CUSAT University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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CUSAT University Overview

CUSAT Latest Developments

  • May 14, 15 and 29, 2022: The Common Admission Test (CAT) of Cochin University is scheduled
  • April 25, 2022: Last date for online registration for MBA programme 
  • April 22, 2022: Last date for registration on CUSAT online portal for MTech

The University of Cochin, established in 1971, was renamed Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT), in February 1986, with the purpose of acquiring higher education with particular emphasis on postgraduate studies and research in technology, applied science, commerce, and business. CUSAT was recognized by the UGC and AICTE. The CUSAT courses consist of 53 postgraduate, 14 undergraduates, 9 M.Phil, and Ph.D courses. It offers specializations in all departments for research and higher studies.  The University offers knowledge through its various methods of training, instruction, research, development, and extension. NAAC has accredited the university with Grade 'A'. Cochin University of Science and Technology Admission brings together students from all over the country and abroad for a high quality of education. 

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CUSAT Quick Insights 

CUSAT’s ‘Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR)’ is a part of ‘Make in India Program’. Other highlights of Cochin University of Science and Technology, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below:

Cochin University of Science and Technology
Year of Establishment 1971
Type of University Public
Recognition UGC and AICTE
Accreditations NAAC ‘A’ Grade
Campus Area 180 Acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate, Diploma, Certificate
No. of Courses Offered
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Sports Complex, etc

CUSAT Ranking

CUSAT has been securing the leading positions in providing quality education, research and other fields. It is awarded by different international and national institutions/organizations for its outstanding contribution to various fields. Below is an overview of Cochin University of Science and Technology ranking:

  • Ranked 65th for Overall by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 44th for University by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 401+ for Overall by Asia University Rankings 2021
  • Ranked in 401-450th Rank Band by QS Asia University Rankings 2021
  • NIRF in its overall ranking has ranked CUSAT at 89 in 2020.
  • CUSAT has bagged the position 401+ by Times Asia in 2020.
  • School of Engineering is one of the top 4 institutions for engineering education in the state of Kerala.  
  • School of Engineering of Cochin University of Science and Technology is ranked 2nd among the Engineering Institutions in Kerala
  • All India ranking of 86, among the top 100 Engineering Colleges in the country.

CUSAT Courses

CUSAT offers several courses in diverse fields like science, management, engineering, law, etc. It offers certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. Tabled below are some of the courses offered at the institute:

Department Courses
Engineering B.Tech, M.Tech
Science M.Sc, Integrated M.Sc
Management MBA

Read More: CUSAT Courses and Fees

CUSAT Departments

CUSAT has various departments which offer courses in engineering, science, law. Students can study Ph.D, M.Tech, M.A, M.Sc, LLM, MCA, MBA etc in different departments. Given below are some of the departments offered by CUSAT:

Youth Welfare Physical Education Marine Geology and Geophysics
Marine Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Physical Oceanography Atmospheric Science Chemical Oceanography Applied Economics
Hindi English and Foreign Sciences Ship Technology
Polymer Science and Rubber Technology
Instrumentation Electronics Computer Science Computer Application
Statistics Physics Mathematics Biotechnology

CUSAT Admission 

CUSAT admission 2022 is open for the academic year 2022.  Admission is based on the entrance examinations like CAT, DAT, LET, GATE, MAT, CAT(IIM). Students can take admission to Cochin University of Science and Technology by filling up the online admission application form with the correct details on the official website. CUSAT registration is done online before filling up the application form. Cochin University of Science and Technology B.Tech and M.Tech Admission depends upon the eligibility and Common Admission Test(CAT) and GATE ranks, respectively. CUSAT MBA admission 2022 depends upon the marks scored in KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM) examination. CUSAT Ph.D admission 2022 depends upon the Design Aptitude Test.

CUSAT Eligibility Criteria

Cochin University of Science and Technology offers numerous courses. Admission is based upon strict eligibility criteria and students have to keep this in mind while filling the application form, failing to which students are not allowed to take admission. Below is a list of a few courses offered by CUSAT with their eligibility criteria:

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects. 
  • The candidate should have a valid test score of the Common Admission Test conducted by the university.

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed the B.Tech degree program from a recognized university with an aggregate of 50% marks.
  • A valid test score in the GATE exam.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed bachelor degree with an aggregate of 50% marks from a recognised university. 
  • A valid test score in the KMAT/CAT(IIM)/C-MAT exam.

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Why Choose CUSAT?

CUSAT has been counted in the Times Higher Education World Ranking since 2017. The University has entered into several collaborative ventures with reputed Universities and Institutions around the world. Students from across the globe came to study in the university. It is the only institution in Kerala to be ranked in the International survey. It offers modern teaching-learning facilities for faculty and students.

