Founded in the year 1971, the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a premier university in Kerala. The CUSAT specializes in courses in the steams of Science and Technology. Also, the CUSAT consists of three campuses. The Trikkakara in Kochi is the main CUSAT campus while the other two CUSAT campuses are traceable to Kochi and Alleppey.
CUSAT has 10 faculties: Law, Science, Engineering, Architecture, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Social Science, Medical Sciences, Marine Science, and Engineering.
For admissions to the CUSAT undergraduate courses, the aspirants have to qualify CUSAT CAT; and for the CUSAT lateral entry admissions, they should qualify CUSAT LAT.
To admit students in the BTech (including for Lateral entry candidates) and MTech courses, the CUSAT also considers the candidates scores in the national-level exams such as JNUEE, GATE, and LET.
For admission in the MBA courses that CUSAT offers, the applicants scores in the national-level and state-level qualifying exams are also considered. These include CAT (IIM), C-MAT (AICTE), and KMAT.
Also, CUSAT holds the BSc and MSc integrated course that runs for 5 years. Of the total 5 years, 3 years is reserved for then BSc courses and 2 years for the MSc course.
CUSAT CAT: Eligibility Criteria
For BTech (Regular):
The applicant has to clear the Class XII or equivalent examination. Moreover, they should secure at least 50% aggregate marks in PCM subjects while also securing 50% marks individually in these subjects.
Where the BTech in Marine Engineering course is concerned, the eligibility criteria require the candidate to score minimum 60% marks in PCM subjects and 50% marks in Maths.
For BTech (Lateral Entry)
He/she should hold a Diploma after completing the 3-year Diploma courses in Engineering and Technology, with at least 60% marks.
CUSAT CAT: Selection Criteria
For BTech (Regular)
To be eligible for the BTech regular programs, the applicant should qualify the CUSAT CAT exam, which the University conducts. This exam has 250 multiple-choice questions, based on Class XII syllabus. The duration of the exam is 4 hours and contains the following sections:
- Mathematics: (125 questions)
- Physics & Chemistry: (125 questions)
For BTech (Lateral Entry)
To qualify for Lateral entry admissions in the BTech programs, the candidates have to qualify the CUSAT Lateral Admission Test (LET). Based on the rank that the candidate secures in the CUSAT LET, the university suggests suitable courses for the shortlisted candidates.
The CUSAT LET consists of 200 multiple-choice questions; the candidates have 3 hours to answer the given questions on the below-listed subjects:
- English: (20 questions)
- Mathematics: (50 questions)
- Engineering Mechanics: (40 questions)
- Engineering Graphics: (40 questions)
- General Engineering: (50 questions)
CUSAT CAT: How to Apply?
As per the CUSAT admission process, the candidates can gain admissions in the courses via an entrance exam that the University holds or a pan-India level qualifying test. To apply to the courses that CUSAT provides, the aspiring candidates can apply via the official website.
- Visit the CUSAT official website
- Search for and follow by clicking the ‘New Candidate Registration’
- Under registration, furnish the basic details – including name, course, date of birth, valid email address, and mobile number.
- The login details are sent to the candidate’s mobile number and email address
- The subsequent step is to download and follow by filling the online application form
- Also, upload the compulsory documents in the stipulated format
- Remit the application fee via the acceptable payment methods
- Before application submission, check if all details are corrects
The Admit Cards of the selected candidates are downloadable from the official website. The candidate has to carry their respective ones to the exam hall for verification.