CUSAT CAT 2021 Seats Reservation
CUSAT CAT Seats 2021
Rules for communal reservation framed by the Government of Kerala and implemented by the University from time to time will be applicable to the various academic programs. Only candidates from ‘Socially and Educationally Backward Communities’ ( SEBC ) eligible for Kerala State communal reservation will be considered for seats earmarked for such communities, provided, the eligibility for such reservation shall be subject to satisfactory verification of original Non-creamy layer certificates issued by competent revenue authorities not below the rank of Village Officer concerned as prescribed by the rules of the University in force. Candidates who are natives of states other than Kerala are not eligible for Communal reservation seats coming under State Merit or All India Merit as per the rules of Govt of Kerala. Seats are also reserved for economically backward students of Kerala for non – professional programs.
The Percentage – wise Reservation Details :
Mandatory Communal Reservations : Seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Kerala Schedules Castes, Kerala Scheduled Tribes and Socially & Educationally Backward Class ( SEBC ) of Kerala with separate pattern of reservation for Professional and Non – Professional Programs as detailed below :
|Non - Professional Programs|
|SC / ST||20%|
|Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( SEBC )||Ezhava / Thiyya / Billava ( ETB )||8%|
|Muslim ( MSM )||7%|
|LCC / SIUC||1%|
|Other Backward Christian ( OBX )||1%|
|Other Backward Hindu ( OBH )||3%|
|Total for SC / ST and SEBC||40%|
|Economically Backward Class among Forward Caste ( BGN ) ( Supernumerary )||7.5%|
|Socially and Educationally Backward Classes ( SEBC )||Ezhava / Thiyya / Billava ( ETB )||9%|
|Muslim ( MSM )||8%|
|Other Backward Hindus ( OBH )||3%|
|Latin Catholic including Anglo Indian||3%|
|Other Backward Christian ( OBX )||1%|
|Pot - making castes||1%|
|Total for SC / ST and SEBC||40%|
“KSC / KST candidates are eligible for admission, if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination except for Marine Engineering”. They can opt for All India Merit category also and are not required to make any payments ( except their common fee payable ) once they get admission under this category. They will have to produce original Community Certificate in the prescribed format issued by the competent revenue authorities at the time of Group Discussion and / or Interview / Counseling / Admission, whichever is held earlier as the case may be. Original community certificate issued by the Tahsildar concerned should be produced at the time of counselling/admission in the case of KSC / KST candidates belonging to State of Kerala for claiming admission under respective “Reservation” category.
Non – creamy layer Certificate are to be issued by the competent revenue authority not below the rank of Village Officer concerned for ‘SEBC’ candidates belonging to the state of Kerala.
Candidates belonging to states other than Kerala are not eligible for communal reservation.
Besides communal reservation, specified numbers of seats are set apart under “Special Reservation” as detailed below. All applicants under this quota have to appear for the Common Admission Test / Department Admission Test, as the case may be, unless otherwise specified.
Physically challenged persons with minimum of 40% disability as certified by the Medical Board stipulated under relevant rules of Government of Kerala in the matter, are eligible for reservation. The certificate produced should be either in Malayalam or in English. 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates for all B.Tech courses, except B.Tech Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ship Building, Instrumentation, Polymer Science & Engineering and Safety & Fire Engineering. One seat each for all other academic programs except M.Sc ( Industrial Fisheries ) is reserved for physically challenged candidates.
The seats allotted to physically challenged candidates are supernumerary in nature. A certificate of disability in original from the District Medical Board certifying the percentage of disability issued not earlier than 12 months prior to the date of counselling / GD / interview / admission, whichever is earlier, has to be produced by the candidate. The percentage of disability shall not be an index for gaining eligibility / admission. Admission shall be based on merit of the candidates. However, a medical board constituted by the University will examine individual cases prior to admission. The decision of the board will be final.
Reservation for Blind candidates is applicable only for MA ( Hindi ) and LLM programs. The certification requirement is same as applicable to the Physically Challenged.
M.B.A. ( Part – time )
50% seats of the M.B.A. ( Part – time ) program are reserved for candidates having 3 years of supervisory / executive experience after taking the degree. In the absence of sufficient number of eligible candidates from the aforesaid category, the vacant seats will be treated as open to all candidates.
50% seats of the M.Phil. programs are reserved for University / College teachers having not less than three years of teaching experience. Such candidates coming under FIP of the UGC or QIP of AICTE will be given preference.
Specified number of seats as detailed below are reserved for “Sponsored Candidates” with a maximum age limit of 45 years as on 1st September of the year of admission ( except for M.Sc. Electronic Science for which the maximum age limit is 30 years and for all M.Tech programs, the maximum age limit is 40 years as on 1st August of the year of admission ).
Two seats of the M.C.A. Program are reserved for candidates with a minimum of two years’ experience in the relevant field sponsored by industry / teaching / research organizations of the Central / State Governments. Candidates for sponsored quota must have a minimum experience of three years in the relevant field and must be sponsored by University or Industry / Teaching / Research organizations of Centre / State Government / or by Private Engineering Colleges approved by AICTE. Maximum age of sponsored candidates is fixed as 40 years as on 1st August of the year of admission. Also, a special fee equivalent to the contingent grant received for GATE qualified candidates will be levied on the sponsored candidates.
