University of the Immaculate Conception

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University of the Immaculate Conception
Pamantasang Imaculada Conception
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Former names
St. Peter's Parochial School (1905)
Colegio de Las Immaculada Concepcion (1914)
Immaculate Conception Institute (1938)
Immaculate Conception College (1948)
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
Motto in English
The fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom.
Type Private University
Established 1905
Affiliation RVM (Roman Catholic)
President Sister Maria Marissa R. Viri, RVM, PhD
Students 9,500 (estimated)
Location Davao City,  Philippines
Campus Main campus - Father Selga St.
Annex campus - Bonifacio St. Poblacion District (College)
Bajada campus (grade school,high school and senior high school)
Colors Pink      and      White

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the UNIVERSITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION in Davao City, Philippines is a Catholic university owned and managed by the RELIGIOUS OF THE VIRGIN MARY SISTERS that provides leadership, direction, and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing, and teaching mission of the Church. The University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC; Filipino: Pamantasang Imaculada Conception) began in 1905 as St. Peter’s Parochial School with only primary and intermediate courses. It has extended onto three campuses: the Fr. Selga campus (which houses Information Technology, Nursing, Medical Technology, Music, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy, and the Graduate School); the Bonifacio campus (which houses Business and Governance, Engineering, Education, and Liberal Arts), and the Bajada campus (which houses the grade school and high school).[1]


In 1934 when the high school opened the school was named Immaculate Conception Academy, but by 1938 and its first graduation it was named Immaculate Conception Institute.

The school closed during World War II, from 1941 ti 1946. It received government recognition as a high school in 1947. In 1948 it began offering collegiate courses and became Immaculate Conception College (ICC). The initial two courses were Collegiate Secretarial and Pharmacy.

Between 1951 and 1958 four Bachelor's of Science courses were introduced, in Education, Home Economics, Music, and Elementary Education. In 1961 the Liberal Arts Program was added along with the BS in Commerce and in Medical Technology.

In 1969, the grade and high school departments were moved to ICC’s new site at Fr. Selga St., along with the College Department in 1971. Three more courses were then added: BS Chemistry, Pharmacy Aide, and BS in Nutrition and Dietetics.

In 1983–1986, four more courses were opened: Cafeteria Management, BS in Civil Engineering, MA in Theology, and MA in Elementary Education. In the 1990s, responding to the local needs in Davao, ICC added more scientific and technological courses: BS Computer Engineering, BS Electronics and Communication Engineering, and BS Computer Science.

The graduate school was chosen by Fund Assistance for Private Education (FAPE) to be a training center in chemistry, physics, and engineering. Master of Arts degree courses were added in Educational Management, Values Education, Teaching College Physics, Teaching College Chemistry, and Engineering Education, with information technology added to the courses.

On May 1, 1992 Department of Education Secretary Dr. Isidro Carino granted ICC university status, and it became “University of the Immaculate Conception”. The school was then 87 years old.[1]


Since 2000, additional courses were offered in the graduate school: Master of Science in Pharmacy (MSP), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM). The College Department opened new courses; Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Information Management in response to the global explosion in information technology.[1]

To maximize the utilization of information through communication technology, the university launched an “E-LEARNING program” – a web-based learning program serving all departments and sections of the university. Along with this a state-of-the-art Information Technology Research Zone (ITRZ) was built, a computer, information technology, and communication laboratory which also offers short-term courses. video-conferencing, and AutoCAD.

The campus includes a library, housing, and sports facilities.[2] The university has a student government body.[3] A photo tour of the campus and campus life is online.[4]

Post-graduate programs[edit]

  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • Doctor in Business Management[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Archives Timeline - University of the Immaculate Conception". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ "University of the Immaculate Conception | Ranking & Review". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  3. ^ "University of the Immaculate Conception - Supreme Student Government". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Photos at University of the Immaculate Conception - University in Davao". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Academics Grad - University of the Immaculate Conception". Retrieved 2017-04-26.