CUSAT MBA Admission 2024: Eligibility, Application and Selection Process

Yash Dhamija

Updated On: February 26, 2024 01:41 pm IST

Explore all about CUSAT MBA Admission 2024 here. Candidates looking for MBA admissions at CUSAT will be able to find out the important details in this article containing the eligibility criteria, application process, and course fee.

CUSAT MBA course admission

CUSAT MBA Admission 2024: The application process for CUSAT MBA Admission 2024 is currently ongoing.  The registration process for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses at Cochin University of Science and Technology commenced on January 27, 2024, and the deadline for the submission of the MBA application is on April 30, 2024. Individuals possessing a valid KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM) Score are eligible to apply for MBA programs. Their ranking will be determined by their scores in KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM), as well as their performance in Group Discussion and Interview. Those currently without a valid score may register now, with the provision to submit their KMAT & CMAT scores before the MBA program application deadline at SMS, CUSAT.

For those aspiring to pursue an MBA at Cochin University of Science and Technology, the KMAT Kerala 2024 (Session 1) exam is set to be held on March 3, 2024. Additionally, the CUSAT CAT 2024 exam is scheduled to take place on May 10, 11, and 12, 2024. The provisional Supplementary List for Group Discussion (GD) and Interview for MBA admission 2024, anticipating vacancies under various reservation categories will be officially announced at the School of Management Studies. 

Established in 1971, Cochin University Of Science And Technology (CUSAT) conducts a university-level entrance test for MBA admission in 2024. CUSAT offers comprehensive MBA programs through its School of Management Studies, featuring both full-time and part-time options. The MBA curriculum spans two years, encompassing four semesters, while the part-time MBA program extends over three years, divided into six semesters. This article comprehensively covers essential information about CUSAT MBA 2024, including eligibility criteria, crucial dates, the application process, release dates for the admit card and results, and more.

CUSAT MBA admission in 2024- Key Highlights

The following are the key highlights of the CUSAT MBA admission in 2024



Exam conducting body

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Commonly known as


Application mode


Entrance tests accepted

KMAT score, CMAT score, CAT (IIM)

Selection criteria

Performance in Group Discussion and Interview of CUSAT

CUSAT MBA courses

- MBA (International Business)

- MBA (Full time)

- MBA (Travel & Tourism)

CUSAT MBA Specializations 2024

Cochin University Of Science And Technology (CUSAT), Kochi offers a full-time MBA in two specializations as mentioned below. The university also offers a part-time MBA. Candidates can choose from any of the specializations listed below.

MBA (International Business)

MBA (Travel & Tourism)

MBA (Full time)

MBA (Part-time)

CUSAT MBA Admission Important Dates 2024

Candidates are advised to keep track of the crucial dates of the CUSAT MBA admission 2024 to stay informed about the various events. The table below outlines the tentative schedule for CUSAT MBA 2024.



Availability of CUSAT MBA 2024 Application Form

January 27, 2024 to February 26,2024 (For all courses)

CUSAT MBA admission last date for Registration

March 30,2024

Date for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal

Interview (PI)

July 2024

Declaration of CUSAT MBA 2024 final ranking list

July 2024

First Allotment for MBA

August 2024

Last date for fee payment of MBA First allotment

August 2024

Second Allotment for MBA

August 2024

Last date for fee payment of MBA second allotment

August 2024

This schedule provides an overview of key dates, including application availability, registration deadlines, Group Discussion and Personal Interview dates, final ranking list declaration, and allotment dates for CUSAT MBA admission in 2024.

CUSAT MBA Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates who are looking forward to applying for the MBA program at CUSAT University must check the CUSAT MBA eligibility. Applicants must apply for admission only if they satisfy all the conditions stated below:

  • Candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate.

  • Candidates belonging to Kerala Scheduled Tribe(KST) and Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC) are eligible for admission only if they have scored the required marks in the qualifying degree.

  • SEBC candidates belonging to Kerala state who are certified as belonging to the non-creamy layer will get a 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks in a qualifying degree.

  • Candidates must have a valid scorecard in any of the available management exams including Kerala KMAT/CMAT/CAT.

  • Candidates opting for admission a part-time MBA must have 3 years of supervisory/executive experience.

