College of Engineering and Management Punnapra, Alappuzha was started in 2008 under the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education, an autonomous society under Government of Kerala, formed to establish educational institutions in various professional fields.
The College is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Admissions to B. Tech. Programs are through KEAM conducted by Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala. Admissions to PG programs are as per the allotment done by Director of Technical Education, Kerala. Functioning of the college is governed by rules and regulations of the Government of Kerala and CAPE. Admissions to NRI quota in B. Tech. and sponsored quota in PG are done by the Principal.
The Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (Kerala) was formed to establish Educational Institutions in various professional fields to provide facilities for Education and Training. The Co-operative Academy of Professional Education is promoted by the Co-operation Department of the Government of Kerala and is an autonomous society under Government of Kerala. The Society is registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary,
Scientific and Charitable Societies Act, 1955 on the basis of the Memorandum of Association and the Rules as approved by the Government of Kerala.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Chief Minister is the Ex-officio Chairman of the Society. The Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation, Shri. Co- Operation Minister is the Ex-officio Vice Chairman of the Society and the Chairman of its Board of Governors with the Director of the Academy as the Member Secretary of the society.