Established in 1971 and named as  University of Cochin, it was the symbol of commitment from the Government of Kerala towards the new scientific policy resolution adopted by the Central Government on 4th March 1958. The birth of the new University was with the specific purpose of “development of higher education with particular emphasis on post-graduate studies and research in applied science, technology, industry and commerce”. The University of Cochin was later reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. Specialisations are available in  all Faculties/Departments for higher studies and research. By giving recognition to several well-established premier research institutions in the country and the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy, the University has brought within its reach the resources available in these institutions also to the use of our  academic community. 



  • Established in 1971
  • Reorganized in 1986

Student Enrollment

  • 4467 undergraduates
  • 2053 Post graduates
  • 72 MPhil
  • 1124 PhD


  • Vice Chancellor : Prof. (Dr.) K.N. MADHUSOODANAN
  • Registrar : Dr. MEERA. V


  • 249 faculty members

Prominent Centres

  • Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR)
  • Centre for Science in Society (C-SiS)
  • Inter University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS)

Number of Courses

  • 14 Under Graduation Courses
  • 53 Post Graduation Course
  • 9 M.Phil Programmes
  • PhD Programmes