By Swati Mishra
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Pune, also known as “Oxford of the East”, has some of the Best MCA Colleges of Maharashtra. Fergusson College Pune is the top MCA Colleges in Pune with MIT Pune just next in popularity. However, Pune University is the top-ranked Institute in the city. 

  • There are 58 total private colleges and 4 are public colleges.
  • Out of 62 total colleges, 60 are full-time colleges and 2 are distance education colleges.
  • Some of the top colleges are Savitribai Phule Pune University, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pimpri Chinchwad College Of Engineering etc.
  • The distance education colleges are MOD Tech College of Engineering, Pune and Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, School of Education, Pune.

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Top MCA Colleges in Pune: Ranking

There are a number of ranking agencies in the country that rank all the best colleges on the basis of certain parameters. Parameters like placement details, enrollment data, faculty qualifications etc. are used to score and rank colleges. The agencies release separate lists category wise and state-wise etc. Listed below are the ranking lists of NIRF, Outlook and The Week.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: NIRF Ranking 2020

National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF for short is an annual ranking list that is prepared by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. NIRF ranks its colleges on the basis of their set of parameters. These parameters have their own score weightage which together add up to a total score and the rank. The table below lists the parameters and their score weightages.


Source: NIRF Website

The table below lists all the colleges from Pune that offer MCA program.

College NameNIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019ChangeAverage Annual Fees
Savitribai Phule Pune University1917-2INR 26,040
Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth7570-5INR 98,000
Bharati Vidyapeeth9888-10INR 1,27,000
  • NIRF’s overall list has three colleges. The first is Savitribai Phule Pune University. It moved down two position in ranks.
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth college and Bharati Vidyapeeth are the two other colleges in 75th and 98th ranks.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook is the English news and general interest magazine that is published out of New Delhi. The magazine is published weekly and it publishes ranking lists annually. The table below lists the colleges from Pune that have an MCA program.

College NameOutlook 2019 rankOutlook 2018 rankChange in rankAverage Annual Fee
Pimpri Chinchwad College Of Engineering5461+7INR 92,623
Dr.Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University8488+ 4INR 1,50,000
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology97103+ 6INR 1,29,830
Indira College of Engineering and Management100NANAINR 92,833
JSPM-Rajarshi Shahu College Of Engineering108115+7INR 1,09,000
  • Outlook has Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering in the first position in the 54th rank. It has moved up 7 spots in ranks.
  • Dr.Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology are next in the 84th and 97th ranks.
  • Indira College of Engineering and Management is a new entrant to the list at the 100th rank.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: The Week Ranking

The Week is a news magazine that publishes all the latest in the country out of Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kottayam. The magazine conducts a survey with Hansa Research every year for the best colleges in the country. The table below lists one college from Pune that has an MCA program.

College NameThe Week 2019 rankThe Week 2018 rankChange in rankAverage Annual Fee
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology5685+ 29INR 1,29,830

Only one college from Pune has been featured in The Week’s ranking list that has an MCA program. Vishwakarma Institute of Technology is at the 56th rank and has moved up 29th spots from last year’s rank.

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

Return on Investment is used as a measure to calculate how profitable a certain college is. It uses the average annual program fee and average CTC, a graduate from the college secures to calculate the ROI. The table below has the top Pune colleges and their ROIs.

College NameAverage Annual FeeAverage CTCROI Rank*
Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityINR 26,040INR 6,50,0001
Dr D. Y. Patil VidyapeethINR 98,000INR 5,50,0002
Vishwakarma Institute of TechnologyINR 1,29,830INR 5,94,0003
Pimpri Chinchwad College Of EngineeringINR 92,623INR 4,10,0004
Indira College of Engineering and ManagementINR 92,833INR 3,00,0005

*ROI Percentage={(Average CTC)/(Average Annual Fees)}*100%

  • ROI wise, Savitribai Phule Pune University tops the list with an average annual package of INR 6,50,000 and an average annual fee of INR 26,040.
  • Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth is next with an average annual package of INR 5,50,000.
  • The list is finished off by Indira College of Engineering and Management with an annual CTC package of INR 3,00,000.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: Admission Process

There are 62 total colleges in Pune that offer MCA programs at the masters level. Out of this total figure, 58 are private colleges and 4 are public colleges. These figures have been demonstrated in the chart below.

mca college in Pune

Admission is on the basis of an entrance exam. The table below lists all the accepted entrance exams and the number of colleges it is accepted at.

Entrance ExamNumber of colleges accepted at

Details of a couple of MCA colleges in Pune have been written below.

Pune University

Savitribai Phule Pune University also known as Pune University that was previously known as the University of Pune and University of Poona is a public university. The 1949 established university has 46 different departments and over 705 affiliated colleges.

