2019 except for Mysore University.

NIRF scores colleges on the basis of a set of parameters. The parameter scores together make up for a total score. All of the NIRF parameters are and their scores weightage have been depicted in a chart below:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Chronicle Ranking

The Chronicle magazine is an educational magazine that has circulated since 1990. The magazine releases ranking list for top engineering colleges, management colleges, etc. For this article, the Chronicle’s engineering ranking list was referred for.

The table lists all the colleges that offer the MCA programs in Karnataka as per the Chronicle magazine.

College Name

Chronicle 2019 Ranking

Average Annual Fee

Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumkur

12

INR 83,565

Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE), Shimoga

18

INR 54,890

NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology

25

INR 54,000

Reva University Bengaluru

37

INR 54,000

Oxford College of Engineering, Bengaluru

42

INR 71,000

Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru

54

INR 91,000

Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, Bengaluru

63

INR 54,890

S. J. C. Institute of Technology, Chickballapur

67

INR 29,226

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Times Engineering Rankings

Times Engineering ranking is a ranking list that is prepared by Times and Xcel Data Matrix every year. The final list consists of the colleges that have participated in the survey. For this article, the ranking lists for 2019 and 2018 have been referred to.

The table below has listed the top colleges in Karnataka offering the MCA program.

College Name

Times Engineering 2019 ranking[15]

Times Engineering 2018 Ranking[16]

Change in rank

Average Annual Fee

National Institute of Technology Surathkal

5

15

+ 10

INR 86,542

BMS College of Engineering

8

14

+ 6

INR 54,890

NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology

14

52

+38

INR 54,000

Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumkur

41

86

+45

INR 83,565

Oxford College of Engineering, Bengaluru

49

55

+ 6

INR 71,000

CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore

90

67

- 23

INR 2,20,000

Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE), Shimoga

118

NA

NA

INR 54,890

S. J. C. Institute of Technology, Chickballapur

123

131

+ 8

INR 29,226

Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, Bengaluru

133

NA

NA

INR 54,890

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: QS BRICS Rankings

QS Rankings is an annual ranking publication done by Quacquarelli Symonds. QS releases different types of ranking lists for the top institutes all over the world. For the following table, QS’s BRICS ranking list has been referred to for the colleges from Karnataka.

College Name

QS BRICS 2019 rank

QS BRICS 2018 rank

Change in rank

Average Annual Fee

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

120

119

- 1

INR 1,84,000

University of Mysore

199

191-200

- 8

INR 22,000

Christ University Bengaluru

301-500

NA

NA

INR 1,21,666

Jain University

351-400

NA

NA

INR 1,32,500[20]

QS’s BRICS list has some of the same names as other ranking lists. On top is Manipal Academy of Higher Education at 120th position with the University of Mysore after it at 199th position. There is also Christ University and Jain University.

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

In order to help decide on a college finding out the return on investment in the program is important. Return on investment is the returns in terms of average CTC and an average annual fee paid for the program. 

The table below the return on investment for the top MCA colleges in Karnataka has been calculated.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI*

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

INR 1,84,000

INR 4,20,000

220%

National Institute of Technology Surathkal

INR 86,542

INR 7,00,000

808%

Mysore University

INR 22,000

INR 5,16,000

234%

NITTE Meenakshi Institute of Technology

INR 54,000

INR 4,20,000

770%

Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru

INR 91,000

INR 2,65,000

291%

Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, Bengaluru

INR 54,890

INR 2,00,000

364%

M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology Bengaluru

INR 54,890

INR 9,43,000

171%

BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru

INR 54,890

INR 8,48,000

154%

National Institute of Engineering Mysore

INR 55,890

INR 6,50,000

116%

*Return on Investment = {(Average CTC) / (Average Annual Fee)*100}

  • ROI wise, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education is at the top at 2.2. 

  • On the other extreme end is M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology at 17.17 with an average annual fee of INR 54,890 and an average CTC of INR 9,43,000.

  • BMS College of Engineering also has a high ROI, 15.44 and has an average annual fee of INR 54,890 and an average CTC of INR 8,48,000.

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Admission Process

There are a total of 127 colleges in Karnataka that has an MCA program at the postgraduate level. Out of which 95 are private and 32 are public. 

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  • To gain admission into the program is through an admission exam. 

