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    CUSAT Youth Fest: ‘Sargam 2018’ to mark the end of an era

    Photo From Sargam 2016. Courtesy : Ullas G Kalappura

    ‘Sargam 2018’, the CUSAT Youth Festival, scheduled to get under way here on Thursday, will be the varsity’s last youth festival featuring contestants from all the 32 colleges under the varsity. Starting next year, 22 of these colleges now affiliated to CUSAT will become part of the Kerala Technical University (KTU).

    “We cannot ensure participation on such a massive scale under the circumstances and will be bidding farewell to such a large stage where talents were given opportunities. There will be no new additions, no changes and the end of ‘Sargam’ will mark the end of an era,” the organizers said in a release.

    ‘Sargam 2018’, the five-day youth festival of CUSAT, will see off-stage competitions on the first two days, and the remaining three days will have on-stage competitions. There will be around 4,000 participants vying for honors in 68 event. The main venue is the open air auditorium on CUSAT campus and other department halls will serve as other stages. The youth festival will conclude on March 19. CUSAT V-C J Letha had launched ‘Sargam 2018’s official logo on March 9.

    News Courtesy: The Times of India

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    CUSAT Film Club Inauguration and Workshop

    The CUSAT Students Union Film Club 2017-18 is scheduled to be inaugurated on March 5th, 4p.m. at Hindi department auditorium. Screening of a movie is also planned.
    Students union also conducting a workshop on acting and film screenplay writing scheduled to happen on 6th March 2018. Interested students can participate in this workshop. Continue reading

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    STIC Open House!

    Facilities at STIC(Sophisticated Test and Instrumentation Centre), CUSAT will be open to public on 28 February 2018 in connection with National Science Day celebrations 2018. The public can use this opportunity to see the facilities at STIC and its demonstration. Continue reading

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    A motivational session on “Power of Purpose”

    ISTD Students chapter CUSAT organizes a motivational session on “Power of Purpose” on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm at PSRT Auditorium . The session will be handled by Dr. Ushy Mohan Das (The Michael Schumacher of Communications, The Iron Lady,
    Dr. Tongue Fu)

    Event Name: A motivational session on “Power of Purpose” by Ushy Mohan Das
    Date: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30pm
    Venue: PSRT Auditorium, CUSAT

    Henry Bastian C (Secretary, ISTD Students chapter, Cusat)
    95440 09868
    Continue reading

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    SCIENZA 2018 – SOE ​Annual Science Festival​


    SCIENZA 2018 – SOE  celebrates ​Annual Science Festival​  from February 16- March 1st, 2018.

    What is the Purpose behind this Event ?

    Scienza is a science festival which falls in the science month, February, and is organised with the purpose of igniting student interest in areas associated with technology.

    Organised by students and faculty, Scienza is a product of a unique collaboration and reflects their passion in the field of Engineering and interdisciplinary sciences.

    The entire event is designed over the course of two weeks and involves multiple events to challenge all the departments of SOE, CUSAT.


    The organisation of entire event has been funded and supported by ISSE, PTA and faculty members of School Of Engineering.

    More info :



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    CUSAT Hosted Ship For World Youth Japan Cultural Exchange Program

    CUSAT hosted the Ship for World Youth Japan Cultural Exchange program on 12 and 13 February in which a total of 300 delegates from 11 different countries came together to discuss global issues. The program was inaugurated by CUSAT Vice-Chancellor J Letha. Several students from CUSAT joined the discussions. NSS volunteers from CUSAT guided them throughout the whole program. Continue reading

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    Society expects a university’s intervention in crises: Governor

    Cusat Vice Chancellor J. Letha receiving the Chancellor’s Award for the Best University in Kerala from Governor P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.

    Governor P. Sathasivam on Tuesday said society expected a university’s intervention in times of crises or need.

    He was talking after handing over the third Chancellor’s Award for the Best University in Kerala to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and the maiden Emerging Young University Award to the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) at the Cusat seminar hall.

    Invoking the case of Cyclone Ockhi recently, Mr. Sathasivam observed how people had questioned the efficiency of the State’s facilities for weather prediction during the natural disaster. He lamented how Cusat’s radar facility has little role in the process of prediction.

    “I think, institutions must take up such issues with the appropriate authority so as to enable themselves to carry out more meaningful extension activities that would connect them to people,” he said. He hoped that at least in next year each varsity in the State would have at least one journal with a greater impact factor.

    “Our academic activities should not be confined to the mere imparting of textual knowledge. University education must refine the character of students, thereby raising the intellectual tone of the entire society and even purifying the national taste,” the Governor said.

    Earlier, the Governor handed over the Chancellor’s Award for the Best University in the State to Cusat Vice Chancellor J. Letha, and KVASU Vice Chancellor in-charge Anil Xavier received the maiden Best Emerging Young University award. Twelve universities participated in the selection process.

    V.K. Ebrahimkunju, MLA, offered felicitations. Secretary to Governor Davendra Kumar Dhodawat welcomed the gathering and Ms. Letha proposed a vote of thanks.

    News Courtesy : The Hindu

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    CUSAT to receive Chancellor’s Award from Government next week

    Chancellor's Award. Photo source : canton.edu

    Governor P Sathasivam will present the third Chancellor’s Award to Cusat at the Raj Bhavan on January 16. The varsity was chosen for the prestigious award considering various parameters, including work discipline, timely publication of results and research works.

    CUSAT vice-chancellor J Letha told reporters here the credit for this goes to each and every person associated with the varsity.”After a proforma submission, a presentation was also given by vice-chancellors of each university on the respective merits before the final result came out,” she said.

    According to her, `140 crore out of the `243 crore sanctioned by Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIFBI) will be used to improve the lab facilities. The hostel infrastructure will also be renovated.
    P G Sankaran, pro vice-chancellor, said Cusat had submitted an application to the HRD Ministry for recognition as an Institution of Eminence and it is under the ministry’s consideration.

    He said shortage of faculty members has been a major concern of the varsity and this is being addressed now. With the help of the fund received through the Chancellor’s Award, plans are afoot to construct a new ladies’ hostel, he said.

    J Letha said from the coming academic year integrated BSc MSc and integrated MSc course in science will be started. A syllabus and style followed in top institutions like IISER will be followed for the integrated course, she said.

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    Heat of Election To Campus Suspension

    Photo : Sagar, EC, SOE, CUSAT

    The Vice-Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology, J Letha has declared a suspension on regular classes and exams for both PG and UG students for an indefinite period. Yesterday campus witnessed a turmoil after the results of 2017-2018 Election to the General Council – Cochin University Union were declared.

    The revised dates for exams will be announced in subsequent dates. It is strictly directed towards all the students (except those who are domiciled outside Kerala) to vacate the hostels and leave the campus immediately).

    The waves of election frenzy have led to severe disturbance of tranquility across the campus. Many got injured and hurt severely in the process. Police was forced to interfere to reset the peace and order. Yet again commotions out of political rivalries are turning out to be a cliche, especially during the election hours.

    The suspension stays active until 18th December 2017, Monday as of now. There might have an extension in the period if found necessary.

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    Okhi Relief – Fundraising at CUSAT

    Okhi Relief. Picture Courtesy / smilemakers Facebook Page

    Natural disasters like floods, cyclones, drought and other traumatic ‘Natural’ events are extremely challenging for the people directly affected. The stress caused following a natural disaster can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Some people will be able to manage the stress but for others it may be difficult to cope.
    The recent cyclone Okhi has caused a 500 crore lose in Lakshadweep.

    As a humble helping hand SmileMakers are organizing a Fundraising campaign at CUSAT on 13th and 14th December 2017.

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