Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology

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Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology
MBCET emblem.png
Logo of MBCET
Motto Duc In Altum
Motto in English Leading to the heights of excellence
Established July 2002
Religious affiliation Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Principal Dr T M George
Dean Prof K M Raju
Prof. M K Giridharan
Dr Sakunthala S Pillai
Director His Excellency Most Rev.
Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios
(Vice Chairman of Malankara Catholic Educational Society)
Patron His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos
Students 2500
Undergraduates 2410
Postgraduates 90
Location Trivandrum, Kerala, India
8°33′07″N 76°56′16″E / 8.5520°N 76.9379°E / 8.5520; 76.9379Coordinates: 8°33′07″N 76°56′16″E / 8.5520°N 76.9379°E / 8.5520; 76.9379
Bursar Rev.Fr.Wilson Thattaruthundil
Colours Blue and White          
Sports Basket Ball
Table Tennis
Nickname MBCET
Affiliations University of Kerala, AICTE

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET), is located in Nalanchira, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. The college is located on a hillock in the Bethany Hills.
The college is a part of the Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar Campus which has 17 educational institutes including primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, training institutes and arts college.[2] The college which started operations in July 2002 is affiliated to the University of Kerala.


Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology strives for excellence in higher education, research and support services, by employing an integral approach to education, with the purpose of forming technically competent engineers, responsible citizens and epitomes of fundamental human values like commitment, compassion and optimism, who ought to be actively involved in creative nation building and enhancement of human existence.


To transform young men and women into technically competent, socially committed and morally upright individuals who are well equipped for outstanding performance in the application of human resources and potentialities on a global scale, and are empowered to serve humanity impelled by their unwavering commitment to the ultimate values of human existence.


The following courses in MBCET are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and sanctioned by the Government of Kerala, leading to the B.Tech. Degree of the University of Kerala.It has an annual intake of 540 students for B.Tech courses. The distribution of seats are as follows.

  • Civil Engineering : 120 seats
  • Computer Science & Engineering : 120 seats
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering : 60 seats
  • Electronics & Communications Engineering : 120 seats
  • Mechanical Engineering : 120 seats

MBCET offers M.Tech programmes in the CSE, EEE, ME, CE and ECE Departments.

Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers 4 years undergraduate program leading to the award of B.Tech Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Every year 60 students are admitted to the program.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering[edit]

Electrical & Electronics engineering deals with the generation, transfer and conversion of electric power with the aid of mechanical, electronic circuits and computer systems.

Electronics and Communication Engineering[edit]

This department deals with the teaching of Electronic engineering such as Analog circuits, Digital Circuits, VLSI, Solid state conductors etc. and Communication Engineering, Networking, Digital Signal Processing etc.

Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE Communication Society.[3][4]

Information Technology[edit]

This department deals with teaching software development, networking and software project management.

  • Head of the Department: Biju B.
  • Year in which the department began: 2002
  • Student Body: Association of Information Technology, IEEE, Computer Society of India
  • Weblink :
  • No intake of students has been undertaken in this department after

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Mechanical Engineering department of Mar Baselios College has various contributions and had students develop environment friendly engines.The batch of 2005 had introduced the G-Mech or "Generation Mech" as a student body to unite future mechanical engineering students and act as a branch student body.


List of notable mechanical projects in MBCET[edit]

Batch Project Specific Client(s) Key Factor Project Completion
2009 Thermo acoustic refrigerator N/A High COP attained 2013
2008 Coconut De-husker N/A Speedy and cost effective 2012[5]
2007 Multi-purpose Farming Machine N/A Cheaper than Market 2011[6]
2006 Compressed Air Engine N/A Zero Carbon Emission(Patent Pending) 2010[7]
2005 V_II 400 Redesign Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL) KAL accepted the redesign 2009[8]
2005 Diesel Two Wheeler N/A ( Lower Carbon Emission) 2009[9]

Civil Engineering[edit]

The vision of the Civil Engineering Department is to train and equip civil engineers for the better flow of the infrastructure of a country.

  • Head of the Department: Prof. P. N. Mohan
  • Year in which the department began: 2005
  • Student Body: Civil Engineering Students Association (CESA)
  • Weblink :
  • UTBHAV - Annual Technical fete by Civil Engineering Department [10]

Basic Sciences[edit]

The department offers courses in Engineering mathematics, Engineering physics and Engineering chemistry within the engineering curricula. There are no students directly under this department. However, there are lectures and seminars conducted by these department to all students in the first year of Engineering.


Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology is administered by the Major Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram through the Malankara Catholic Educational Society, a society found by the diocese exclusively for the formation of educational technical and other institutions to benefit the community and the public in general.

The society was registered in 1996, under the Travancore – Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955. The major Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram under which the society functions, has established several primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, nursing college, technical college, NAAC ‘A’ grade training college and other colleges.


Candidates for admission to the B.Tech degree courses will have passed the higher secondary examination of Kerala with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as subjects or any other examination accepted as equivalent by the University of Kerala. Pass in Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education of Kerala or an examination recognized equivalent thereto with at least Fifty percent marks in Mathematics separately and Fifty percent marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / equivalent subjects put together or equivalent grade. Candidates should qualify in the Engineering Entrance Exam conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Exams, Govt. of Kerala


The Training & Placement Unit (TPU) of MBCET plays a vital role towards arranging Soft Skill training programs, workshops, seminars, making arrangements for various aptitude tests, competitive exams, guidance & counseling classes and securing placements for students in reputed firms. Our placement history stands tall among the engineering colleges in this region.

Several salient features make the college an ideal hub for campus recruitments: The College location being not far from the heart of the city; a major auditorium that can seat around 1200 students and two minor auditoriums that can seat more than 300 students each; facility to hold aptitude and technical test for 1750 students simultaneously; facility to conduct on-line aptitude and technical test for 250 students at a time; facility for conducting eight interview panel meetings and group discussion sessions simultaneously.

Events: A two-hour interactive session between Nasscom Executive Council Members and students of select engineering and management Institutes was organised on 30 September 2011.[11]


The college boasts of a well furnished and exquisite infrastructure.[12]


The backbone of MBCET is the library. There are 19,000 engineering books for the six engineering branches. A periodical section has 190 national and international journals. Back volumes of journals, question papers etc. are available for reference. The assistant librarian Binu K. John, had developed and maintained a Portal on energy resources on WordPress and had been awarded in 2010 by the then Minister of Electricity, Kerala A. K Balan.[13]mr.sabeesh BA,BLISc,MLISc (Library Assistant)


MBCET's men's hostel is Mar Aprem Hostel and its located behind the college. The ladies stay at the foot of the hillock at the Sacred Heart Hostel along with students from other institutions in the Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar.


The campus is fully networked, with optical fiber inter-building backbone. Services like MOODLE, Student Management System, MBCET Webmail which uses VMware Zimbra, Digital Library and centralized License server for software like AutoCAD, StaaD, Pspice etc. are provided. Leased line connection of 6Mbit/s provides 24 hr internet connection.

Other Facilities[edit]

  • Amenities center
  • Chapel
  • Canteen
  • Central Computing Facility

Conferences & Workshops[edit]

Design and Innovation Workshop by MIT Media Lab [14] [15]

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia and design.The MIT Media Lab joins hands with Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBT) to host an Design and Innovation Workshop from 30 July to 1 August 2013 at MBT Campus.The workshop has been designed around the MIT Media Lab philosophy, where the future is lived, not imagined. The workshop aims to share MIT’s interdisciplinary research, design, and development cultures—hands-on creative learning (learning-by-doing) and "hacking" (rapid prototyping).

International Conference on Green Technologies 2012[16]

International Conference on Green Technologies (ICGT12) was organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum, jointly with University of Dayton, USA during 18-20 December 2012 at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum. The Conference was technically sponsored by IEEE EDS India Chapter and IEEE Kerala Section. The Conference was inaugurated by Honorable Minister for Education Sri P K Abdu Rabb and was presided by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Samuel Mar Irenios, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Trivandrum.

During the three days of the Conference, the Research and Development activities in all Engineering fields viz. Civil, Computer Science and IT, Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering related to Green Technologies were discussed. The keynote address ‘Alternative Energy Sources: A Practical Perspective" was delivered by Dr. R. Unnikrishnan, Dean, California State University, Fullerton, USA.

