Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology

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Iligan Institute of Technology
of the Mindanao State University
(MSU-IIT)
Pamantasang Mindanao - Suriang Pangteknolohiya ng Iligan
Msuiit-logo copy.png
Motto Quality Education for a Better Mindanao
Established July 12, 1968
Type Public, State University
Endowment PhP 395.024 Million
Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol
President Macapado Muslim
Vice-Chancellor Edgar W. Ignacio
Academic staff 512
Students 11,956
Undergraduates 10,768
Postgraduates 552
Doctoral students 140
Location Andres Bonifacio Ave., Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines
Campus 9 hectares
Hymn Himno ng Pamantasang Mindanao
Colors      Maroon
     Gold
Nickname IIT
Mascot Lion
Affiliations ASAIHL, AACCUP, DOST-PCMARD, INTELLISOFT, MIRDC, SKAT, SEARCA, FIMFS, HARIBON, UN-DP, PHINMA
Website www.msuiit.edu.ph

The Iligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University (commonly referred to as MSU-IIT or IIT) is a public coeducational institution of higher learning and research university located in Iligan City, Philippines, charted in 1968 by Republic Act 5363 and integrated as the first autonomous unit of the Mindanao State University System in 1975.

MSU-IIT offers programs in secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate level education.

History[edit]

MSU-IIT started in 1946 as Iligan City High School (IHS). IHS was converted into Lanao Technical School in 1956 by virtue of Republic Act 1562.[1]

On June 19, 1965, Republic Act 4626 [2] converted Lanao Technical School into a vocational college and renamed it as the Northern Mindanao Institute of Technology (NMIT). RA 4626 formalized NMIT as a vocational school offering elementary, secondary general, secondary vocational and normal courses of instruction and also collegiate, agricultural, and industrial courses leading to bachelor labor.

On July 12, 1968, Republic Act 5363 [3] renamed NMIT to Iligan Institute of Technology and integrated it as a unit of the Mindanao State University. RA 5363 mandated MSU-IIT to provide a program for an effective manpower training urgently needed for the industrial and commercial development of the Mindanao State University.

On March 12, 1975, as part of a comprehensive reorganization plan, MSU-IIT was made an autonomous campus of the Mindanao State University System under BOR Resolution No. 894 series of 1975.[4]

Student life[edit]

Campus-based student organizations are organized and operated in accordance with the guidelines set by the Department of Student Affairs. The main student organization is the Kataastaasang Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral or KASAMA (Supreme Student Government).

Academics[edit]

MSU-IIT offers programs in secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.[5] It confers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Its academic offerings include education, engineering, engineering technology, computer science, information technology, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, mathematics, arts, humanities, linguistics, social sciences, nursing, business, and law. The primary medium of instruction is English, with a few classes taught in Filipino and other languages.

Graduate

  • College of Law
  • School of Graduate Studies

Undergraduate

High School

  • Integrated Developmental School

Center of Excellence and Development[edit]

In 2010, MSU-IIT was designated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence in Marine Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Teacher Education.[6] CHED also recognizes MSU-IIT as Centers of Development in Information Technology, Physics and Civil Engineering.[7]

Research[edit]

MSU-IIT houses several research centers and has many links with government agencies and research networks.[8]

  • Department of Research
  • Department of Extension
  • Technology Application and Promotion Unit
  • Multi-Media Information and Dissemination Unit
  • Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao
  • Center for Local Government Studies

Arts and Culture[edit]

MSU-IIT is home to resident arts, performing, and literary groups that have achieved both national and international acclaim. Its artists have won major national awards and their works performed and exhibited in venues globally.[9]

The Octava Choral Society (8va)[edit]

MSU-IIT is the base of 8va. 8va is a regional choral ensemble with a varied repertoire ranging from folk, Filipino ballads, classical ethnic, as well as, contemporary music. http://mtcarmel-productions.wix.com/octavarecordings

Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG)[edit]

IPAG is a resident theater company of MSU-IIT. It is an integrated dance and theater company in the Philippines which integrates the dance, music, and arts traditions of Mindanao.[10] Its signature dance theater format is based on the Pangalay, an indigenous dance form in the Sulu Archipelago.

Kalimulan Cultural Dance Troupe (Kalimulan)[edit]

Kalimulan is a resident dance troupe of MSU-IIT which specializes in indigenous and folk dances from Mindanao. The troupe’s name Kalimulan is coined from Kalilang and Kaamulan to denote the communication and integration of the local Islamic and non-Islamic cultures.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republic Act No. 1562. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.chanrobles.com
  2. ^ Republic Act No. 4626. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.chanrobles.com
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 5363. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.chanrobles.com
  4. ^ History. IIT | About Us. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.msuiit.edu.ph
  5. ^ Colleges and Schools. IIT | Quality Education for Better Mindanao. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.msuiit.edu.ph
  6. ^ Centers of Excellence/Development (COE/COD). Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.ched.gov.ph
  7. ^ Centers of Excellence/Development (COE/COD). Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.ched.gov.ph
  8. ^ Centers and Institutes. IIT | Research and Extension. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.msuiit.edu.ph
  9. ^ Overview IIT | Arts and Culture. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.msuiit.edu.ph
  10. ^ Rodriguez, M. (2009, February 22). Iligan artists perform Mindanao tales. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.inquirer.net
  11. ^ “MSU-IIT Kalimulan Cultural Dance Troupe” displays Islamic characteristics and customs from the southern. (2008, October 20). National Center for Traditional Arts (Taiwan). Retrieved April 18, 2013, from http://www.ncfta.gov.tw

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