Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) was established in 1971 as University of Cochin. The University of Cochin was later renamed later in 1986 as Cochin University of Science and Technology with the objective "the promotion of graduate and post-graduate studies and advanced research in applied science, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science. CUSAT has its unique strength in curricula ranging from traditional courses in science to the most advanced programmes in technology and research in frontier areas. It is this strength which makes the University a highly sought-after institution worldwide for academic collaborations and exchange programs. The pursuit of excellence through programs has given CUSAT a national and international acclaim.