Note: If the candidate holds a Bachelor's degree in the Off-Campus/ Remote education/ Participatory Program Center (except for IGNOU) then he/ she must get his/ her degree recognized by CUSAT and submit it while appearing for the GD and Personal Interview.

How to Apply for CUSAT MBA Admission 2024?

Applicants can proceed to fill out the application form by following the detailed admission procedure mentioned below:

Step 1: Login and Registration

  • Visit the official website of CUSAT.
  • Click on the tab highlighting “New candidate registration”.
  • Enter mandatory information including the email and contact number.

Step 2: Application Form filling

  • After registration, log in using the password and email provided.
  • Enter the required details including
          (a) Name of the Father
          (b) Mother's Name
          (c) Gender
          (d) Nationality
          (e) Address
          (f) Mother and Father Occupation
          (g) Annual Income of Parents
          (h) Date of Birth of Candidates

Step 3: Uploading Photograph and signature

After filling in all the required details proceed to the next step after clicking on the submit button.

  • Here add your recent passport-size photograph and a scanned copy of the signature.
  • The format and size of the photograph and signature are mentioned below:

Documents to be Scanned



File Size: Less than 500 KB

File Dimensions: 150px X 180px

Format: JPG


File Size: Less than 100 KB

File Dimensions: 130px X 57px

Format: JPG


  • Applicants should attach their signatures with a white background.
  • The photograph should be coloured with a light background.

Step 4:Course Selection

  • Applicants have to select the course for which they are applying for admission.
  • They can also apply for more than one program after clicking on “others”.

Step 5: Fee Submission

After checking all the details, proceed toward fee submission.

CUSAT MBA Application Fee 2024

Management aspirants can submit the CUSAT MBA application fee 2024 through any of the available online payment methods including credit/ debit card or net banking. The fee information for all the categories is given below:



Application Fee (INR)


General (Other than NRI/International candidates)



NRI Quota/Children of Indian Gulf Workers (CGW)



SC/ST (Other than NRI/International candidates)


Transaction Charges for Application Fee Payment


Mode of Payment


Transaction Fee


Debit Card


0.75% (up to 2000)

1.00% (More than 2000)


Net Banking

State Bank of India & Associates

INR 16 per transaction

ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Yes Bank

INR 12 per transaction


INR 16 per transaction

Other Bank

INr 8 per transaction


Credit Card



Documents Required for CUSAT MBA Application Form 2024

Candidates can check the documents mentioned below which they will have to submit while applying for admissions. An original copy of all the documents is mandatory.

  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Address Proof
  • Aadhaar Card
  • CMAT/ CAT Rank Card
  • Character Certificate
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)

CUSAT MBA Selection Process 2024

Candidates who have applied for admission will be called for a personal interview and selection process. The CUSAT MBA selection process will begin just after the last date of application. Applicants must have passed one of the Management Aptitude Tests, such as the KMAT Kerala, the C-MAT of AICTE, or the CAT of IIMs. The School of Management Studies, CUSAT evaluates the candidates based on their overall performance in the entrance exam, the group discussion, and the personal interview. The rank will be calculated as per the criteria mentioned below:





Group Discussion





The category-wise reservation for the MBA program is mentioned below:







SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Communities)


Ezhava /Thiyya / Billava (ETB)


Muslim (MSM)




LC including Anglo Indian






Pot Making Community (PMC)






CUSAT MBA Course Fee 2024

The CUSAT MBA course fee for all the specializations available at the university is mentioned below. Candidates can refer to the detailed fee structure here before proceeding with the application process. The CUSAT MBA course fee for a part-time MBA is also mentioned below:

Name of


Tuition fees

(Rate of fees)

Other fees

(Rate of fees)


(Caution deposit)


(Caution deposit)


Total **


INR 25,000

INR 6,155

INR 1,105


INR 550

INR 32810


INR 16,540

INR 5,545

INR 1,105


INR 550

INR 23740



INR 22,050

INR 5,545

INR 1,105


INR 550

INR 29250

Note: The university can change the fee structure at any time without any prior information.

CUSAT 2024 MBA Placements 

Given below are the major highlights of CUSAT School of Management Studies placements 2024:


CUSAT MBA Salary Package

Highest package

INR 20.14 LPA

Average package

INR 9.32 LPA

Total number of offers


Number of international offers


Pursuing an MBA from CUSAT will open up a range of career opportunities for you. Many industries offer rewarding career options to MBA graduates with good pay packages.

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