CUSAT CAT - Cochin University of Science and Technology

CUSAT 2018 Eligibility – It is always advised to candidates to check the eligibility criteria of the course for which they wish to apply for. It is essential as, at the later stage of the admission, the authorities verify the proof of qualifying the eligibility conditions as laid down by them. The Cochin University of Science and Technology conducts two type of admission test, namely, Common Admission Test (CAT) or Department Admission Test (DAT). For certain courses, the admission is also granted on the basis of the score obtained in the national level tests such as GATE, C-MAT, K-MAT, CAT(IIM) etc as an eligibility requirement. Check the eligibility criteria for CUSAT 2018 in the page below.

CUSAT CAT Eligibility 2018

The application form for CUSAT 2018 is now available. However, before proceeding to apply online, first ensure if you fulfil the eligibility criteria or not. The eligibility requirements for each course is different and is explained below.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech and B.Voc Programmes

For B.Tech Programmes/ B.Tech Polymer Science and Engineering/ 

  1. The candidates should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination of the State of Kerala with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects.
  2. Should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics separately and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category).
  3. Those 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 examination.

For B.Tech Marine Engineering Programme

  1. Pass in +2 of the State of Kerela or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects.
  2. Should have secured not less than 60% in PCM and minimum 50% for Mathematics alone.
  3. Should have passed English at 10th or 12th Standards with minimum 50% marks (applicable to SC/ST candidates also).
  4. Those who possess a Vocational/Diploma degree are not eligible to apply for this course.
  5. Maximum age limit to apply for this course is 25 years as on 1st September of the year of admission.
  6. The candidates need to produce Physical and eye fitness certificate from a medical officer approved by the DG Shipping at the time of admission.

For B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering

  1. Should have passed class 12th from any state/national board with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or any other examination accepted as equivalent by CUSAT.
  2. Should have secured at least 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together and  55% in Mathematics separately (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category).

For B.Voc Business Process and Data Analytics Programme

  1. Should have passed class 12th from any state/national board with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or any other examination.
  2. Should have secured at least 75% (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category) and studied Mathematics or Statistics as one of the optional subjects.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc Programmes

The Five-year Integrated M.Sc (I.M.Sc) courses of the University are the non-professional courses. The curriculum is common to all the disciplines for the first four semesters. At the end of 4th Semester, candidates will be allotted to different streams on the basis of their choices and CAT 2018 Rank.

For M.Sc (5 year integrated) Photonics Programme

  1. Pass +2 examination of the State of Kerala with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as an optional subject or its equivalent examination.
  2. Should have secured not less than 50% marks in Mathematics alone and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category).

For M.Sc (5 year integrated) Science Programme

  1. Should have passed Class 12th from any recognised Board or its equivalent examination with Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics.
  2. Should have secured a minimum of 75% marks at +2 level.
  3. Those who will be appearing for the class 12th final examination are also eligible to apply for this course.
  4. Those who possess KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) scholarship will be given preference for admission. Such candidates need not required to appear for CAT, however, they have to apply for CAT through online and should pay the application fee.

Eligibility Criteria for Law Programmes

For BBA LLB and B Com LLB

  1. Should have passed +2 examination with at least 60% marks including languages in Science group/Commerce group or with at least 55% marks including languages in Arts/Humanities stream.
  2. The candidates should not have completed 20 years (22 vears in case of SC/ST/SEBC candidates) of age as on July 01, 2018.
  3. Those candidates belonging to SC/ST communities or belong to SEBC communities should have secured 50% marks in +2 examination to seek admission.

For 3 year course in LLB Evening Programme

  1. Should possess a Degree with not less than 50% (5% relaxation in case of SC/ST categories candidate)

For LLM Programme offered at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT Main Campus

  1. Should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Law from any University of Kerala or an examination of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto.
  2. Secured not less than 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors.
  3. In case of foreign candidates seeking admission in LLM(IPR) Programmes offered at IUCIPRS, CUSAT Main Campus, the law degree is not mandatory.

