The University's basic philosophy and goals find eloquent expression in its coat of arms emblazoning the motto 'Tejasvi navadhitamastu'. In essence, it means; May learning illumine us both (the teacher and the taught). The rising sun together with the coconut palm represents the birth of a new centre of learning in the land of Kerala. The book represents learning, the factory its application, and the transmission tower its dissemination. Together they express the basic concern of the Cochin University as a Center of learning, that of fostering study and research in applied science, technology, industry, commerce, management and social science and the transference of such knowledge for the betterment of humanity.