Cochin University of Science and Technology has reportedly performed well in terms of implementing the DST-PURSE (Department of Science and Technology-Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence) programme. At a progress monitoring committee meeting, it was found that of the eighteen beneficiary universities, CUSAT was the only University which fully utilized the funds allotted for the first two years.
“It is observed that the research output from the University was extremely good with the number of research publications in peer-reviewed journals from science and technology departments alone exceeding 350 during 2012-13. The h-index, which decides the amount of grant for universities has risen from 34 in 2009 to 50 in 2012, making CUSAT eligible for Rs 30 crores instead of Rs 9 crores as assistance for the programme”, university authorities said in a press release. Kishan Lal, President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and former director, National Physical Laboratory heads the panel which has five other members from various institutions in India.
The 1st year BTech classes at Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad (CUCEK), Pulincunnu will commence from Monday, 22nd July.