CHED permits NU CCIT to offer DIT program

Upon completing all the requirements and passing the last stage of the program application last June 27, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) authorized the National University – College of Computing and Information Technologies (CCIT) to offer the Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) Program.

The application was reviewed by the CHED Technical Committee Evaluation Team composed of CHED Supervisor, Dr. Rene Villegas, Technical Panel Dr. Bartolome Tanguilig III and Professor Perla Cosme and CHED – Office for Programs and Standards Development representative Ms. Dedeth Talingdan.

As per CCIT Graduate Program Director, Dr. Mideth Abisado, National U implements a continuous quality improvement as they expect DIT graduates to be able to demonstrate highly advanced systematic knowledge and skills in highly specialized or complex interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary fields of learning in their professional practice. The DIT program provides two specialization tracks – one for e-governance which encompasses adaption to technology and the other is the social computing which works with the advent of social media and its behavioral patterns.

“We believe that the institution is ready to implement new program in the graduate school;” said Dr. Tanguilig as he mentioned how NU’s development is evident. He also congratulated the university as they were able to redefine the program educational outcome for the IT programs.

Despite further clarification needed for the DIT and MIT units, Professor Perla Cosme looks forward to seeing the rest of the items as she believes that the program will push through and that there will be no reason why CHED would not give the recognition for the DIT Program. She also shared that they are thankful for the opportunity of allowing them to go through NU’s application for the said program.

NU President and CEO, Dr Renato Carlos Ermita Jr was also present during the event. He commended CCIT for stepping up in equipping our graduates for the very challenging and everchanging world while Executive Vice President Dr. Rosauro E. Manuel and Asst. Vice President for Academic Services Arlene O. Trillanes expressed gratitude for the support of all NU’s people and resources.

CCIT Dean Avonn Nova expressed positive outlook as they reinforce their ongoing pursuit of excellence, holding them accountable to the highest standards.