RIT Associations

  • During our days at RIT, there were eight engineering departments and some non-engineering (supporting) departments.
  • Most departments have an association.
  • There were athletic associations.
  • The list of EC and Selected are not exhaustive
  • Only the early days (60s and 70s) are covered.

Ah Nu Pyinnya Ah Thinn

  • Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War)
  • Saya U Saw Tun (Saw Lu)
  • Saya Dr. Kyaw Sein
  • U Soe Aung (M/Auto 70)

Automobile Club

  • Saya U Maung Maung Win
  • Saya U Myo Win (GBNF)


President : Saya U Thein Lwin (GBNF)

Selected : Sai Kham Pan (EP69), U Myint Sein (M69), Bishnu Shahi (EE69er)

Buddhist Association

  • Saya Dr. Thein Hlyne
  • Saya U Lin
  • Saya U Soe Myint
  • U Kyi Twe

Burmese Association

President : Saya U Tein Kyi

Activities include

  • Kya Ban Sagar
  • Guest Lectures


  • Saya U Khin Maung Phone Ko
  • Saya U Aung Myint (Kyant Ba Hone)
  • U Myint Pe (M72)
  • Aw Pi Kye
  • U Thiha Latt (T84)


Founding members : Soviet Lecturers, U Aung Than (EE), U Maung Maung (M), U Thet Lwin (EE)


President : Saya U Maung Maung Than (GBNF)

Secretary : U Soe Tint

Selected : Dr. Htin Aung (C69), U Tin Shein (M69)

Civil Engineering Association

The following served as Secretary

  • Dr. Myo Khin (C70)
  • U Saw Lin (C71, GBNF)
  • U Ko Ko Gyi (C73)

Electrical Engineering Association

The following served as Secretary

  • U Shwe Win (EE67)
  • Mehm Ye Win (EC69)
  • U Hla Min (EC69)

The Association published “Hlyat Sit Sar Saung”. Saya U Moe Aung was the Chief Editor. Dr. Sann Oo (EP67), U Myo Myint (EC68) and Daw Than Yi (EP70, Maubin Ma Shwe Than) were associate Editors. I was a member of the Magazine committee.

English Association

Activities include

  • Debate between first year and second year students
  • Newsletter (Chief Editor: Saya Des Rodgers)
  • Scrabble (Organizers: Saya Des and Saya U Khin)

Hiking and Mountaineering

Secretary : U Win Lwin (M69)

Selected : U Aung Khin (M67), U Cho Aye (M70, GBNF), Daw Kyi Kyi Sein (T70)


President : Saya U Tin Hlaing (GBNF)

Selected : U Khin Maung Zaw (EC76), U Thura Thant Zin (M76), Phyo Wai Win (M76)

Hostel Committees

At BIT, there was a “Thahaya and Sar Phat Ah Thin” (Social and Reading Clubs).

At RIT, there was Hostel Committees.

Activities include

  • Inter-Block Tournaments
  • Tazaung Dine Festival
  • Annual Dinner and Entertainment

Mechanical Engineering Association

The following served as Secretary or Vice President.

  • U Win Thein (M67, GBNF)
  • U Pe Oo (M67)
  • U Aye Lwin (M69)
  • U Zaw Min
  • U Khin Maung Thann (M72, 65 Intake)
  • U Myo Myint

The association produced a weekly publication called “Set Hmu Thadin Zin” from 1964 to around 1974.

U Win Thein was the founder.

The Association published “Set Hmu Magazine”.


President : Saya Allen Htay (GBNF)

Secretary : Dr. Koung Nyunt (A67, GBNF)


President :
Saya U Sein Win (GBNF), Dr. San Hla Aung, Saya U Tin Htut

Secretary : U Aung Lwin (Jasper, C70)


  • Saya Des Rodgers
  • Saya U Khin


Coach/Manager : U Maung Maung

Selected : U Kyaw Htin (C67), U Soe Myint Lwin (EC68, GBNF), U Khin Maung Lay (Henry, T68), U Myo Nyunt (C70), U Khin Maung Lay (Mutu, M70), Sai Thein Maung (C70), U Myint Sein (Jabu, M70), U Kyaw Sint (T70, GBNF)

Sports Council

Chair : Saya U Maung Maung Than (GBNF)

Activities include

  • Annual Awards Ceremony


President :
Saya Dr. San Hla Aung, Saya U Sein Win (GBNF), Saya U Hla Myint (Charlie)

Secretary : U Htay Aung (M69), U Win Aung (M70)

Table Tennis

Coach/Manager : Saya Mao Toon Siong

Selected : U Maung Maung (Sin Gyi), Stan Liou (M67), U Win Myint (EE67), U Tin Myint (M69, GBNF), U Nyunt Tin (M70)


President : U Tu Myint

Selected : U Soe Tha (EC67), U Tun Kyi (M67, GBNF), U Kyaw Nyunt (M69, GBNF), James Than


President : U Tin Maung Nyunt

EC : U Min Din, Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw (EC69)

Track and Field

President : Saya H Num Kok

Secretary : U Khin Maung Lay (Henry, Y68)

Weightlifting and Body Building

Coach/Manager : Saya Dr. Kyaw Sein

Selected : Jimmy Kyin (T69), GBNF, U Khin Win (EP69, GBNF), U Thein Aung (Met72)

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