MCA Admission

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

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  • 96.55% Placement* record
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
  • Awarded as University of the Year (North India) by ASSOCHAM


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2570+Overall Students placed* in 2021-22

96.55%Placement* in 2021-22

760+Recruiters in 2021-22

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



About MCA courses

Core Specialization
Master of Computer Application (MCA) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Cyber Security and Forensics
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 rest assured about the quality of education, regardless of the delivery model.

Here are the details of each MCA course specialisation.

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.

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 Master of Technology (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.


Life at UPES


Eligibility Criteria for MCA Program

Eligibility Selection Duration(Years)

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


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. 

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.
  • 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 2023

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 2023 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.

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.

The Master of Computer Application or MCA is a two-year professional post-graduate program under School of Computer Science.

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

School of Computer Science


Core Program


Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria


Master of Computer Application (MCA)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

Personal Interview

2 Years

Cyber Security and Forensics

Internet of Things






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For the admission process, students are required to submit the following documents:

- Aadhar Card Number at the time of registration
- Permanent Account Number (all students and parent)
- Student academic record/personal records, which will be verified at the time of admission through the original documents

Note: Students will only submit the self-attested copy of required document for admission. Students are not supposed to submit any original document.

There are academic scholarships for meritorious students; domicile scholarships for bonafide Uttarakhand students; freeships under Project ‘Jyoti’ for students from economically weaker sections; and sports scholarships under Project ‘Vijay’.

Candidates seeking admission to any of the program must apply online at MCA admissions page - or offline at admission office by paying the application form fee of Rs. 1350/-.

UPES provides placement assistance to all enrolled students subject to their fulfilling eligibility conditions as prescribed in UPES Placement Regulations. However, the obligation of the University will be only to provide placement assistance and not placement guarantee.

The university has a robust and successful career services department. Its partnerships with industries ensure that the students have adequate exposure and get rapidly absorbed into professional roles on completion of their studies. Several offers have been offered by industry giants, such as Airbus, Boeing, Deloitte USI, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, LTI-Larsen & Toubro InfoTech Ltd, Wipro Limited and many others, affirming their trust in UPES.

At UPES, the focus is on developing a world-class pool of young and talented professionals who are ready to hit the ground running in their respective fields. The learning environment and practical hands-on approach help students forge ahead on their chosen career paths with a positive attitude, the right skill set and practical know-how. Because of the relevant and ‘real world’ education and ‘on-the-job’ exposure, the industry-readiness of UPES students has been one of the key differentiators.

Yes, the hostel facility is provided by the University. Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on-campus accommodation (on a first-come, first-served basis), separately for boys and girls on a triple-sharing basis. Students wishing to avail hostel facility (on-campus) will need to deposit the fee in advance.

The fee indicated below is for the academic session 2023-24 only and is on triple sharing basis


Rs. 1,65,000/- Regular hostel for boys and girls at Bidholi and Kandoli campuses.

In addition to the hostel fee, an interest-free refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be taken at the time of registration.

Note: Students who wish to avail of the campus hostel facility should submit the following documents along with the requisite hostel fee without fail:

- Medical Certificate*
- Police Verification Report* (from their respective city/town)

*Format is available in registration letter sent separately only to admitted students.

Note: Hostel refund will be as per UGC norms.