The Department of Ship Technology Alumni Society (DOSTAS), is an alumni society of Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science & Technology registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955.
The Department of Ship Technology is one of the pioneers in the field of Naval Architecture education in India and was established with an aim to create a new and dynamic generation of Naval Architects to meet the requirements of the Indian Shipbuilding Industry, Ship Classification Societies, R&D organizations, Indian Navy, and related organizations. The B.Tech. programme in Naval Architecture and Ship Building was started in 1975 and has produced many distinguished Alumni, in India as well as around the world. The department also conducts an M.Tech Programme and a very vibrant research programme, which also has produced many distinguished alumni. In order to accrue this wide resource of knowledge and streamline the alumni activities, DOSTAS has been made into a registered society as prescribed and encouraged by CUSAT guidelines. DOSTAS with its office in Department of Ship Technology act as the active alumni headquarters who coordinate activities of all its alumni spread across the world.