Professional Student Bodies[edit]

The college shows keen interest in developing a professional caliber among the students. This was done with the help of various international organisations forming student bodies with the college. Mar Baselios College in association with the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Kerala circle, Computer Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram chapter, and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) had organised national conference on communication systems and networks (CoMNeT- 2010).[17] The Mar Baselios College in association with the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Kerala circle, Computer Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram chapter, has also conducted a national conference on broadband technologies in 2008.[18]

Computer Society of India[edit]

The college is an institutional member of the Computer Society of India.The CSI Student Branch of Mar Baselios College of Engineering & Technology was inaugurated on 24 September 2004. Over the years, the CSI branch has proved itself to be the most active association in the college. It is also the biggest student branch in the Kerala state boasting of 153 members this year.

The CSI branch has been conducting an annual technical quiz competition under the name BYTES. CSI has in its own way been a trend setter in the matter of conducting events regularly. The branch also had the privilege of hosting the State Level Student Convention in 2006.

An important event and a milestone in the history of the CSI Student Chapter was the 26th National Student Convention - NSC 2010 that the Mar Baselios Student Branch hosted in association with Trivandrum Chapter of CSI from 2–4 September 2010.[19]

The CSI student branch of MBCET was selected as the Best Student Branch from among engineering colleges in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry for the year 2010-2011.This is the second consecutive year that the student branch has received this award.

Indian Society for Technical Education[edit]

The college is an institutional member of the ISTE since 2005 and a Chapter of the Society is functioning in the college with 37 members.

IEEE Student Branch[edit]

An IEEE student body was set up on 14 February 2006.[20] A number of students are involved in the activities conducted by this group.

Deepthi Anna George, student of Computer Science branch has been selected to receive the prestigious IEEE Computer Society - Richard E. Merwin Scholarship - 2011 in recognition of her exemplary involvement in student chapter activities and excellent academic achievement. She is one among fourteen students chosen from colleges and universities throughout the world for this scholarship. The scholarship includes an award and amount of $2,500.[21]

Finishing School[edit]

In alliance with EDS Technologies, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology has set up a finishing school to provide industry specific technical training in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).[22]

Green Dream[edit]

An environmental initiative was undertaken by students of Mar Baselios College of Engineering along with nine other college to form Green Dream.[23] The group along with UST Global and "TidyCity" ran a clean-up drive on Veli beach.

Sports and College Festivals[edit]

Kerala University Youth Festival[edit]

  • MBCET stood first in the Kerala University Youth Festival 2014
  • MBCET stood Third in the Kerala University Youth Festival 2013
  • MBCET stood Second in the Kerala University Youth Festival 2012
  • MBCET stood Fourth in the Kerala University Youth Festival 2011


Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET) holds an annual technical and cultural event named CROSSROADS Crossroads Website. This is conducted in the month of February or March. It is often a three or four day event.[24] [25] [26] [27]


The college encourages and supports student participation sports as an important aspect for student growth and physical development. Mr Joji Varghese is the coach for the basketball team and is in charge of Physical Education.


Mar Baselios College has a well trained basketball team. This team has won several acclamations and awards at various intra college basketball tournaments.[28] It hosts the Baselios Trophy all-Kerala Professional Colleges Basketball Tournament.[29]

Awards won by MBCET Basketball team[edit]
Year Position Tournament Name Scores Last Match Against
2013 First Don Bosco All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 69-67 Kerala Police [30][31]
2013 First Mar Baselios Trophy All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 64-47 Viswajyothi College of Engineering [32]
2012 First 19th Viswappan Memorial All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 77-56 SB College (Changanassery)[33]
2012 First Mar Baselios Trophy All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 68-42 FISAT[34]
2011 First Kerala University Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament 74-56 Mar Ivanios[35]
2011 First IV Marian All-Kerala Professional College Basketball Tournament 37-17 Marian College of Engineering[36]
2011 First Arena 2K11 32-12 Amal Jyothi College[37]
2011 First All-Kerala Professional Collegiate Basketball Tournament 64-49 FISAT[38]
2010 First Fisat Trophy All-Kerala Inter-collegiate Basketball Tournament 60-34 FISAT[39]
2009 First Mar Baselios Inter-collegiate Basketball Tournament 64-51 Marian College of Engineering[40]

MBCET students part of Kerala State team for South Zone basketball championship.[41]

Table Tennis[edit]

Mar Baselios has won awards in Table Tennis in Kerala University inter-collegiate table tennis tournament held at the Government Engineering College in 2009.[42]


Mar Baselios Engineering College won the title in the Kerala University inter-collegiate women’s badminton tournament held on 9 October 2012.[43]

College Rating[edit]

Careers360 rates MBCET among the Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala.[44]

