Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) MBA Admission 2018

Last Updated - March 30 2018

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) provides three full-time and one part-time MBA programme. Generally, for MBA courses, the application starts from January month of every year. This year, the Online application for admission to all MBA programmes has been started from January 22, 2018 (tentative) and it will be closed on February 15, 2018 (tentative).

School of Management Studies, CUSAT invites applications for admission to MBA Programmes for the academic session of 2018-19. SMS is one of the best B- Schools in India in terms of Return on Investment (ROI). The course fee for the two year MBA program is less than Rs. 50000. It comes second after FMS, Delhi in terms of ROI. It is one of top five MBA Colleges in Kerala.

In CUSAT, all programmes of CUSAT expect the 3 years evening LLB programme are approved for fee exemptions for SC/ST aspirants and other Applicable Communities. 50% tuition fee exemption will be granted for PWD aspirants. You can download the application form for admission to university hostels from university websites. Hostel accommodation for around 700 female and 600 male students is available for all UG, Post Graduate and Research students.

SMS, CUSAT provides following MBA programmes in different branches:

  • Two year MBA programme: 60 seats
  • Two years full-time MBA programme: 60 seats
  • Two years MBA (Travel & Tourism) programme: 60 seats
  • Three years part-time MBA programme: 30 seats
  • Method of Application





    20th Jan, 2018 - 05th May, 2018

CUSAT MBA Admission 2018 Important Dates

Advertisement / Issuance of Notification20th Jan, 2018
Registration20th Jan - 15th Feb , 2018
Online registration for International students20th Jan - 30th Apr , 2018
Remittance of fee22nd Jan - 22nd Feb , 2018
Extended Online registration only for MBA programme01st - 30th Apr, 2018
Payment of Extended Online registration for MBA programme03rd Apr - 05th May , 2018

CUSAT MBA Admission 2018 Eligibility Criteria


You must hold a Bachelorโ€™s degree in any subject with 50% marks in aggregate to apply for all part-time and full-time MBA programmes provided by SMS, CUSAT.

The Aspirants belonging to Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) and Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) communities are applicable for applying if they have at least pass marks in the qualifying examination.

Note: If you have appeared/are appearing in your final qualifying examinations in this year, then you are also applicable to apply. In case, you are appearing for compartmental/improvement examinations in this year then you can not applicable apply for any programme.

CUSAT MBA Admission 2018 How to apply?


You can apply for admission to MBA programme only online mode. After submitting details, user Id and password will be sent by mail and SMS.
  • Stage 2: In this stage, you should log in with the help of user id and password. The last date for fee submission is February 22, 2018 (tentative).

    Note: You can not change any detail after submission of application form.

    Visit CUSAT website for online application. Admissions to all MBA programs are based on the CUSAT CAT Rank.

    Application Fee

    INR 1000/- For General & OBC Aspirants

    INR 500/- For SC/ST Aspirants

    INR 6000/- For NRI Aspirants

    How to apply for MBA programme?

    You can submit online form for MBA programme after January 20, 2018 (tentative). The registration window has been opened from January 20, 2018 (tentative). You should check your application status after two working days from the date of payment of the fee. You can not change any detail after submission of application form. Visit the official website of CUSAT.

    Submit Application Form: The online application submission is a two-stage procedure.

    • Stage 1: In this stage, you should fill basic individual details such as Name, DOB, email id, mobile number etc. Now fill all other details need in the online registration form and upload your recent passport size color photograph and signature.

    Need dimensions and size of photo & signature

    For Photo: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with the file size between 4 KB and 100 KB

    For Signature: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm with the file size between 1 KB and 30 KB

    Make Payment: You can make payment via SBI/SBT Internet Banking or via Challan. You can not apply for MBA programme after February 15, 2018 (tentative).
  • CUSAT MBA Admission 2018 Selection Procedure


    The selection procedure is totally based on CUSAT CAT Rank. SC/ST aspirants from Other than Kerala are not applicable for fee exemptions. Score and performance at Group Discussion and Interview.

    The normalization of the CMAT score/MAT Score/CAT score will be decided by the CUSAT University.

    • Interview: 15%
    • Group Discussion: 15%
    • CMAT/MAT/CAT Score: 70%

    The counseling procedure will be started in the fourth week of June 2018 and counseling schedule will be published on the official website of CUSAT. You should produce the following certificate and documents in original at the time of counseling: Rank lists for all MBA programs are prepared on the combined basis of the CMAT 2018/ MAT 2018/CAT 2018.

    • Transfer Certificate
    • CAT/MAT/CMAT Score Card and Hall Ticket
    • Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate
    • Mark list of all Year / Semesters
    • Income Certificate & Community Certificate
    • 10th Standard Certificate / Mark list
    • Migration Certificate
    • Two passport size photographs
    • Two Sets of photocopies of all Original Certificates/documents

    Fee Exemptions

    All Programs of CUSAT except the 3-year evening LLB program are approved for fee exemptions for SC/ST aspirants and other Applicable Communities.50% exemptions in tuition fees will be granted to the Physically Challenged aspirant.

    Kerala SC/ST aspirants required to pay only the caution deposit, PTA fee and Co-curricular fee at the time of admission in State Merit, All India Merit, and All India Quota.

    CUSAT MBA Admission 2018 Reservation Criteria


    Seat Reservation (in %)
    Scheduled Castes (KSC)8%
    Scheduled Tribes (KST)2%
    SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Communities)
    Ezhava /Thiyya / Billava (ETB)9%
    Muslim (MSM)8%
    Other Backward Hindus (OBH)3%
    Latin Catholic and Anglo-Indians (LCC)3%
    Other Backward Christian (OBX)1%
    Kudumbi (KMB)1%
    Dheevara (DHV)2%
    Pot Making Castes (PMC)1%
    Vishwakarma (VSK)2%

    Note: One seat of MBA (Full-time) programme is reserved for Army officers advisable by the Army Head Quarters and five seats reserved for International students. Aspirants belonging to states other than Kerala are not applicable for communal reservation.

    *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College

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