  • There are three entrance examinations that are accepted in all colleges in Karnataka: Karnataka PGCET, KMAT, and Jain Entrance Test.

The table below lists how many colleges accept each of the above-mentioned entrance examinations.

Exam Name

Number of colleges accepting the score

Karnataka PGCET

48

KMAT

8

Jain Entrance Test

1

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education was formerly known as Manipal University. It is the best university in Karnataka that has an MCA program on offer.

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a private deemed to be the university that was established in 1953.

  • Their MCA program is of 2-year duration and is 4 semesters long.

  • Admission is on the basis of the MET examination score. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Application or Computer Science or IT.

  • The average CTC is INR 4,20,000 lakh per annum.

University of Mysore

The University of Mysore is a public university that was established in the year 1916. It is not only the sixth oldest university in India but also the first in the entire state of Karnataka.

  • Admission to the MCA program of the University of Mysore is on the basis of the KEA examination score.

  • Students must also have a BCA or B.Sc with 45% marks secured in the bachelor’s level.

  • The academic year 2016 -2017 the placement statistics say that 18 students graduated and 15 students were placed in the placement drive.

  • The average placement package was INR 5,16,000 lakh per annum.

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Entrance Exam Wise

There are a number of entrance examinations accepted for admission into the MCA program in Karnataka. Some of the major examinations accepted are written below.

Accepting Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka PGCET is an entrance examination by the Karnataka Examination Authority. The examination is required for admission into the MCA program.

  • For 2020, the exam is held in the month of July.

  • The exam is offline and 150 minutes long.

  • For the MCA program, students must have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer to sit for the exam with at least 50% marks.

Some of the colleges in Karnataka that accept Karnataka PGCET are

Accepting KMAT

KMAT examination is an entrance examination for management and other programs. The exam is conducted by Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies and is supervised by the Admission Supervisory Committee.

  • The exam is usually conducted during the month of May every year.

  • Students must have completed a three-year bachelor’s program to sit for the exam.

The colleges that accept KMAT exam in Karnataka are:

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Placement Wise

MCA program graduates sit for a placement drive at the end of the program. Companies visit campuses and conduct interviews and hire students for open positions.

  • The average CTC was around INR 2,00,000 to INR 9,00,000.

  • The highest CTC was recorded at M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology, Ramiah at INR 9,43,000.

  • Around 100 plus students sat for the interview at the placement drives at all colleges.

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: Specialisation Wise

Most colleges in Karnataka that offer MCA do not have any specialization, a general MCA program is offered. There are a total of 127 colleges that has general MCA.

There are, however, two colleges that offer MCA in Information Technology. They are Jain University and Srinivas University Mangalore.

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Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka: FAQs

Ques. How much salary is offered in MCA Placements?

Ans. SALARY not depends on an MCA degree. It depends on Institute where you have done your post-graduation. Because Companies visit in the good institute with a good package like TCS provide 3.4 L for MCA fresher, Oracle provide 6L, So if you crack A or B grade institute then you will get a good package.

Ques. Can I get a placement in Google after doing MCA?

Ans: Google hires anyone who is technically strong, you see they are world #1 and they stand by it. Of course, you might have thought of this question while seeing other general companies (all of them apart from exceptions) not allowing MCA - just because they have done MCA(some sort of sin).

I am MCA and have faced non-sense from companies regarding - not allowing MCA guys or having higher criteria in acad scores for MCA - I would say rather not get selected in such narrow-minded companies.

Ques. Can I get a job in ISRO after MCA?

Ans. No, there is no or very less number of vacancy in ISRO for the students of MCA.

Ques. What are the best career options available after MCA?

Ans. Engineering, especially IT or Software Engineering jobs have been one of the favorite career options for most of the MCA students. However, software jobs are going through a lot of disruptive changes due to advancements in technology in many areas including cloud, automation, and artificial intelligence. On one hand, there is a continuous demand for skilled professionals in software and IT. On the other hand, the number of low-skilled software jobs are not growing (or rather declining).

Broadly speaking, there are three types of entry-level jobs available in the software industry.

  • Hardcore software programming jobs, which are comparatively fewer in numbers and mostly available in software product companies starting from Startups to large MNCs. You got to have a very high degree of passion and skills in programming to get into these jobs.

