Master of Computer Applications (MCA) was started with AICTE norms in the year 2000 with two teaching staff members. In the year 2001, it started functioning as a separate department as per the AICTE recommendations. Mrs. Safish Mary was appointed as the Head of the Department.
The Department has infrastructure facilities like Department Library and a well equipped Computer LAB with internet facility etc. The growth of the department is admirable. Dr. S. Chidambaranathan was appointed as the Head of the Department in 2012 and he continues as the Head of the Department till date.
The Department has established a student Training Forum named Xaverians Computer Applications Professionals Association (XCAPA) for MCA students, which conducts orientation programmes, seminars, conferences and workshops on Communication Skill, Aptitude and Reasoning, recent IT trends and Personality Development.
The Department conducts ICAPO (Innovative Computer Application Professionals Ordeal) an Inter-Collegiate Tech Meet every year in which nearly 20 teams from various colleges participate. The Programme conducts technical events like Paper Presentation, Software Marketing, Software Debugging, Stress Interview, Web Designing and Quiz.
The Department has produced more than 500 students who have been placed in various MNCs, Colleges and Universities. The Department becomes more reputed due to the placements obtained by our students in well recognized MNC Software companies like IBM, HCL, TCS, CTS, Tarento Technologies, Stradegi, etc.
The Department has more dynamic, efficient, Patent Published, Research guiding and NET, SET qualified commendable knowledged faculty members. Our Head of the Department has published three patents. The faculty members of our department are presenting papers, participating in National and International Conferences, Workshops and Seminars and actively engaged in various research activities. Papers have been published in National and International Journals with high impact factor.
A newsletter and Department Magazine with title “TechBlaze” are being released at the end of every academic year. The students also actively take part in STAND activities, an outreach programme in the college. The students also participate and excel their talents in various competitions inside and outside the campus and bring laurels to the Department.