St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Established in 1860 A. D.








Indra Gandhi Open University


Centre Code : 2802
St. Xavier's College - 30, Park Street, Calcutta - 700 016, Phone No. - 281 0964


Welcome Message By Dr. Ashoke Nath- Coordinator

Dear Learner,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you all for joining Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) attached to St. Xavier’s College (Study Centre Code: 2802). You have joined IGNOU in the new era or the Millennium and I am quiet sure that all of you will give your best effort to make this programme a grand success. St. Xavier’s College study centre started to offer the Management Programme (MP) from 1988. In 1991 for the first time in West Bengal we started to offer “Diploma in Computers in Office Management (DCO)” from our study centre. Again from 1994 for the first time in West Bengal we started to offer “Master in Computer Application (MCA)”. I am extremely happy to tell you that we have produced Gold Medallists in DCO (1995) and in Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (1996). I am confident that our students will get more and more Gold medals in future.


A brief introduction to St. Xavier's College Study Centre Code-2802

Indira Gandhi National Open National was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985 to achieve the following objectives:
  • To democratize higher education by taking it to the doorsteps of the students.
  • To provide access to high quality education to all those who seek it irrespective of age, region
    or formal qualifications.
  • To offer need-based academic programmes by giving professional and vocational
    orientation to the courses.
  • To set and maintain standards in education in the country as an apex body

St. Xavier's College is a study Centre of IGNOU and the study centre code is 2802. The first 2 digits i.e. 28 stands for the state code and the last 2 digits i.e. 02 stands for the study centre code. Our study centre office situated in Room No. 7 (Ground Floor) of the College Building. For getting any help / information / clarification about IGNOU you have to contact our study centre office hours only. Our Study Centre's staff will try their level best to give you the assistance as much as they can.


Management Programme (MP)

Master in Computer Applications (MCA)

Certificate in Computing (CIC)

Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)


Course Details

Management Programme (MP)

IGNOU provides the following Management Programmes for the distance learners : 

1 Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2 Diploma in Management (DIM)

3 Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDIM)

4 Post-Graduation Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

5 Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

6 Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

7 Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)


1. MBA

The MBA Programme consists of 21 course as below : 

  •  All the 11 courses of PGDIM i.e. MS-1 to MS11.
  •  Five (5) courses from any of the 4 specialisations mentioned above from NO. 4 to No. 7.
  • Integrative Module : Compulsory course (MS-91, MS-100 which is equivalent to 2 courses)
  • one elective course from MS-92, MS-93, MS-94 & MS-97.


2. DIM

The DIM comprises three compulsory and four elective course out of which a student required to take two courses as below :

i) Ms-1, MS-2, MS-3 are compulsory courses.
ii) Elective courses : any tow from MS-4, MS-5, MS-6 and MS-7.



PGDIM comprises of following 11 courses : 

MS-1, MS-2, MS-3, MS-4, MS-5, MS-6m MS-7, MS-8, MS-9, MS-10, MS-11. 



PGDHRM comprises of any 5 courses of MS-21, MS_22, MS-23, MS-24, MS-25, MS-26, MS-27



PGDFM comprises of any 5 courses of MS-41, MS-42, MS-43, MS-44, MS-45, MS-46.



PGDMM comprises of any 5 courses of MS-61, MS-62, MS-63, MS-64, MS-65, MS-66, MS-68.



PGDOM comprises of any 5 course of MS-51, MS-52, MS-53, MS-54, MS-58, MS- 94.

Some General Rules on Management Programme: 

· A student can opt maximum of 4 courses per semester.

· One can take MS-100 (Project work) after at least 2 semesters. (iii) A course once selected for study, must be successfully completed within 4 semesters. In case of failure to do so, the student will be required to seek Re-Admission by paying fees of Rs. 500/- per course. However, such a student will not be required to take the Entrance test again. 

· If a student wants to change one course then he/she has to do it by 31st July for first and second semester respectively on payment of a fee of Rs. 100/- per course apart from Rs. 500/- per course. The amount to be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi and it is to be sent to Director (SR & E), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068.

· The MBA learner has to complete a Project work (MS-100) under some guide. For fixing a guide the students has to contact the Co-ordinator. The Co-ordinator will fix some from the academic counsellors. The student has to send a project synopsis to IGNOU H/Q. After getting the approval from IGNOU the student has to send I copy of the project work to IGNOU. I copy of the same project is to be submitted to the study centre and I copy is to be given to the project guide.

· Submission of Assignments is pre-requisite for appearing in Term-End. For Management Programme total number of assignment one has to submit is 3 per course. Out of them 2 are called as Tutor Market Assignments (TMAs) and 3rd one is called as Computer Market Assignment (CMA) or some-time Tutor Market Assignment (TMA0. The 2 T MAs are to be submitted to the study centre and the CMA is to be sent to IGNOU, New Delhi. 

Master in Computer Applications (MCA)

The objective of the MCA programme is to create skilled man power at the level of programmer, system analyst, project manager and system manager.

