Bulacan State University

Bulacan State University
Pamantasang Pampamahalaan ng Bulacan
Bulacan State University logo.png
Type Public
Established 1904
Endowment 200 million from DBM,
5 million from PTCA
Chairman Nona S. Ricafort
President Cecilia N. Gascon
Academic staff
388 full-time faculty,
457 part-time faculty
Administrative staff
89 regular personnel,
135 by-job-order
Students Around 30,000
Location Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
Campus Urban
Main Campus (Malolos)
Satellite Campuses (Bustos, Sarmiento, Meneses, Hagonoy, Pulilan)
Hymn BSU Hymn and BSU March
Colors Cardinal & Gold         
Athletics SCUAA, CIRPS DC-SUC III, WNCAA, UCLAA
Nickname BulSU Gold Gears
Affiliations AACCUP, Inc. , CIRPS DC-SUC III, PSC, SCUFAR III
Website bulsu.edu.ph

Bulacan State University (commonly referred to as BulSU or BSU; Filipino: Pamantasang Pampamahalaan ng Bulacan) is a public university located in Malolos, Bulacan in the Philippines.The University is one of the most respected institution in Bulacan and in the Philippines. It was established in 1904 as an intermediate school by the Americans during their regime. It was converted into a chartered state university in 1993 by virtue of Republic Act 7665. It has four satellite campuses in Bustos, San Jose del Monte, Bulakan, Hagonoy, and Pulilan, and also runs an academic program in Hong Kong which offers graduate and collegiate degree courses.

The University is mandated to provide higher professional, technical training and promote research, advanced studies, and progressive leadership. It has been identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the Center for Excellence and Development institutions in the country[1] and one of the Training Centers nationwide for teachers pursuing education in areas beyond their specialization.[2]

Campuses

College of Law building
College of Information and Communications Technology building
BulSU Gymnasium

Main Campus

The BSU Main Campus, established in 1909, is situated along MacArthur Highway in Brgy. Guinhawa, City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.

Bahay-Saliksikan ng Bulacan

The University's Bahay-Saliksikan ng Bulacan (Center for Bulacan Studies) was established on November 24, 1997 by the Samahang Pangkasaysayan ng Bulacan, Inc. (Historical Association of Bulacan, Inc.) with the assistance of Bulacanese scholars including Jose Tantoco and Jaime Veneracio of the University of the Philippines Diliman, to collect, promote, study, and research Bulacan's rich and diverse history, culture, environment, and others that concern the province, that would help enforce and create public policies and programs for either the Province of Bulacan or the Republic of the Philippines. It is funded by the Provincial Government of Bulacan and since 2004, it is listed by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language) as a Pambansang Alagad ng Wika (National Authority on the Filipino Language).

Smart-BulSU Wireless Laboratory

To promote and upgrade the quality of engineering education, the University partnered with Smart Communications, Inc. on the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP), the first industry-academe partnership in the country that seeks to improve the level of technology and engineering education, particularly in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE). SWEEP was launched on March 28, 2003, with the inauguration of the "first wireless laboratory".[3]

MEE-ART Center

The faculty of the College of Engineering now trains technicians and engineers sent by local industries, visiting faculty, and senior students from different universities in the country. With industrial-type equipments and overseas-trained instructors, the University, through its Mechatronics Engineering - Automation Research and Training (MEE-ART) Center, offers a short-term training courses in basic and advanced pneumatics, industrial automation, mechatronics, electro-pneumatics, and programmable logic control.

Institute of Local Government Administration

The Institute of Local Government Administration is the primary extension agency of BulSU. Instituted in 1995 in partnership with the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the provincial government of Bulacan, the Institute actively promotes the knowledge, skills attitudes and values that make for effective, efficient, responsive and service-oriented local governance in the cities and the countryside.
The institute provides Continuing Education, Technology Transfer and Consultancy, Technology Job Information/Placement, Communications Media, Local Government Capability Building Program, Integrated Capability Building Program, Technology of Participation, Building Customer Service Skills, Action Planning Workshop, Public Service Excellence Program, Planning and Budgeting Workshop, Barangay Executive Training, Continuing Cooperative Training, Opinion Poll Survey, Moral Leadership and Peak Performance, Barangay Justice Service System, and Codification of Ordinance.

DOST-BulSU Food Testing Laboratory

The laboratory has been performing different food testing services like microbiological tests, physico-chemical tests, and shelf-life testing.

