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Rangoon University (98)

Pioneers

Sayagyis

  • U Pe Maung Tin
    First native Principal of Rangoon College
    Proposed to have a separate Burmese Department
    First Professor of Burmese Department, Rangoon University
  • Dr. Htin Aung
    Principal of Rangoon College
    First native Rector, Rangoon University
    Retired as Vice Chancellor, Rangoon University
    Distinguished author, historian and folk lorist
  • U Ba Hli
    Principal of Government Technical Institute (GTI)
    First native Dean of Engineering, Rangoon University
    Proponent of “Twinning” with prestigious universities in USA
  • Dr. Mya Tu
    Founder/Director, Burma Medical Research Institute (BMRI)
    Co-authored “Who’s who in health and medicine in Myanmar
  • Dr. Chit Swe
    Founder/Director of Universities’ Computer Center (UCC)
    Pioneer of Computer Systems, Applications and Education in Burma

Khit San Sar Pay Founders

  • Theikpan Maung Wa (ICS U Sein Tin)
  • Zawgyi (U Thein Han)
  • Minthuwun (U Wun)

There were the early students of Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin (Pali and Burmese Scholar) at the then newly established “Burmese Department” at the Rangoon University.

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Minthuwun

UCC Founders

  • Dr. Chit Swe (GBNF)
  • U Soe Paing
  • U Myo Min
  • U Ko Ko Lay (GBNF)

Details can be found in my article “Paying Back to UCC” and several posts on Saya Chit, Saya Paing, Saya Myo and Saya Lay.

Early Burmese Scholars in the UK

  • Dr. Hla Myint (Economics)
  • Dr. Tha Hla (Geology)
  • Dr. Maung Maung Kha (Meteorological Physics)
  • Dr. Po Aye (Meteorology)

Early recipients of the Twinning Project

  • Dr. Aung Gyi (Civil, RIT Rector)
  • U Min Wun (Civil, Professor)
  • U Maung Maung Than (Textile, RIT Rector)

Early Founders of Banks in Burma

  • U Rae Kyaw Thu
    Founded the first bank in Rakkhine
  • U Po Sa
    First Burmese to found a bank in Burma

Early Sayadaws in the UK

  • U Thithila
  • Dr. Rewata Dhamma

Early Sayadaws in the USA

  • U Silanandabhivamsa (Northern California)
  • Penang Sayadaw (Southern California)
  • U Kelasa (East Coast)

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