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Program Overview


Admission Open

Deadline : December 8, 2023

Industry relevant Electives:

  • Systems and Networks (including CCNA)
  • Mobile Application & Full Stack Dev. Skills
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

Industry-Ready Training:

Interact with International (Germany & USA), Cisco Academy and Samsung on course modules and industry led projects. 50+ case studies to be covered.

Industry Certifications:

Training for

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • IBM Practitioner

Online Practical Virtual Labs:

From CISCO Academy, Amrita.


Job Prospects:

We have over 94% students placed, many in core Artificial Intelligence and Data Science companies. Our MCA alumni have gone abroad for higher education and for jobs.

Industry relevant tools:

Courses offer hands-on sessions using industry relevant tools for different subjects like packet analyzer tools such as Wireshark, simulation tools such as packet tracer, Network simulator NS2, Web development using MongoDB, Node.js, AngularJS,ExpressJS, Python packages such as Gensim, Keras, matplotlib, numpy, scikit, scipy, Java development environments BlueJ, Eclipse,Netbeans

Data Mining tools such as WEKA, Protege for ontology creation, Database and its administration using PostGreSQL, Oracle, Apache Spark, SparkQL, Cloud computing using Qwiklabs, GCP , IOT labs using Microcontroller board NodeMCU, different sensors,LEDs , breadboard, Jumper wires and Arduino IDE and Thingspeak IOT cloud.

Mentored industry-relevant projects (Final Semester):

In areas of Machine Learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Deep learning, Cloud Computing & Distributed Computing, BlockChain, IOT.

World Class Faculty

Learn from leading faculty members and industry experts

Dr Bharath Jayaraman
Dr Bharath Jayaraman

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, NY Adjunct Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of Engineering His teaching and research expertise centers around programming languages and software systems, Dynamic analysis and visualization in a state-of-the-art execution environment for Java, formal methods in software and safety-critical systems; identification, tracking, and retrieval in cyber-physical spaces based upon camera networks and biometric sensors.

Dr Keshavan Varadarajan
Dr Keshavan Varadarajan

DR.Keshavan is a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr Keshavan has over 11 years’ experience as both a software engineer and a hardware architect in leading industries. He has served in both technical and management positions. He currently works in the strategic planning team at Samsung in Texas. In the past, he served as a chief engineer at Samsung. Dr Keshavan also worked with Hewlett-Packard India Software Operations & ZenIQ.

Radhika Varadarajan
Radhika Varadarajan

Ms. Radhika has over 15 years of experience working in the areas of networking, storage, and cloud security in both large tech companies as well as start-ups. She currently works in the cloud security data team at McAfee. With expertise in Java programming and Web development technologies, she also has a strong understanding of Object-Oriented design, data structures and design patterns. In the past, she has worked with Cisco for over 9 years as senior software engineer.

Dr Ratna Krishnamoorthy
Dr Ratna Krishnamoorthy

PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan; Postdoc from NUS Singapore; Research into VLSI, Python for Data Analytics Ratna received her PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan and was a post-doctoral research fellow at National University of Singapore. She has 14+ years of experience – working as a teaching faculty, researcher and technical management positions. Her interest areas are: VLSI Systems, GPU and Python for Data Analytics. She currently works as a GPU Program Manager at Samsung

Dr. Georg Gutjahr
Dr. Georg Gutjahr

Dr Georg Gutjahr is an Assistant Professor at Amrita. He has a B.S. in Data Engineering and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Vienna, Austria.His Research is focused on Data Science with a focus on Health Analytics. Research areas include adaptive designs, multiple testing, and numerical methods in statistics.Prior to joining Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, he was a postdoc for 6 years at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Dr. Subhasri Duttagupta
Dr. Subhasri Duttagupta

Dr. Subhari Duttagupta received her M. Tech. degree in Parallel computing and then received a doctoral degree in sensor networks, both from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Prior to that, she worked as a senior scientist in TCS Research Labs, Mumbai in performance engineering.Her areas of research include Performance Evaluation And Modelling Of Systems And Networks, Distributed Systems, Real-Life Applications Using Sensor Networks And Analysing IoT Applications, Performance Engineering & Modelling and Simulation.

Dr. Swaminathan
Dr. Swaminathan

Dr Swaminathan is an Asst. Professor, Computer Science Engineering, Amrita University.Dr Swaminathan has about 22 years of experience, 11 years of which are in the IT industry and 11 in teaching.His research interests include Program Analytics, Formal Methods and Software Visualization. He mentors students for Coding competitions including ACM ICPC.

