The College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) traces its roots to the former Department of Agricultural Engineering created in 1912 as one of the departments of the UP College of Agriculture. In 1976, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was elevated to the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (INSAET). On February 24, 1983, CEAT was finally established upon the approval of the UP Board of Regents in its 958th meeting. Since its institution, CEAT envisions itself to be a premier institution of higher learning in engineering education; a center of excellence in engineering instruction, research, and extension; a leader in the generation and promotion applied technologies; and a partner of the government, industries, and international agencies for agro-industrial development.