Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) offers admission to the third semester of B.Tech. programs through lateral entry scheme. Generally, for all courses, the application starts from January month of every year.
Applicants for B.Tech Lateral Entry programs will be required to appear for the Lateral Entry Test (LET) conducted by the university.
CUSAT offers the following lateral entry B.Tech Programmes:
To apply, the candidates must register via the online application form available on the university website. The candidates must check the eligibility criteria before proceeding with the application form.
To register, the candidates must visit the official CUSAT website. Candidates applying for B Tech Lateral Entry cannot select their choices of Branch, Seat category, etc., during the time of online submission of application.
The online application submission is a two-stage process.
Required dimensions and size of photo & signature
For Photo: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with the file size between 4 KB and 100 KB
For Signature: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm with a file size between 1 KB and 30 KB
|General Category||INR. 1000/-|
|SC/ST Category||INR. 500/-|
|NRI Category||INR. 6000/-|
Note: An additional fee of INR. 10,000/- is payable by candidates opting Dubai as Test Centre.
Make Payment: Payment can be done through SBI/SBT Internet Banking or through Challan. Check the application status after two working days from the date of payment.
One must have a three-year Diploma in Engineering/Technology awarded by the Board of Technical Education recognized by the Department of Technical Education, Government of Kerala, with not less than 60% marks, will be considered for admission to the B.Tech. program through Lateral Entry Scheme.
The maximum age prescribed is 25 years as on 1st July of the year of admission.
The Candidates belonging to Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) and Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) communities are eligible for applying if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examinations.
There are two types of reservations in CUSAT, Cochin.
Reservation for Professional Programme
|Category||Seat Reservation (in %)|
|Kerala Scheduled Castes (KSC)||8%|
|Kerala Scheduled Tribes (KST)||2%|
|SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Communities)|
|Ezhava /Thiyya / Billava (ETB)||9%|
|Other Backward Hindus (OBH)||3%|
|Latin Catholic and Anglo-Indians (LCC)||3%|
|Other Backward Christian (OBX)||1%|
|Pot Making Castes (PMC)||1%|
Physically Challenged: 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates with at least 40% disability for all B.Tech courses, except B.Tech Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ship Building, Instrumentation, Polymer Science & Engineering and Safety & Fire Engineering. One seat each for all other academic programmes except M.Sc. (Industrial Fisheries) is reserved for physically challenged candidates.
Blind: Reservation for Blind candidates is applicable only for MA (Hindi) and LLM programmes.
Note: Candidates belonging to states other than Kerala are not eligible for communal reservation.
For admission to B.Tech. Lateral Entry Course, the candidates must appear for the Lateral Entry Test.
There are 200 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in the following fields-
Duration: 3 hours duration
Maximum Marks: 600
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College