Centre for Continuing Education Kerala (CCEK)
The Canada—India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) initiated in 1993 was the genesis of Centre for Continuing Education Kerala (CCEK). CIICP was a project involving 13 polytechnics in the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and 10 colleges in Canada. When the project period ended the Government of Kerala decided to continue the project on its own. Accordingly, an autonomous society with the name ‘Centre for Continuing Education Kerala’ 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 Government of Kerala in the year 1998 under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala. College of Engineering Munnar was established by the Centre for Continuing Education Kerala in the year 2000.
Centre for Continuing Education Kerala imparts need-based training to the unemployed youth, provides special training for small-scale industries, publishes study material for regular and distance education programme, and conducts vocational training.
The persistent effort of CCEK has been to make optimum use of the under-utilised infrastructure in educational institutions and make it income generating. The Centre is committed entirely to social upliftment besides the growth and development of technical education, industry and business. CCEK is offering the programmes through its sub-centres established at Government/Aided Engineering, Polytechnic, Arts & Science Colleges and VHS Schools across the State.
Other institutions managed by CCEK are
- Kerala State Civil Service Academy: Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Kozhikode
- Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala,Vellimon, Kollam
- Institute of Career Studies and Research, Ponnani
- Muzik Lounge-School of Audio Technology(MLSAT),Chennai
The Directorate of Centre for Continuing Education Kerala is situated at Charachira of Thiruvananthapuram district. Contact address : Centre for Continuing Education Kerala, Anathara Lane, Charachira, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram- 695 003. Phone /Fax: 0471-2311654, 2313065. Website : www.cck.org
Dr. Gireesh Kumar G.S.