CUSAT CAT 2019: The Cochin University of Science and Technology will start the registration for the online Common Admission Test on April 6 and 7 for the admission to various undergraduate/ postgraduate courses.


The online applications will start on the official  from January 30, 2019. The last date to apply for courses is February 28. For M.Tech courses, the online applications can be submitted till April 21, 2019.

The Computer-based test will be conducted on April 6 and 7, 2019.

CUSAT will be conducted in 28 centers across the country.

Examination dates:

• MSc, LLM, MVoc, MCA, BVoc, LLB, BTech examinations will be conducted on April 6.

• BTech, M.A (Hindi, Applied Economics), BBA, LLB, BCom, LLB, MCA/MSc (Computer Science) (Lateral Entry), LLM (IP) Ph.D., LLM (IPR) Ph.D., the exam will be conducted on April 7.

• For admissions in MPhil, Ph.D. and diploma courses, the application form will be available from the respective departments.

Academic qualification:

• Undergraduate examinations: The candidates should have passed class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board.

• Postgraduate examinations: The candidates should score at least 55 percent marks and science with mathematics as one of the subjects or they should be a graduate in Electronics/Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology.

For more information, the candidates may check the official website. 

Conclave on novel technologies at CUSAT

A Library Technology Conclave (LTC 2019) will be held at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) from January 23 to 25 on the theme ‘From e-Books to e-Learning Libraries as Learning Hubs’.

An official release issued here said the conclave aimed at bridging the gap between the infinite universe of knowledge and information seekers, including students and teachers and researchers, using novel technologies. Discussions on new trends in open source library management and producing new learning models by teachers incorporating the latest research outputs will be held as part of the conclave.


Chris Cormack and Marshall Breeding, experts in open source software, will participate.


A library is a social infrastructure for education and learning. From a static edifice of learning material encased in shelves, libraries have progressed well fast in the digital path to evolve as a dynamic and vibrant medium for facilitating self-learning and lifelong education. The technologies of the day are driving the practice of reading and learning from their traditional place of library and classroom to anytime-anywhere model at the pedagogic space and pace of the learner. In the emerging e-learning paradigm, the earlier physical disconnect between the library and the classroom as learning spaces is leading to convergence as both spaces are going virtual. Blending the library and the classroom activities as a new learning paradigm in the e-learning space is an exciting and challenging opportunity for libraries to explore in partnership with teaching communities to provide a new learning experience to the learning communities. Blended learning, which combines – self-learning advantage of e-learning with the teacher-assisted learning in the classroom is emerging as the way forward.

Libraries were the earliest to go digital by providing online search facilities to both physical and digital content. The role of libraries in e-learning space is evolving in the last two decades in different parts of the world.

Best practices are being developed and showcased. As leaders in the promotion of information literacy and champions in building digital repositories of institutional intellectual property assets, libraries today are getting well equipped to play a meaningful role in content management and technology implementation areas in the domain of learning management, in the evolving e-learning space.

LTC – The Library Technology Conclave is in its 4th year. Its focus is – Technology for Libraries. Libraries are the earliest known organised systems for managing the civilisation’s documented knowledge as authentic source of information. Relationship between information (the content) and technology (digital) is symbiotic. Hence, the Conclave’s objective is to serve as a platform for the discourses on content and technology with technology in focus.

BARC calls Engineering Graduates & Science Postgraduates

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Spurt in campus placement cheers up CUSAT students

KOCHI: MBA students of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) had a windfall this campus placement season with companies snapping up 70% of them even before the start of fourth semester.

amazon logoAmazon offered the highest annual pay package – Rs 16.5 lakh – and the average annual salary was around Rs 5.7 lakh.


“We witnessed a revival this year especially since the financial sector is looking up and most of the hires were by banking companies,”said Sam Thomas, professor and placement coordinator for the School of Management Studies, CUSAT.

The final-year batch had a strength of 110 and 75 students got placed.