Sreevalsan Moothedath
Sreevalsan Moothedath

Mr Sreevalsan has more than 35 years of experience in the IT field with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He is Heading the Cisco Networking Academy at the University and is the Academy Support Expert for Cisco Networking Academies in India. He is a Member of the- Global Advisory Committee – Cisco Networking Academy 2020-21.

M. Kohila
M. Kohila

Ms. Kohila is a Sr. Academy Instructor, CISCO Networking Academy with more than 10 years of experience in CCNA training. She handles CCNA training sessions for professors & Industry people. She has been awarded Best Instructor- by the Cisco Academy for 5 Consecutive years. She is also the first instructor in India to be qualified in the Instructor Trainer qualification process in India.

Dr Vivek Menon
Dr Vivek Menon

Dr. Vivek Menon currently serves as an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience.His ongoing collaborative research focuses on smart environments with SUNY at Buffalo has featured in prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme’ in Engineering Sciences, awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Dr.Sandhya Harikumar
Dr.Sandhya Harikumar

Dr. Sandhya has an M. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and Ph.D from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She currently serves as a Senior grade Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. She has 19+ years of experience, with 16+ years in academics and 3 years in the corporate world at Reliance Industries. Her teaching and research expertise centers around AI technologies that includes Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Database Management Systems.

Dr. Manjusha Nair
Dr. Manjusha Nair

Dr Manjusha Nair is an Asst. Professor (Sr Grade) of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. She has over 18 years of academic experience in teaching & research. Her research interests include Computational Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Simulation and Modeling, Information Theory, Parallel Programming & Constraint Object Modeling.

Br Vineetha
Br Vineetha

Ms.Vineetha is a Faculty Associate of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University.Her Research interests include Software Engineering, Object Oriented Analysis & Design & Embedded Systems.

Dr Jinesh M K
Dr Jinesh M K

DR. Jinesh is an Asst. Professor (Sr Grade), Computer Science Engineering, Amrita University.His research interests focus on the areas of Formal Methods & Declarative Modelling.

Binu P K
Binu P K

Mr.Binu is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University.He has about 15+ years of academic experience in teaching. His research is focused on Cybersecurity & Networking.

Krishnaprasad T R
Krishnaprasad T R

Mr Krishnaprasad is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. He has more than 9 years of academic experience. His research focuses on Web Technologies, Decentralized Networks, Machine Learning.

Jayashree Nair
Jayashree Nair

Ms Jayashree Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University .Her research is focused on Computational Linguistics & NLP.

Neetha J
Neetha J

Ms Neetha is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research is focused on Image Processing.

Indulekha T S
Indulekha T S

Ms Indulekha is Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research interests are focused on Machine Learning.

Remya Rajesh
Remya Rajesh

Ms. Remya is the Asst. Professor of Computer Science Engineering at Amrita University. Her research focuses on Databases & Machine Learning.

Master of Computer Application Degree

Earn a prestigious UGC approved degree from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the fourth best University in India.
Per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode.

Join a growing global network of accomplished Amrita alumni.

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Course Curriculum

Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, case studies and projects.

Semester 1
Title of Course
Foundations of Computer Systems
Mathematical Foundations for Computer Applications
Essentials of Cybersecurity
Elective I
Elective II
Elective III
Semester 2
Title of Course
Data structures and Algorithms
Mathematics Elective
Cloud Computing
Elective IV
Elective V
Elective VI
Semester 3
Title of Course
Software Project Management
Research Methodology
Elective VII
Elective VIII
Elective IX
Elective X
Minor Project
Semester 4
Title of Course
Elective XI


Title of Course
Object Oriented Programming Using Java
Advanced Operating Systems
Advanced Computer Networks
Python Programming
Advanced DBMS
Advanced Web Technologies and Mean Stacka
Software Engineering and Design Patterns
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Computer Graphics and Visualization
Mobile Application Development
Compiler Design
Deep Learning
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Connected Internet of Things Devices
Software Testing
Network Management and System Administration
Semantic Web Technologies
Digital Image Processing
Information Retrieval
Software Defined Networks
Pattern Recognition
Malware Analysis
Network Security Essentials
Block Chain Technologies
Principles of Economics and Management
Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials
Programmimg Essentials in Python
Enterprise Networking, Security ans Automation

Minimum Eligibility

Candidates must have an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in UG.

  • Candidates must have passed 10 + 2
  • Candidate must have completed any undergraduate degree with Mathematics at 10 + 2 level or at graduation level
  • Students in their final year can apply with the last completed semester results

Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.

