The Cochin University of Science and Technology is based across three campuses. Two can be found in the coastal city of Cochin, India, whilst the third is based around 7 km inland in the region of Kuttanad. Founded in 1971 as a public institution, this relatively small university is highly regarded in the fields of technology and engineering in India.
The two Cochin campuses are spaced around eight miles apart, with one being found outside the city and the second located on the coast. These campuses provide a range of academic facilities for their students such as engineering and scientific research centres, as well as extensive teaching facilities.
In addition to this, accommodation options are also available, but the bulk of student’s recreational time is spent in the city of Cochin proper. Cochin is an old city in India, and a renowned historical trading port. Economically, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the region, and is known for its rich history and high-quality healthcare.
The Kuttanad campus is far more rural than the ones in Cochin, and is a region known for its ancient temples and mangrove-like scenery. Academically, the campus supports a College of Engineering, as well as the College of Computing Applications.
The university primarily focuses on science and engineering in its academic portfolio, but has expanded its horizons notably over recent years. CUST has nine different faculties covering a broad range of subject areas, including various scientific disciplines along with Humanities and Law departments.
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