M.Sc. ( Electronic Science )
Five seats of the M.Sc. ( Electronic Science ) program are reserved for candidates from industry / teaching / research organizations of Central / State Governments. Sponsored candidates must have a minimum experience of three years in the field of Electronics or related subjects and should not have completed 30 years of age as on 1st August of the year of the admission. A sponsorship certificate must be produced by the candidate. One out of the five seats is reserved exclusively for candidates sponsored by Defence Research and Development Organization ( DRDO ) and they are exempted from Common Admission Test ( CAT ), if they are otherwise qualified for admission to the program.
M.Sc. ( Environmental Technology )
Two seats of the M.Sc. ( Environmental Technology ) Program are reserved for candidates with five years experience and sponsored by industrial and research organizations. If sponsored candidate is not available in the rank list, only three sure candidates need be called for counseling.
M.Sc. ( Industrial Fisheries )
Three seats are reserved for candidates who are sponsored by Kerala Fisheries Department. Candidates whose parent’s occupation is fishing are eligible for this sponsorship and such candidates should mention this in the Special Reservation field of the online application as “Registered Fishermen Community”. After submitting online applications the candidates should apply to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram along with a certificate from the local office of Fisheries Department stating that the parent’s occupation is fishing. The Director of Fisheries shall send a sponsorship certificate to the Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, Kochi – 16. Two seats are reserved for the staff of the Fisheries Department.
Those who want to be considered against these two reserved seats shall apply online mentioning their eligibility for reservation and afterwards forward an official letter from the Director, Department of Fisheries, Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram to the Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, Kochi-16. Only on receipt of sponsorship letter or official letter the candidate shall be considered against the respective reservation seats. Hence the candidates should personally make sure that the sponsorship letter or official letter reaches the Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, CUSAT, Kochi – 16 before the preparation of Rank List.
M.Sc. ( Oceanography )
Two seats of the M.Sc. Oceanography program are reserved for Candidates from open Sponsored category.
M.Tech. ( Polymer Technology )
Two seats of the M.Tech. ( Polymer Technology ) program are reserved for candidates sponsored by University / Industry / Teaching or Research Organizations of Central / State Government or by Private Engineering Colleges approved by AICTE. The candidate should have a minimum experience of three years in the relevant field.
M.Tech. ( Atmospheric Science )
Two seats of the M.Tech. ( Atmospheric Science ) Program are reserved for candidates sponsored by user departments such as Indian Meteorological Department, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, National Institute of Oceanography, Department of Ocean Development, National Physical Laboratories and Departments of Universities.
M.Tech. ( Computer Aided Structural Analysis & Design )
Four seats of the M.Tech. ( Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design ) Program are reserved for Naval Architects and three seats for candidates sponsored by shipbuilding / offshore industries / organizations.
Admission to unfilled seats, if any in this category, will be decided in the following order of preference :
- Naval Architects; and
- Civil / Mechanical B.Tech. degree holders.
M.Tech. ( Computer & Information Science / Software Engineering )
Five seats each of the M.Tech. ( Computer & Information Science ) and M.Tech. ( Software Engineering ) Programs are reserved respectively for candidates sponsored by the Director of Technical Education and Research organizations of the Central / State Governments or Computer Industry. The sponsored candidates must have been in employment with their sponsor for at least three years, working in an area related to computers at the time of submitting the application. Applicants under the sponsored category are not required to have a GATE Score. But they have to appear for the Department Admission Test ( DAT ). One of the five seats in M.Tech. Software Engineering is reserved exclusively for a candidate sponsored by the DRDO and this candidate is exempted from DAT, provided he/she is otherwise qualified for admission.
M.Tech. ( Electronics )
Five seats of M.Tech. ( Electronics ) are reserved for candidates sponsored by industry / teaching / research organizations of Central / State Governments. The sponsored candidates must have a minimum experience of 3 years in the relevant field. Maximum age is fixed as 40 years as on 1st of August of the year of admission. One of the five seats is reserved exclusively for a candidate sponsored by the DRDO and this candidate is exempted from DAT, provided he/she is otherwise qualified for admission.
M.Tech. ( Engineering Statistics )
Two seats of M. Tech. (Engineering Statistics) are reserved for candidates sponsored by R&D institutions of the Central / State Governments or Industrial establishments in the public / private sector or recognized Universities in India or the Department of Technical Education of the State.
M.Tech. ( Industrial Catalysis ) Five seats of M. Tech. (Industrial Catalysis) are reserved for candidates sponsored by Industries.
M.Tech. ( Ocean Technology )
Two seats of M.Tech. ( Ocean Technology ) are reserved for candidates sponsored by R & D institutions of the Central / State Governments, industrial establishments in the Private / Public Sectors, recognized Universities in India or the Department of Technical Education of the State Government.