Course Duration

Minimum 2 years
Maximum 4 years

The Amrita
Accreditations & Rankings

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),Government of India accredited our University with the topmost ‘A++’ grade. The Schools under the aegis of Amrita University have over 108 programmes in disciplines as diverse as Biotechnology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Communication, Arts & Science and Education, providing our students with an outstanding training in our several campuses across multiple states. Needless to add, this multi-disciplinary character of our University facilitates a laudable synergy within our midst greatly enabling us all to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of each other. The Amrita AHEAD programs are WES accredited in the United States and Canada.
Amrita ranked 7th Best University in India- NIRF, Govt. of India

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No 1 Private University in India
WES accredited
NIRF Ranking 02 iqac
Govt of india, 2023, 7th best university in India
international faculty
No 1 International Faculty in India
NAAC A++ Grade

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Job Titles

  • Software Application Architect
  • Software Consultant
  • Web Designer & Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Test Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • App Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software/Hardware Engineer
  • Troubleshooter
  • Systems Analyst
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International University Partners

Go Global with our International Programs: Student Exchange program, Study Abroad Program and 3+1+ x Integrated Masters Program

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Programme Fee*

Per Semester Fee: INR 35000, Total fee (per semester fee*4 semesters): INR 140000


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* Examination Fee -Rs.2500 Per Semester

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Students Testimonials

Ashwin S Nair
Online MCA

As a student of Amrita AHEAD’s Online MCA Degree program, I have been impressed by the flexibility and convenience of this learning format. The courses are well-designed and engaging, and the online platform makes it easy to access course materials, submit assignments, and communicate with my professors and peers. I highly recommend the Online Degree program at Amrita AHEAD to anyone seeking a flexible and high-quality education.

Athira G
Online MCA AI

Here I am, on an ongoing journey to complete my online degree MCA in Artificial Intelligence alongside my full-time job and managing my family. Very proud and grateful for Amrita Ahead’s online opportunity, which gives the same value and benefits of studying same as on-campus learning. 24/7 accessibility to the resources, online library, and faculty support provides each student to meet their academic goals.

Manisha O 1
Online MCA Cybersecurity

When I was looking for a reputable university that provides a master’s degree in online MCA cyber security, Amrita came as a lifesaver. And I didn’t explore any further when I saw Amrita AHEAD was providing MCA-Cyber Security Online, and I don’t regret the choice. I’m halfway through my course, and thus far, it’s been a lovely experience. Amrita AHEAD offers a top-notch learning environment, even virtually, be it anything, the courses, teachers, or any other service.

Monson Mammen
Monson Mammen
Online MCA Cybersecurity

Amrita AHEAD online MCA Cybersecurity degree, I found the course that suited me perfectly, and I continue to be inspired and encouraged in every class by both staff and students. The support network for international students is excellent, with excellent batch advisors. I was incredibly impressed with how dedication and professionalism were constantly being developed in the courses which ensured students well prepared for the challenges of the IT industry. I am thankful to have been a part of Amrita University.

Online MCA

My Experience of online MCA at Amrita AHEAD has been tremendous till now. Here I have learned lots of things and have developed my skills. The teaching style also is unique. They provide live doubt-clearing classes, which increase confidence. The best part of this Online Program is that I can study from anywhere & anytime. We get enough assistance as I can connect with them through discussion forums as well as message apps. Also, the support team is there to resolve any technical issues.

Priye Rana
Priye Rana
Online MCA Cybersecurity

Amrita AHEAD, offers not just a course, but a full-fledged Master’s Degree that would not only help me get in, but also stand out from the rest. The Program is entirely Online, making it accessible from anywhere, which was much needed after Covid 19. There are live interactive sessions with subject teachers at regular intervals, making it easier to clear our doubts if any. I recommend this course to anyone interested in the cyberspace.

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Shivam Gupta
Online MCA AI

Experience with Amrita AHEAD online MCA AI is outstanding. Teachers are very experienced and humble. They understand students’ problems and work accordingly. Teachers work round the clock for our assistance and give quality materials and teaching. The course curriculum is outstanding. Suitable for skilling up.

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Shubham Gupta
Online MCA

It’s been great associating with Amrita AHEAD to pursue online MCA. The mentors here are beneficial and guide us through all the technical concepts. When I joined the course, I thought there would be lesser content. But the course is synonymous with the regular course, and you get access at your fingertips. Amrita should be a destination for learning valuable technical skills sought after in tech industries.

