RU

Rangoon University (187)

Class of 1958

EE58

  • Per request of Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (Director General of UBARI and Part-time saya at the Electrical Engineering Department, his son U Htay Aung (Victor, EC80) provided the Class Photo of EE58.
  • U Htay Aung is the nephew pf Saya U Sein Hlaing (EE Professor)
  • Sayagyi U Ba Hli was the first native Dean of Engineering. He also taught Civil Engineering classes.
  • Saya U Kyaw Tun is an early saya at the EE Department.
  • Saya U Tin Swe retired as Lecturer.
    In the early days, EE Department had a single professor.
    Many years later, EC (Electronics) and EP (Power) would become separate Departments with their own Professors.
  • U Maung Maung (UBARI) taught part time.
  • Mr. Redpath (UK) and Dr. Calder (USA) were non-Burmese sayas.
  • U Ba Than taught Mechanical Engineering subjects.

U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)

  • Won two Gold Medals at the RU Convocation in 1958.
  • Since the Endowment could not cover the rising cost of Gold, his family had to contribute K300 for the “true” Gold Medals.
  • Joined the Faculty of Engineering as Assistant Lecturer.
  • Studied for his Masters at the University of Michigan (under the UBARI scholarship).
  • Upon his return, he taught part time at the EE Department while working for UBARI
  • Transferred to the Electrical Inspectorate.
  • Moved to USA.
  • Past President of TBSA (Theravada Buddhist Society of America)
  • Co-founder and President of BEA (Burmese Engineers Association).
  • Son : Dr. Barry Paw (MD, Ph.D, GBNF)
  • Brother : U Tun Thein (A67)
  • Nephews : U Hla Thein (Robert, M72)
  • Wrote a series of articles for “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”

Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58)

  • Joined the Faculty of Engineering as Assistant Lecturer
  • Did further studies in the USA.
  • Upon return to Burma, Saya transferred to BOC/MOC.
  • Spouse : Daw May Su (Physics, GBNF)
  • In 2000, visited USA to see his daughter and grand child.
  • Attended SPZP-2000

Mini-reunion of the Class of 58 at SPZP-2000

  • Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)
  • Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58)
  • Saya Allen Htay (C58, GBNF)
  • Saya Dr. San Hla Aung (C58)
  • Mr. Oscar Shazaree (C58)

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