Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) Kochi, Kerala is highly prestigious government owned university established in the year 1971. This university offers degrees to science and engineering students at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. A New centre for entrepreneurship & skill development had been sanctioned by UGC to CUSAT.
For developing students with good entrepreneurial skills, UGC had sanctioned Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centre for “Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livehood (KAUSHAL)”. CUSAT would get amount of Rs 4 crore as grant for the course of two years.
According to statement released by University, out of total 700 applications got from all over the Country, only 48 were approved by University Grants Commission. CUSAT now becomes first and only University from Kerala to be granted KAUSHAL center.
KAUSHAL centre would not only accredit students by imparting entrepreneurship skills to students but also increase their employability by means of personality training program. Different types of courses ranging from job specific short term certificate courses to full time postgraduate courses and research ones would be conducted now.
Apart from forming a link between industry and higher education sector, the new centre would work as centre of excellence in skills development and as a knowledge base for employment-industry. Semester system credits and liberal admission norms would be followed.
Post graduate diploma in mobile phone applications technology and Masters program catering to the demands of technology- management consultancy sectors would be conducted at KAUSHAL centre in CUSAT.