Admission Tests

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 “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, MAT(aima), 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.


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 are recognized by the University for admission to courses.  However, distance education courses of IGNOU will only be considered. However, students who have passed  the examinations /papers except those prescribed for the final year / semester of the qualifying degree / diploma / certificate may be considered for admission, if they have appeared or are appearing for all the examinations in the courses of the final year / semester of the qualifying degree / diploma / certificate. (This provision is not applicable to the students appearing for compartmental / improvement examinations.) Such candidates have to produce, the original mark lists of all relevant and previous, (including the penultimate) examinations, the Transfer Certificate and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended 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 awaitedat the time of Group Discussion / Interview / Counselling, whichever is held earlier, failing which they will not be permitted to attend the same as the case may be. If such students admitted to a programme of studyin the University fail to attain the prescribed eligibility for admission before the date of registration for the regular first semester examination of the programme to which they were granted admission, 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., 5 year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics, and 5 year B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B.(Hons.)programmes, the mark list 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.
Admission to the B.Tech programmes of the University for those, who pass the Plus Two or equivalent qualifying examination in subsequent chances in the same year, shall be governed by the current rules prescribed in the matter by the Government of Kerala.