M.Tech. ( Opto Electronics and Laser Technology )
Two seats of the M.Tech. (Opto-Electronics and Laser Technology ) Program are reserved for candidates sponsored by industry or teaching / research organizations of Central / State Governments.
M.Tech. ( Marine Bio – Technology )
CUSAT CAT Entrance examination will be conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU ) under the combined entrance examination. For more information visit JNU Website www.jnu.ac.in or the concerned department website www.ncaah.org
M.B.A. ( Full-time ) One seat of M.B.A. ( Full – Time ) program is reserved for Army officers recommended by the Army Head Quarters.
Children of CUSAT Staff : For the children of permanent employees of CUSAT one seat each is reserved as supernumerary in B.B.A.,LL.B. ( Hons. ), B.Com.,LL.B ( Hons. ) and all professional Post Graduates Courses under Self – financing / Cost Sharing basis such as MBA, MCA etc. and in the All India Merit category of each branch of B.Tech Engineering programs in SOE and CUCEK. SC / ST candidates who secure admission in this category are not eligible for any fee concession / refund as this is a privileged category seat.
Reservation under Sports Quota is available for the following programs :
- “All India Merit Category” of the B.Tech. Programs offered by the SOE, CUCEK and the Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering.
- B.Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building and Instrumentation Technology ( Supernumerary Seats )
- P.G. Programs where the sanctioned intake is 30 or more
- M.C.A “Cost – Sharing” programs at Thrikkakkara and Pulincunnoo campus.
The candidate should forward a copy of the confirmation page of online registration along with attested photocopies of sports merit certificates ( highest achievements in each event ) to the Secretary, Kerala Sports Council, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001. The Sports Council will allot marks to the candidates according to their proficiency in sports. The maximum mark for proficiency is 500. The minimum achievement required for consideration: Representing the Educational District / Sports School / Sports Hostels in the Kerala State Schools Championship and winning third place. The Sports Council shall forward the list along with the copy of the confirmation page of the students applied to CUSAT. The candidates should make sure that the list reaches the University before April, 2021.
The marks awarded to the candidates for proficiency in sports by the Kerala Sports Council will be added to the marks obtained by the respective candidates in the concerned Common Admission Test ( provided they are ranked in the Common Admission Test ). In the case of Management Programs C-MAT ( AICTE ) / MAT ( AIMA ) / CAT( IIM ) score ( after normalization ) will be added to the marks awarded by the Kerala Sports Council. The merit list for each course would be prepared on the basis of inter – se merit of the candidate computed as above. At the time of preparation of the rank list under sports quota, if there is any tie in the total marks, it will be resolved by the same principle of resolution of tie for the preparation of CAT Rank list. The seats under sports quota will be filled up according to the rank from inter – se Merit List prepared for Sports.
The sports quota rank list will not be considered for filling up other categories of seats such as general merit. Candidates who claim reservation under Sports Quota should produce, at the time of counselling, a certificate of eligibility for selection under this quota issued by the Kerala Sports Council, as per the guidelines published by them. The achievements in two financial years ( 1st April to 31st March ) previous to the year of selection shall alone be considered. However, in the case of competitions which are not organized annually the immediately previous competitions shall be deemed as held in the previous two financial years for the purpose of this selection.
In accordance with the relevant rules of the Government of Kerala, one AIM seat ( supernumerary ) is available for candidates belonging to Jewish community for admission to B.Tech Engineering Programs. In 2018 the seat for Jew Community is reserved in B.Tech ( Electrical & Electronics Engineering ) of School of Engineering ( SOE ), Kochi – 22.
Children of Ex – Servicemen
The reservation under this category is only for children of Ex-servicemen for one PG Program other than M.Tech. / M.Phil. / PG Diploma / Certificate programs every year and this seat will be distributed among the teaching Departments in the alphabetical order of the name of the Department. In the academic year 2021, this seat is reserved for admission to M.Sc. Mathematics offered at Department of Mathematics, CUSAT Campus – 1.
Naval Candidates Fifteen seats for B.Tech ( Naval Architecture and Ship Building ) are reserved for Naval Candidates sponsored by Indian Navy.
CUSAT CAT Foreign Students Seat 2021
CUSAT CAT Seats Reserved for International Students ( Foreign National’s / Pio’s ) :
|Department / Program||Number of Seats|
|DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED CHEMISTRY|
|DEPARTMENT APPLIED ECONOMICS|
|MA Applied Economics||5 Seats|
|DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES|
|MSc Meteorology||1 Seat|
|DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS|
|DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE|
|SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING|
|DEPARTMENT OF HINDI|
|SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES|
|SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES|
|MBA ( Full Time )||5 Seats|
|DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS|
|DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY|
|2 Seats for the first 4 years and 1 Seat in the 5th year
1 Seat for the first 4 years and 2 Seats in the 5th year
|DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND RUBBER TECHNOLOGY|
|DEPARTMENT OF SHIP TECHNOLOGY|
|DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS|
|DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS|
|M Tech. Electronics||2 Seats|
|INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHOTONICS|
|M.Tech Opto Electronics and Laser Technology||1 Seat|
Foreign Students are exempted from the Common Admission Test.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.