Cochin University of Science & Technology was initially constituted as University of Cochin
through an Act of the Government of Kerala on 10th July 1971. The University of Cochin was reconstituted as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986, redefining
its objectives as “the promotion of Graduate and Post-Graduate studies and Advanced Research in
Applied Sciences, Technology, Industry, Commerce, Management and Social Sciences”.
Cast in the mould of a federal University, CUSAT is now a premier Science and Technology
University of the country, which is re-accredited with NAAC ‘A+’ Grade. During the intervening five
decades CUSAT has made quantum leaps in its academic pursuits and has spread its wings far and
wide encompassing the novel and emerging realms of the horizon of knowledge. The University has
entered into a number of collaborative ventures with reputed Universities and Institutions worldwide.
Scores of National and International academic discourses, seminars, workshops etc. are held in the
University every year providing opportunities to the student community to update themselves in their
respective fields of study. The Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR), one
among the many Centres of excellence of CUSAT, is included in the Prime Minister’s “Make in India
All the Academic Programmes of CUSAT are approved by UGC/AICTE. With the active
support of the Government of Kerala and various Central agencies as well as through international
collaborations, the University is poised to scale new heights in the years to come. The research
activities are supported and funded by the Central Government agencies like UGC, DST, DBT,
MHRD etc. as well as by various international research partners through various MoUs.
True to the legacy of Kerala, of being the friendliest state with avowed dedication to education,
CUSAT is home for students from across the globe. The University takes pride in the fact that it has
an envious record in campus recruitments. The pool of its highly successful and talented alumni, who
adorn key positions in a number of highly acclaimed R & D institutions and corporates in India and
abroad, are the living testimony of the academic excellence of CUSAT.