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Catanduanes State University

The Catanduanes State University is a public university in the Philippines mandated to provide higher professional and technical instruction and training in business education and commerce; and for special purposes, to promote research, advance studies, and progressive leadership in the field of education, business education and commerce.[1]

Catanduanes State University
CSU - University Seal.png
MottoPromoting equity for a Meaningful, Relevant and Quality Education
TypeState University, Public
EstablishedVNATS - 1961, CSC - 1971, CSU - 2012
PresidentHon. Minerva I. Morales, Ed.D. - SUC Pres. III
Administrative staff
approx. 500
Location, ,
CampusMain Campus - Virac (120 hectares) 1 Campus - Panganiban
HymnCatanduanes State University Hymn
Colors
  
Blue and Golden Yellow
Websitewww.catanduanesstateu.edu.ph

The main campus is located in Calatagan, Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines. This institution of higher learning in the province of Catanduanes is categorized as SUC Level III-A. It was established on June 19, 1971 by virtue of Republic Act 6341, authored by the Catanduanes Congressman Jose M. Alberto, which converted the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School into the Catanduanes State Colleges. On July 8, 1972, Republic Act 6590 provided for the opening of additional courses at CSC. It was elevated to university status in October 2012. It is among the most prominent universities in the Bicol Region with a campus in Panganiban, a northern municipality of the province.

It is home to top notchers in the field of Engineering, Nursing, and Education. CSU is the 7th among the top-performing schools [2] in Midwifery in the country and 49th best nursing school in the Philippines. The College of Engineering got the top 24th rank out of 269 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering in the Philippines.

The Catanduanes State University was also among the PASUC-AIM Philippines’ Top 19 State Universities and Colleges in the Country with High Business Potential in Land and Equipment Assets, Human Resources, and Technological Capital. The University was also the recipient of Center of Development in Teacher Education award.

The province of Catanduanes declared the university as Provincial Institute of Agriculture.

AdministrationEdit

Board of Regents
Chairman Hon. Ronald L. Adamat Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education
Vice Chairman Hon. Minerva I. Morales President of the Catanduanes State University
Member Hon. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado Rep. of Sen. Paolo Benigno A. Aquino, Chairman - Senate Committee on Education
Member Hon. Cesar V. Sarmiento Rep. of Hon. Ann K. Hofer, Chairman - House of Representative Committee on Higher Technical Education
Member Hon. Agnes M. Espinas Regional Director, National Economic Development Authority RO5
Member Hon. Tomas B. Briñas Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology RO5
Member Hon. Serelino Tasarra President, Federated Faculty Association Inc.
Member Hon. Rafael A. Icamen Jr. President, Federated Alumni Association
Member Hon. Jeric Idanan President, Federated Colleges Student Council
Member Hon. Jerry T. Ang Private Sector Representative
Member Hon. Carmen T. Francisco Private Sector Representative
Board Secretary Mr. Renato M. Panti Board Secretary

President of the Catanduanes State UniversityEdit

Presidents of the
Catanduanes State University
(CSC) - Mr. Pedro G. Tabuzo 1971-1972
(CSC) - Dr. Jacinto A. Medallada 1972-1986
(CSC) - Dr. Rodolfo V. Azanza 1986-1990
(CSC) - Dr. Ernestina P. Averilla 1990-1992
(CSC) - Dr. Adolfo S. Bagadiong 1993-2003
(CSC) - Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre 2003-2011
(CSC) - Dr. Minerva I. Morales 2011-2012
(CSU) - Dr. Minerva I. Morales 2012–present

Current University President:

  • Dr. Minerva I. Morales - SUC President III

Vice Presidents of the Catanduanes State UniversityEdit

Vice Presidents
Academic Affairs Dr. Lily P. Custodio
Administration and Financial Affairs Prof. Ma. Theresa E. Sarmiento
Research and Extension and Production Affairs Dr. Aurora E. Araojo

Degree ProgramsEdit

Graduate SchoolEdit

The Catanduanes State Colleges Graduate School was formally opened in summer of 1972, initially offering courses leading to the degree Master of Arts in Education with 213 students. In 1975, the offering was expanded to include Master of Science in Management and in summer of 1976, Master of Arts in Teaching Practical Arts was opened.

