Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT] Rankings


Ranked 89 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 94 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 116 for B.Tech by NIRF 2019
Ranked 72 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 44 for B.Tech by The Week 2020
Ranked 801 for Science by THE 2020
Ranked 54 for Overall by QS 2020
Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi

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

Kochi, Kerala AICTE, UGC Estd 1971 State University NAAC Grade A 4 Questions Answered Ranked 89 for Overall by NIRF 2020+6 more

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Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

CUSAT has introduced a new innovative course of M.Sc in Forensic Science for the academic year 2020-2021. The course is of the duration of 2 years and the yearly seat intake is 25.

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a State University located in Kochi, Kerala. It was named as the University of Cochin in 1971 and reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology in February 1986. CUSAT has been recognized by UGC. It has been approved by AICTE and accredited by NAAC. The university aims at promoting and prosecuting research in applied science, technology, industry, commerce, social science and management for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of society.
The university offers various UG, Integrated, PG, Executive, Diploma, PG Diploma, Certificate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses. Admissions at CUSAT to these courses are conducted every year. 

CUSAT Highlights





State University

Campus Area

180 Acres

CUSAT Courses

The university conducts CUSAT CAT for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Voc, MCA, MBA, MA, M.Sc, LLB, BBA programs offered by various colleges under the university.

Undergraduate Courses

B. Tech, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB, LLB
- Admission to UG and Integrated programs are done on the basis of marks acquired by a candidate in 10+2 (relevant stream) or equivalent. Final Selections to UG and Integrated programs are done on the basis of scores obtained in Entrance Exams conducted by the University.

  • KEAM/ CUSAT-CAT Engineering Entrance Exam – Valid Score (B.Tech.) and B.Sc. M.Sc.).
  • CUSAT Entrance Exam – Valid Score (B.Com. LLB and BBA LLB).

Postgraduate Courses

M.Sc., MA, MCA, MBA, LLM, M.Voc
Admission to PG programs are done on the basis of marks acquired by a candidate in their Bachelor’s Degree Examination (relevant stream) or equivalent.

  • KMAT/ CAT/ CMAT/ GMAT – Valid Score (for MBA and Executive MBA).
  • GATE Entrance Exam – Valid Score (M.Tech.).
    Final Selections to PG programs are done on the basis of scores obtained in Entrance Exam followed by Group Discussion/ Personal Interview conducted by the University

For the M.Phil programs, the candidates having Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

For Ph.D. research course, the candidates should hold a Master's degree/ M.Phil. in relevant field with minimum 55% marks in aggregate. Final selection of candidates is done on the basis of:

  • Entrance Test followed by Personal Interview conducted by CUSAT.
  • UGC (NET)/ CSIR (JRF) Examination (for Ph.d.).
  • SLET/ GATE/ Teacher Fellowship holders (for Ph.D.).
  • Direct award of Fellowship by DST (INSPIRE), ICMR or any such national agency (Ph.D.).

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CUSAT Placements

The placement cell at CUSAT coordinates with all the departments and helps the students in securing jobs in the industry. It also acts as a connecting link between the students and the recruiters. Top recruiters include Reliance, Bharat Petroleum, Wipro, Oracle, Seat, Godrej, IBM, IBS, Nestle, Indian Oil, Tata Steel, Standard Chartered,  South Indian Bank, Vedanta, etc.

Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi Fees & Eligibility

B.Tech₹46,600 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 50% + KEAM
B.Sc + M.Sc₹21,440 (1st Year Fees)10+2
M.Sc₹6,415 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 55% + CUSATCAT
MBA₹32,810 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + CAT
M.C.A₹33,530 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 60% + CUSATCAT
Ph.D₹8,525 (1st Year Fees)Post Graduation
B.Com + L.L.B₹26,815 (1st Year Fees)10+2
Select Degree : B.Tech B.Sc + M.Sc M.Sc MBA B.Voc M.C.A Ph.D B.Com + L.L.B BBALLB M.F.Sc L.L.B L.L.M M.C.A {Lateral} M.Tech B.Tech {Lateral} M.Phil M.Voc PG Diploma M.A Certification Diploma + 15 More
Select Stream : Engineering Computer Applications Science Arts Law Agriculture Commerce Management Vocational Courses + 4 More

Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT] Top Courses, Fees & Eligibility

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      Master of Arts [M.A]

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        Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi : 4 Answered QuestionsView All

        • Top Answer By Supriya Sarkar on 10-Nov-2020

        Ans. SOE CUSAT provides a friendly, challenging and supportive environment for the IT/CSE students to get selected in top MNCs. The institute ranks 62nd among the universities in India by NIRF ranking 2020. Almost 90% of the students from the IT/CSE branch gets placed every year.  NIT Manipur is one of the 10 newly set up NITs and ranks 148th in the engineering category by NIRF ranking 2019. The institute provides a very good placement record and maintains 100% placements for the CSE branch.  Admission Process:- SOE CUSAT:- The minimum eligibility is 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. The candidates need to have a valid score of 1030 - 3991 in the KEAM examination. The course fee required is INR 86,040. The seats available in this course is 90. NIT Manipur:- The minimum eligibility is 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 75% marks.  The candidates have to pass the JEE Main exam followed by a JoSAA counselling to get admission. The seats allotted for this course is 60. The total fees required is INR 1.48 LPA. Placements:- Both these institutes concluded the 2020 placement drive by hosting more than 14 different recruiters who provided 35 job opportunities to the candidates of BTech and MTech. Categories SOE CUSAT NIT Manipur Placement rate 90% 100% No of students placed 540 45 Highest package INR 29 LPA INR 14 LPA Average package INR 5 LPA INR 7 LPA The top recruiters are CEAT, MRF, Infosys, Amdocs, HCL, Mphasis, L&T, Accenture, etc. NIT Manipur is more preferred than SOE CUSAT. The syllabus of NIT Manipur is more advanced and application-oriented than SOE CUSAT. A degree from NIT/IIT will be helpful in future abroad studies as they get special consideration which other local universities cannot provide.Read more

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        • Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 29-Sep-2020

        Ans. Amrita University has ranked 4th among the top engineering colleges by NIRF in 2020. Cochin University of Science and Technology has ranked 89th among the top engineering colleges by NIRF in 2020 and has been marked as an ‘A’ graded institution by NAAC. Both these universities have several advantages and each one of them has evolved in their own ways over the years. Both of them offer good facilities to their students, which is why it can get difficult to choose either one of them. However, in order to get over the dilemma about which one would be perfect for you, go through these points which will eventually help you make the final call. Admission: Amrita university- It offers MTech courses in various specializations, such as Cyber Security, Automotive Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc. Admission to the MTech program is through GATE. For non-GATE qualified candidates, the selection is based on past academic records and personal interviews conducted by the University. Students applying for admission to MTech programs should have passed with a minimum of 60% aggregate in BE/BTech/MSc in relevant engineering disciplines. The course fee for MTech at Amrita University is 3.57 lakhs. Cochin University of Science and Technology- It offers full-time and per-time MTech courses in various specializations. Students should have BE/BTech/BSc degree with 60% aggregate from any recognized university. The selection of the programs is through GATE/DAT/JNU Entrance Test. The total course fee for CUSAT is INR 34,675. Placement: Amrita University- Some of the top recruiters of the Amrita University students are Amazon, Google, TCS, CTS, Microsoft, and more. The highest salary package remains around 30 LPA and the lowest one is 3 LPA-5 LPA. CUSAT- The top recruiters who offer placements to the CUSAT students are HCL, IBM, IBS, ORACLE, MAHINDRA, INFOSYS, and more. The highest package is 18 LPA and the average salary package remains around 5 LPA. Infrastructure: Amrita University offers good facilities to the students which include a well-designed library, sports fields along with hostel facilities for both boys and girls. CUSAT, similarly provides modern classrooms with all the necessary equipment, alongside a library, sports facilities, and more. Each department is provided with its individual laboratories. These are some of the major factors that you should be taking into consideration before making a decision about which one you would choose as your future institution.Read more

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        • Top Answer By Sagar Pandey on 22-Sep-2020

