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
Affiliation Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Principal Dr T M George
Dean Prof K M Raju
Prof. M K Giridharan
Dr Sakunthala S Pillai
Director Samuel Mar Irenios
(Vice Chairman of Malankara Catholic Educational Society)
Patron Baselios Cleemis
Students 2662
Undergraduates 2410
Postgraduates 252
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 Thattarathundil
Colours Blue and white          
Sports Basketball
Table Tennis
Nickname MBCET
Affiliations Kerala Technological University, AICTE
University of Kerala, AICTE

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET), is a premier engineering educational institution located in Nalanchira, Trivandrum, Kerala, India offering excellence in engineering education and research. The college is located on a hillock in the Bethany Hills.

The college is a part of the Mar Ivanios Vidyanagar Campus which has 22 educational institutes, including primary, secondary and higher secondary schools, training institutes and an arts college.[2] [3] [4] The college which started operations in July 2002 is affiliated to the University of Kerala and the Kerala Technological University.

It is one of the top ranked colleges in Kerala for engineering. All B.Tech programmes have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation w.e.f 1 July 2016 for two years.[5]


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 and Kerala Technological University.It has an annual intake of 600 students for B.Tech courses. The distribution of seats are as follows.

  • Civil Engineering : 120 seats
  • Computer Science & Engineering : 120 seats
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering : 120 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 120 students are admitted to the program.

  • Head of the Department: Dr. Tessy Matthew
  • Year in which the department began: 2002

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.

  • Head of the Department: Prof. M.K. Giridharan (Also Dean of Academics)
  • Year in which the department began: 2002

Electronics and Communication Engineering[edit]

This department deals with the teaching of electronic engineering such as analog circuits, digital circuits, VLSI, and solid state conductors, and communication engineering, networking, and digital signal processing.

  • Dean of Research and Development: Dr. Sakuntala. S. Pillai
  • Head of the Department: Prof. S. Viswanatha Rao
  • Year in which the department began: 2002
  • Student body: Electronic Association (EA), IEEE

Mr. Joji John Varghese was selected as the winner in Electronics Skills from Kerala as part of Nypunyam 2015 and won first prize worth Rs 1,50,000/-.[6]
Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE Communication Society.[7][8]

Information Technology[edit]

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

  • Head of the Department: Biju Varghese
  • Year in which the department began: 2002
  • Student Body: Association of Information Technology, IEEE, Computer Society of India
  • No intake of students has been undertaken in this department after 2012

Miss. Aarathy Krishnan, bags First Rank in Kerala University[9] Miss. Alka Ajit, final year student of Information Technology, has been awarded the Richard E Merwin scholarship given by the IEEE Computer Society.[10]

[This course is no longer offered at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology]

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.

  • Head of the Department: Prof. Pradeep M
  • Year in which the department began: 2005
  • Student Body: Association of Mechanical Engineers (G-Mech)

List of notable mechanical projects in MBCET[edit]

Batch Project Specific client(s) Key factor Project completion
2015 Plastic waste disposal N/A IEEE Award 2015 [11]
2009 Thermo-acoustic refrigerator N/A High COP attained 2013
2008 Coconut de-husker N/A Speedy and cost effective 2012[12]
2007 Multi-purpose farming machine N/A Cheaper than market 2011[13]
2006 Compressed air engine N/A Zero carbon emission (patent pending) 2010[14]
2005 V II 400 redesign Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL) KAL accepted the redesign 2009[15]
2005 Diesel two-wheeler N/A ( Lower Carbon Emission) 2009[16]

Civil Engineering[edit]

  • Head of the Department: Dr. Neethu Roy
  • Year in which the department began: 2005
  • Student Body: Civil Engineering Students Association (CESA)
  • UTBHAV - Annual Technical fete by Civil Engineering Department [17]

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.

  • Head of the Department: Prof. Cherian
  • Year in which the department began: 2002


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 Kerala Technological University. 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 backbone of MBCET is the library. There are 21,000 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. MBCET Library Portal[18]
Award for MBCET Library portal[19]


MBCET's men's hostel is Mar Aprem Hostel and it is 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.

WiFi and Intranet[edit]

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-DSpace and centralized License server for software like AutoCAD, StaaD, Pspice etc. are provided. Leased line connection of 50MBps provides internet connection. 24 hr campus wide WiFi connection is provided to faculty and students.

Other facilities[edit]

  • Amenities center
  • Chapel
  • Canteen
  • Central Computing Facility

Conferences and workshops[edit]

Design and Innovation Workshop by MIT Media Lab [20] [21] [22] [23]

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 a 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[24]

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 Samuel 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).[25] 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.[26]

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 153 members.

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.[27]

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. 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.[28] 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.[29]

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).[30]

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.[31] The group along with UST Global and "TidyCity" ran a clean-up drive on Veli beach.

Sports and College Festivals[edit]


Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET) holds an annual technical and cultural event named CROSSROADS. [32] This is conducted in the month of February or March. It is often a three- or four-day event.[33] [34] [35] [36]


Joji Varghese is the coach for the basketball team and is in charge of Physical Education.


