The College of Engineering & Management Punnapra, Alappuzha started during the year 2008-2009 under the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (Kerala) Society, which was formed to establish Educational Institutions in various professional fields.
The College is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).The admissions are as per the list forwarded by Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala and functioning of the college is as per the rules and regulations of the Government of Kerala and CAPE.
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.