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 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. CAPE is aiming to establish Educational Institutions in various professional fields to provide facilities and promote Education and Training.
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.