Amazon has picked up two students from the campus. The biggest haul was by HDFC Bank, which hired 24 students paying an average of Rs 6.5 lakh per annum.

  • ICICI Bank extended job offers to 12 students while ICICI Prudential hired eight students.

“Most of the companies have revised their pay packets and the annual salary offered has gone up by around Rs 1 lakh. Last year, the pay packets were in the range of Rs 4.7 lakh,” said Thomas.

Other firms, which have hired Cusat students include Microsoft, Flipkart and DHL.

More hires would happen in January-February when companies like the TCS and the Federal Bank are expected to visit the campus.

Students of engineering stream also fared well, with 60% of all eligible students getting placed.

“As many as 350 students have been hired. Most of the jobs were in the software sector and the salary packages have also gone up slightly,” said James Varghese, placement coordinator for School of Engineering, Cusat.

According to him, most of the hires were by TCS, IBM and Infosys and most students got a package of Rs 3.5 lakh. In core engineering, hires were mostly by Reliance and ONGC.

“We expect more companies to be here in the next semester. Mostly this would happen in January and February,” said Varghese.

Normally, the final semester starts by December but this has been pushed by a month to January because of floods Kerala witnessed in August, he said.

Source : Times of India

Cochin university to start three new courses

KOCHI: Syndicate of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), which met here on Thursday has decided to start three new courses – a masters in library and information sciences and PG diplomas in android application development and management consultancy.
Cusat sources said the decision to start a master’s course in library and information sciences would pave way for the creation of a new department.

“We want to start the course by next academic year but there are several modalities to be completed. Forming a separate department would take time,” said Cusat acting vice-chancellor R Sasidharan. The syndicate also decided to implement e-governance system for the university within March 31, 2019.

Vinod Kumar C P of the computer sciences division under School of Engineering has been appointed as head of entrance examinations.

The syndicate also decided to empower Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) governing council of the university to take steps needed for speedy implementation of projects utilizing Rs 50 crore fund allocated by ministry of human resource development.

While Rs 35 crore would be used for research projects, the rest would be used for setting up a training and entrepreneurship development hub. The syndicate has also decided to impose Rs 5 lakh fine on NRM School of Architecture, affiliated to the varsity, for a mass copying incident that happened in the institute.

Source : Times of India

Colleges to get Rs 2crore each under RUSA

The aided colleges in the state are set to get the largesse of all times from Union Ministry of HRD and the state government with each college getting Rs 2 crore for infrastructure development under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)-II.

This was finalised after the discussions Union HRD minister top officials had with state hig-her education Minister K.T. Jaleel and senior officials of the Higher Education Department the other day in the state capital.

Despite the financial crunch the state is facing on account of the August floods, the state government has decided to chip in with Rs 40 lakh each as state share out of the Rs 2 crore. The Central government will contribute Rs 1.20 crore for the purpose while the rest will be contribution of the institutions. A total of 105 aided colleges will benefit from the scheme. The money will be released in three instalments till the year 2020.

Five autonomous colleges which have a NAAC grade of above 3.51 will get Rs 5 crore each. These are Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Marian Colle-ge, Kuttikkanam, MA College, Kothamangalam, Farooq College, Kozhikode and St Joseph’s College, Devagiri. The amount will have to be spent on infrastructure development and quality research. The Centre will give Rs 3 crore of it while the rest will be the share of the institution and the state. In RUSA-I only government institutions had got Union MHRD funding.

Apart from these, it was decided that a sum of Rs 12 crore will be spent to set up a model degree college at Wayanad in 60:40 Central-state share. Under RUSA-II, 10 government colleges will get Rs 2 cr each while Cochin University of Science and Technology and MG University will get Rs 50 crore each on the back of their sterling performance and NAAC rating.

SOURCE: Deccan Chronicle 

Global meet at CUSAT on embedded systems

The Department of Electronics at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), Kalamassery, will organise the eighth edition of the international symposium on Embedded Computing and System Design (ISED 2018) from December 13 to 15. Start-up industrial ideas and academic student projects will be evaluated separately for cash prizes worth ₹50,000.