CUSAT Academic Advantages

The research activities of the university are supported and funded by the Central Government agencies like UGC, DBT, DST, MHRD, etc., as well as various international institutions and universities. The curriculum is designed to provide exposure to current technology to students. Some of its academic advantages are:

  • The university focuses on holistic learning for its students.
  • It has recognised 21 research centres.
  • It also offers semester courses for international students which teach them Hindi, Konkani, Kerala Culture, Indian Crafts and others. 

CUSAT Vs Top Universities in India

CUSAT's few elements, in comparison to the other top universities in India, are tabulated below:

Name of Institute NIRF 2021 Highest Package No. of Courses Offered
CUSAT 44 INR 40 LPA 60+
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 24 INR 13.5 LPA - INR 15 LPA 310
NIT Calicut 25 INR 67.6 LPA 50+


CUSAT cut off 2022 will be released after the results of the CAT, DAT, LET, GATE, MAT, CAT(IIM) 2022 exam will be out. The university releases a cut-off every academic year for various courses during admission time. Candidates looking for admissions in courses like,, B.Voc, M.Sc, M.Voc, M.A, MCA, LL.M, M.F.Sc are required to meet the cut off score of CUSAT CAT to become eligible. 

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CUSAT Result

CUSAT admission results for various courses will be announced after the results of CAT, DAT, LET, GATE, MAT, CAT(IIM) 2021 will be announced. Common Admission Test results will be announced after June 2022, students can check the results on the official website of the university. The announcement of the commencement of classes after the declaration of the result will be notified on the website.

CUSAT Infrastructure

CUSAT campus offers world-class conveniences for students to complement a better learning environment. Facilities like canteen, auditorium, hostel, laboratories,  research centres etc are present on the campus. The library has a collection of 95000 reference books, back volumes of periodicals and doctoral postulations, licenses, 92 unfamiliar print diaries, 51 Indian Journals, CD-ROM, and so forth. A separate accommodation facility for male and female students are provided at the facility. There are 4 inns for boys, with 600 beds, and 5 inns for girls, with 700 beds. The hostel provides basic facilities like water, electricity, mess, etc for students. 

Given below are the facilities offered:

  • Sports complex
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium 
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • Computer lab
  • Canteen
  • Hostel
  • Security

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CUSAT Placement

CUSAT placement cell coordinates placement activities for students of every department. It works as the link between the recruiters and students, and are responsible for carrying out all the in-campus placement activities. There is a provision of the pre-placement offer for students who are pursuing an internship. According to the recent placement reports of 2022, the average salary offered to students is INR 4.3 LPA and the highest salary is INR 40 LPA.

Some of the top recruiters of the institute are:

CEAT ONGC Reliance
E&T HUL Tata Steel
GAIL Hero Honda Motors Verizon

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CUSAT Scholarship

CUSAT provides financial assistance to its students. Students can apply for a range of scholarships from a variety of sources within the university. These scholarships are given to students based on merit and need. CUSAT provides the following scholarship resources:

  • Govt. of Kerala Portal for Student Scholarships
  • National Scholarship Portal for Students
  • Commonwealth Scholarship from the UK

CUSAT Collaborations

CUSAT has an Office of International Relations(OIR), which manages the international relations of the university. The university has collaborated with various international and national institutions/universities for the benefits of research and education. Given below are some of the partners:

International Collaborations:

CUSAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with various international institutes and universities. Some names of universities and institutes are given below:

Country Partnering University
SriLanka PRISL
Sweden University of Gothenberg
Japan Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Japan Niigata University
Italy University of Salerno
Norway NERSC
Slovenia University of Maribor
USA Louisiana State University

CUSAT Faculty

CUSAT faculty is best at providing quality education to students and always strive to make them more learning centred. The head of departments and professors holds meaningful experience in their area of specialization. Almost every professor, dean and head of departments hold a doctorate. The faculty has presented many research papers on the national and international stage. 

CUSAT Alumni

CUSAT Alumni Association is formed to bring the alumni under one roof. Students studying at the university are known as ‘CUSATIANS’. Alumni are spread across the globe and are working on prestigious positions in MNCs. They have instituted different alumnus awards, and the awards are presented to alumni who excelled in various fields. Alumni can create their account on the alumni portal of the university and provide their services like recruiting, workshop conduction, speech delivery, etc, to students. 

