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Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications(PGDCA)

PGDCA programme is aimed towards building prospective career in the field of Computer Applications. The programme is designed with the objective to provide knowledge and skills in the various aspects of Computer Applications and Programming. Students will also be trained in the latest trends of Information Technology.


  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply Computer Applications / Tools into various domains such as Banking, Finance, Retail, hospitality, Health, Travel and Tourism.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.


The PGDCA is a one program designed with the primary goal of training the students who are interested in computer applications. This course has been made for students who want to learn computer applications in different fields like banking, insurance and accounting. This program allows students to seek professional knowledge in computer applications. This program provides specialization in computer applications with technical, professional. PGDCA at St Aloysius College has been started in the year 1987 as the first IT Course at the Aloysius Institute of Computer Science (AICS). The course has been offered through University and Xavier Board for Computer Education (XBCE) modes from 1987 to 2000, till MCA programme made its entry at the institute in 1999. This course has trained several professionals at the IT Industry, Education, Banking, Insurance, Investment agencies, Health, Parma, Retail, and Hospitality. From 2007 the course has been brought under the Autonomous curriculum of the colleges and syllabus has been revived in 2007, 2011, 2016. PGDCA will give the aspirants a sound understanding of basic computer applications in business covering key programming languages, data base management, Software Engineering, Web Technologies, Multimedia and Animation along with Soft Skills. and communications skills. It also trains students to become future IT professionals.



The PGDCA is a rigorous one-year program designed with the primary goal of imparting a uniquely broad, yet intensive IT / ITES education of the highest academic quality. This is achieved through an integrated curriculum that consists of a highly diverse set of IT courses, interdisciplinary IT research projects, continuous interaction with industry, and personality development courses. The aim of the PGDCA program is to produce leaders for the IT / ITES industry and profession. PGDCA at St. Aloysius College has been started in the year 1987. Continuous advances in technology have resulted in an explosion in the range and nature of computer applications, which today includes societal, scientific, industrial and financial applications. Naturally this explosion has led to a phenomenal growth in the demand for software professionals. From 2007 onwards the PGDCA programme has become Autonomous. The syllabus has been revisited periodically in 2007, 2011, 2013 and now in 2016. The newly proposed syllabus focusing more on applications of IT and aligned areas.