For 5-year Integrated LLM (IPR) PhD and/ or LLM (IP) PhD 

Programme Name Minimum Educational Qualification
LLM (IPR) PhD
  • Should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 55% from any of the Universities in Kerala or an examination in any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto.
  • Should have obtained rank in the CAT, entrance exam conducted by the University.  
LLM (IP) PHD
  • Should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, History, Management and Science & Technology from any of the Universities in Kerala or an examination of any other Universities accepted by the University as equivalent thereto.
  • Should have secured 55% marks in Bachelors examination.
  • Should have obtained rank in CAT conducted by the University.

Note: In the absence, the students who don’t possess a bachelor’s degree in the disciplines mentioned above students with Bachelor’s Degree in Law shall be considered.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Programmes (Full Time/ Part Time)

  1. Should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category) in aggregate.
  2. A valid score in any one of the management aptitude tests – KMAT of Kerala Or C-MAT of AICTE or CAT of IIM.

Eligibility Criteria for MCA and MCA Lateral Programme

For MCA Programme

  1. Should have completed graduation in Science with Mathematics as one of the subjects or completed graduation in Electronics / Information Technology/Computer Science / Computer Applications/ Engineering/ Technology.
  2. Should have secured an aggregate 55% marks (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category) in all subjects other than language and humanities.

For MCA Lateral Entry Programme

  1. The candidate should possess a Bachelor degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Computer Science and Engineering candidate seeking admission directly to the second year of MCA course (Lateral Entry).
  2. Should have completed graduation with not less than 55% marks (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category).

Eligibility Criteria for MA Programmes

The University offers admission to two (02) MA Programmes, namely, MA Applied Economics and MA Hindi Language and Literature.

For MA Applied Economics

  1. The candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and should have secured  55% marks in part III (Economics and Subsidiaries) OR
  2. Should have secured 60% marks with B.Com, BBA, BBM with Economics as one of the subjects OR
  3. Should have secured 65% marks in B.Sc. Mathematics or Statistics.
  4. 5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category

For MA Hindi Language and Literature

  1. Should possess a B.A. /B.Sc. degree with Hindi as a subject of study.
  2. Secured at least 45% marks (5% relaxation in marks for SEBC candidates of Kerala State belonging to non-creamy layer category) in Hindi in degree examination.

Eligibility Criteria for MSc, MFsc and MVoc Programmes

The University offers 19 MSc, 1 MFsc and 2 MVoc Programmes.

  1. The candidate who wishes to seek admission in M.Sc programme should possess a Bachelor’s degree in the concerned subject with 55% marks.
  2. Those who seek admissionMaster of Fisheries Science (MFSc), should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the concerned subject with 55% marks.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech Programmes

The University offers 21 full-time M.Tech programmes in various departments.

  1. Those who wish to apply for the M.Tech programme must possess a Bachelor’s Degree n the concerned branch with a minimum 60% marks.
  2. A valid GATE Score in the subject wherever applicable.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil programmes

The University offers 8 MPhil programmes in various departments such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Marine Chemistry, Life Sciences, Applied Economics, Commerce and Hindi.

  1. Those wishes to apply for M.Phil Programme must have passed the Master’s degree examination in the concerned subject with 55% marks (5% relaxation in case of SC/ST candidates).

Eligibility Crietria for PhD

  1. The candidates should possess aMaster’s Degree from a recognized University with 55% marks in the qualifying examination or equivalent to grade B in the UGC 7- point scale, or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale or an equivalent grade in similar scales (A concession of 10% marks will be given to SC/ST category candidates).
  2. Eligible Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D programme should first attend & qualify The Departmental Admission Test (DAT).A minimum score of 50% marks (45% in the case of SC /ST) in the DAT (written test) is compulsory.
  3. Only those candidates who score the minimum required marks in written test will be called for the interview with the Research Committee or with a Sub Committee appointed by the DRC.

Eligibility Criteria for Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)

  1. The minimum qualification required for the award of a PDF shall be a recognised Doctoral Degree with at least two research publications in refereed journals.
  2. The candidates under PDF are awarded Rs.25,000/- per month towards fellowship amount along with an annual Contingency Grant of Rs.20,000/-.
  3. The maximum age for applying for PDF is 45 years.

 

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