The College of Engineering, Perumon was started during the year 2000 under the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (Kerala) Society, which was formed to establish Educational Institutions in various professional fields to provide facilities for and promote education and training, Research and Development, Consultancy and related services of International standards. The society is promoted by Co-operation Department of Govt. of Kerala and is an autonomous body under the Govt. of Kerala. The society was 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 Govt. of Kerala (Reg. No .T 608 of 1999).