        Ans. PES University is a private university and has four campuses, offering various courses under different streams. The university has been recognized by AIU, AICTE, and UGC. The college has been ranked 26th and 43rd for MBA by Times and Outlook respectively. Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), is a state university and is recognized by AIU, AICTE, UGC. The college is ranked 89th by NIRFunder the category of overall universities. Admission Procedure: PES: The college offers 97 courses across 11 streams. The fees vary from 1.28 Lakhs to 13.21 Lakhs across various courses. The college grants admission to students on the basis of aggregate scores obtained in previous qualifying examinations and PESSAT, the common entrance test conducted by the university. The college also accepts scores of national level entrance exams (CAT, JEE, XAT, etc.). The institute also conducts personal interviews for some postgraduate courses. CUSAT: The university has 21 centers and 31 departments, offering a total of 71 courses. The fees vary from Rs 38,500 to 3.23 Lakhs across various courses. The minimum eligibility criteria for all courses is having passed their 10+2 examinations/ graduate degree with a minimum of 50%. For admissions, the university conducts a common admission test CUSAT, Lateral Entry Test, or Departmental Admission Test. The university also accepts CAT, MAT, and GATE scores. Infrastructure & Facilities: PES: The college is built over a large 25-acre campus. It is home to a handy library with a collection of e-journals, coursebooks, and e-books. The college has in-campus hostels for both boys and girls. The campus also has various sporting facilities such as cricket, football, and basketball. The college has a number of laboratories for different departments and a moot court for law students. A number of other facilities such as cafeterias, a gym, medical facilities, and auditoriums are also available. CUSAT: The college is built over a 180-acre campus. The campus has a well-equipped library for its students. The college has separate hostels for boys and girls, with a total of 1300 beds available. The college also provides a café, auditorium, sports facilities, bank, computer lab, and medical facilities. Placements: PES: In 2019, 56 companies visited the campus which included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and EY. A total of 861 offers were made to the students. The average package offered at the college is 6.8 LPA and the highest package went up to 48 LPA. CUSAT: A total of 105 recruiters come for placements including Amazon, Cisco, Verizon, and Infosys. The average package offer was 4.94 LPA, with the highest offered package going up to 18 LPA Both colleges outshine one another on different fronts. While CUSAT has a more economical fee structure and a much larger campus. PES on the other hand scores better on the parameters of facilities and placements provided by the college. However, CUSAT is ranked much higher than PES in terms of college rankings and makes it a better option. The choice between the two colleges also depends on your preference between a private and a state-run university.Read more

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        • Top Answer By Ankita Mitra on 31-Aug-2020

        Ans. CET is better than CUSAT. NIRF 2020 has ranked CET #85 for BTech out of 300 in India. CET is considered the 3rd best institute in Kerala after NIT-C and  IIST-TVM. Given below is a brief comparison between the two institutes.   Particulars CET  CUSAT Established 1939 1971 Accreditation NBA NAAC Rank #85 for BTech by NIRF 2020 #89 for overall by NIRF 2020 Courses offered B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Plan B.Tech, BBA, M.Tech, MSc, MCA, MBA, M.Phil, M.Voc Average salary 16 LPA 5 LPA Highest salary 32.5 LPA 18 LPA Recruiters AADYA Aerospace Pvt.Ltd, Accenture, Adobe Systems, Amazon, Arcadium, Cognizant technology, etc. Reliance, ShoreTel, Bharat petroleum, SunTech, Nestle, Snapdeal, TATA steel, etc. CET has a heritage of more than 75 years. The institute has a strong alumni base present in all domains around the globe. CET also offers better placement as compared to CUSAT. However, for branches like Naval Architecture or Fire and Safety CUSAT is the better choice.    Read more

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          StudentB.Com LLB
          Batch : 2024
          Remarks -
          8 /10

          Because Cochin University of Science and technology is one of the prestigious University in India. It is a government owned autonomous University in Kochi, Kerala. I opted this course because law is a good career option.