Mar Baselios College has a basketball team. This team has won several accolades and awards at various intra college basketball tournaments.[37] It hosts the Baselios Trophy all-Kerala Professional Colleges Basketball Tournament.[38]

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 [39][40]
2013 First Mar Baselios Trophy All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 64-47 Viswajyothi College of Engineering [41]
2012 First 19th Viswappan Memorial All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 77-56 SB College (Changanassery)[42]
2012 First Mar Baselios Trophy All-Kerala Basketball Tournament 68-42 FISAT[43]
2011 First Kerala University Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament 74-56 Mar Ivanios[44]
2011 First IV Marian All-Kerala Professional College Basketball Tournament 37-17 Marian College of Engineering[45]
2011 First Arena 2K11 32-12 Amal Jyothi College[46]
2011 First All-Kerala Professional Collegiate Basketball Tournament 64-49 FISAT[47]
2010 First Fisat Trophy All-Kerala Inter-collegiate Basketball Tournament 60-34 FISAT[48]
2009 First Mar Baselios Inter-collegiate Basketball Tournament 64-51 Marian College of Engineering[49]

MBCET students part of Kerala State team for South Zone basketball championship.[50]

Table tennis[edit]

Mar Baselios won awards in table tennis in Kerala University's inter-collegiate table tennis tournament held at the Government Engineering College in 2009.[51]


Mar Baselios Engineering College won the title in the Kerala University inter-collegiate women’s badminton tournament held on 9 October 2012.[52]

College rating[edit]

Careers360 rates MBCET among the Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Kerala.[53]

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 Baselios Cleemis at the campus of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology on 29 September 2012.[54] [55][56][57]


  1. ^ MBCET Values and Basic Information
  2. ^ [1], Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar.
  3. ^ [2], Mar Baselios Punctuality, Social Responsibility.
  4. ^ [3], Mar Baselios Uniform.
  5. ^ [4], All B.Tech programmes have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation w.e.f 1st July 2016 for 2 years
  6. ^ Winner in Electronics Skills from Kerala as part of Nypunyam 2015 The Hindu, Trivandrum, 8 February 2016
  7. ^ Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE ComSoc The Hindu, Kochi, 6 September 2012
  8. ^ Student project gets funding from Startup Village and Kerala Chapter of IEEE ComSoc The Business Standard, Kochi, 6 September 2012
  9. ^ First Rank in IT in Kerala University The Hindu, Trivandrum, 20 July 2014
  10. ^ Student gets Richard E Merwin scholarship given by the IEEE Computer Society Manorama Online, Trivandrum, 19 October 2015
  11. ^ CLaurel for project on plastic waste disposal The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 8 February 2016
  12. ^ Coconut De-husker The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 23 March 2012
  13. ^ Farming Machine The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 1 April 2011
  14. ^ Air Powered Engine The Hindu, 3 April 2010
  15. ^ KAL accept MBCET The Hindu, 15 May 2009
  16. ^ Low Emission Bike The Hindu, 26 May 2010
  17. ^ Technology unplugged Technology unplugged The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 22 September 2012
  18. ^ MBCET Library Portal MBCET Library Portal
  19. ^ Award for portal on energy resources Award for Portal The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 14 December 2010.
  20. ^ MIT media lab design, innovation workshop begins New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, 31 July 2013.
  21. ^ MIT media lab workshop begins The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 31 July 2013.
  22. ^ MIT mentor creates new entrepreneurs The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 15 December 2013.
  23. ^ NABARD to Support Innovations New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, 11 July 2014.
  24. ^ MBCET organises ICGT 2012 The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 19 December 2012.
  25. ^ MBCET organises CoMNeT The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 20 December 2010.
  26. ^ Broadband 2008 The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 26 March 2008.
  27. ^ NSC 2010 CSI Communications, September, 2010.
  28. ^ "IEEE Region 10". 
  29. ^ [5] IEEE Computer Society
  30. ^ EDS Tech and MBCET Indian Express, Bangalore, 15 February 2011
  31. ^ Green Dream The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram. 19 March 2009.
  32. ^ Crossroads Website
  33. ^ MBCET Crossroads 2011 Trivandrum Buzz, Thiruvananthapuram, 3 February 2011
  34. ^ Limca Book of Records Times of India, Thiruvananthapuram, 18 February 2012
  35. ^ Crossroads Next Big Idea Deccan Chronicle, Kochi, 24 February 2012
  36. ^ Crossroads Next Big Idea Trivandrum News, Trivandrum, 28 January 2012
  37. ^ Mar Baselios, a worthy champion The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 5 November 2011
  38. ^ MBCET Defeats IIST at 3rd Baselios Trophy The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 16 March 2010
  39. ^ Mar Baselios college triumphs The Hindu,IRINJALAKUDA , 21 August 2013
  40. ^ Mar Baselios triumph over Kerala Police at Don Bosco all-Kerala basketball tournament Deccan Chronicle,21 August 2013
  41. ^ Mar Baselios triumphs The Hindu,Thiruvananthapuram , 17 March 2013
  42. ^ Mar Baselios Engineering College takes title The Hindu, ALAPPUZHA, 14 February 2012
  43. ^ Mar Baselios EC triumphs The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 25 January 2012
  44. ^ Mar Baselios wins title The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 25 October 2011
  45. ^ MBCET defeats Marian College The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 26 February 2011
  46. ^ MBCET defeats Amal Jyothi The Hindu, Kanjirappally,22 January 2011
  47. ^ MBCET defeats FISAT The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 22 January 2011
  48. ^ MBCET defeats FISAT The Hindu, Kochi, 2 February 2010
  49. ^ MBCET wins as host The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 28 March 2009
  50. ^ MBCET students part of Kerala State team for SZ basketball championship The Hindu, Kochi, 28 August 2012
  51. ^ MBCET wins table tennis The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 7 October 2009
  52. ^ Mar Baselios triumphs The Hindu, Thiruvananthapuram, 9 October 2012
  53. ^ Careers360 Kerala Engineering Colleges rating Careers 360
  54. ^ Tallest statue of Jesus Christ unveiled New Indian Express, Thiruvananthapuram, 30 September 2012
  55. ^ Tallest Christ statue in the country unveiled PTI News 30 September 2012
  56. ^ New heights The Hindu, 30 September 2012
  57. ^ Tallest Jesus Christ statue in the country unveiled NDTV, 30 September 2012

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