College of Architecture Trivandrum is one of the largest architecture and design schools in Trivandrum situated in the capital city of the State of Kerala, India. The school which is popularly known as CAT was established in the year 2011 , as a privately owned stand-alone design institute exclusively for offering a full time Bachelor of Architecture program , with an intake of 120 students across three batches every year. With the introduction of the B Des course in 2019 , C.A.T has moved a step forward to being the first institute to start a full time bachelor of design program in the state.
CAT attracts students from all parts of Kerala and also from the nearby states and has over the years emerged as one of the most sought after institutions offering B Arch Course and B Des course in the self-financing sector. The institute is affiliated to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University and has a well-defined and full-fledged curriculum approved by the Council of Architecture (COA) for the B Arch program and AICTE for the B Des program.
The college has ties with numerous international institutions and is deemed to be a global D-school for making positive change in the design of the built environment through creative and collaborative academic national and international engagements.
“Work as hard as you can and then be happy in the knowledge you couldn’t have done any more.”
College of Architecture Trivandrum envisages an interdisciplinary and interconnected curriculum and pedagogy to give a comprehensive understanding to the learners. It is intended to prepare a new genre of sensitive professionals who would be able to comprehend and use the evidences collected from real life problems while developing concepts for functional , creative and contextual design solutions .
CAT has a very well qualified faculty with expertise and experience in varied areas related to Architecture / Design . Equipped with a strong theory base and research driven practice, the team of faculty is a major strength of the institute.
The lush green C.A.T campus with world class infrastructure, integrated and crafted with the concept of “green buildings” exudes a positive and rich learning ambience. C.A.T is essentially the culmination of the vision to become the “institute of choice for the best student”.
The constant and focussed efforts to meet the mission of the School becoming a reputed D-school making a positive change has rendered the environment, academically challenging and conducive for professional learning and holistic grooming. Importance is given to train the young minds to prepare them for lifelong learning and critical thinking leading to sensitive research based practice as they embark into the profession of Design.