  • Doctor in Philosophy in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
  • Master of Arts in Filipino Education
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Physics
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural Education
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Technology
  • Master of Science in Management Major in Agri-Business
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Practical Arts
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Graduate Program in Education (Mathematics, Filipino, Teaching English as a Second Language, Guidance and Counseling and Home Economics)
  • Diploma in Educational Management
  • Diploma in College Teaching
  • Graduate Certificate in College Teaching

College of Agriculture and FisheriesEdit

Formerly College of Agriculture, it begun its operation in 1972 when Republic Act 6590, an Act amending RA 6341, which authorizes the CSC Board of Trustees to open additional courses, was implemented. A total of 113 initial enrollees posted during the 1st semester of SY 1972-1973. In 2006, the college became an accredited member of the Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (ACAP).

  • Master of Science in Management Major in Agribusiness
  • Master of Arts in Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture-General Curriculum
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major Fields: Animal Science, Crop Science
  • Certificate in Agricultural Science
  • Certificate in Agricultural Technology

College of Arts and SciencesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences is one of the pioneer colleges of the CSC when Republic Act No. 6341 converting the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School to Catanduanes State Colleges, was passed by Congress in June 19, 1971.

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Diploma in Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in English

College of Business and AccountancyEdit

The College of Business and Accountancy, formerly the College of Business Administration was one of the pioneer colleges of the CSC during its inception in 1972. The College continues to be an active member of the Philippine Association of Collegiate School of Business (PACSB), Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business (PCEDEB), Association of Marketing Educators (AME), Council of Management Educators (COME), and Philippine Association of Educators in Office Administration Foundation, Inc. (ENEDA). Its membership to these organizations sustains its task of quality business education.

  • Master in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Financial Management, Marketing Management, and Human Resource Development Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Office Administration

College of EducationEdit

The College of Education was one of the three pioneering colleges when the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School was converted to the Catanduanes State Colleges by virtue of RA 6341 in 1972.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management
  • Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Filipino Education
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics Education
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Biology
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Chemistry
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Physics
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Filipino, Mathematics, Biological Science Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (Major in Electronics, Food and Service Managements)
  • Diploma in College Teaching
  • Diploma in Educational Management

Laboratory Schools

  • K to 12

College of EngineeringEdit

Provide engineering education needed for personal growth, provincial and national development, as well as global competitiveness.

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

College of Health SciencesEdit

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Diploma in Midwifery Education
  • Realigned Laddered Program leading to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

College of Information & Communication TechnologyEdit

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information System

College of Industrial TechnologyEdit

Laddered Bachelor of Science courses:

  • Industrial Education major in Automotive Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Food and Service Management
  • Garments
  • Fashion and Design
  • Heating
  • Ventilating
  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

Catanduanes State University - Panganiban CampusEdit

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (Majors in Civil Technology, Food Technology, & Electronics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Majors in Animal Science, & Crop Science)
  • Two-Year Certificate in Agricultural Science
  • Laboratory High School (with enhanced Science and Math Curriculum)

Accredited ProgramsEdit

Center of DevelopmentEdit

Effectivity Accrediting Body
BS Business Administration January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018 CHED

Level III – ReaccreditedEdit

Programs/Courses Effectivity Accrediting Body
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Nov. 16, 2014 – Nov. 15, 2018 AACCUP
Bachelor of Elementary Education April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Secondary Education April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Arts in Economic April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Nursing April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Master of Public Admin. (MPA) April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP

Level II – ReaccreditedEdit

Programs/Courses Effectivity Accrediting Body
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy June 2014 – July 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration June 2014 – July 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics June 2014 – July 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Arts in Biology April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics April 16, 2011 – April 15, 2015 AACCUP

Level IEdit

Programs/Courses Effectivity Accrediting Body
Doctor of Education (ED.D.) July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Master in Business Administration (MBA) July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Bachelor of Arts Political Administration July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Information System July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016 AACCUP
Master of Arts in English (MAEng) July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Master of Arts in Biology (MATBio) July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Master of Arts in Math. Ed. (MAME) July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Office Administration July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Bachelor of Elementary Teacher Educ. (Pang. Campus) July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Pang. Campus) July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP

Catanduanes State University - Panganiban Campus

Programs/Courses Effectivity Accrediting Body
Bachelor of Elementary Education July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP
BS in Agriculture July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 AACCUP

HistoryEdit

The Catanduanes State University’s beginning dates back to June 18, 1961 when Republic Act 3398, which called for the establishment of Virac National and Agricultural Trade School (VNATS), was enacted.

