CUSAT - Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT]

  • Kochi, Kerala
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Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) was initially constituted as the University of Cochin through an Act of Kerala Government on 10th July 1971. The University of Cochin was re‐constituted as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986, redefining its objectives as "promoting Graduate and Post‐Graduate studies and Advanced Research in Applied Sciences, Technology, Industry, Commerce, Management and Social Sciences." CUSAT is now a world-ranking university with the specific purpose of developing higher education, emphasizing post-graduate studies and research in applied science, technology, industry, humanities, and commerce. CUSAT has consecutively been figured in the Times Higher Education World Ranking since 2017. The Times ranks around 1500 best universities worldwide annually with around 60 universities from India out of 967. CUSAT has also found a place in the QS World University Ranking and the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the India Government.

Cast in the mold of a federal University, CUSAT is now a premier Science and Technology University in the country, re‐accredited with NAAC 'A' Grade. During the intervening four and half decades, CUSAT has made quantum leaps in its academic pursuits and has spread its wings far and wide, encompassing the novel and emerging realms of the horizon of knowledge. The University has entered into several collaborative ventures with reputed Universities and Institutions worldwide. Scores of National and International academic discourses, seminars, workshops, etc., are held in the University every year, providing opportunities to the student community to update themselves in their respective fields of study. The Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR), one among the many Centres of excellence of CUSAT, is included in the Prime Minister's "Make in India Program." UGC/AICTE approves all the Academic Programmes of CUSAT. With the active support of the Government of Kerala and various Central agencies and international collaborations, the University is poised to scale new heights in the years to come. The research activities are supported and funded by the Central Government agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, MHRD, etc., as well as by various international research partners through various MoUs.

True to Kerala's legacy of being the friendliest state with an avowed dedication to education, CUSAT is home for students from across the globe. The University takes pride in the fact that it has an envious record in campus recruitments. The pool of its highly successful and talented alumni, who adorn vital positions in several highly acclaimed R & D institutions and corporates in India and abroad, are the living testimony of the academic excellence of CUSAT.

CUSAT admission 2021 to most of the UG and PG programmes is done basis CUSAT CAT (Common Admission Test). Cochin University of Science and Technology has a dedicated placement cell. The past key recruiters of CUSAT include leading companies such as Reliance Industry Limited, L&T Infotech, Infosys, Wipro and Indian Oil.

Further, CUSAT offers 50% tuition fee waiver as a Scholarship to 10 per cent of the students with higher CAT rank at CUCEK for the BTech programme.

CUSAT Admission 2021: Updates and Highlights


Cochin University of Science and Technology admission 2021 to UG and PG programmes such as BTech, BVoc, BBA LLB, MA, MSc, MFSc, MCA and LLM programmes is done basis CUSAT CAT (Common Admission Test) score. CUSAT admission to PhD and post-doctoral and PG diploma programmes is done basis departmental admission test (DAT). The CUSAT CAT exam is conducted in online mode.

CUSAT admission to MBA and MTech programmes is done basis CAT / KMAT / CMAT and GATE scores, respectively. It is to note that candidates without GATE score will have to appear for DAT (department admission test) for the MTech programme.

The list of major courses offered by Cochin University of Science and Technology along with the application status, eligibility criteria and fee structure is presented below:


Eligibility Criteria

Total Fee in Rs

Integrated BSc-MSc (PCM) 

Class 12 pass in relevant Science stream (PCM /PCB) with 75% aggregate and should be below 23 years


BTech (Regular) 

Class 12 pass with 50% aggregate in PCM and 50% in Mathematics

87,440 – 3,49,760


Class 12 pass with 60% aggregate in languages in Science or Commerce group Or with 55% aggregate including languages in Arts / Humanities stream. (5% relaxation for SC / ST / SEBC category)


BVoc (Business Process and Data Analytics) 

Class 12 pass with 65% aggregate or equivalent CGPA with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the Subjects


MSc (PCM) 

BSc degree in relevant Science stream with minimum 55% aggregate


MCA (Regular) 

BCA or Bachelor's in Computer Science Or or BSc / BA / BCom with Mathematics in Class 12 with 50% aggregate


MBA (Full-time)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate with valid KMAT / CMAT / CAT score


MTech (Full-time)

BTech or equivalent degree with 60% aggregate or equivalent CGPA with valid GATE score

64,640 – 1,50,380

PG Diploma

Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject


Note: The total fee structure presented above is the total sum of tuition fee, lab fee and semester fee per semester for the General and SEBC category students.

To know about the eligibility criteria for reserved category candidates, refer to: CUSAT_Minimum_Eligibility_Criteria_for_all_Programmes

The BTech eligibility criteria mentioned above is not valid for Marine, Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ship Building, Polymer Science & Engineering and Instrumentation & Control Engineering specialisations.

Candidates without GATE score need to appear for departmental admission test for the MTech programme.

To know about the fee structure, eligibility criteria, seat intake and other admission criteria in detail, refer: CUSAT_Prospectus_2021 

CUSAT Cutoff 2021

BTech and Integrated MSc last rank lists are released. CUSAT CAT Cutoff 2021 (Rank list) is released for BTech and Integrated MSc programmes. Further, the rank list is released for different UG and PG programmes such as BBA LLB, BVoc, MSc, MCA and MA. To know about the CUSAT CAT Rank List 2021 in detail, candidates must refer to the below-mentioned link:



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