The MCA programme is divided into 6 semesters as mentioned below : 
First Year
Semester-1 : First Six Months  Semester-2 : Second Six Months 
CS-2 : Introduction to Software CS-1: Computer Fundamentals
CS-4 : Data Structure through 'C' and
CS-3: File Structure and Programming in COBOL
CS-5 : Elements of System Analysis &
 CS-6: Database Management Systems
Second Year
Semester-3: First Six Months  Semester -4 : Second Six months
CS-8: Numerical and Statistical Computing  CS- 7 : Discrete Mathematics
CS-9 : Data Communication and Networks  CS-10 : Software Engineering
CS-51: Operations Research CS-54 : Accounting and Finance on Computers.
Third Year
Semester-5 : First Six months Semester-6 : Second Six months
CS-12 : Computer Architecture CS-13 : Operating Systems
CS-16: Object Oriented System CS-14 : Intelligent Systems
CS-17 : Project 4.
CS-15 : Relation Database Management Systems

The minimum duration of the course is 3 years and maximum duration is 7 years. The student has to give 3 Term-End practical exams in 1st year only. In 2nd year there is no practical term-end exam. In 3rd year also there is no practical term-end practical term-end practical exam but one has to do a final project work. The duration of each practical session is 3 hrs which includes the counselling and the hands on practice. In each year a student are supposed get 48 practical sessions. The attendance in the practical is compulsory. 

The pass percentage in any assignment and the Theory Term-End exam is 40% with an overall average of 50% for a pass in the course. Depending on the percentage of marks secured by a candidate who has passed, the divisions will be awarded as follows : 

First Division with Distinction : 75% and above
First Division : 60% and above but less than 75%
Second Division : 50% or more but less than 60% 
Unsuccessful : less than 50%

In MCA the students should study the standard books on a particular topic in addition to the study materials.

Certificate in Computing (CIC)

This programme aims to fulfill the need of a large section of people who interested in at least some computer education. It is a short programme which may be used to provide an alternative channel for admission to the BCA, and MCA. The CIC comprises of 4 courses.

CIC-1 : The Context : The basic objective of this course is to make the student aware that we are living in an information age.

CIC-2 : The Technology : This course is mainly dealing with the technology part of Computers.

CIC-4 : The Applications : This course is wrapping up of the programme with description of a variety of applications. The applications have been categorised into four namely, office automation situation, Business, Multi-media and large public services applications. 

CIC-5 : Microsoft Office : This course comprises of Windows-95, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, access. 

The minimum duration of the course is 6 months and maximum duration is 2 years. Evaluation for each course covers tow aspects : 

i) 30% weightage from CMA & practical assignment 
ii) 70% weightage from Term-end exam.

Depending on the percentage of marks secured by a candidate division will be awarded as below : 

First Division with Distinction : 75% and above
First Division : 60% and above but less than 75%
Second Division : 50% or more but less than 60%

Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)

The BCA provides an understanding and skills related to the use of computer and its application. Its design is based on the BDP programme of the IGNOU, with a special focus on computer application and possibly of moving on to an MCA after completing the BCA.

The minimum duration of the course is 3 years ad the maximum duration is 6 years. The facilities for counselling and practical second and third year will, however, not automatically be extended after first year of study. Practical sessions in subsequent years is at the discretion of the University and subject to payment for the same. During practical 2 students have to share one computer. In the first year total no of practical sessions is 40 (10 sessions in semester - 1 and 30 sessions in 2nd semester ). In 2nd year total number of practical session is 40 and in 3rd year total number of practical counselling sessions is 60. Each practical counselling session is equal to 3 hrs. 
The BCA comprises of the following courses year-wise.
First Year 
1st Semester 2nd Semester
CS-610 : Foundation course in English for Computing CS-612 : P.C. Software application Skills
FHS : Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Science CS-60 : Foundation Course in Mathematics in Computing
CS-611 : Computer Fundamentals CS-62 : ‘C’ Programming & Data Structure
Second Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
FST : Foundation Course in Science & Technology CS-06 : Introduction to DBMS
CS-63 : Introduction to System Software CS-64 : Introduction to Computer Organisation
CS-05 : Elements of System Analysis and Design CS-65 : Window Programming
  CS-66 : Multimedia
  CS-67 : A RDBMS Lab
Third Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
CS-68 : Computer Network CS-72 : C++ and Object Oriented Programming
CS-69 : TCP/IP Programming CS-73 : Theory of Computer Science
CS-70 : Introduction to Software Engineering CS-74 : Introduction to Internet Programming (JAVA, ACTIVEX)
CS-71 : Computer Oriented Numerical Techniques CS-75 : Intranet Administration
  CS-76 : Project

After passing BCA 3rd year a student can join from MCA 2nd year.


Some Important last date : 
· Last date for payment of fees for the 2nd semester 2000 is 31/03/2001
· Last date for payment of fees for the MCA 2nd /4th /5th / 6th Semester 2001 is 31.03.2001.
· Last date for payment of fees for the BCA 2nd / 4th / 6th Semester 2001 is 31.03.2001.

Last date for submission of Term-End exam form to Director (SR & E) : 

· 31st March for June Term-End exam and 30th September for Dec. Term-End exam. 
One may send the Form after the last with a late fine of Rs. 100/- (DD) before 30th April for June Term-End exam and 31st October for the December Term-End exam.

Last date for submission of Assignments of MP : 
· 1st Semester : TMA-1 and TMA-2 : 31st March and CMA / TMA 3 : 3-th April.
· 2nd Semester : TMA-1 and TMA-2 : 30th September and CMA/TMA 3 : 31st October.
· However, the University may change the last date for submission of assignments if it is decided by the board of management. 

Last date for submission of Assignments of MCA/BCA : 
Last date is written on the assignment question papers. The learner has to strictly maintain that date.



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