Some of the notable alumni of the institute are:

Alumnus Profession
Sunil Thomas Honorable Judge, High court of Kerala
Mary Joseph Honorable Judge, High court of Kerala
Tom Jose Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala
Appu Krishnan Musician
Roshan Mathew Actor
B. Ravi Pillai Industrialist, business tycoon
Shanker Ramakrishnan Director
Sabu Thomas
Vice chancellor, MG University, Kottayam
Madhu Vasudevan Professor, lyricist
Binoy Viswam
Politician, ex-member of Parliament, Former Forest & Wildlife Minister.

CUSAT University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 161
Year of Establishment 1971
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 4131
Campus Area 180 Acres

CUSAT University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
44 Engineering
47 Engineering
27 University

Exams Accepted by CUSAT University



Exam Date: Jun 19, 2022


Exam Date: Jul 04, 2022


Which is the best course in CUSAT?

Safety and Fire Engineering, Naval Arch, and Ship Building are some of the best branches that CUSAT offers.

Does Cochin University of Science and Technology provide a separate hostel for girls?

Cochin University provides separate hostels for both girls and boys. 

Is CUSAT a good college?

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has always ranked among the top 3 colleges in the state of Kerala. It was recently ranked 44 under the University category by NIRF Ranking 2021.

Does CUSAT have MBBS?

Yes, CUSAT offers a course in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

What entrance exam is required for admission in B.Tech at CUSAT?

CAT score is used to determine admission to the B.Tech programme at CUSAT Kochi. Candidates must also have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board.

CUSAT University Reviews

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International Exposure


Fees and Scholarship


Placements & Internships


College Infrastructure


Hostels & Food


Clubs & Associations


Social Atmosphere


Nazmal | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2023

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

  • 4.6
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 5
Placements & Internships

There are a lot of placements going on here among them BTech ship technology students and BTech fire and safety students get high packages which are higher or on par with the top IITs. CS and IT also have a great package percentage. As per data Btech ship, technology's minimum placement is 24 LPA and the maximum is around 72 LPA.

Fees and Scholarship

There are two fee structures one as state merit which is for Keralites as the campus is situated in Kerala and all India merit where students outside Kerala can take admission, as well as Keralite students, can also take admission over there. State merit is around 22,000 per semester and 44,000 for all India and 55,000 for NRI students. Scholarships are provided by campus and if you want to take a loan you should give a form to the principal as per his data you will get a loan from any bank it's an easy process.

Shivam | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2022

Reviewed on Sep 04, 2019

  • 3.4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships

No internship is done yet as I'm currently in 2nd year.

Sysco, TCS, Nishan Digital, etc

Average Package - 4 to 5 lac per annum and Highest package for 2019 batch is 29 lac in Sysco till now

Fees and Scholarship

Cochin University of Science and Technology, [CUSAT] Kochi Fee Structure. The fee for my course is Rs 90,000 per year. Nothing to General categories Only to reserved students of Kerala Bihar Student Credit Card

Vaishnavi | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

  • 4.1
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Placements & Internships 3
Fees and Scholarship

I got admission in merit seat so my fees was INR 5000-6000/year. For management, it is INR 35k to 40k per year and for NRI seats it is INR 75k to 1 lakh per year.

Top rank scholarships, ie, students who achieved top rank in entrance exam only pay INR 1000/year

If there are 6 departments, 12 students get this scholarship. ie, 2 students from each department.

Loans are available from govt. banks only.

Clubs & Associations

Every year there are sports and cultural weeks. Intercollegiate matches will be done!

Life in this college will be great. One reason is it is in the heart of Cochin. One of the best colleges in University in Kerala.

Hary | Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2018

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

  • 4.9
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
Clubs & Associations
  • The activities are mainly done by the college union and the clubs here are very active and charming. An amenity center is provided for students relaxation and welfare in Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Placements & Internships
  • Under the act by Kerala government, student aid fund for all students are provided in each year and other scholarships are available.
  • The campus selections are frequently carried for MBA and Engineering students by multinational corporations.
  • The Alumni network is very active in Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Munawar | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2013

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

  • 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
Fees and Scholarship
  • The PGDM course fee at Cochin University of Science and Technology is about INR 60000 per year 
  • Many scholarships are available to the students such as MERIT CUM MEANS scholarship provided by the central govt. , Scholarship provided by the MBA full-time batch 1989 etc.
  • In 2014, all the students who applied for the MCM scholarship got it. In 2015, a scholarship was given to the students whose degree marks were above 70%.
  • Of the course, few is comparatively lower and the chance of getting a scholarship is higher, there is no need to get a loan. Even though, almost all the banks provide loans to the students.
Academics & Faculty
  • Classes are from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Projects are given by the teachers of each subject separately. There are internal exams( number varies according to lecturers) and an external exam per semester. Usually, there will 2 assignments per subject ( total 14 )for
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