Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (MACFAST) Tiruvalla is a post-graduate and research institute offering courses in Business Management, Information Technology, and Biosciences. The college has a radio channel named MACFAST 90.4 which is a social service arm and community radio and the first on-campus radio in the state.

MACFAST Highlights

Here are some highlights of MACFAST Thiruvalla:

Official website
Application process offline
Programs Postgraduate 
Selection criteria Entrance test
Accepted test scores CMAT / KMAT / CAT / CET
Popular course MBA
Contact number 0469 2730307
Read More:
- CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)- Click here
- KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test)- Click Here
- CAT (Common Admission Test )- Click here  


MACFAST Thiruvalla offers courses in the streams of Sciences, Management, and computer application. They are:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Master of Computer Application (MCA)
  • Bio-Sciences

A brief about all the courses is given below:

Course name Details
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Duration: 2 years
Type: Full-time
Intake: 120
Affiliation: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
Fee: INR 1,70,000/year
Master of Computer Application (MCA) Duration: 3 years (regular) 2 years (Lateral)
Type: Regular and Lateral
Intake: 60
  • Regular- INR 50,000/year
  • Lateral- INR 65,000

MACFAST Thiruvalla also offers M.Sc in six specializations. The specializations are as follows:

  • M.Sc in Biotechnology
  • M.Sc in Plant biotechnology
  • M.Sc in Bioinformatics
  • M.Sc in Biochemistry
  • M.Sc in Food Technology & Quality Assurance
  • M.Sc in Phytomedical Science & Technology

Read More: MACFAST Thiruvalla Courses & fee

MACFAST Admissions

Admission to Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla is based on either merits or entrance exam scores followed by group discussion and personal interview. 

  • For MBA admissions

Eligibility: Graduation degree with 55% marks in Science & Technology subjects and 50% marks in other subjects in the aggregate for all parts of the examination. OR Master’s Degree with 55% marks in aggregate.

Selection criteria: CMAT/KMAT/CAT Score.

  • For MCA admissions (Both Regular and Lateral)

Eligibility: 10+2 with maths + BCA Degree OR 55% aggregate marks in Graduation with (with Mathematics / Statistics (This does not include Business Mathematics or Business Statistics) / Computer Science / Computer Application / Engineering and Technology as a Main / Subsidiary / Core / Complementary). 

Selection criteria: Admissions are made on the basis of merit in qualifying exam and personal interview.

  • For M.Sc admissions

Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks with a relevant degree.

Selection criteria: Admission to all M.Sc specializations is through Common Entrance Test (CET).

How to apply?

The application process of MACFAST is conducted online. Applicants need to:

  • Download the application form from the official website or they may also collect the application form from the administration office.
  • There are separate forms for MBA and MCA. Fill the form correctly.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 450 (approx) and submit the application form with all the required documents.

Documents required at the time of application are:

- Class X, XII, and Graduation Mark Sheets and

- Kerala Entrance allotment memo, Entrance Hall ticket

- Other eligibility certificates (Migration, Eligibility, Caste and Income Certificates)

- Four Passport size photograph

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Ques. What is the weightage given to each parameter used in the admission process?

Ans. For admission in MBA the bifurcation of different rounds is as follows:

  • Entrance exam score: 80%
  • Group Discussion: 10%
  • Personal Interview: 10%

Ques. Does MACFAST give admission to International Students too? What is the process of admission for them?

Ans. Yes, there are vacancies for international students too. International students with the following eligibility can apply:

(a) A minimum of twelve years of study for an undergraduate program. 

(b) A course of study at the first degree level of a three-year duration in the relevant subject of study is required for postgraduate programs. 

The international students are required to submit the application (offline)directly to the Director of the concerned University Department(through registered post) by paying US$ 100 by way of Demand Draft / Pay order / any other instrument (which does not involve collection charges on the part of the University) in favour of Finance Officer, Mahatma Gandhi University. There is no online registration facility for foreign students.

Ques. What is the fee structure for an international applicant?

Ans. Fees structure for an international applicant is as follows:

Fee type M.Sc MA M.A Tourism MBA
Admission fee INR 800 INR 800 INR 1,000 INR 6,200
Registration fee -- INR 4,600 (year 1) INR 1,600 (year 2)
Tuition fee INR 7,200 INR 40,000 INR 80,000
Laboratory fee INR 4,800 -- INR 6,000 --
University Exam fee INR 2,200 INR 1,800
Library fee & other INR 2,080 INR 400 INR 8,000 INR 4,000
Course Material fee -- -- INR 6,000 --