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1920 – 1929

Updated on March 15, 2019

1920

  • Rangoon University was established with Rangoon College and Judson College as constituent colleges.
  • First Rangoon University Students’ Strike protesting the limited scope of the Rangoon University Act. The event is celebrated as National Day (Ah Myotha Aung Pwe Nay). The movement led to the founding of National Schools.
  • Saya U Ba Toke is a Phwa Bet Taw of the above events. All took place in December 1920.

1921 and 1922

  • Rangoon University conducted its own examinations for Arts and Science.
  • Amendments to the Rangoon University Act were suggested. Some were implemented.

1923

  • Preparation to add Engineering classes at Rangoon University
  • Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC) was founded by Sir Arthur Eggar (Law Professor and member of Cambridge University Rowing Club)

1924

  • Admitted students with B.Sc. to attend a “condensed” three-year degree course in Engineering
  • Admitted students with I.Sc. to attend a four-year degree course in Engineering
  • First year Engineering classes were given for the first time

1925

  • Second year Engineering classes were given for the first time

1926

  • Third year Engineering classes were given for the first time

1927

  • Fourth (Final) year Engineering were given for the first time
  • The first batch of Engineering graduates (those who already had B.Sc.)

1928

  • The second batch of Engineering graduates (those who joined after passing I.Sc.)
  • U Hla Maung wrote in the RU Golden Jubilee Magazine.
  • U Hla Maung’s article was referred in HMEE-2012 book.

1929

  • The third batch of Engineering graduates

Suggested Reading

  • Magazine published in 1970 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Rangoon University
  • Literature on “Ah Myo Thar Aung Pwe Nay”
  • HMEE-2012 by Saya U Aung Hla Tun and team
  • HMEE-2012 Section One (Translated by U Ohn Khine and revised by Saya U Soe Paing)
  • Book published by Dr Khin Maung Swe (Maung Thin Char) for the 80th Birthday of Saya U Ba Toke
  • [1963] 40th Anniversary of RUBC (compiled by Sithu U Tin, U Po Zon and U Tin Htoon)
  • [2013] 90th Anniversary of RUBC : U Tin Htoon (Chair), U Myo Myint (Vice Chair), U “Henry” Htaik San (Secretary) and several members. I volunteered as a Contributing Editor and wrote Prelude for all sections and three articles.


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