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Department of Computer Science

About Department
 
 
 
The University started the P.G. Diploma course in Computer Application ( D.C.A. ) in 1987 - 1988 with the initial help of U.G.C. and D.O.E. Govt. of India and subsequent support by the State Government. Three-year Master Degree course in Computer Application ( M.C.A. ) was started in 1990 with U.G.C. grant and commitment of subsequent support by the State Government. At present the Department runs M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science, M.C.A. and D.C.A. From the academic year 1998-99 the Department has also started a part-time D.C.A. ( evening ) programme. The Department has at present 1 Professor, 1 Reader and 7 Lecturers. Besides these 1 faculty positions ( 2 Readers ) which are vacant at present, shall be filled shortly. Some guest faculty also participates in the teaching programme as per need.

The Head of the Department :    Dr. A.A. Desai

 
Infrastructure
 

    Following equipment are available to the students of the department for practical & project work.

    HARDWARE :

    Sr.No.

      Item

    Qty

    1

      Pentium-III Server 

    1

    2

      Server - Pentium-100

    2

    3

      PC Terminals - 486DX

    35

    4

      Pentium-II Terminals

    60

    5

      MultiMedia PCs

    2

    6

      Dot Matrix Printers

    5

    7

      Line Printer

    2

    8

      Plotter

    1

    9

      Laser Printer

    2

    10

      DeskJet Printer

    1

    11

      Modem

    1

    12

      Scanner

    1

    13

      Pentium - III ( IBM )

    35

    Softwares :

    Sr.No.

      Item

    1

      DOS 6.22

    2

      WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUP 3.11

    3

      WINDOWS 95

    4

      BORLAND C++

    5

      NOVELL NETWARE 3.12 50 USERS

    6

      WINDOWS NT 4.0 100 USER

    7

      CASE TOOLS : TURBO ANALYST

    8

      MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 6.0 ENTERPRISE EDITION
    • VISUAL BASIC
    • VISUAL C++
    • VISUAL FOXPRO
    • VISUAL INTERDEV
    • VISUAL J++
    • VISUAL SOURCESAFE
    • WINDOWS NT4.0 OPTION PACK
    • SQL SERVER DEVELOPER EDITION
    • SNA SERVER DEVELOPER EDITION

    9

      LINUX

    10

      Systat

    POWER EQUIPMENT :

    Sr.No.

      Item

    Qty

    1

      3 KVA OnLine UPS with 12 Hrs.   Backup

    1

    2

      1 KVA Online UPS with 30 Minute  Backup

    1

    3

      500 VA Offline UPS with 20   Minute Backup

    1

    4

      5 KVA Servo Stabilizer

    2

    5

      5 KVA Servo Stabilizer

    1

    NETWORK :

    • NETWORK: Ethernet.Network is builtup using Ethernet switches,JackPannels, PatchCords and Information Outlets
    • PHYSICAL TOPOLOGY : STAR
    • LOGICAL TOPOLOGY: STAR
    • SERVERS: Connected to 100 MbPS port of backbone switch  (2.1 GbPS backplane) Running Linux, Novell Netware, Windows NT 4.0
    • TERMINALS: Dedicated 10 MbPS bandwidth, connected to 10 MbPS port of switch, Windows 95 Clients
     

    Sr.No.

      Item

    Qty

    1

      BACKBONE SWITCH
      DLINK-DES 3208
     8X100 MbPS, 1 UPLINK, 1 MII PORT,
    2GBPS   BACKPLANE

    1

    2

      CISCO CATLAYST 1900 ETHERNET   SWITCH
      24X10 MbPS, 2X100 MbPS PORT

    3

    3

      INTERNET connectivity through
    VSAT of 64   KbPS
      service provider : ERNET INDIA

     

    4

      Ethernet Switch DLINK-DES810
      2x100 MbPS, 8x10 MbPS

    1

    5

      24 Port HUB DLINK-DE824TP

    1

    6

      16 Port HUB DLINK-DES816TP

    1

    Additional Features :

  • The Students are allowed to work on individual LAN terminals in NETWORKed environment
  • The Computer Centre has a dial-up internet connectivity through NIC.
  • 64 kbps VSAT for Internet connectivity through ERNET is available to all the students.
  • A U.G.C. equipment grant of Rs. 40 lakhs has been approved for the Computer Center during Ninth plan period to further consolidate our equipment base. Necessary updating of the equipment through Ninth Plan grant is under process.


 

Courses
 
The Computer Science Department offeres five courses in Computer Science and Applications, which are as follows
No.
Course
Intake
Duration
1.
Master of Computer Application ( M.C.A. )
60
3 Years
2.
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application ( D.C.A.)
30
1 Year
3.
Part Time Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application ( D.C.A.)
30
1 year 6 Monts
4.
Master of Philosophy ( M.Phil.)
--
--
5.
Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D.)
--
--

M.C.A. And D.C.A. Programmes :

The M.C.A. programme aims to train the students as System Managers and Analysts for Computer managed Systems in Industries and Government Organizations. The D.C.A. programme aims at producing efficient computer programmers through a course of shorter duration.

