The Co-operative Academy of Professional Education(kerala) was formed to establish Educational Institutions in various professional fields to provide facilities for and promote Education and Training.
The Co-operative Academy of Professional Education is promoted by the Co-operation Department of the Government of Keralaand is an autonomous society under Government of Kerala. The Society is being 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 is the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Society.The Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation is the Ex-Officio Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Board of Governers, with the Director of the Academy as the Member Secretary of the society. The members of the Society includes, amongst others, the Secretary to Government (Co-operation), Director of Technical Education, Director of Medical Education, Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Presidents of Kerala State and District Co-operative Banks, eminent experts in Technical and Medical Education and Industrialists. The governance of the CAPE is vested with a seven member Executive Committee headed by the Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation,Khadi and Village Industries.
The establishment of our first institution was in the year 1999-2000 followed by five Engineering colleges and a Medical college in 2000-2001. The first institution started was Co-operative Institute of Technology Vadakara, the others were College of Engineering Kidangoor,College of Engineering Perumon, College of Engineering Trikaripur, College of Engineering Thalassery, Co-operative Medical College Kochi. These engineering colleges are affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)and KTU. The College of Engineering & Management Punnapra was started during the academic year 2008 at Punnapra in Alleppey district which is affiliated to Kerala University and KTU. The Co-operative Medical College (CMC), Kochi has all the necessary and associated facilities and infrastructure, spread over a vast 60 acre campus and is supported with residential and most advanced hospital and teaching facilities.The college is established with the approval of the Medical Council of India. Indian Nursing Council permitted to conduct B.Sc Nursing course during the academic year 2009-2010. The College of Nursing is also located in the Co-operative Medical College (CMC) campus, Kochi.
The overwhelming public response to its educational mission has inspired CAPE to present to the community its business school the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) at Punnapra which is affiliated to Kerala University. The first batch of MBA students were admitted during the academic year 2009-2010. The CAPE finishing school, Kerala Institute of Making the Best(KIMB) also started at Punnapra which is going to be the best finishing school in kerala. A number of projects and activities were implemented during 2010-2011. Co-operative Hospital at Punnapra which is envisaged as the Sagara Hospital to the CMC, Kochi was inaugurated during 2010 by the then Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala. The inauguration of the new Engineering college College of Engineering Pathanapuram was done during 2011.Excellence is the watchword in all our endeavors and our staff and students strive for attaining it through hard work, perseverance and dedication.
Sri. Dr. R. Sasikumar
Telephone : 0471 2316204, 2316236 – Ext. 220
Co-operative Academy of Professional Education, Kerala (CAPE)
Co-Bank Towers, 1st Floor, Vikas Bhavan P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 033
Telephone : 0471 2316236, 2316204/ Fax : 0471 2310049
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