          10/10social life
          StudentBCom LLB
          Batch : 2024
          Remarks -
          8.3 /10

          *Ample resource of the University. The library of CUSAT is vastly rich. Students and teachers even from NUALS come here at the university library for reference. *Experienced Faculty of SLS. * Good reviews from the senior batches and students from other law colleges. *Brand name of CUSAT

          10/10social life
          StudentBBA LLB
          Batch : 2023
          Remarks -
          4.3 /10

          Science has never been my thing. Law was just an idea of taking up one fine day and I did, that simple. The college however was the only choice available at that time in south India according to my parent??s choice and considering it was the college that I got information being of getting into first. L

          8/10social life
          Sandra ann t JosephBBA LLB HONS
          Batch : 2024
          Remarks -
          6.7 /10

          Ranking of the institution and the facilities in the college is good. I didn't clear CLAT so there was no other good option left for me.the fee is affordable and institute is located at a warm place.

          8/10social life
          Vismay SreeprakashBBA.LLB
          Batch : 2024
          Remarks -
          7 /10

          Good reputation and a great campus life. Good academical and infrastructural brilliance. As there are other departments in the university there is a more social and streesfree life. The departments conduct various arts and sports festivals throughout the year. So it's fun.

          10/10social life
          StudentSafety and Fire engineering
          Batch : 2021
          Remarks -
          8.7 /10

          Government College, Focused on core engineering branches, beautiful campus with lots of sports facilities, loads of beautiful pgs and hostels, nice placements, dedicated faculty and qualitative learning.

          9/10social life
          Batch : 2021
          Remarks -
          5 /10

          One of the best universities in India, and kerala. It's know for it's way of teaching. Placements are quite good and you can join to a DREAM company Ranked in good positions by education trusts. University is under the affiliation of central government.

          5/10social life
          Abhishek Kumar ghoshCivil engineering
          Batch : 2020
          Remarks -
          6.3 /10

          This college is the best engineering college in Kerala and also the lab facility provided by college is even better then some of iit and nit. The syllabus of the college almost covered more than the syllabus for different competitive exam which is conducted for masters and PhD level. The faculty are so good that they will provide special attention to students who are weaker in any particular stream or subject. Placement of students os quite good with repect to other government and private college.

          6/10social life
          AISWARYA K PB.Tech CIVIL
          Batch : 2016

          Best University and college in Kerala

          Remarks -
          9.8 /10

          Good management and excellent campus. Nothing to say negative.

          10/10social life
          10/10campus life
          Pintu kumarMCAPursued
          BATCH : 2020

          Best of B.Tech except Civil branch

          Remarks -
          8.7 /10

          Overall very good for can go there for B.Tech,MCA,MBA, Marine engineering.

          9/10social life
          8/10campus life

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          Devika A Anil

          Which should I prefer-soe CUSAT or lbs college of engineering for women trivandrum?

          21 Jun, 2018 14:45
          Garima Bansal

          HI Devika, You may contact to 0484-2577290 , 2577550 To get information regarding to your query.

          31 Aug, 2018 16:38

          I am an associate member of Institute of Cost Accountants of India , i would like to join Phd program in management , pls let me inform the procedure

          14 Sep, 2017 00:10
          Kalpana Sharma Expert

          Hi Rajan, If you want to apply for Ph.D., then you need to full fill some eligibility criteria of this course which are listed below:

          1 Candidate holding Master’s Degree from a recognized University with 55% in the qualifying examination or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 Point scale are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme. (SC/ST candidates shall be eligible for concession up to 10% marks for admission provided that he/she has a pass in the qualifying examination).

          2. Candidates can apply for PhD Programme as per Common Admission Test Notification through a University Research Department. Any University Department or a Research Institution recognised by CUSAT can be opted as the Centre for Research. Candidates intending to do research in the recognised institutions can submit an application through the linked departments. 

          For complete information about this course, please official site of this college

          I hope this information will help you. 

          14 Sep, 2017 15:05
          suvarna km

          what is the cutoff in cat for sc students

          12 Sep, 2017 00:10
          Kalpana Sharma Expert

          Hi Suvarna, I am providing you the link for your query, please check this CAT Cutoff

          12 Sep, 2017 16:50
          Rene Jose Cherian

          I am completing my BSc Industrial chemistry degree 2017. I would like to do a MBA

          22 Feb, 2017 17:03
          tanmay mohan devli

          sir I am not able to find the admission link for cusat btech kindly help me

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