  • The university has been ranked 19th in the NIRF’s overall ranking list.
  • The MCA program, under the Computer Science department, is of three years duration and is full-time.
  • The university has the highest average annual package which is INR 6,50,000.
  • The average annual fee is also INR 26,040.

VIT Pune

The Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, also known as VIT Pune,  is an autonomous private institute from Bibwewadi, Pune. The institute was established in the year 1983 and is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • VIT Pune has secured 97th rank in the Outlook and 56th in The Week’s 2019 rankings list.
  • The MCA program of the college is of three years duration and has an average annual fee of INR 1,29,830.
  • MCA graduates have managed to secure average CTC packages of INR 5,94,000 at the latest placement drive.

Fergusson College Pune

Fergusson College, Pune was established in 1885 by the Deccan Education Society (DES). The college is affiliated to the  Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade.

  • Fergusson College offers degree courses in Arts and Science.
  • Ranked 27th in Nationwide Overall College Ranking and 2nd in Maharashtra by NIRF, MHRD
  • Awarded “College of Excellence” by UGC in 2017.
  • Awarded “DBT STAR College Scheme” by DBT, Government of India, in 2014: Six departments identified (Biotechnology, Chemistry, Electronic Science, Microbiology, Physics, and Zoology) for support by DBT.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission into any MCA college is primarily on the basis of merit and through an entrance examination. One major examination score is asked by the students, MAH MCA CET. The details of the examination are detailed below.

Top MCA Colleges in Pune Accepting MAH MCA CET

The MAH MCA CET exam is conducted by the State Common Entrance Cell of the Government of Maharashtra. The examination is required for admission in the first year or second year of the MCA program of all postgraduate colleges in Maharashtra. Once a favorable mark is scored in the exam, candidates go through the Centralized Admission Process or CAP for the final selection process which is conducted by the DTE, Maharashtra.

  • MAH MCA CET is an online exam and conducted over computers.
  • The one and half hour long exam have 100 MCQ type questions.
  • The paper has four major sections and there is ¼ negative marking for the wrong answer.

The colleges in Pune where MAH MCA CET exam is accepted are as follows:

  • Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Dr D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society’s, Pune
  • Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune
  • Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Engineering, Pune
  • Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune

Top MCA Colleges in Pune: Placement Wise

Placement drives are conducted by the college’s placement cells at the end of the academic programmes. Companies visit the campuses to recruit graduating students in open positions.

  • All colleges had over 100 plus companies that visited the placement drive and over 100 plus students that sat for the interviews.
  • For Savitribai Phule Pune University, 31 companies visited the campus for the academic year 2016-2017.
  • The average placement package was between INR 6,50,000 to INR 3,00,000.
  • Some of the top recruiters were Amazon, Antech Microsystems, Arvind Internet Limited, CyberSponse, CommVault, Gumption Labs, ION Trading, LiveHealth etc.

The chart below demonstrates the average placement packages of the top colleges in Pune offering MCA program.

 The graph below has the top Pune colleges and their Average CTC. 

Top Colleges and their Average CTC

Source: Official Survey

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Top MCA Colleges in Pune: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for MCA in Pune?

Ans. Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of the top colleges that offer MCA program. Other colleges include the MIT School of Management and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology.

Ques. What are the fees for MCA in Pune?

Ans. The annual fees for MCA for any college in Pune ranges from INR 26,040 to INR 1,27,000.

Ques. Which MCA specialization is the best?

Ans. All MCA colleges in Pune offer a general MCA but one college offers MCA in Cloud Technology.

Ques. Which college has the highest CTC in Pune?

Ans. The highest CTC has been recorded from Savitribai Phule Pune University at INR 6,50,000 followed by Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeethat INR 5,50,000.

Ques. Which entrance exam is required for MCA admission in Pune?

Ans. Admission into MCA offering colleges is primarily on the basis of entrance exams. The only accepted entrance exam is MAH MCA CET.

Ques. Is Pimpri Chinchwad College Of Engineering Pune good for MCA?

Ans. Pimpri Chinchwad College Of Engineering Pune has been ranked by many past students who graduated from college and by many ranking agencies too.

Ques. What is the duration of a full-time MCA degree?

Ans. A full-time MCA degree is delivered over three years.

Ques. Is there any distance education MCA colleges?

Ans. There are currently two colleges in Pune that offer MCA programs through correspondence.

Ques. How many public colleges are there offering MCA in Pune?

Ans. There are 58 private MCA colleges and 4 colleges that are public that offer MCA programs in Pune.

Ques. Is Vishwakarma Institute of Technology the best colleges for MCA in Pune?

Ans. Vishwakarma Institute of Technology is the best college in Pune that offer MCA programmes. It is counted among the top colleges in the entire state.

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