What are the eligibility requirements for PGCET MCA or MSC Computer Science? Is a background in math necessary during undergraduate studies?
This question was asked by Ayesha Siddiqua to seek clarity on the eligibility criteria for PGCET MCA or MSC Computer Science and whether a mathematics background in their undergraduate studies is mandatory.
The eligibility criteria for the Karnataka PGCET MCA and MSC Computer Science programs are quite specific. For the MCA program, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree of at least three years from a recognized university. They should have studied one of the following subjects at the undergraduate level: mathematics, statistics, computer science, computer applications, computer programming, business mathematics, or business statistics. The minimum aggregate score required is 50% for general category students and 45% for students belonging to SC/ST and OBC backgrounds.
For the MSC Computer Science program, candidates must have completed their graduation in a relevant discipline such as BSc CS, BCA, BE/BTech. They must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% scores in their graduation from a recognized University.
Though it is not explicitly stated that one needs to be a math student in undergraduate studies to be eligible for these courses. However, having studied mathematics or a related subject like computer science at the undergraduate level is a requirement. This implies that a strong foundation in mathematics would be beneficial for prospective students.