A release issued here said that it was being organised in association with NASSCOM and IEEE Young Professionals, Kerala.

More details can be had from

Source : The Hindu

CUSAT students and faculty join hands for coastal cleaning

KOCHI:  The Department of Marine Biology at Cusat, in association with The National Centre For Coastal Research, organized the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. Around 150 students and teachers participated in the coastal cleanup programme by 7 am. The students and faculties collected 50 gunny bags of waste from the shore.

The segregated items were handed over to Kochi Corporation for appropriate waste management. An awareness rally was organized with placards and banners portraying the need for effective waste management especially marine litters and the plastics. Syndicate member N Chandramohanakumar, Standing Committee chairperson Shiny Mathew, ward councilors Antony Francis and Zeenat, CIFT director Ravisankar, faculty members Mohammed Hatha and Rosamma Philip, and Head of the Department S Bijoy Nandan participated.

By Express News Service

Cochin University of Science and Technology’s short-term training to start on October 1

KOCHI: A short-term training programme on ‘Industrial Automation and Measurements’ conducted by the mechanical engineering division of the School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, will commence on October 1.

The four-week programme is open to Degree/Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation engineering or allied branches.  Current students can also apply. The course fee is `11,800. Candidates who are interested may contact Biju N, course coordinator in mechanical engineering, Cusat, on 9496215993.

PhD environmental studies DAT

The Departmental Admission Test (DAT) for the 2018-19 PhD programme at the School of Environmental Studies, Cusat, will be conducted at 9.30 am on Saturday, at the department office. For additional details, call 0484 2577311/2862551.

A CUSAT way to tackle trauma

The magic of learning science through experiments and observation helped children at the relief camp at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) to overcome stress and anxiety.

They got an opportunity to touch and feel the wonders of science at the Centre for Science in Society (C-SiS) on the main campus.

Vice Chancellor J. Letha said the initiative was aimed at giving children a break from the trauma of floods.

“We hope it will also encourage them to pursue science and try learning it through interesting experiments. C-SiS, which has carried out a record science learning sessions for children from across the State, has numerous gadgets and models that help in learning science through fun and innovation. Nearly 50 children at the relief camp also visited labs in the departments of physics, chemistry, biology, and maths. They came out with smiling faces after getting an opportunity to do simple experiments, especially those related to lessons they had learnt in classrooms.

A Class 5 student of St. Aloysius School at Paravur said he was impressed with the labs. “We would like to come back with my friends and teachers,” he added.

Gourinanda, a Class 3 student of Government LP School at Parayakad in North Paravur, said she liked the butterfly garden. Abhishek Santhosh of Government Higher Secondary School, Chendamangalam, said his parents were busy cleaning up their flood-hit home. “I will never forget the lessons learnt at the labs,” he added.

Researchers at the varsity will also provide assistance in processing piled-up waste in various regions, besides offering solutions to ecological issues post-floods. Details can be had from V. Sivanandan Achari (9495383342; email id: [email protected]) and M. Anand (9447254921; 0484-2577311, 2862551, 2862550.

Source: The Hindu

CUSAT to award grace marks to its student volunteers

Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) will award grace marks in its forthcoming examinations to students involved in flood-relief activities.

Vice Chancellor J. Letha said the varsity would honour its student volunteers at a function to be held in the first week of September, along with teachers and other officials who worked at relief camps. Nearly 130 student volunteers are among the 500-odd persons, including teachers, varsity officials, alumni, IT professionals, and those residing in areas close to the campus, who are engaged in relief operations.

A release said 2,459 persons from the district, including North Paravur, Varappuzha, Koonammavu, Kalamassery, and Aluva, were staying in the 10 relief camps opened at the Cusat School of Engineering, School of Legal Studies, School of Management Studies, and the departments of ship technology, instrumentation, and statistics.

Source: The Hindu

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