Nature Of Academic Programmes


Academic Programmes of the University are classified as ‘Self-financing’, ‘Cost-sharing’ and ‘Regular’ programmes. The nature of the programme is clearly indicated under the section on ‘Eligibility Criteria’.

‘Self-financing’ Programmes

Specified academic programmes of the University are “Self-financing” programmes, which have a different fee-structure.
B.Tech programme in Marine Engineering offered at the Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering, Thrikkakara campus, B.Tech Engineering programmes offered at the school of Engineering, Trikkakara campus, and at Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad, Pulincunnoo campus pertain to the category of self-financing programmes. 50% of the seats of these programmes are treated as ‘Free Seats’ carrying lower rate of fees. The remaining 40% of seats are ‘Payment Seats’ carrying higher rate of fees and 10% reserved as NRI payment seats (see schedule of fees). Communal reservation rules are applicable to these programmes; however, eligibility under communal reservation quota is restricted to applicants who satisfy the requirements regarding annual family income (see section on ‘Annual Family Income limit’).

‘Cost – sharing’ Programmes

Specified academic programmes of the University are “Cost – sharing” Programmes, which envisage a sharing of the cost of infrastructure-building between the student and the institution.

‘Regular’ Programmes

All UG  or PG Programmes not specifically indicated as ’Self-financing’ or ‘Cost–sharing’ are ‘Regular’ Programmes.