Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. QC and T.I.P. Manila again granted CHED Autonomous Status

The Quezon City and Manila campuses of the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) have once again been granted “Autonomous Status” by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on October 24, 2019. The Autonomous Status is the highest recognition a deserving institution can receive from the country’s higher education governing body.

T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila are 2 of only 68 schools nationwide granted this honor.

“This award to T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila proves T.I.P.’s commitment to providing quality higher education, research, and extension programs to all our stakeholders. Our Autonomous Status, along with our other local and international accreditations, will allow us to continue adding value for our students,” said T.I.P. Chairman and President Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz.

As institutions with Autonomous Status, T.I.P. Quezon City and T.I.P. Manila enjoy the following advantages: “priority in the grant of subsidies and other financial incentives/assistance from CHED,” and “privilege to determine and prescribe their curricular programs to achieve global competence,” among others. On top of this latest honor, T.I.P. also has 16 programs named as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the CHED. T.I.P. also successfully passed the CHED Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA) for both of its campuses.

These T.I.P. milestones are further supported by certifications, recognitions, and accreditation levels from other international and local accrediting bodies. Locally, T.I.P. has 23 programs accredited by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA); 14 engineering programs accredited by the Philippine Technological Council (PTC); and 6 computing programs accredited by the Philippine Computer Society (PCS) Information and Computing Accreditation Board (PICAB).

T.I.P.’s Quality Management System (QMS) is currently certified to ISO 9001:2015 by Det Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) in the provision of all its academic offerings. The T.I.P. QMS has been certified to the ISO Standard since 1999. And most recently, T.I.P. had 20 of its engineering and computing programs reaccredited by the US-based ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). With this, its computing programs are also recognized by the signatory countries of the Seoul Accord.

“All these accomplishments have been achieved through the hard work of the entire T.I.P. community. But T.I.P. will not stop with these. We will always strive to do better and improve our services and educational offerings to bring the best possible educational experience within reach of the Filipino,” concluded Dr. Qurino-Lahoz.