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 Kerala 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 Courses offered are Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The College is situated near to Punnapra in Alappuzha district of Kerala State, 5 K.M from Alappuzha town which is commonly known as East of Venice gifted with backwaters, paddy fields and scenic beauty. The campus sprawls over acres of land.
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 body under government of Kerala. The other Engineering Colleges under CAPE are Co-operative Institute of Technology Vadakara, College of Engineering Thrikaripur, College of Engineering Thalassery, College of Engineering Kidangoor, College of Engineering Perumon, College of Engineering Pathanapuram and College of Engineering Aranmula. These seven engineering colleges are affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). College of Engineering & Management Punnapra started in 2008-2009, which is affiliated to Kerala University.