June 18, 2023 marks a significant milestone for Catanduanes State University (CatSU) as it celebrates its 62nd anniversary. In an effort to ensure historical accuracy, the university has readjusted its founding year to reflect the true establishment date.
Back on June 18, 1961, Republic Act 3398, entitled “An Act Providing for the Establishment of a National Agricultural and Trade School in the Municipality of Virac, Province of Catanduanes, and Authorizing the Appropriation of Funds Therefor,” was promulgated. With its enactment, the Virac National Agricultural and Trade School (VNATS) came into existence.
Ten years later, on June 19, 1971, the VNATS was transformed into the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) through Republic Act 6341. This transition marked an important step in the institution’s growth and development.
Further progress was made on October 19, 2012, with the enactment of Republic Act No. 10229, officially converting the Catanduanes State Colleges into Catanduanes State University (CatSU). This upgrade reflected the university’s expanding academic programs and its commitment to providing quality higher education to the community.
The university logo has been rectified to accurately represent the founding year of 1961. This symbolic change serves as a reminder of CatSU’s rich history and its continuous evolution as a center of learning and innovation.
Throughout its 62 years of existence, Catanduanes State University has remained dedicated to academic excellence, research, and community engagement. The university has played a vital role in shaping the educational landscape of the province and producing graduates who contribute to the development of Catanduanes and beyond. (CatSU Page)