West Visayas State University

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Established in 1902, West Visayas State University (WVSU) started out as Iloilo Normal School.

It was a tributary normal school providing basic and secondary education as well as a training department for teachers.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 4189 in 1965, Iloilo Normal School became West Visayas State College. Courses aside from the earlier established teacher training programs were added. By the year 1986, through Presidential Decree 2019, it became West Visayas  State University.

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College of Medicine

The College of Education - Graduate School and Institute of Information and Communications Technology undergo survey visits from the AACCUP Accreditors for their respective courses. The visit starts from September 3 and the closing program will be held on September 5.

WVSU Inaugurates Green Technology Business Incubation Building

Leading on its way in the promotion of green technology, West Visayas State University set the bar yet again with the establishment of the Green Technology Business Incubation Facility inside its campus.
Inaugurated last January 21, 2015, Green Technology Business Incubation Facility aims to provide an enterprising service through scientific and technology innovations that will assist Small and Medium Enterprises, start- up businesses as well as individuals who has creative and innovative business ideas to start, develop, cultivate and improve their businesses and ideas and ensure their place at the forefront of the business community in Iloilo and of Western Visayas as a whole.
The said event was attended by different personas led by the DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra, DOST R06 Regional Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga, WVSU President Dr. Luis M. Sorolla Jr, LGU representatives such as former Cabatuan Mayor Ramon Yee who represented Governor Arthur Defensor, and Jay Victor Mabilog who represented his brother, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, several President and representatives of State University and Colleges and other distinguished guests from media and private sector.


College of Medicine Application Form Now Available

The WVSU College of Medicine Application Form for school year 2015-2016 is now available. You may download the revised form on the link below. Application fee is PhP400.00. You may send the amount through Postal Money Order payable to the West Visayas State University. Make sure that there are no erasures in the postal money order. You may also send the amount through LBC payable to the Registrar, College of Medicine. Please note that the requirements for application is on the second page. The Admissions Committee has not set the deadline for application and schedule for interview yet.

Download Application form here


WVSU Knights of Columbus Council Received Top International Award

Knights of Columbus Council 15029 of West Visayas State University had earned the distinction of Triple Star Council, for the 2013-2014 fraternal years. The organization'€™s headquarters, located in New Haven, Connecticut, made announcement. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (reaching 300% of quota, thereby making it a "€œTriple Star€") and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by Bro. Rudy Sorongon, Visayas State Deputy during the District Deputy Mid-Year Conference held on November 29-30, 2014 in Boracay, Philippines.

Furthermore, Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, the District Deputy of V-139, likewise received the "€Star District Award"€ for the Columbian Year 2013-2014. This distinction is given to District Deputies that performed well in the membership and other community related activities of the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Gerardo supervises the College Councils in Iloilo City namely, WVSU, WVCST, UPV, JBLMFU-Molo, and JBLMFU-Arevalo.


WVSU CAS Graduate School undergoes Level I Accreditation

 The moment of truth finally comes to WVSU’s College of Arts and Sciences Graduate School (CAS-GS) as it goes through its journey with another challenge -- the AACCUP (Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines) Level I Accreditation of its programs: MA in Social Sciences, MA in English and Literature, Master in Public Governance, and MA in Math, MA in Biology, MA in Chemistry, MA in Physics, and PhD in Social Sciences, on December 17-18, 2014.Leading the CAS Graduate School to achieve the Level 1 Accreditation Status are Dr. Nancy S. Surmieda (Dean), Dr. Wilhelm P. Cerbo (Associate Dean), and Dr. Agatha Senina (GS Coordinator).

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