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  • 94% Placement* record
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
  • Free access to 3900+ global courses on Coursera
  • Awarded as University of the Year (North India) by ASSOCHAM


20% Scholarship for Girl Students*

20% Scholarship for Girl Students for intake in Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programs at UPES for Academic Year 2021.

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Up to 50% merit based scholarships

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  • 11000+ Students Attending Online Classes
  • 150+ Masterclasses with Industry Experts till Date
  • 2300+ Online Internships
  • 85% of graduating students completed exams online


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2300+Overall Students placed* in 2019-20

94%Placement* in 2019-20

560+Recruiters in 2019-20

*Placement statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements


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About MCA courses

Master of Computer Application (MCA) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Cyber Security and Forensics
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance 
Internet of Things

UPES offers different specialisations for MCA courses catering to a wide range of subjects in the technical and financial domains. The duration of all the specialisations is three years or six semesters.

These MCA specialisations can help students switch career domains to other disciplines if they wish to do so in the future. With UPES receiving the QS I-Gauge E-Lead Certification for online learning, students can be rest assured about the quality of education, regardless of the delivery model.

Here are the details of each MCA course specialisation.

  1. MCA Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

The course gives students a broad understanding of the concepts of Artificial Intelligence like Data Structures, Algorithms, and Design Processes. Students will also learn about the applications of these concepts in real-world situations such as Natural Language Processing, Robotics, or Computer Vision.

  1. MCA Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance 

The global fintech industry continues to be one of the largest employers for tech graduates. With dynamic technological advances in the banking and insurance sector, a relevant degree or certification can improve career prospects in this domain.

This MCA specialisation covers different aspects of banking and financial services, which gives students a wide-spectrum understanding of the domain. The course also has a mandatory final year project that enables students to provide solutions to practical problems from the industry.

  1. MCA Internet of Things 

The MCA Internet of Things course allows students to become a part of the rapidly evolving and highly rewarding IoT industry.

The course focuses on core computer and IT subjects such as SQL fundamentals, programming and data structures, computer languages such as JAVA and Python, and UNIX and Linux essentials. The USP of the course is the IoT electives that provide a practical experience of the industry.

Who is the MCA course for?

The MCA program at UPES is perfect for those who wish to pursue technical careers in banking or computer science industry. The course curriculum is designed to help students develop their analytical thinking, scientific curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

The course is also a great way to build technical expertise required for pursuing further degrees such as an M.Tech. or PhD in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence. The course is also appropriate for students who want to pursue an MBA in the future for techno-managerial careers.



Eligibility Criteria for MCA Program

Eligibility Selection Duration(Years)

50% in 10th, 12th and 50 % in
graduation in relevant subject


Date of PI – 24th and 25th March 2021

Entrance test for MCA courses

At present, there is no MCA entrance exam for any specialisation at UPES. However, all applicants must face a round of online technical interviews where they might be asked technical domain-related questions or made to solve coding problems.

All admission decisions are strictly taken based on the eligibility criteria and the performance of the students in the technical interview. UPES ensures that its selections for MCA programs are fair and unbiased.

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities available with an MCA degree?

The innumerable attractive career prospects in the tech space after graduation is one of the primary USPs of an MCA degree from UPES. This is evident as more than 2300 students were placed with reputed companies in 2019-2020.

UPES has a proven track record of providing career placements to 94% of its students. More than 560 companies including Hyundai, Vedanta, Halliburton, and L&T Infotech hire students for different roles.

A few interesting job roles for each MCA course specialisation are mentioned below.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Students can explore roles like machine learning engineer, data scientist, AI data analyst or a business intelligence developer.
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance: Students can explore roles like banking tech consultant, insurance tech software engineer or a technical lead.
  • Internet of Things: Students can explore positions like IoT infrastructure architect, test engineer, cloud software engineer or a vulnerability engineer.


Reasons to study MCA in 2021

Despite the upheaval caused by the recent pandemic, UPES has been continuously striving to deliver quality education through new teaching and assessment techniques. UPES has embraced the new normal by partnering with Bureau Veritas, which is a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services.

UPES’ readiness and commitment to ensure continuous learning through its safety and hygiene program has been exemplary. Another major advantage of pursuing the MCA program from UPES in 2021 is access to the university’s industry partners. UPES holds many networking and career events every year where students can interact with industry personnel and build a strong professional network.

If a student aspires to go abroad for studies, an MCA from UPES can facilitate the same through its global immersion program. Students can get the opportunity to study for 4 weeks in Berlin or Vancouver. Additionally, students can also get up to 50% scholarship on select postgraduate courses at partner institutes in Europe, UK, Canada, and the USA.


You can get plenty of opportunities to advance your academic prowess once you complete your MCA program from UPES. The course will help you build the technical expertise required for pursuing an M.Tech. or PhD in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence.

Yes. An MCA in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can get you roles like machine learning engineer, data scientist, AI data analyst or business intelligence developer

Yes, UPES has moved its technical interviews for admission online and has introduced online learning for most of its courses. Additionally, it has also initiated many hygiene and safety schemes on its campus. It has also been certified for safety and hygiene by Bureau Veritas, which is a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification services.

With an MCA in Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, you can explore roles like banking tech consultant, insurance tech software engineer, banking officer or technical lead.

Yes. All students with a minimum aggregate of 50% in their BCA degree with relevant specialisation are eligible to apply for an MCA Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning course at UPES.