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School of Management Studies (SMS) carries a distinction of being on the oldest business schools in the country. It is among the first five premier management institutions to be established in the country, with Professor Emeritus Padmabushan (Dr.) M.V. Pylee as the Director.


The School was established in 1964 as part of the University of Kerala. With the formation of the University of Cochin in July, 1971, the School became an integral part of the University, which is now known as Cochin University of Science and Technology.


SMS with Its legacy, now spanning more than fifty years , has blossomed into one of the most distinctive and respected institutions which has given the field of management and business numerous outstanding professionals.


Eminent faculty members, a vibrant student community and an extensive alumni network have been the pillars SMS.


With consistent efforts and up gradation, School Management Studies, remains one of the most sought after Business Schools in the country.


The School also supports the economically weak, year extremely talented students to pursue their managerial dreams by providing the entire facility at a very affordable fee and several scholarships.

Currently SMS offers the following programs:
  • Four semester - MBA Program
  • Six semester - MBA Part time program
  • Two semester - Mphil program
  • Doctoral Program (PhD)

Padmabhushan Dr. M. V. Pylee (5 October 1922-30 December 2017) was an Indian scholar, educationist and management guru, considered by many as the father of management education in Kerala and an authority on Constitutional Law. He was awarded Padmabhushan in 2006 by Government of India for his contributions to the field of education and management. He was the Vice-Chancellor of CUSAT from 1977 to 1981 and also Founder Director of the School of Management Studies, CUSAT.He had also instituted the M.V.Pylee Award for the Best Distinguished Academician in India.

Padmabhushan(Dr.)M.V.Pylee
Founder Director
About CUSAT

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is ranked one among the top universities in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17, the only University from Kerala to make it to the list. Science its inception in1971, CUSAT has built a reputation of one of the renowned institution in the country for academic excellence and value. The University was established as the University of Cochin and later reorganized as Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in February 1986. Uncompromised commitment to educational standards has made it one among the 30 MRHD ranked institution in the country. The University has been accredited with an A grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2016. Cochin University of Science and Technology, in its attempt to explore the unknown horizons of knowledge, devotes itself to education and research and focuses on the development of higher learning in science, technology, social science and other related areas. The university prides itself on some of the finest faculties who guides a diverse student body towards becoming responsible global citizens. Courses offered by the university spread across various disciplines of Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Law, Marine Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology etc. CUSAT also transcends geographic boundaries through successful collaborations with institution in USA, Europe, Russia, Japan, France and Korea. The sprawling university main campus spreads across 180 acres about 15 kms from the heart of Kochi. The university is defined by the motto from the Vedas “Tejasvinavadhithamastu” which means, may the wisdom accrued deify us both- the teacher and the taught and percolate to the universe in its totality. View Site