CHED-DepED Teacher Training Center

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has chosen the BulSU College of Education to be one of the training centers nationwide for teachers who want to be educated in areas beyond their specialization. As one of the 85 training centers all over the country chosen by CHED. Teachers in Central Luzon Region under the Department of Education underwent training for a certificate program.

BulSU Language Center

Bulacan State University Language Center, located at the Malolos Campus, is an English language center, that works hand-in-hand with top universities in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Confucius Institute

In November 2007, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) signed an agreement with Bulacan State University to jointly establish a Confucius Institute. During the signing ceremony, it was confirmed that the Northwest University will be the Chinese partner of the Confucius Institute.
The Confucius Institute will offer various Chinese courses, conduct Chinese cultural activities and hold HSK examinations in the hope of meeting the demands of Filipinos for Chinese and strengthening communication and friendship between the two peoples.
The Chinese Language Council International is composed of members from 12 state ministries and commissions, namely, the General Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (China Radio International), the State Press and Publications Administration, the State Council Information Office and the State Language Committee . President of the Council is State Councilor Chen Zhili. Governed by the Council is the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as "Hanban" for short.

Satellite Campuses

International Campus

In 2003, BSU Hong Kong Campus in Nathan Road, Yaumatei, Hong Kong was institutionalized by virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement signed between Bulacan State University and Hong Kong Lifelong Education Organization (HKLEO).

The Hong Kong Campus was accredited and recognized by Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc., International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Ministry of Education of China.

International affiliations

The University is affiliated with several universities from different countries. The following is a list of its global partners:

Academics

Colleges

  • Graduate School
  • College of Law
  • College of Architecture and Fine Arts
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Criminal Justice Education
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Home Economics
  • College of Industrial Technology
  • College of Information and Communications Technology
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Physical Education, Recreation and Sport
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
  • Laboratory High School [4]

Students Affairs

Students Population

The University has a student population of about 50,000 enrolled students, one of the largest state universities in the Philippines in terms of population/enrollment rate.

Majority of the students are Bulakenyo, but not only the Bulakenyos were studying at the University, but also many Kapampangan from Macabebe, Apalit, Masantol, San Simon, Santo Tomas, City of San Fernando, Candaba and other towns in the Province of Pampanga. There are also students coming from nearby cities of Metro Manila.

Student Services

  • Guidance Service
  • Health Services
  • Library Services
  • Student Organizations
  • Admission Service
  • Student Publications
  • Cultural Affairs
  • Student Scholarships
  • University Hostel[5]

Student Government

The Bulacan State University - Student Government (BulSU-SG) provides a means for student participation in student governance in the University campuses. It assists in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body and serves as an official voice through which students may express their opinions on issues affecting their welfare.

The Student Government operates and functions according to its constitution, resolution and ordinances.[6]

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Organizations is headed by a faculty member designed as Director for Student Organization who is responsible for the preparation of annual work plan of student organizations, their implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Director also supervises the activities of student organizations in each college/campus/unit as prepared by the unit coordinator for student organizations.[7]

There are about 112 registered student organizations.

Student Publication

The BulSU Administration provides for optimum opportunities for the growth of campus journalism. The University shall provide opportunities that help develop responsible student publications pursuant to the constitutional mandate of freedom speech and press. All matters pertaining to student publication shall be subject to the laws of the land and the rules and regulations promulgated by the University.

Pacesetter is the official student publication of the university.

Scholarships

In the continuing effort to motivate students toward academic excellence, BulSU grants scholarships free tuition/stipend to qualified and deserving students. The office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance helps undergraduate students reach the goal of graduation by providing financial assistance service. Through this office, the University provides scholarship grants and financial assistance to needy but deserving students.

Types of Scholarship

The types of scholarships and grants are (a) Institutional Scholarship, (b) Private Scholarship, (c) Barangay Scholarship, and (d) Financial Assistance. Any qualified student may only avail of one type of scholarship or assistance in any given semester.[8]

There are 82 Scholarship Providers for students.

