Membership

Member type and eligibility for membership to the association is categorized as:

a)  Patron:

The Principal of the College of Engineering Kallooppara, shall be the ex-officio Patron of AACEK.

b) Alumni Member:

Any former student who has completed four academic years in the College of Engineering Kallooppara  shall be eligible for the Alumni membership of the association

c) Staff Member:

Any permanent member of the teaching staff who has completed one year of service in the College shall be eligible for the Staff membership of the association

d) Honorary Member:

AACEK may decide to confer Honorary Membership to eminent persons. All Principals who have been Patrons of AACEK will automatically be eligible for honorary membership after they cease to hold the position of Principal.

Enrollment:

The rules for enrollment of members to the association are as follows:

a) Alumni Members:

Any former student who has completed three academic years in the College of Engineering Kallooppara and whose membership fees have been received by the CEK Alumni Association, upon graduation will be automatically deemed to be a member of the alumni association shall be eligible for the Alumni membership of the association . Alumni members are expected to register with the alumni association for future communication and periodically update their contact information in the alumni database, online at the AACEK website.

b) Staff Members:

All teaching staff who has completed one year of service in the College shall be eligible for the Staff membership of the association shall be entitled to apply for registration of membership in the form prescribed by the executive committee of the association.

c) Honorary Members:

Eminent persons may be admitted to be honorary members, as may be considered by the executive committee of the association, in consultation with the patron. Ex-Patrons of AACEK automatically become Honorary Members after they cease to be the Principal of College of Engineering Kallooppara.

Alumni Registry:

A registry and/or an electronic database of members shall be  kept at the  office of the association.

Change of Address Notification:

If a member changes his/her postal and/or e-mail address, he/she shall notify his/her new address to the Alumni Association Office, and the entry in the registry shall be accordingly changed; but if he/she fails to notify his/her new address, the address in the roll of members or

Registry shall be deemed to be his/her address.
Alumni-CEKAA Communication:

All communication to the members will be through e-mail, except where the member makes a request in writing for alternative means of communication.

Term of Ex-officio Membership:

Where a member of the association becomes a member by virtue of the office or appointment he/she holds, his/her membership of the association shall terminate when he/she ceases to hold that office or appointment, with the exception of the Principal of AACEK as outlined in (2.2-c) above.

Termination of Membership:

The executive committee of CEKAA may cease any individual’s status as a member under any of the following circumstances:
   Death, Mental Disability, or Criminal Conviction:  If he/she dies, resigns, becomes of unsound mind, or is convicted of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude.
    Expulsion due to Misconduct per Rules: The Executive Committee shall have power to expel a member for willful disregard to the association’s rules or  misconduct on the part of  the member, provided that the member concerned will be given an opportunity for explaining his conduct.
   Appeal of Expulsion: Any member thus expelled can appeal to the executive committee and to the patron for reconsideration of expulsion with justification.
   Resignation: A resignation from membership shall be tendered to the President and it shall not take effect until it has been accepted on behalf of the Association by the executive committee.