PGDCA Course Details – Eligibility, Syllabus, Fees, Jobs etc

It is a post graduate diploma level course. The full form of pgdca course is post graduate diploma in computer applications. It boosts the career in the computer based jobs. P.G.D.C.A course will prepare a person as an assistant programmer or as a computer operator. See the clarifications to the common doubts coming for the students who are searching for PGDCA course details in different institutions like IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University).

FULL FORM: Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.

pgdca course details, fees, eligibility, syllabus, duration, jobs etc

PGDCA Course Eligibility

The qualification of the course is graduation; many universities also require a good percentage in the graduation. PGDCA course from IGNOU will also require graduation to be completed. Also see: AMIE Course Details, SAP Course Details

PGDCA Course Details of Duration

Many universities offer this course in 2 semesters. The maximum duration of pgdca course will range up to 2 years from a minimum of 1-year duration.

PGDCA Syllabus

The syllabus of the pgdca course may vary by the university to university. Most of the institutes will have the following subjects in their curriculum. The subjects commonly found on the course at most of the universities are

  • C programming
  • Computer architecture and organization
  • ICT tools
  • OB and management process
  • OOPS
  • Data management systems
  • Operating systems
  • Soft skills development and project.


A person who completed the course can be expected to get a job on the following roles.

  • Computer operator
  • Support lead
  • Administrator of application packaging
  • Network systems analyst
  • Database administrator etc.


The fees of the PGDCA course depend on the institute and may have up to 12000 rupees per semester. If you want to join in the top institutions you may have to beat tough competition.

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Indira Gandhi national university offers the PGDCA course. The details of the course are as follows.

The duration of the course is 12 months and a number of subjects are 10. The course is offered on a semester basis and has 2 semesters.

Also See: Computer Courses after 12th,      


  1. I hope” I do post graduate diploma in computer application and i have no time for any subject…

  2. Sir/Ma’am,

    Please tell me full information about the PGDCA from IGNOU and fee eligibility

    I have done BA with art but 12th class I had commerce so i can do PGDCA yes or not

  3. Sir want to know PG diploma in computer application course provides same job opportunities whether done in regular or in distance mode

  4. I am at present doing BCA after completing intermediate with Commerce but the math was not so can I do PGDCA. If yes from which Institution

  5. SIR, i am saravanan i am learning 8th std i finish DCA 3months & HDCA 9months i’m take next subject PGDCA I take the subject or not take the subject.

  6. I am completed B.A 2007 from M.U. Can i do pgdca diploma session 2017-18, I am eligible or not for it. Is any age limitation. After completing pgdca, Can i take admission MCA sec-II year.Please Sir/Madam answer this question through e mail.

  7. Respected Sir, I Belong to agra at UP. Can I do course From IGNOU.. Pls tell me about IGNOU Branch in Agra… pls sir

  8. I am completed B.A 2015 from Dr. RAMLU FAIZABAD.Also I completed CCC 2016 & ADCA 2015-2016 .
    Can I do PGDCA?
    Please answer this question by email.

  9. i studied in diploma mechanical engineering can i do this course. and what is opportunity after complete this course.


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