Kochi: Cochin University of Science and Technology has made an entry into the top 1000 universities in the world in the recently released QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024. The university was participating in this ranking framework for the first time.
The rankings are based on a methodology that comprises indicators that are designed to measure an institution's ability to tackle the world’s greatest environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges. CUSAT is ranked in the 921–940 bands in the world, 262nd in Asia, 29th in India, and 1st in Kerala among the world's premier universities that are leading the way in social and environmental sustainability.
CUSAT has ranked 333 in the world, 9th in India in the governance category, 640 in the world, and 27th in India in the Environmental impact category.
The ranking comes close on the heels of the announcement of establishing a centre of excellence in sustainability at CUSAT jointly with Geojit Financial Services Ltd. The centre, named GEOJIT CUSAT CENTRE OF SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES (GCCOSS)shall have six focus areas, namely research, academics, consulting, capacity building, innovation, and certifications. This year CUSAT was also ranked high among Indian universities: 37 in NIRF, 11 by India Today Group, and 24 by The Week.