Subash J
Subash J
Online MCA Cybersecurity

I belong to online MCA Cyber Security 2021 batch. I would suggest all my friends join Amrita Ahead to do a Master’s in online MCA cyber security. I got the utmost assistance from the Faculty throughout the Program. This Program is beneficial for working professionals. Since I also work in a corporate company for 9 hrs shifts, I can learn all my subjects in this Program with no delay. This program is worthy, and the quality of the content they deliver is the best thing I like here.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the program approved by AICTE?

Yes, It is approved by AICTE.

How long can I take to complete my program?

The Online MCA programme is a 2-year programme. You, as a learner can either complete it within the stipulated time frame of 2 years or you can complete it within a maximum allowed duration of 4 years.

How will you conduct the online program?

For working professionals, we have built tremendous flexibility in the program allowing up to 4 years to earn your degree, allowing for self-paced, anytime learning.

01) Reading materials and video lectures will be uploaded into our learning management system

02) Every week, there will be a live interactive session with faculty to clear doubts and they will also be recorded and posted

03) There will also be a discussion forum to encourage peer learning. Faculty and teaching assistants will also participate in these discussion forums and help with the overall learning experience. Practice quizzes will be given every week so that you are continuously preparing for exams.

What is the format of an online course?

Each course will be in 4 quadrants, fully following the UGC guidelines.

1) Quadrant-I is e-Tutorial; which shall contain: Video and Audio Content in an organized form, Animation, Virtual Labs, etc, along with the transcription of the video.

2) Quadrant-II is e-Content; which shall contain; self-instructional material (digital Self Learning Material), e-Books, case studies, presentations etc, and also contain Web Resources such as further references, Related Links etc.

3) Quadrant-III is the Discussion forum for raising of doubts and clarifying the same by the Course Coordinator

4) Quadrant-IV is Assessment, which shall contain; Problems and Solutions, which could be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Fill in the blanks, Matching Questions, Short Answer Questions, Long Answer Questions, Quizzes, Assignments and solutions.

Will the Online degree be equivalent to the conventional degree offered by Amrita?

Yes. As per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode. The following things will be mentioned on the backside of the degree and mark sheets – Mode of delivery; Date of admission; Date of completion.

Do you offer interactive sessions with the faculty?

Yes, every week, for every course, there will be a live doubt clearing session with the faculty, typically for about an hour. These sessions will also be recorded and available for watching later.

In order to accommodate working professionals, these sessions will be held on weekends or after working hours.

How are the exams conducted in online mode?

Examinations are conducted as per the new regulations through the Online Technology Enabled Proctored mode.

What are the job prospects?

Upon successful completion of the programme, prospective and esteemed job profiles that graduates gain are: Data Scientist, Business Analyst, Data Engineer, Applied Machine Learning engineer, Analytics Leader/data Science Manager, Qualitative expert/Social Scientist

Why online degrees from Amrita AHEAD?

. Study at your own pace
. Learn Anytime Anywhere
. AICTE approved programs
. Equivalent to on-campus programs
. World-class learning environment
. Experienced faculty from India and abroad
. Course Mentors
. Career Assistance
. Courses Co-developed with Industry
. Hands-on Laboratories, Practise Sessions
. Industry Projects
. Interactive Sessions with Industry Experts
. Opportunities to Pursue Dual Degree with International Universities
. Multiple Industry Certifications


What is the eligibility criteria?

Candidates must have an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in UG.

  • Candidates must have passed 10 + 2
  • Candidate must have completed any undergraduate degree with Mathematics at 10 + 2 level or at graduation level
  • Students in their final year can apply with the last completed semester results

Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.

Is there an admission fee?

Yes, there is a registration fee of Rs. 500.

How do I apply?

It is a simple and easy process. You need to fill out our application form in order to apply.

Please click on the following link to apply:

How do I contact you?

You can contact us via Email, Call or WhatsApp. You can also chat with us through the chat window present on our website.

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Mobile: 8590007473

Whatsapp: 8590007473

We are always here to help you and make your journey as easy as possible.

I am an International Student, can I also apply?

Yes, International Students are welcome.

What is the Refund Policy of Amrita AHEAD Online Degree Program?

For the July 2023 season, as per new UGC regulations, we will provide a full refund to all students till September 2023 and a deduction of Rs. 1000 as a processing fee for refunds till October 2023.

For all admissions beyond October 2023, the following policy will be followed.

We follow UGC Regulations for a Refund :

  • 15 days or more prior to admissions closing date – 100% refund*
  • Within 15 days prior to the admission closing date – 90% refund
  • Within 15 days after the admission closing date – 80% refund
  • 15 days after the admission closing date – 50% Refund
  • 30 days after the admission closing date – No Refund

* A processing fee of Rs. 1000 will be deducted

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