CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of Seats


CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of SeatsCUSAT 2017 Reservation of Seats: A certain number of seats is reserved for students belonging to specific categories. The Reservation of CUSAT CAT 2017 is defined by the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Candidates may avail the benefit of CUSAT CAT Reservation of Seats 2017. In order to receive the benefit of reservation, candidates have to produce valid supporting documents/certificates in the issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of admission. In the article given below, candidates can receive all relevant information regarding CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of Seats.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of Seats

The Reservation of Seats defined by the University is subject to the fulfilment of the Eligibility Criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017. The reservation criteria for candidates belonging to Kerala as well as from outside Kerala is given below:

Communal Reservation

As per the regulation of the Government of Kerala, 40% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to ‘Socially and Educationally Backward Communities’(SEBC). Such seats are reserved only for candidates who belongs to the state of Kerala coming under State Merit or All India Merit as per the rules set by the Government of Kerala. The category wise reservation criteria for students applying for admission through CUSAT CAT 2017 is given below:

Category Total number of seats reserved (In percentage)
Socially and Backward classes (SEBC) Ezhava/ Thiyya/ Billava (ETB) 9
Muslim (MSM) 8
Other Backward Hindu (OBH) 3
Latin Catholic including Angl-Indian 3
Other Backward Christian (OBX) 1
Dheevara 2
Viswakarma 2
Pot-making castes 1
Kudumbi 1
Scheduled Cast 8
Scheduled Tribe 2
Total number of seats reserved 40%

State Merit Seats (SM): Out of the total number of seats approved for B.Tech Programmes, 50% of seats are earmarked as State Merit Seats. Candidates who will select Keralite status in the online application form can opt for State Merit Seats. The rate of fees will be lower for candidates availing admission under this quota.

All India Merit Seats (AIM): Out of the total number of seats approved of self-financing B.Tech Programmes, 40% of seats are earmarked as All India Merit Seats with higher rate of fees. Candidates of both Keralite and Non-Keralite status can opt for AIM seats.

All India Quota: 10% of seats of the total approved seats are reserved as All India quota. The reservation is available for regular B.Tech programmes namely, B.Tech in Instrumentation Technology, B.Tech in Polymer Science Engineering, B.Tech in Naval Architecture and Ship Building and for all programmes other than the B.Tech programmes. Candidates belonging to both Keralite and Non-Keralite status can avail this benefit.

Special Reservations

Details about the CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of Seats for candidates belonging to the special categories is given below:

Physically Challenged: For candidates with a minimum 40% disability, 3 % of seats are reserved for all B.Tech courses except Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ship Building, Polymer Science & Engineering, Instrumentation, and Safety & Fire Engineering. The seats allotted to such candidates are supernumerary in nature. Candidates have to submit a certificate of disability in original at the time of admission. It must be issued by the District Medical Board and it should certify the percentage of disability. Also, the certificate must be issued not earlier than 12 months prior to the date of counselling.

Non-Resident Indian Seats (NRI): Out of the total number of seats approved for B.Tech self-financing programmes, 10% of the seats are reserved for NRI candidates. In order to avail this reservation have to choose AIM seats as special reservation at the time fo filling up the Application Form of CUSAT CAT 2017.

Fisherman Community: Students belonging to all registered fisherman are eligible for benefit of fees and other educational concessions as applicable to students belonging to SC/ST/OEC categories. However, at the time of counselling, candidates have to produce certificates issued by the competent authorities implying the occupation as fishing of either of the parent of the candidate.

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