  • Software Application development and maintenance jobs, which are mostly available with software services companies irrespective of their size ( large, medium or small). You need not be a software geek to get these jobs but still need to compete with the rest of your peers as supply far exceeds demand. if you prepare yourself for a few months, it is not that difficult to get one of these jobs.

  • The third category of jobs is in the growth segment which does not need core programming skills but you may still need analytical and problem-solving skills, along with good communication skills. Jobs in business analysis, data analysis, client interaction, digital marketing, recruitment services are some examples of these kinds of jobs.

If you do not like programming or not comfortable working on software, it may be a better idea to move to a completely different line. There are all kinds of jobs in the Service Industry, Banks and Financial Sectors or with the Government that requires only a Graduation degree as a basic eligibility factor. As an MCA, you are eligible for all of these jobs.

You may also want to do an MBA from a reputed college or institute. Doing an MBA will open up a lot more attractive career options.

Ques. I want to join an MCA, but I am not interested in coding. Are there other jobs that I can do after an MCA?

Ans. After getting an MCA degree, one can enter any of the following roles:

1. Software Developer/Programmer/Engineer:

Software Developers are responsible for designing, installing, testing and maintaining the software systems. They provide IT services by analyzing the client’s needs and designing the system to meet those requirements. It is a very creative field that goes beyond the usual job of coding.

2. Troubleshooter:

Troubleshooters are the lifeline of any organization. They make sure that the technology (hardware and software) is easily accessible to all those who require them. If any issue comes up, troubleshooters take the charge of resolving it so that the projects are delivered on time. They also maintain the resources required by software developers and others.

3. System Analyst:

A system analyst is responsible to design innovative IT solutions to drive businesses and increase efficiency. Their role is to study the current business situation, business processes and models, and design better IT solutions in terms of software for their clients. They are a bridge between the software developers and the clients.

4. Software Application Architect:

The role of a Software Architect is to make high-level decisions in the Architecture and design of IT products or services. He/she develops technical guidelines and protocols such as software coding standards, tools, and platforms. They make use of several software architectural models to get their job done.

5. Software Consultant:

Consultancy is a very popular career option today. A software consultant is responsible for evaluating a business, its processes and provides software solutions and other feedback to drive business efficiency. He can be self-employed or work for a consultancy firm. His objective is to provide cost-effective solutions to enhance sales and business growth.

6. Hardware Engineer:

Hardware engineers love working with computer hardware such as hard disk, wires, circuit boards, computer chips, printers, keyboards, routers, and so on. They like the challenges of installing and testing the systems, making sure that the internet works smoothly. They are also engaged in the production and testing of hardware equipment.

7. Technical Writer:

Technical writing is a good blend of technology and creative writing skills. If you have a passion for the latest technologies, gadgets and at the same time you love writing, then technical writing is a great career option for you. A technical writer needs to write technical documents such as product description, User Guides/Manuals, Design specifications, White Papers, Project Plan and so on.

8. Systems Developer/Engineer:

Systems developers are involved in writing codes and designing programs for operating systems and other software. They work towards increasing efficiency and suggest further growth and developments. They can specialize in hardware or in software depending upon their interests.

9. Web Designer and Developer:

A Web Designer/Developer is responsible for designing and developing websites. He/she should have a very creative blend of mind, color sense, and font style. They should also be well-versed in software to develop and maintain websites such as HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and so on.

10. Starting a new Venture:

After completing MCA, one can also start his/her own venture after getting some experience in the field of interest. For instance, you can start a computer education firm or an IT solution company or a hardware related start-up.

Ques. Can I Join MCA after B.Com?

Ans. Yes, 100 percent one can do MCA after commerce graduation. The only thing required is to clear the entrance exam of a particular institute or university. I am also a commerce graduate with MCA, actually its not much difficult. The first two semesters are quite difficult for non-computer students that too mainly because of the C language. So it is advisable to join C and C++ coaching before starting MCA.

Ques. What is best between an MCom and an MCA after a BCom (honors)?

Ans. With b techs flooding the market M C A nowadays has lost the traction unless you do it from a top college. A. M.com, on the other hand, is a general degree and will help get an accountant’s job. So neither programs are very attractive. One needs to know more about you, your abilities, your ambition to advise what might be appropriate

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