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Rangoon University (52)

Sayagyis in the mid 1960s

Dr. Nyi Nyi

  • Mentee of Dr. Tha Hla
  • One Minister protested against Dr. Tha Hla’s nomination of Dr. Nyi Nyi’s scholarship citing his ideology.
    Dr. Tha Hla managed to push through the nomination during the Minister’s absence.
  • Served as Deputy Minister
    Instrumental in establishing the then new Education System
  • Retired from UN
  • Pen name : Oak Aw

    U San Tha Aung
  • Studied Masters at Harvard University
  • Senior Lecturer, Physics
  • Co-authored High School Yupa Beda texts with Dr. Maung Maung Kha
  • Director General of Higher Education
  • Passed away after returning from an inspection tour
  • Dr. Maung Maung Kha
    Rector, Rangoon Arts and Science University
    Former Interim Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
    Former Professor of Physics
    Retired as Rector, University Distance Learning
  • U Hla Shwe
    Rector, Mandalay Arts and Science University
    Former senior Burmese Saya
  • U Yone Mo
    Rector, Rangoon Institute of Technology
    Former Dean, Burma Institute of Technology (Faculty of Engineering)
    Former Chief Engineer, Burma Railways
  • Dr. Ba Than
    Rector, Institute of Medicine (1)
    Former Medical Superintendent of RGH during the War
    Former Chief Surgeon, RGH
  • Dr. U E
    Rector, Institute of Medicine (2) in Mingaladon
  • Dr. Maung Maung Gyi
    Rector, Institute of Medicine in Mandalay
  • Dr. Aye Hlaing
    Rector, Institute of Economics
    Former Professor of Economics
    Retired as Chairman of the Union Bank of Burma
  • Lt. Col. San Myint
    Rector, Institute of Education
  • Dr. Aung Than
    Rector, Dental College / Institute of Dental Medicine
  • U Mya Nyunt
    Rector, Institute of Veterinary Science
  • U Than Tun
    Rector, Institute of Agriculture

There have been name changes
(e.g. Several Institutes are now known as Universities.)

Principals in the Mid 1960s

  • Workers’ College :
    U Kyaw
  • Taunggyi College :
    U Khin Maung Tint
  • Myitkyina College :
    U San
  • Magwe College :
    U Win Maung
    later transferred to DHE
  • Mawlamyaing (Moulmein) College :
    Mehm Thet San
    later became Deputy Minister
  • Pathein (Bassein) College :
    U Tin Oo Hlaing

    Several Intermediate Colleges became Degree Colleges.
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Matthew Hunter, Principal of Rangoon College, selected Dr. Ba Than and U Kyaw Myint to sit for entrance examination of Calcutta University and study Medicine.

Dr. Ba Than served as Chief Surgeon of RGH.

During the war, the British ordered him to evacuate. He stayed and operated the “Ja Pun Khit Say Yone Gyi”. The hospital served Bogyoke Aung San, Thakin Than Tun and Bo Ne Win.

Dr. Ba Than was an excellent soccer player(with the name “Shan Lay”) and as a musician (who founded “Zwe” Ah Nyeint).

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