University of Southern Mindanao

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University of Southern Mindanao
University of Southern Mindanao logo.png
Former names
Mindanao Institute of Technology
Motto 50 years and beyond.
Type Public, State university
Established June 20, 1952
Endowment PHP225,325,000.00[1]
President Dr. Francisco Gil N. Garcia
Administrative staff
1,600 [2]
Undergraduates 11, 408
Address USM avenue, Kabacan, Cotabato, Philippines, Kabacan, Cotabato, Philippines
Campus Kabacan (main), USM- Kidapawan City Campus (USM-KCC), USM- Buluan, Integrated Laboratory School - Lumayong
Hymn USM Hymn
Colors Green and Gold
Nickname USM
Affiliations SCUAA and MASCUFF, PASUC,AACCUP,[3]
Website Official Website

The University of Southern Mindanao, formerly Mindanao Institute of Technology (MIT), is a university in the Southern Philippines. It provides instruction and professional training in the fields of science and technology, particularly agriculture and industry. The university was founded by Bai Hadja Fatima Matabay Plang, an educator and philanthropist. It formally open on October 1, 1954, and achieved university status on March 13, 1978. Its 1,024 hectare main campus is located in Kabacan, Cotabato. The University of Southern Mindanao is one of the four State University and Colleges (SUC) to achieve excellence in agricultural education and one of the nine to hold Level IV status. Across its 3 campuses USM holds a total of 5, 129.97 hectares of land, mostly for agricultural teaching and research.

History[edit]

The USM main campus used to be a rubber plantation owned and managed by a Scot named Fleming, who was granted an area of 1,024 hectares in 1909. The ownership changed hands several times until the Japanese occupation, when it came under the control of Ohta Development Company. After the Americans defeated the Japanese in 1944, this compound was taken over by the United States government until 1947, when it was transferred to the Philippine government. It was not until the 1950s that the Maguindanao princess, Bai Hadja Fatima Matabay Plang, started the movement to establish the Mindanao Institute of Technology (MIT). She was supported in this venture by Datu Udtog Matalam, then governor of Empire Province, Cotabato, and by congressman Salipada Pendatun (who later became house speaker).

President Elpidio Quirino signed R.A. 763, the law creating the Mindanao Institute of Technology, on June 20, 1952.[4] On June 10, 1954, President Ramon Magsaysay signed republic act no. 998, the enabling act for the establishment and subsequent operation for MIT, with an initial allocation of P 200,000 for the school’s operation.

On March 13, 1978 President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed presidential decree no. 1312[5] which converted the Mindanao Institute of Technology into a university. Dr. Jaman S. Imlan was the first university president. As a university USM was mandated to have a three key roles: instruction, research, and extension. A fourth, resource generation, was later added.[when?][citation needed]

The university's key function is teaching and instruction, this is carried out by almost 500 faculty members.[citation needed]

Campus Grounds

Instruction[edit]

Instruction is provided for tertiary and advanced level courses. The ten colleges, one institute and 2 extension campuses offer a total of 46 degree courses.[citation needed] In addition, the university maintains laboratories for its teacher training programme and special short courses. It also offers special programs and special courses.

Graduate Programs[edit]

Doctor of Education

major in,
Educational Management
English
Filipino

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Sciences

with specializations in,
Animal Science
Crop Production Management
Crop Protection
Seed Technology

Doctor of Philosophy in Extension Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development

Master in Information Systems

Master of Engineering in Rural Infrastructure Engineering

Master in Public Administration

Master of Arts in Education, major in Educational Management

Master of Arts in Education, major in Home Economics Education

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Master of Arts in Teaching Industrial Arts

Master of Arts in Language Teaching

majors in,
English
Filipino

Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Master of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Master of Science in Agronomy

Master of Science in Animal Science

Master of Science in Aquaculture

Master of Science in Biology

with specializations in,
Ecology

Master of Science in Crop Protection

Master of Science in Development Communication

Master of Science in Extension Education

Master of Science in Horticulture

Master of Science in Rural and Economic Development

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Master of Science in Teaching Biology

Master of Science in Teaching Chemistry

Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics

Master of Science in Teaching Physics

Colleges (Main Campus)[edit]

College of Agriculture[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

majors in,
Agricultural Extension
Agronomy
Animal Science
Entomology
Horticulture
Organic Agriculture
Plant Pathology
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Soil Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Farming Systems

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries

Bachelor of Practical Agriculture

Certificate of Agriculture Sciences (2 years)

Oil Palm Production and Technology (1 year)

Rubber Technology (1 year)

Plantation Crops Production and Management (1 year)

Halal Livestock and Poultry Production (1 year)

College of Arts & Sciences[edit]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

majors in,
Ecology
Microbiology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Bachelor of Science in Development Communication

majors in,
Community Broadcasting
Development Journalism
Educational Communication

College of Business, Development Economics and Management[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

majors in,
Marketing Management

Bachelor of Science in Developmental Management

majors in,
Public Affairs Management

College of Education[edit]

Bachelor of Elementary Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education

majors in,
Biological Sciences
English
Filipino
Mathematics
Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Recreation
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Technology and Livelihood Education

