Cochin University of Science and Technology is a government-owned autonomous science and technology university in Cochin, Kerala, India. Founded in 1971, it has three campuses: two in Cochin and one in Kuttanad, Alappuzha, 66 km inland. The university awards degrees in engineering and science subjects at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Nearly 2,000 students engage yearly inundergraduate and postgraduate study at CUSAT. The university is placed at fifth rank in India in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities with a world ranking of 1150 The motto of the university is "Tejasvinavadhithamastu", which conveys, "May the wisdom accrued deify us both — the teacher and the taught and percolate to the universe in its totality" which is taken from the Vedas.