D.C.A. ( Evening ) Programme :

For the benefit of those graduates who can not join a course during daytime regular hours, a part time ( evening ) D.C.A. programme was started from academic year 1998-99. The part-time programme is a three-semester programme, last three months of which are devoted by the students to Project work done in an Industry/Organization. The evening programme is run on a Cost-Sharing basis and, therefore, these students have to pay higher fees.

M.C.A. Course Structure :

Semester
Paper
Subject
Lecture Hrs/week
Tutoria lHrs./Wk
Practicals Hrs./Wk
I
 
 
 
 
 
101
Computer Organization and Fundamentals of Operating Systems
3
1
-
102
Application Software
3
1
-
103
Computer Programming and Programming Methodology
3
1
-
104
Accounting and Financial Management
3
1
-
105
Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science
3
1
-
106
Practicals
-
-
8
II
 
 
 
 
 
201
Advance "C" Programming
3
1
-
202
Data Structures
3
1
-
203
Relational Database Management Systems
3
1
-
204
Optimization Techniques
3
1
-
205
Computer Networks
3
1
-
206
Practicals
-
-
8
III
 
 
 
 
 
301
Client/Server Architecture
3
1
-
302
Operating Systems
3
1
-
303
Software Engineering - I
3
1
-
304
Object Oriented Programming Methodology
3
1
-
305
Interactive Computer Graphics
3
1
-
306
Practicals
-
-
8
IV
 
 
 
 
 
401
Software Development Tools
3
1
-
402
Management Information Systems
3
1
-
403
Computer Architecture
3
1
-
404
Java Programming
3
1
-
405
Software Engineering - II
4
1
-
406
Practicals
-
-
8
V
 
 
 
 
 
501
Web Technology
3
1
-
502
UNIX Internals and Shell Prgramming
3
1
-
503
Data Communication and Networking Protocols
3
1
-
504
Artificial Intelligence OR Advance Java Programming
3
1
-
505
Principles of Programming Languages OR Multimedia Techniques OR Compiler Constructions
3
1
-
506
Practicals
-
-
8
VI
 
Project work and Seminar
6 Months

D.C.A. Programme :

Semester

Paper No.

Subject

Lecture Hrs./Wk.

Tutorial Hrs./Wk.

Practical Hrs./Wk.

I

101

Computer Organization & Fundamentals of Operating System

3

1

-

 

102

Application Software

3

1

-

 

103

Computer Programming & Programming Methodology

3

1

-

 

104

Accounting & Financial Management

3

1

-

 

105

Office Automation & Web Designing Tools

3

1

-

 

106

Practicals

-

-

8

II

201

Object Oriented Programming Methodology

3

1

-

 

202

Graphical User Interface Tools

3

1

-

 

203

Relational Data Base Management System

3

1

-

 

204

Software Engineering

3

1

-

 

205

Computer Networks

3

1

-

 

206

Ptacticals

-

-

12

 

207

Project Work

3 Months

   

D.C.A. ( Evening ) Programme :

For the benefit of those graduates who can not join a course during daytime regular hours, a part time ( evening ) D.C.A. programme was started from academic year 1998-99. The part-time programme is a three-semester programme, last three months of which are devoted by the students to Project work done in an Industry/Organization. The evening programme is run on a Cost-Sharing basis and, therefore, these students have to pay higher fees. Some courses as, in regular DCA, given above shall be taught in DCA ( Evening ) Programme. The courses will normally be given between 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The semester wise breakup of courses is as follows.

Semester

Paper No.

Subject

Lecture Hrs./Wk.

Tutorial Hrs./Wk.

Practical Hrs./Wk.

I

E1:101

Computer Organization & Fundamentals of Operating System

3

1

-

 

E2:102

Application Software

3

1

-

 

E3:103

Computer Programming & Programming Methodology

3

1

-

 

E4:104

Accounting & Financial Management

3

1

-

 

E5:106

Practicals

-

-

8

II

E6:105

Office Automation & Web Designing Tools

3

1

-

 

E7:201

Object Oriented Programming Methodology

3

1

4

 

E8:203

Relational Data Base Management System

3

1

4

 

E9:204

Software Engineering

3

1

-

 

E10:207

Practicals

-

-

8

III

E11:202

Graphical User Interface

3

1

-

 

E12:

205

Computer Networks

3

1

-

 

E13:206

Practicals

-

-

8

  E14:206

Project

3 Months

   
 
The University started the P.G. Diploma course in Computer Application ( D.C.A. ) in 1987 - 1988 with the initial help of U.G.C. and D.O.E. Govt. of India and subsequent support by the State Government. Three-year Master Degree course in Computer Application ( M.C.A. ) was started in 1990 with U.G.C. grant and commitment of subsequent support by the State Government. At present the Department runs M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science, M.C.A. and D.C.A. From the academic year 1998-99 the Department has also started a part-time D.C.A. ( evening ) programme. The Department has at present 1 Professor, 1 Reader and 7 Lecturers. Besides these 1 faculty positions ( 2 Readers ) which are vacant at present, shall be filled shortly. Some guest faculty also participates in the teaching programme as per need.

