All academic admissions are based on the merit of the applicants as determined through
an admission test conducted for the purpose, subject to satisfying
other prescribed eligibility criteria. (See section on “Academic programmes
and Eligibility Criteria”). Foreign nationals are exempted from the above
requirement of writing the admission test (See section on “International Students”).
The admission tests conducted by the University are of two types viz, Common
Admission Test (CAT) or Department Admission Test (DAT).
Depending upon the combination of programmes an applicant chooses, he / she may
have to appear for the CAT (and / or Group Discussion/ Interview) and the DAT. For
certain courses, national level tests such as GATE, C-MAT,
K-MAT, CAT(IIM) etc
are considered as eligibility requirement. Candidates are advised to read carefully
the rules in this regard and appear for such examinations that would make them eligible
for the programmes they prefer to get admitted to. No representations
for redressal of grievances caused by acts of omission or non -observance of rules
by the candidates in this regard will be entertained by the University.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR CAT/DAT 2017
Students who have passed the qualifying examination (prescribed under ‘Eligibility
Criteria’) shall be eligible to apply for the CAT.
All UGC specified Degrees, Diplomas etc. awarded by the UGC approved statutory Universities
shall be accepted as qualifying examination for admission to PG courses. Distance
education Degrees/Diplomas recognized by the UGC in conformity with UGC notification
of specification of degrees, for education/employment purpose in the University
shall also be accepted. Courses equivalent to 12th standard/plus two or equivalent
with the required combinations and marks shall be the required qualification for
undergraduate courses. Students who have appeared or are
appearing for the final year/semester examination may also apply for the Tests provided
that 1. they have appeared/ are appearing for the final year/semester exam
in full and for the first time 2. they have passed all examinations prior to the
final year/semester. In other words students who are appearing for compartmental/improvement/supplementary
examinations are not eligible for this privilege. Such candidates who avail of this
privilege have to produce the original mark lists of all semesters/years excluding
the final semester/year, relevant and previous, (including the penultimate)
examinations, the Transfer Certificate and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution
last attended stating that they have completed the programme of study and have
appeared or are appearing for all the examinations in the courses of the final year
/ semester of the qualifying degree / diploma / certificate and that their results
are awaited, at the time of Counselling/admission, whichever is held earlier,
failing which they will not be permitted to attend the same as the case may be.
In the case of PG admissions such candidates awaiting their final year/semester
results, if selected, may be permitted to join at their own risk subject to the
condition they shall produce the provisional degree certificate and mark lists of
the required qualification before the date of registration for the regular
first semester examination, failing which they shall not be permitted to continue
the programme and shall be summarily removed from the rolls of the University.
These concessions shall not be applicable to students who have failed in their qualifying
examination or who have failed to acquire the required percentage of marks and subsequently
have appeared for supplementary / improvement examination(s).However, for admissions
to all B.Tech., M.Sc. in Photonics
(5 year Integrated), and 5 year B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B.(Hons.)
programmes, the mark list proving the eligibility obtained in the qualifying examination
has to be produced invariably at the time of admission. Those who fail to produce
mark list shall not be considered for admission. For those, who pass
the Plus Two or equivalent qualifying examination in a subsequent chance in the
current/same year, admission to the B.Tech programmes of the University shall be
governed by the current rules prescribed in the matter by the Government of Kerala.
Note: Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT-2017) will be Conducted in Online Mode only.