Bulacan State University Basketball Men Notable Players

  • Romnick Mendoza (Transferred to JRU Heavy Bombers)
  • Alex Almario (Transferred to JRU Heavy Bombers)
  • Michael Mabulac (Transferred to JRU Heavy Bombers)
  • Marco Balagtas (Transferred to JRU Heavy Bombers)
  • Macky Haldos (Transferred to SSR Stags)
  • Earnest Efren Reyes (Plays for PBL Pharex)
  • Reynor Santor (Plays for NLEX Road Warriors)
  • Tong Maniego (Transferred to JRU Heavy Bombers)
  • Jason Santa Ana
  • Aaron Sanchez (notable UAE Point Guard)
  • Van Joseph Victor
  • Jeff Surio (Model, Mr. Philippines)
  • Geronimo Clemente (Head Coach of Bulacan Polythecnic College);
  • Jorelle Vega
  • Kirby Chan
  • Kevin Ignacio
  • Alden Mendoza (Part of 3 time SUCIII Champion)
  • Edwin Solocasa (Part of 3 time SUCIII Champion)
  • Daryl Alulod (Part of 3 time SUCIII Champion)
  • Rodelio Reyes (CLASSIC 2009 MVP)
  • Richard Barrientes
  • Dillon Alexander Alulod (2015 SucNationals Champions)
  • Kenneth Reyes (2015 SucNationals Champions)
  • Dominic Fajardo (2015 SucNationals Champions)
  • Paul Vincent Dela Cruz (2015 SucNationals Champions)

Accredited Programs

As of July 2014, Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP)[9]

(Programs; Level/Accreditation Status; Duration of Validity of Accreditation Status)

Malolos Campus

  1. Elementary Teacher Education; LEVEL IV Re-accredited; July 16, 2011 - July 15, 2013
  2. Secondary Teacher Education; LEVEL IV Re-accredited; July 16, 2011 - July 15, 2013
  3. Industrial Teacher Education; LEVEL III Re-accredited; July 16, 2007 - July 15, 2011
  4. Science (Biology); Level III Re-accredited; Aug. 16, 2011 - July. 15, 2014
  5. Science (Mathematics); Level III Re-accredited; Aug. 16, 2011 - July. 15, 2014
  6. Civil Engineering; LEVEL III Re-accredited; April 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2013
  7. Mechanical Engineering; LEVEL III Re-accredited; April 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2013
  8. Electrical Engineering; LEVEL III Re-accredited; April 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2013
  9. Industrial Technology; LEVEL III Re-accredited; April 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2013
  10. Graduate: Doctoral (Ed.D./ Ph.D.-Ed. Mgmt.); Level II Re-accredited; Dec. 16, 2005 - Dec. 15, 2010
  11. Graduate: Master’s (MAEd); Level II Re-accredited; Dec. 16, 2005 - Dec. 15, 2010
  12. Graduate: Master’s (MPA); Level II Re-accredited; Dec. 16, 2005 - Dec. 15, 2010
  13. Architecture; Level II Re-accredited; Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2011
  14. Computer Engineering; Level II Re-accredited; Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2011
  15. Information Technology; Level II Re-accredited; Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2001
  16. Electronics and Communication Engineering; Level II Re-accredited; Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2011
  17. Industrial Engineering; Level I Accredited; Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012
  18. Nursing; Level I Accredited; Aug. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2011
  19. Fine Arts (Advertising Arts); Candidate; Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2009
  20. Industrial Technology (Comp. Tech.); Level I Accredited; Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012
  21. Information Technology; Level I Accredited; Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012
  22. Home Economics Education; Candidate; Aug. 16, 2008 - Aug. 15, 2010
  23. Hotel and Restaurant Management; Candidate; Aug. 16, 2008 - Aug. 15, 2010
  24. Mechatronics Engineering; Candidate; Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2011

Bustos Campus

  1. Secondary Teacher Education; Level III Accredited; Dec. 1, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2013
  2. Elementary Teacher Education; Level II Accredited; Dec. 1, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2013
  3. Industrial Technology; Level I Accredited; Dec. 1, 2007 - Nov. 30, 2010

San Jose del Monte Campus

  1. Industrial Technology; Assessment on-going for Level I; January 2010 - December 2010
  2. Information Technology; Assessment on-going for Level I; January 2010 - December 2010
  3. Secondary Teacher Education; Assessment on-going for Level I; January 2010 - December 2010

Gallery

Controversy

On August 22, 2014, seven students from the University drowned after being carried by a flash flood at a national park in Bulacan while having a field trip. One of the students who survived said that no teachers joined their field trip, instead, they were accompanied by tour guides. Furthermore, the students joined the field trip because one of their instructors would exempt those who would join the field trip in their final exams. Parents and families of the victims planned to sue the University after the tragedy.

This issue has been brought to senate inquiries, attended by then University President Mariano De Jesus.

References

  1. ^ Statistics : CHED’s Centers of Excellence/Development (COEs/CODs)
  2. ^ Pacesetter Volume XXXVI No. 1
  3. ^ Featured SWEEP School for November
  4. ^ "The Colleges". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Student Services". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Student Government". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Student Organizations". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Admission". Bulacan State University. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  9. ^ AACCUP, Accredited Programs - Bulacan State University

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