Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government owned autonomous university in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala. It has been founded in 1971. The university awards degrees in engineering and allied subjects at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The university was reorganized into Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. The University provides admissions to students based on an All India Entrance Examination known as the Common Admission Test (CAT). It is located on about 180 acres in Thrikkakara, 10 kms. North of Ernakulam city and 20 kms south of Nedumbassery International Air port.