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     The Department of Information and Computer Studies (ICS) is presently under the process of breaking away from the shadows of the faculty they’ve been part of for almost eight years: the Faculty of Engineering.

     ICS Head Engr. Alex Santos said they are currently conducting a feasibility study regarding the department’s possible separation and is due to give a recommendation on January 2013.

     “The feasibility study will justify the need for separation, that’s the status as of now,” Santos said in an interview.

     He also said that Prof. Clarita Carillo, Ph.D., the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research, appointed a committee to look into this matter.

     The planned separation is due to the strong demand of Information Technology (IT) professionals and the growing need for these computer professionals through the years.

     “We want to secure our place in the provisions of more responsive IT professionals,” the ICS head said.

     Common mismatch between the needed skill set provided by training institutions and the skill set that the companies really need is the main problem that ICS wants to focus on.

     “In UST, we want to bridge that gap, we want to produce graduates who are really responsive with the needs of our society,” he explained.

     He also said they want to produce graduates that are not only technically skilled but also morally developed because they believe that there is a company responsibility behind the skills they are developing.

     Students and faculty members were also informed about their possible separation and they are, by far, taking it positively and are welcoming the new development.

     The decision based on the results of the feasibility study will be finalized on January as well. The implementation of the planned separation, as the committee initially discussed, will be on June of the academic year 2013-2014.

     Furthermore, the committee is still looking into the name of the new College to be formed.

By Charry Fatima D. Garcia
Photo taken by Paulo Angelo G. Juan

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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