CUSAT DAT 2020: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important dates

CUSAT DAT 2020: Applications will be invited by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for admission to various academic courses of the University such as all Certificate / Diploma courses, MA Translation (German/Russian) and M. Phil. / M Tech/Ph D courses for the academic session 2020-21 through CUSAT DAT 2020.  There can be DAT – Department Admission Test for M Tech courses also if there will be an insufficient number of applicants with GATE score.

CUSAT DAT 2020 Important Dates (Released)

Activities Dates
Offline applications would be available fromFeb 2020
Deadline for the submission of offline application formMar 2020
Online registration process for M.Tech programme without late feeMarch to April 2020
Online registration for the M.Tech programme with late fee of Rs.100/-April 2020
Admit card would be downloaded for DAT examApril 2020
DAT exam would be conducted for M.Phil, PhD & Diploma ProgrammesApril 2020
Date of publication of the resultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for CUSAT DAT 2020

For M.Tech Courses

Applicants without GATE Score will be considered only if adequate numbers of candidates with valid GATE rank are not available.  Applicants without having a valid GATE score and sponsored students will have to apply for a Department Admission Test (DAT) organized in the allied/concerned department/ School.

Avialable Application Form 2020

For MPhil Courses

  • Candidates willing to apply for Master of Philosophy degree course should have done a Master’s degree examination in the concerned subject of any of the Universities approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or an examination acknowledged by the Academic Council.
  • Candidates must have obtained at least of 55% aggregate marks (or equivalent grade) in the examination.
  • For M.Phil in Life Sciences, the minimum qualifying marks will be 60%.
  • Applicants who have done the Master’s degree examination in the Distance / Continuing Education mode will be eligible for admission only if their degree is recognized by IGNOU.

For Phd Courses

  • For admission to Ph.D programme, candidates must hold a Master’s Degree from a recognized University with the minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination, or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale or an equivalent grade in similar scales.
  • Candidates seeking registration will have to appear the Department Admission Test and qualify as per the rules laid down in the regulation.
  • Applicants, who cleared national/state research fellowship with valid scores, in any of the national/state level eligibility exams organized by the agencies or by industries so recognized by the University, are excused from DAT.
  • Teachers of Universities/ Teachers who are working in Quasi Government and the Government Institutions recognized by CUSAT and foreign nationals who have been sponsored under a scholarship scheme by the Government of India for going through Ph.D. programme in India are also excused from provision Department admission Test.

CUSAT DAT 2020 Application Form: How to apply?

Application form for will be available in offline mode. Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. / PDF / M Phil / MA Translation-German & Russian/ Diploma /Certificate courses need not submit online application form; they can get the printed application from the related Departments on request by paying the mandatory application fee through Demand Draft (DD), drawn in favour of “Registrar, CUSAT” payable at Ernakulam, either by post or directly

Fee payment mode for DAT Application

The payment can be made through demand draft for required amount drawn in favour of “Registrar, CUSAT” payable at Cochin, released by SBI or SBT only

Candidates must write his/her name and Application Number on upper left-hand corner of the reverse side of the DD.

Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to PhD courses must clear the DAT 2020 which will consist of following parts:

PART 1: Written Test (candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in written test to be eligible for admission)

Part 2: Interview


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