Ten years thereafter, Republic Act (RA) 6341, which was authored by Congressman Jose U. Alberto, converted VNATS into Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) on June 19, 1971. CSC started functioning as an educational institution on December 1, 1971, initially offering courses such as Associate in Business Education, Associate in Commerce, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Commerce. Additional courses were offered on July 8, 1972 by virtue of RA 6590.

In 1996, Catanduanes State Colleges conformed to Republic Act No. 8292, which provides for the uniform composition and powers of the governing boards, the manner of appointment and term of office of the president of chartered state universities and colleges, and for other purposes

On October 31, 1999 the Catanduanes Agricultural and Industrial College (CAIC) was integrated to the Catanduanes State Colleges. This is Pursuant to Special Provision No. 2 of the CHED FY 1999 Budget under the General Appropriations Act of 1999 (R.A. 8745 or the integration of CHED Supervised Institutions to State Universities and Colleges). Subsequently, by virtue of Board Resolution No. 15, s. 2003 that called for the implementation of an approved and the Revised Organizational Structure, CSC-CAIC Annex was renamed as CSC Panganiban Campus.

The past Presidents of the CSC were Mr. Pedro G. Tabuzo - 1971-1972, Dr. Jacinto A. Medallada - 1972-1986, Dr. Rodolfo V. Azanza - 1986-1990, Dr. Adolfo S. Bagadiong - 1993-2003, and Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre - 2003-2011. Meanwhile, Dr. Ernestina P. Averilla was designated by DECS Higher Education Division as CSC OIC from 1990 1992.

University StatusEdit

On July 14, 2011, Dr. Minerva I. Morales was elected as the sixth President of the Catanduanes State Colleges. When CSC was converted into a University, she was designated by CHED as Officer In-Charge from December 12, 2012 - March 24, 2013 in consonance with the provision of RA 10229. After topping the evaluation in the Search for CSU presidency, she was subsequently elected via unanimous vote by the Board of Regents as the First President of the Catanduanes State University on March 25, 2013.

The conversion of CSC into a university formally started on March 29, 2011 when House Bill No. 4170 was filed during the First Regular Session of the 15th Congress of the Philippines. This bill was principally authored by Congressman Cesar V. Sarmiento, and co-authored by Congressman Juan Edgardo M. Angara. Over a year thereafter, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on October 19, 2012 Republic Act No. 10229 converting Catanduanes State Colleges (Virac/Main and Panganiban Campuses) into Catanduanes State University.[3]

CampusesEdit

Main CampusEdit

Located in Calatagan, Virac, Catanduanes. The campus houses the College of Agriculture and Fisheries, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Technology (Dept. of Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, and Industrial Technology), University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School-Elementary and Laboratory School-High School Department and The university Research Extension Program Center

Panganiban CampusEdit

Located in Sta. Ana, Panganiban, Catanduanes. Courses offered in this campus are Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Industrial Education, Technical Teacher Education, Agriculture, Industrial Education and Two-Year Certificate in Agricultural Science. It manages Laboratory High school that specializes Science and Mathematics.

Recognition and DistinctionsEdit

The Catanduanes State University (CSU) was categorized as SUC Level III-A and one of PASUC-AIM Philippines’ Top 19 State Universities and Colleges in the Country with High Business Potential in Land and Equipment Assets, Human Resources, and Technological Capital. The University was also the recipient of Center of Development in Teacher Education award. The province of Catanduanes declared the university as Provincial Institute of Agriculture.

RecognitionEdit

CSU was accorded the status of Center of Development (COD) in Business Administration by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Through the distinction, CHED recognizes that the CSU had earned a strong reputation in the field of business administration through the criteria set in the CMO No.10, s. 2007, which include firm linkage with reputable organizations, unceasing commitment to excellence through continuous innovations; and visible influence in the industry and in the community in the form of high-impact research and extension activities and alumni involvement in related fields.[4]

University LibraryEdit

  • Library Services

It caters mostly to students of the tertiary level, but it also renders service to secondary and elementary students who have their own respective mini libraries. It is open from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Mondays through Saturdays and on Sundays upon request of students. It is also open to researchers from other institutions/agencies.

