College of Engineering Trivandrum: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Roumik Roy Roumik Roy | Sep 16, 2023
Roumik Roy
Roumik Roy

Updated on - Sep 16, 2023

The College of Engineering Trivandrum was established in 1939, but when the administration came under the control of the Government of Kerala it moved to a sprawling 125 acres campus in 1960. It is one of the best-known and most sought-after engineering colleges in the state.

The College of Engineering Trivandrum Admissions is for the undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses. The college was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation [NBA] and approved by the All India Council of Technical Education [AICTE].

According to a study sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, the College of Engineering, Trivandrum was among the Top Ten Engineering Colleges in India. Now it ranks among the top in the country in the quality of its graduates and the number of top jobs they get. 

Moreover, the Kerala Government has sanctioned a new satellite project in association with ISRO through this Institute. This project aims to design, fabricate, and launch a nano-satellite, in association with ISRO and CET Centre for Interdisciplinary Research [CCIR].

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College of Engineering Trivandrum was the first engineering college in the Travancore State. There are around 3500 students and285 teaching staff and 290 non -teaching staff.

Year of Establishment 1939 
Type of Institution Public 
Accreditation NBA 
Approvals AICTE 
Affiliation  APJ Abdul Kalam University 
Infrastructure  Computing facility, Library, Hostel, Research Centre 
Campus Area 125 Acres 
Faculty count 575 
College of Engineering Trivandrum Address  Sreekaryam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, PIN 695016
Contact Number 0471 2515502
Email ID [email protected]
Courses Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research  College of Engineering Trivandrum Fee Structure 

CET Courses:

Disciplines Courses Specializations
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering (Evening Course)
Electrical & electronics
Electrical & electronics (Evening Course)
Electronics & Communication
Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
Electronics & Communication (Evening Course)
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (Evening Course)
Computer Science and Engineering
Structural Engineering
Traffic &Transportation Engineering
Hydraulics Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Geo Informatics
Machine Design
Propulsion Engineering
Thermal Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Financial Engineering
Manufacturing & Automation
Control Systems
Power Systems
Guidance & Navigational Control
Electrical Machines
Microwave and TV Engineering
Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
Signal processing
Micro & Nano Electronics
Robotics & Automation
Computer Science & Engineering
Information Security
Computer Applications
Business Administration
M. Arch Urban Design
M. Plan Planning

College of Engineering Infrastructure Facilities:

  • The central computing facility is comprised of 3 labs, namely the Central Computing Facility Lab, Centre for Training in Software Engineering Lab, and the Sree Chithirathirunaal Centre for Computing Lab.
  • There are a server room and 10 high-end servers noded which is shared among all the departments and administrative offices.
  • The TREST Research Park assists companies with a research focus to set up a base in the park, where the Corporate R&D, the faculty, and students of CET work together.
  • The College also has a Centre of Excellence in Fluid Dynamics and the Transportation and Research Engineering Centre present on campus.
  • The Centre for Continuing Education helps in conducting courses, training programs, and workshops.
  • The Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Unit looks after all refrigeration related issues on campus, giving students hands-on experience.
  • The Technical Library has a vast collection of print and e-resources for the students to use.
  • The Reading Room has 145 seats with individual tables.

Library Resources:

Type of Resource Number of Resources
Lending Section 42740
Reference Section 23000
Book Bank Section 24013
Back Volumes 11216
Current Periodicals 43
Journals 138
E-Books 172
E-Journals 2500

College of Engineering Placement Highlights:

  • The Career Guidance and Placement Unit provides the facility to place final year students in respectable organizations through campus recruitment.
  • It is fully computerized and has high-speed internet connectivity.
  • The Placement activities are held in seven air-conditioned rooms.
  • They provide industrial training to students during their course of study.
  • They organize lectures, seminars, group discussions, mock interviews, etc. for career guidance, entrepreneurship, and personality development.
  • They prepare their students for competitive examinations like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, GATE, CAT, etc.
  • Infosys and Accenture are the top recruiters during the campus placement drives.
  • 383 students were placed during campus recruitment.
  • The recruiters of the College of Engineering Trivandrum include Amazon, Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Cognizant, etc.

CET Clubs and Committees:

  • The Entrepreneurship Development Club [EDC] is functioning to develop the entrepreneurship skills of the students.
  • The ENCON Club which refers to Energy Conservation was formed to promote energy conservation among the staff and students.
  • The Environmental Club concentrates on conserving and documenting the Biodiversity of the campus.
  • Anti-ragging squad
  • Internal complaint committee
  • Student welfare committee
  • Students grievance residential committee
  • Disciplinary action committee
  • Anti-ragging committee


College of Engineering Eligibility Criteria:

Course Eligibility
  • The candidate should have passed in 10+2.
  • The candidate should have a valid score in KEAM.
  • The candidate should have passed in 10+2.
  • The Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in the relevant stream from a recognized University.
  • The Candidate should have a valid score in GATE.
M.Arch/ MCA
  • The Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate in the relevant stream from a recognized University.
  • The Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate in the relevant stream from a recognized University.
  • The Candidate should have a valid score in CMAT/ CAT/ KMAT
  • Admissions will be based on performance in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

CET Admission Procedure:

  • Admissions will be based on past academic merit and scores in qualifying exams [if applicable].
  • Some courses also require short-listed candidates to appear for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


College of Engineering Hostel Details:

There are separate hostels for both boys and girls. The College of Engineering Trivandrum Infrastructure Facilities includes the Central Library, Gymnasium, Sports facilities, etc.

  • 250 rooms are available in the boys' hostel which can accommodate 500 students.
  • 140 rooms are available in the girls' hostel which can accommodate 400 students.
  • The hostel blocks are easily accessible from the main campus.
  • Facilities for both indoor and outdoor games are available in hostels.
  • Mess facility is available for the hostel students.
  • Both hostels have wardens, assistant wardens, and a tutor.

College of Engineering Trivandrum Highlights

Institution Type Public
Accredited by NBA

College of Engineering Trivandrum Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#17 in 2023 Architecture
#22 in 2022 Architecture

College of Engineering Trivandrum Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech ₹24,000 4 Years
MBA ₹1,50,000 2 Years
MTech ₹12,000 2 Years
B.Arch ₹30,000 5 Years
M.Arch ₹12,000 2 Years
MCA ₹21,000 3 Years

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Reviewed on Apr 08, 2021
4.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
4.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Some of the top recruiting companies for our course are Adobe, Amazon, Google, MSN, Infosys, Arcesium, etc. Core Engineering, IT, and IT-enabled services are the top roles provided by recruiting companies. CET has good placement records.<

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Deepika Mohandas Batch 2019 B.Tech Civil Engineering
Reviewed on Jun 05, 2018
5 Fees
4 Placements
3 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

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Anugraha Isaac Batch 2018 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on May 28, 2018
3.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
4 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : There were internships from good companies like Pragmatix, KPMG, State Bank of India, etc. The different companies which came for campus recruitment are ITC, Allianz, Envestnet, Amazon, TCS, etc. There's a good alumni network here.

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Lord Elsid Batch 2021 BTech CSE
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
2 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
4 Infrastructure
2.5 Campus

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Noufalsha F Batch 2013 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018
5 Placements

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