The Head of the Department :    Dr. A.A. Desai

Phone : 2257906, 2257911

 

Eligibility
 

    M.C.A. :

    Please Refer to Prospectus &/or Advertisement Publish by GCET Committee.

    D.C.A. ( Full Time ) :

    Graduate degree in any faculty from a recognized University with atleast 50 % marks.

    D.C.A. ( Part - Time ) :

    (i) Graduate degree in any faculty from a recognized university with atleast 50% marks.

    (ii) Should be employed in an industry/organization inVeer Narmad South Gujarat University area.

 

 

Entrance Test
 
About The M.C.A. Entrance Test
Please refer to prospectus published by GCET
About the Test for D.C.A. & Part Time DCA
The written examinations is designed to assess the following aspects of candidate’s capabilities.

(1) Quantitative Ability (2) Analytical and Logical ability (3) Pattern Recognition

Although students of all faculties can appear in the Written test, candidate should note that a high school level mathematical ability is expected. In their own interest candidates are advised to go through syllabus for ‘ Quantitative ability’ and the two Model Written Test Paper provided in section III of this bulletin, and ensure that they have the requisite mathematical and analytical ability expected.

The Written Test is objective type. Normally five choices ( 1,2,3,4,5 ) will be given for each question and the candidate is required to put his choice in the box against that question number on a separate answer - sheet. A correct answer carries 1 mark while an incorrect answer carries -0.25 marks. A sample answer sheet is enclosed at the end of this bulletin, along with "Application Forms" for the full time courses as well as for the part - time courses .

In section IV of the bulletin we give a full-length model question paper to acquaint the candidates with the general pattern of questions in the Written Test.

 

 

Admission Procedure
 
  • Admission to MCA will be done through Gujarat Common Entrance Test ( GCET ) only

 

Admission Procedure :

  1. The candidate seeking admission should apply on the prescribed application form provided at the end of this prospectus
  2. The candidate should clearly indicate ( in item 3 of the application form ) whether he/she is applying for full-time courses only or D.C.A. ( part time ) only or for both.
  3. The admission to D.C.A. full time programmes and D.C.A. ( part time ) programme are done on the basis of merit determined by
    (i) Common Written test conducted by the university, and (ii) Personal interview
  4. Candidates will be shortlisted in all statutary reserved categories on the basis of their performance in the written test. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for personal interview at Surat on a pre-announced date and time. In the personal interview, the candidates shall be assessed mainly with regard to " Communication ability " and " general awareness about Information Technology "
  5. The " Final Merit List " of the shortlisted candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the performance in the written test ( 80% weightage ) and personal interview ( 20% weightage ). Admissions to all courses DCA/DCA ( part-time) shall be done on the basis of the final merit list.
  6. The final merit list shall be declared on a pre-announced date and the candidates from various categories shall be called to the university in order of merit ( in the final merit list ) according to a time-table to be announced at the time of declaration of the final merit list.
  7. A candidate will be allowed to choose any of the course ( from the courses for which he/she has applied ) and the centre from the available courses and/or centers at the time when his/her trn comes.
 

 

Reservation
 
For MCA
As per the University and Government rules. Please refer to Prospectus publish by GCET Committee

For DCA and Part Time DCA

In each of D.C.A. and D.C.A (part-time) courses in both lower and higher fee
categories, the reservation of seats in various categories shall be as follows :
1. S.C. 7 %
2. S.T. 14 %
3. O.B.C. ( Not Belong to Creamy Layer ) 27 %
4. Physically Handicapped 3 %
In addition to above statutory reservations the following reservations have been made effective, for admission to D.C.A. and D.C.A. ( part-time ) programmes, for academic year 2001 - 2002
5% of the total seats will be for NRI category
 
For D.C.A. Programme
1. Regular Seats at the University Department & Lower Fees category of self Finace Institutions :
50% seats shall be reserved for the students who have passed H.S.C. examination from schools located in thVeer Narmad South Gujarat University area, 50% seats shall be reserved for the graduates ofVeer Narmad South Gujarat University.
2. D.C.A. ( part-time ) seats of the University Department and Higher fee category seats of Self Finace Institutions :
100% seats shall be open for the graduates of any university.

 

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