DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Every manager knows how to count Smart managers know what counts - Churchill

The constant endeavour of the Computer Applications Department has been to mould smart managers because of its firm conviction that every individual has the potential for being one, if guided in the proper direction.

The course of Computer Applications (B.C.A.) was introduced in our college in the year 2006. It was under the department of Computer Science and teachers of this department were taking up classes for both Computer Science and B.C.A. In the year 2009, a separate department of Computer Applications was formed.

The Computer Centre of St. Agnes College was established in the year 1986. The Centre has 3 separate air-conditioned rooms for software practicals and one laboratory for hardware practicals.

Computer Science is being offered as one of the optional subjects for B.A and B.Sc. students since 1990. In 1994 the College introduced Computer Applications as a vocational course for the B.Sc's. In 2006 BCA was introduced.


The department focuses on two main objectives:

  • To groom Computer Professionals who can be directly employed
  • To make the students competent to pursue higher studies like MCA, M.Sc. (CS), M. Sc. (IT), etc

The course has been designed keeping in mind the desirable characteristics of a competent Computer Professional. We have identified these characteristics to be the following:

  • Communication skills- To be achieved through Seminars by students
  • Ability to work in a team- To be achieved through project work
  • Logical and numerical ability - To be achieved through Programming
  • Knowledge of computers- consisting of strong fundamentals of: Programming methodology, Internet, Operating Systems, Databases, NET applications, and Web applications

The Faculty members of the department volunteer their services to the other autonomous colleges by being the members of their BOS and other academic bodies.

The department from 2009 onwards has been organizing a UGC sponsored course - Networking with Computers using "NetSim". Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma are awarded to the students who successfully complete, a one-year, two-year, or a three-year course respectively.

Semester Course Code Title of Paper No. of Hours / Week Credits
I COA 101.1 Fundamentals of Computers        4 3
COA 151.1 Information Technology Lab 4 2
COA 102 Basic concepts of Programming in C       4 3
COA 152 Programming in ‘C’ Lab 5 3    
MAT 102.1 Fundamentals of Mathematics-I - 4 2
II COA 201 Database Management Systems 4 3
COA 251 Oracle Lab 4 2
COA 202.2 Advanced Programming in C and   Data Structures 4 3
COA 252.2 Advanced C and Data Structures Lab 5 3    
MAT 202 Fundamentals of Mathematics-II 4 2
III COA 301.1 Object Oriented Programming   Concepts and   Programming in C++ 4 3
COA 351 C++ Lab 5 3
COA 302 Internet Programming 4 3
COA 352 Internet Programming Lab 4 2
COA 303.2 Operating Systems 4 3
COA 304 Digital Electronics       4 3     
STA 302 Statistics-I Data Analysis 4 2
IV COA 401 Java Programming 4 3
COA 451 Java Programming Lab 4 3
COA 402 Visual Programming using VB.NET 4 3
COA 452 Visual Basic.Net Lab 5 2
COA 403.1 Software Engineering 4 3
COA 404 Computer Networks 4 3
STA 402.1 Statistics-II Probability 4 2
V COA 501.1 Advanced Java   4 3
COA 551.1 Advanced Java Lab 4 2
COA 502.1 Web Programming with ASP.Net 4 3
COA 552.2 ASP.Net Lab 3 2
COA 503.1 Microprocessor   Programming 4 3
COA 553 Microprocessor Lab 3 2
COA 504.4/ Elective I:     Data Mining 4 3
COA 504.5 Elective I:    Grid Computing
COA 505.6/ Elective II:     E-Commerce 4 3
COA 505.7 Elective II:   Mobile Computing
VI COA 651.2 Project Analysis and Design - 3
COA 652.2 Project Documentation and Coding - 3
COA 653.1 Project Demonstration - 3
COA 654.1 Project Viva - -
COA 605 Computer Graphics and Multimedia 4 3
COA 655 Graphics Lab using C 3 2
COA 656 Animation Lab 3 2
Date Number of Students Organizers University / State / Zonal / National / International Title of the Programme (Event) Awards/ Place won/ Participation
25.2.15 7 St. Joseph Engineering College University

Yuvalakshya I Place - Coding
II Place - Web Designing
Participation - IT Marketing, Gaming
23.2.15
24.2.15
8 Sri Devi Engineering College

National

Medha-15

I Place - IT Marketing
I Place - Coding
Overall Championship
Participation- SQL and Quiz
20.2.15 17 Srinivas College of Engineering Valachil University