Student ServicesEdit

  • Admission and Registration - This office facilitates the admission and registration of students during the enrollment period. Other services such as the preparation and issuance of transcript of records, certifications, clearances, honorable dismissals and evaluation of student records are also undertaken by the admission and registration Office (ARO).
  • Guidance and Testing Services - This office has a wide range of services such as conducting the CSU College Entrance Examinations (CSUCET), administering English Placement Tests, academic advising and career counseling.
  • Placement and Alumni Services - This office informs student and graduates of the Colleges regarding possible employment opportunities. It keeps close contact with CSU graduates and awards annually the most outstanding alumni of the school. It also coordinates the organization of the CSU Alumni Association, the holding of jobs fair and the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).
  • CSU Multi-Purpose Cooperative - The CSU Multi-Purpose Cooperative provides wholesome snacks and nutritious meals to students and employees of the CSU. Catering Services are also rendered upon request. Various items are available at the canteen such as school supplies, groceries, cosmetics and other commodities.
  • Cashiering Services - Facilitates collection of school fees and release of scholarship benefits.
  • Catanduanes Internet Network (CATNET) - The Catanduanes Internet Network (CATNET) is a test-bed project under the Government Information Sharing Technology Network (GISNET) which is a program within the telecommunications component of the National Information Technology Plan (NITP) 2000. Envisioned to provide the students of Catanduanes improved access to information, the CATNET is managed and operated by the CSU. At present, CATNET serves as the laboratory of CSU Students in the Information Management and Information Technology programs. It is also open to all students conducting research works.
  • Hablon Dawani Theater - Formerly the HRD Building of the Colleges.
  • Speech Laboratory
  • CSU Multi-Purpose Covered Court - Situated at the back of the CSU Administration Building. It is also an arena for PE classes, induction balls, election rallies, similar related activities and even graduation ceremonies.
  • Student Center - The CSU Student Center provides accommodation to the offices of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) and the Office of the Student Services, respectively.

StudentsEdit

Organizations, fraternities and sororitiesEdit

CENTRAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • CSU Supreme Student Council (CSU Main)
  • The CSU Statesman (Official Tertiary Student Publication)
  • Central English Club
  • Samahang Sentral ng Filipino
  • Mathematics Circle
  • Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal (KAPARIZ)
  • Natural Science Society (NATUSSOC)
  • Central PE Club
  • Central Women’s Circle (CWC)

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

  • College of Agriculture Fisheries & Student Body Organization (CAFSBO)
  • Agriculture Student Organization (ASO)
  • Student’s Task is to be an Environmentalist Working Against Resources Destruction (STEWARD) Society
  • CAF-English Club
  • College of Agriculture and Fisheries Women’s Club (CAFWC)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • College of Arts and Sciences Student Body Organization (CASSBO)
  • Organization of Future Public Servants (OFPS)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Association (NDA)
  • Economics Society (ECOSOC)
  • Biological Science Society (BIOSOC)
  • Mathematics Society
  • CSC Debating Society
  • Political Science Society (PSS)
  • College of Arts and Sciences English Club (CASEC)
  • College of Arts and Sciences Women’s Club (CASWC)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTANCY

  • College of Business & Accountancy Student Body Organization (CBASBO)
  • Marketing Management Association (MMA)
  • Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
  • Bus. Education and Office Administration League of Students (BEOALS)
  • Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
  • College of Business and Accountancy English Club (CBAEC)

PANGANIBAN CAMPUS

  • CSU-PC Student Body Organization
  • Future Teachers Student Body Organization (FTSBO)
  • College of Agriculture Student Body Organization (CASBO)

University PublicationEdit

  • HERALD[5]
  • The CSU Statesman[6]
  • Abacatanduanes (Literary Folio)

AffiliationsEdit

Catanduanes State University is a member of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and its athletic Association, the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) and participates in all events.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philippine Republic Act No. 6341 Section 2
  2. ^ https://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/top-schools-for-midwife-exam-passing-rate/
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/CatanduanesStateUniversity2012/info/?tab=page_info&edited=awardshttps://www.facebook.com/catstateu/info?ref=page_internal
  4. ^ http://www.catanduanesstateu.edu.ph/news/012016/csu-cba-ched-cod.html Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback MachineCHED Center of Development
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 13, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://thecscstatesman.wordpress.com/