Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application | Purbanchal University

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application degree (PGDCA) is one of the most popular programs in the field of Computer Application. Students from any stream can earn this degree. This program primarily focuses on providing students with in-depth knowledge of computer programming and its application, covering every essential element.

 PGDCA is a one year program offered by the Purbanchal University (P.U) that requires thirty four credit hours to complete. The program comprises of twelve courses, including a project. In the first semester, students are introduced to Introduction to Information Technology, Web Technology, Mathematics, Data Communication & Networks, Problem Solving & Programming in C and Digital Logical & Computer Design. Likewise, in second semesters, they study Object Oriented Programming, Database Management System, Statistics & Numerical Methods, Data Structure & Algorithm and System Analysis & Design.

List of Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application program under Purbanchal University in Nepal.

Objectives of Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application

The main aim of this program is to produce skilled and trained computer profession who are capable of handling software challenges. Some of the major objectives of this program are listed below:

  • The program provides students with basic understanding in computer system.
  • The program enables students to use the IT application efficiently.
  • The program provides clear concept of internet and networking.
  • Those students with this degree will be eligible to apply for M.Sc. (IT).
  • Develop entrepreneurship skills.

Admission Requirements in Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application

Eligibility criteria:

For Non-IT Students: Candidates must have to secure at least 45% or 2.0 CGPA in graduate level and appear in the entrance test administered by the Purbanchal University.

Required Documents for the admission:

  • Eligible candidates must have to submit two passport size photographs.
  • Applicants must have to submit attested photocopies of academic certificates.
  • Applicant must have to submit completed and signed admission form.

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application Syllabus


1st Semester

 Introduction to Information Technology

Digital Logic & Computer Design

Problem Solving & Programming in C

Data Communication & Netwowrks


Web Technology

 2nd Semester

System Analysis & Design

Data Structure &Algorithm

Statistics & Numerical Methods

Database Mgmt System

Object Oriented Programming


First Semester

  • PCA111: Introduction to Information Technology
  • PCA112: Digital Computer Design
  • PCA116: Problem Solving and programming in C
  • PCA112: Data Communication and Networks
  • PCA114: Mathematics
  • PCA113: Web technology

Second Semester

  • PCA123: System Analysis and design
  • PCA124: Data Structure ad algorithm
  • PCA121: Statistics and Numerical Methods
  • PCA125: Data Base System
  • PCA122: Object Oriented Programming in C++
  • PCA126: Project

Scope and Career Prospects

With the rapid development of technologies, computer have become an integral part of many organization, thus they are in a need of a skilled computer professional. Due to which, graduates with this degree have an array of employment opportunities. The most common employers include IR service providers and IT consultancies. In addition to this, this degree holder can find job within the IT departments of telecommunication, healthcare, retail etc.

An individual with this degree can work as:

  • Banking Analyst
  • Project Leader
  • Database Administrator
  • EDP in charge
  • Networking Manager
  • Software Development
  • System Analysts
  • Interface Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • IT Consultant

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