Tallest Christ Statue in India[edit]

33.5 feet-tall statue of Jesus Christ, the tallest Christ statue in the country, was unveiled and blessed by Major Archbishop of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church Moran Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholicos at the campus of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology on 29 September 2012.[45] [46][47][48]


  1. ^ MBCET Values and Basic Information
  2. ^ [1], Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar.
  3. ^ Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE ComSoc The Hindu, Kochi, 6 September 2012
  4. ^ Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE ComSoc The Business Standard, Kochi, 6 September 2012
  5. ^ Coconut De-husker The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 23 March 2012
  6. ^ Farming Machine The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 1 April 2011
  7. ^ Air Powered Engine The Hindu, 3 April 2010
  8. ^ KAL accept MBCET The Hindu, 15 May 2009
  9. ^ Low Emission Bike The Hindu, 26 May 2010
  10. ^ Technology unplugged Technology unplugged The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 22 September 2012
  11. ^ NASSCOM Executive Council session with students The Hindu Business Line, Thiruvananthapuram, 27 September 2011
  12. ^ MBCET's Infrastructure The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 30 May 2009
  13. ^ Award for portal on energy resources The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 14 December 2010.
  14. ^ MIT media lab design, innovation workshop begins New Indian Express, Thiruvanathapuram, 31 July 2013.
  15. ^ MIT media lab workshop begins The Hundu, Thiruvanathapuram, 31 July 2013.
  16. ^ MBCET organises ICGT 2012 The Hindu, Thiruvanathapuram, 19 December 2012.
  17. ^ MBCET organises CoMNeT The Hindu, Thiruvanathapuram, 20 December 2010.
  18. ^ Broadband 2008 The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 26 March 2008.
  19. ^ NSC 2010 CSI Communications, September, 2010.
  20. ^ "IEEE Region 10". 
  21. ^ [2] IEEE Computer Society
  22. ^ EDS Tech and MBCET Indian Express, Bangalore, 15 February 2011
  23. ^ Green Dream The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram. 19 March 2009.
  24. ^ MBCET Crossroads 2011 Trivandrum Buzz, Thiruvananthapuram, 3 February 2011
  25. ^ Limca Book of Records Times of India, Thiruvananthapuram, 18 February 2012
  26. ^ Crossroads Next Big Idea Deccan Chronicle, Kochi, 24 February 2012
  27. ^ Crossroads Next Big Idea Trivandrum News, Trivandrum, 28 January 2012
  28. ^ Mar Baselios, a worthy champion The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 5 November 2011
  29. ^ MBCET Defeats IIST at 3rd Baselios Trophy The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 16 March 2010
  30. ^ Mar Baselios college triumphs The Hindu,IRINJALAKUDA , 21 August 2013
  31. ^ Mar Baselios triumph over Kerala Police at Don Bosco all-Kerala basketball tournament Deccan Chronicle,21 August 2013
  32. ^ Mar Baselios triumphs The Hindu,Thiruvananthapuram , 17 March 2013
  33. ^ Mar Baselios Engineering College takes title The Hindu, ALAPPUZHA, 14 February 2012
  34. ^ Mar Baselios EC triumphs The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 25 January 2012
  35. ^ Mar Baselios wins title The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 25 October 2011
  36. ^ MBCET defeats Marian College The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 26 February 2011
  37. ^ MBCET defeats Amal Jyothi The Hindu, Kanjirappally,22 January 2011
  38. ^ MBCET defeats FISAT The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 22 January 2011
  39. ^ MBCET defeats FISAT The Hindu, Kochi, 2 February 2010
  40. ^ MBCET wins as host The Hindu, Thiruvanathapuram, 28 March 2009
  41. ^ MBCET students part of Kerala State team for SZ basketball championship The Hindu, Kochi, 28 August 2012
  42. ^ MBCET wins table tennis The Hindu, Thiruvanathapuram, 7 October 2009
  43. ^ Mar Baselios triumphs The Hindu, Thiruvanathapuram, 9 October 2012
  44. ^ Careers360 Kerala Engineering Colleges rating Careers 360
  45. ^ Tallest statue of Jesus Christ unveiled New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, 30 September 2012
  46. ^ Tallest Christ statue in the country unveiled PTI News 30 September 2012
  47. ^ New heights The Hindu, 30 September 2012
  48. ^ Tallest Jesus Christ statue in the country unveiled NDTV, 30 September 2012

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