Started as a secondary public high school, the Naval High School commenced its operation in the School Year 1946-1947 through Municipal Resolution No. 35 issued by the late Mayor of the Municipality of Naval, Hon. Pablo Caneja, on October 30, 1945. The creation of Naval High School was a result from the request of the Navalenos during the dark days of the aftermath of the World War II.
By virtue of Republic Act 4309 introduced by the late Congressman Marcelino Veloso on June 19, 1965, Naval High School was converted into a chartered state college named Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) under the administration of Mr. Alfredo C. Josep, the first NIT president, with vocational and engineering curricular offerings.
On October 14, 2009, the then Naval Institute of Technology was converted to Naval State University (NSU) per RA 9718 through Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, installing Dr. Edita S. Genson as the first university president. Overtime, the university is in the continuous pursuit for excellence especially on its academic endeavors.
Expanding its mandate to provide every Biliranon quality education and excellent training, NSU was converted to Biliran Province State University (BiPSU), effective on February 13, 2019, pursuant to Republic Act 11170 through His Excellency Rodrigo R. Duterte, installing Dr. Victor C. Canezo, Jr. as the first BiPSU president.
Guided by its vision, mission and motto, BiPSU is mandated to provide advanced education, higher technological and professional instruction and training. BiPSU currently offers 29 undergraduate programs and 4 advance studies programs under the seven (7) colleges in the system including its extension campus in Biliran. BiPSU offers programs in the fields of arts and sciences, education, agriculture, fishery and forestry, maritime education, information and communications technology, engineering, tourism, graduate studies, and other related fields of study.
Carving its own “niche” as the Biliran Province’s premier institution of higher learning, BiPSU has taken the giant leap in undertaking appropriate measures in the process of intensifying aggressively its reach and increasing flexibilities of educational opportunities, meeting the diverse and ever changing educational demands of time for the optimum benefit of its clienteles and stakeholders.
On January 17, 2012, BiPSU was recognized by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Malacanan Palace as one of the 60 National Government Agencies/ entities, government owned and/or- controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, and local government units that obtained certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS).
The Commission on Higher Education also granted BiPSU as SUC Level III-A per DBM CHED Joint Circular #1-B, dated June 21, 2017 among SUC Leveling statuses. Further, it has also submitted most of its programs for accreditation and CHED compliance such as Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to ensure quality delivery of academic services and in meeting the demands of the incessantly changing society.
As a young university, BiPSU continues to grow as it carved a name in the academic and educational sphere among institutions in the country. Proof to that is its increasing number of graduates and passers and producing top notchers in different licensure examinations such as Nursing, education, criminology, engineering and maritime board exams.
Its published journal, the Journal of Science and Technology (JST) was accredited as a refereed international scientific journal category A-2 (international) journal per CMO No. 22, s. 2015. Moreover, most of the faculty have published their researches in international journals and is currently working on patenting researches.
The university is also true to its mandate in uplifting the lives of the community through its sustainable extension projects that caters the needs of the society. To ensure so, it has also partnered with several agencies and departments in addressing the needs of its stakeholders.
As a training ground for the holistic development of its major stakeholders, BiPSU continues to empower students and provide neutral ground and opportunities for students to develop their potentials. The sky-rocketing achievements and awards of students in debate, journalism, sports, pageants, talents tilts and academic and non-academic competitions in the regional and national arena manifest the excellence and competence among the students.
Situated at the heart of the municipality of Naval, BiPSU is nestled in a rich abode. Its clean and green ambiance makes it even more conducive to learning promoting for eco-friendly and sustainable school. It was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly School in the Region and was one of the Health Achievers during the Regional Red Orchid Awards conducted by Department of Health-Eastern Visayas.