How to Take Admission in IPU MCA Lateral Course

How to take admssion in IPU MCA Lateral Course

Here’s a Guest Post on Programmingy for all of you looking to take admission in IPU MCA Lateral Course. Yes, you can do Masters of Computer Applications in 2 years from a very reputed university like Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Learn in this Article, what is the process to take admissions in MCA Lateral Entry of GGSIPU Delhi.

How I Took Admission in IPU MCA Lateral Course

Getting admission in university is a huge part of our lives. But taking admission in a more reputed university like IIT, NIT, IIM is something way more dreamlike *wink wink*.

I am a BCA graduate from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University *HAHA*. Now, I m pursuing my masters in computer applications. I really wanted to get admission in NIT but I couldn’t get it *sad*.

After all the rounds of NIT, I’ve got a rough map about what I m going to do now *I was totally fu*ked*. I’ve decided to take a drop this year and give exam next year. But some of my *sadder but wiser* friends suggest me not to drop as there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the admission in next year also.

That period of my life was a really “sad state”, but but but my friend it is a poor heart that never rejoices. I m not really a sad sack, I truly I m not but there was some sad state of affairs that made me so.

But I did one good thing *Lord is praised*, I gave entrance exam for IPU (“Dubte Ka Sahara”) not only for MCA but also for MCA(LE) where LE stands for Lateral Entry which means direct admission in 2nd year(hallelujah). And I didn’t take it seriously but somehow I scored ok-ok rank in the CET for LE which was 65. Now cut the crap, so the thing is I’ve already taken admission in IPU MCA Lateral Course and now I m going to tell you the entire process for “TAKING ADMISSION IN IPU MCA LATERAL ENTRY COURSE”.

About Indraprastha Unversity MCA LE (Masters of Computer Applications – Lateral Entry)

There are some myths and misconceptions regarding the admission in a lateral entry in GGSIPU and some of em are:

1) IPU does offer MCA(LE) but in very fewer colleges.
2) No entrance exam required.
3) Placement will be affected.
4) IPU doesn’t offer MCA(LE) courses anymore.
5) Only BCA graduates (From IPU) can apply.
6) Online counselling

Let me tell you from this very year, IPU regulates a new rule in which every college has to provide 10% over and above seats for Lateral entry students. At least 6 seats in every college are reserved for Lateral entry students.
(Does it sound like *pehle main boht pareshaan rha krta tha fir mujhe mere dosto ne btaya iss naye regulation k baare mein or ab main boht khush hu hah* no?? ok.)

Initially, only MERI (Management Education and Research Institute) offers admission to lateral entries.

There’s an Entrance exam for lateral entry admission and you cannot take admission in IPU without giving that entrance.
Admission is based on written exam conducted centrally by GGSIPU. Based on their ranks in the written test, students are admitted to various Institutes through counselling sessions conducted by the IPU.

The Two Years Full-Time Master of Computer Applications (MCA – LE ) Entry program affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) It is aimed to create IT professionals who can think innovatively to cater to the demands of changing IT industry. It doesn’t affect your placements, it will save your time instead. (if you really wanna do MCA from ipu then it’s a really good option).

Any candidate who has done BCA/BIT/BIS/BSc.(Computer Science) from a recognized University or Bachelor degree in Engineering or Technology with minimum 50% marks are eligible to give entrance exam and to take admission in IPU.

There will be an offline counselling instead of online counselling for Lateral entries and you need to be updated with the counselling dates and do a regular check on the notices on both the sites the counselling one and the official site. There will be 2 rounds most probably.


For the candidates who have successfully qualified the Exam, they shall report in person for verification of documents and allotment of seats at the venue of counselling.

For Taking Admission in IP University – Points to remember:

 There will be the same date for all the reserved quota and non-reserved quota candidates but timings may differ so be particular with your timings.

 And when the reserved quota seats remain vacant(after the 2nd round) then those seats get converted into general category seats.

 Delhi candidates are the priorities.

 The provision for OBC candidates is not applicable for PG/Master level programs.

 No institutes those are affiliated to GGSIPU can offer direct admission to MCA(LE).

 Admission is not based on first come first serve basis, Rank is what you all need. The higher(starting from 1) the rank the higher the chances of admission I the desired college.

 You are supposed to bring all the documents, whatever they are asking for else the admission application won’t be entertained.

 10% seats shall be given for Lateral Entry as per the AICTE guidelines, Hence 10% over and above seats shall be included in the college which conducted MCA program. Which means at least 6 seats reserved for students taking admission in IPU MCA LATERAL COURSE.

 University School of Information and Communication Technology(USICT) does not conduct Lateral Entry courses.

 The students who have done their bachelors from Distance/Open learning from any recognised university or board and they failed to proof his/her study centre being located in Delhi(in case of the recognised university is of Delhi) then they shall not be considered for Delhi region and shall be considered for admission in the outside Delhi region.

 Age limit is 35 years.

 Every college has a different number of seats available and the seat matrix will be displayed at the time of counselling only.

 A priority list will be supposed to be filled by the students, that will be the choice list which consists of the college with the high priority to low priority.

So these were all about the points that you will need to keep in mind while taking admission in LE in IPU and you need to go through with all the points that I’ve covered *Meanwhile, I have completed my assignment (PERKS OF BEING AN IP STUDENT)*

Now, you are all set *wink* and I think a lot more things are clear to you guys regarding the admission in a lateral entry.So all the very best and I hope you liked it and found it helpful. 🙂

Guest Post by:
Shivani Sharma
MCA Student – JIMS Rohini

We thanks, Shivani from the bottom of our hearts, for writing a great article for us. This article is surely going to help those who wanted to take admission in IPU MCA Lateral Course. You can also contribute to Programmingy.



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