Excell

II Place - Video Editing
Participation - Cultural,
Aptitude Quiz
Quiz,
Treasure Hunt,
Gaming
18.2.15 3 Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala State Sci Curious-15 II Place - Web Designing
Participation - Collage and Coding
10.2.15 7 Sri Ramakrishna College, Mangalore University Enigma I Place - IT Manager
Participation - Coding, Video Bulletin, Treasure Hunt, Web Designing
24.1.15 11 SDM College of Bus. Mgt, Mangalore State Sygma Participation - IT Manager,
Treasure Hunt,
Coding,
Web Designing,
IT Marketing,
Video,
IT Quiz
9.1.15 4 Sri Govinda  Dasa College, Surathkal State   Participation - Presentation, Coding
18.12.14
19.12.14
7 St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore National

Imprints

Participation - IT Manager,
Coding,
PPT,
Treasure Hunt,
Video Making

Activities during 2016 -2017

  1. The students of final year BCA had VISITED Shree Devi College for an exhibition on 22nd August, 2016.Ms. Jonita and Ms. Seemanthini accompanied the students.
  2. A guest lecture regarding project guidance was organized for the final year students by the members of A1 logics on 31st August, 2016.
  3. The department of Computer Applications had organized MCQ training for the newly appointed staff members on August 8th,2016. 11 staff members attended this training.
  4. A session related to project guidance was given by the members of Technopulse on 17th September 2016 for 35 students of the final year.
  5. Bulletin board was being updated every month with each class taking its turn.

    1. Activities during 2015 -2016


    2. A state level workshop on "Advanced Java" was conducted on 25-02-2016 & 26-02-2016.
    3. A guest lecture was organised for the students of BCA on the topic 'Big Data'.  The resource person was Dr. Veerabhadra, Associate Proffessor, University College.
    4. The final year students visited SriDevi Institute of Technology to witness an Exhibition on "Advanced Technology" on 19th August, 2015
    5. A Collage competition was conducted on 18th August for the students of BCA
      • I place: Krithika and Chistitha from IIBCA
      • II place: Sushma and Virginia from III BCA
      • III place: Renata and Uma from III BCA, Zeeta and Reeshal from II BCA

      Future Plans:

      National Level Workshop/Seminar on "Recent and Emerging Trends in Wireless Communication"

Name : Ms. Asha M
Department : COMPUTER APPLICATION
Designation:Assistant Professor and HOD
Qualification:B.Tech,

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
Feb 25 & 26, 2016 State Level Workshop on Advanced Java St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Convener
Feb 5 & 6, 2016 National Quality Initiatives in Higher Education with a special focus on Women’s Education St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
September 11, 2015 National Emerging Technologies in Computer Science Sri Vivekananda College, Puttur Participant
July 30, 2014 National Big Data Changing the World SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Participant
December 14 & 15, 2011 National Recent Trends in Cloud Computing SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Participant
Name : Mrs. Malavika Shetty
Department : COMPUTER APPLICATION
Designation:Assistant Professor and DEAN(Administration)
Qualification:M.Sc, MIT,PGDCA

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
Feb 5 & 6, 2016 National Quality Initiatives in Higher Education with a special focus on Women's Education St. Agnes College(Autonomous),Mangaluru Participant
22-08-2015 State Android Application Development St. Aloysius College(Autonomous),Mangaluru Participant
July 30, 2014 National Big Data Changing the World SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Participant
December 14 & 15, 2011 National Recent Trends in Cloud Computing SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore Participant
09-10-2012 and 10-10-2012 State LAMP technology St. Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangalore Organizing Committee Member
Name : Mrs. Sreevalli Shetty B
Department : COMPUTER APPLICATION
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:MCA, PGDCA

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
09-10-2012 and 10-10-2012 State LAMP technology St Agnes College (Autonomous) , Mangaluru Organising Committee member
05-02-2016 and 06-02-2016 National Seminar - Quality Initiatives in higher education with a special focus on women's education St Agnes College (Autonomous) , Mangaluru Participant
25-02-2016 and 26-02-2016 State Workshop - Advanced Java St Agnes College (Autonomous) , Mangaluru Participant
Name : Ms. Jonita Joy Rasquinha
Department : COMPUTER APPLICATION
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:MCA,

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
29-09-2014 to 01-10-2014 National Instructional Design, Multimedia and E-Resources in Higher Education Christ University, Bangalore Participant
22-08-2015 State Android Application Development St. Aloysius College, Mangalore Participant
26-02-2016 State Workshop on Advanced Java St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
10-05-2016 to 12-05-2016 National Catholic Higher Education in India-Rethinking purpose and context Christ University, Bangalore Participant
Name : Ms. Carol Seemanthini Fernandes
Department : COMPUTER APPLICATION
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:MCA,

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
10 April 2015 National TechPrints3.0 St. Joseph's College of Engineering,Mangalore Presented Paper

Papers Presented


Year Level Theme Place Participation Type
2015 National E-Learning Tool: A Web Based Learning Environment St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Mangalore Presented Paper
Visit to Shree Devi College
Project Guidance
Workshop on Advanced Java
Guest Lecture