Diploma in Teaching Elementary Education

Diploma in Teaching Secondary Education

College of Engineering and Computing[edit]

Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

College of Health Sciences[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Diploma in Midwifery

College of Human Ecology and Food Sciences[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management (after 2 years)

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management

Bachelor of Science in Travel Management

College of Industry and Technology (Department of Industrial Technology)[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

majors in,
Architectural Drafting Technology
Automotive Technology
Electrical Technology
Electronics Technology
Certificate of Proficiency as Skilled Craftsman (after 2 years)
Associate in Industrial Technology (after 3 years)

Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education

majors in,
Architectural Drafting Technology
Automotive Technology
Electrical Technology
Electronics Technology

Special Trades Course (1 year)

with specializations in,
Automotive Mechanics
Audio Equipment Servicing
Computer Servicing
Civil Technology
Defensive Driving
General Metal Works
Industrial Motor Controls
Practical Electricity
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
Technical Drafting

College of Veterinary Medicine[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Aide (1 year)

Institute of Middle East & Asian Studies[edit]

Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies

majors in,
Islamic Elementary Education
Shari'a Law

Bachelor of Science in International Relations

Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation[edit]

Bachelor of Physical Education

majors in,
School Physical Education
Sports and Wellness Management

Other Colleges[edit]

College of Education - Buluan Extension[edit]

Bachelor of Elementary Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education

College of Industry and Technology - University of Southern Mindanao, Kidapawan City Campus[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor of Technology Teacher Education

Research[edit]

Research is a major function of the university. Research activities are mostly carried out by its research arms: the University of Southern Mindanao Agricultural Research Center (USMARC) and the Philippine Industrial Crops Research Institute (PICRI). USMARC is the national research center for corn, sorghum, and fruit crops; the regional center for rice and other cereals, livestock and farming systems, water resources, applied rural sociology, cut flowers, and ornamental plants; and a cooperating station for coconut and vegetable crops. PICRI is the national research institute for rubber, fiber crops, coffee, spices, cacao, and other industrial crops. Attached to PICRI is the Philippine Rubber Testing Center (PRTC), for dried natural rubber. USM hosts two organized bodies which do research and development activities: the Cotabato Agricultural and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CARRDEC), a research consortium of agencies in Central Mindanao and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), a member of the national PCC network.

Extension[edit]

Coordinated by the University’s Extension Office, extension work is carried out by the colleges and research units, either on their own or in collaboration with other government agencies and private organizations. Provision of extension services takes the form of training various clientele groups, most of whom are farmers; technical assistance to sectors; social laboratory projects; demonstration farms; consultancy services and public education, through personal contacts and mass media (radio, print, and video).

Resource Generation[edit]

The USM’s resource generation program generates a sizeable income to augment the operating fund of the university and serves as a laboratory for horticulture, animal science, agronomy, and agribusiness. Research areas include rice and corn; buffalo, cattle and sheep; swine; poultry; durian, lanzones, mango, calamansi and other citrus fruits; coconut, banana, marang, guyabano, rambutan, and pineapple. The USM is noted[by whom?] for its OPV corn seeds and quality grafted/budded seedlings of fruit and plantation crops. USM hostels also host self-sustaining business ventures or income generation projects (IGP).

Facilities and Research Center[edit]

  • University Hospital[6]
  • 1000 watts radio station (dxVL KOOL FM, PBS-affiliate)[7]
  • Hostel and Function Hall
  • Philippine Industrial Crops Research Institute (PICRI) [8]
  • University of Southern Mindanao Agricultural Research Center (USMARC)
  • Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) a member of PCC Network[9]
  • Philippine Rubber Testing Center (PRTC)[10]
  • Cotabato Agricultural and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CARRDEC)
  • Veterinary Hospital
  • Soils and Plant Laboratory Analysis
  • Molecular and Tissue Culture Laboratory

Affiliation and Links[edit]

USM maintains affiliations and links to both local and international government, non-governmental organizations (NGO), private-sector companies and academic institutions for research, development and teaching.

Publication[edit]

The university produces several publications. The USM Press, USM Monitor, Techno Guide, USM R & D Journal.[11] The University student magazine is Mindanao Tech. Every college and institute has its own student publication.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GENERAL APPROPRIATION ACT Fiscal Year 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  2. ^ "University of Southern Mindanao (USM) blocks Facebook, Twitter". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "ACCUP Members list". Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ "RA 763 - MIT Creation". 
  5. ^ "PD 1312 MIT conversion to USM". 
  6. ^ "Coed hurt in bomb blast in N. Cotabato town". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  7. ^ DXVL Kool FM on Facebook
  8. ^ "EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1089". ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, KABACAN, COTABATO. 
  9. ^ "REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7307". AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE CARABAO CENTER TO PROPAGATE AND PROMOTE THE PHILIPPINE CARABAO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. March 27, 1992. 
  10. ^ "RUBBER INDUSTRY NEEDS P1.25 B IN CREDIT FACILITY TO FULFILL PLANTING TARGET". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  11. ^ "USM R & D Journal".