Album : G

Update : February 25, 2020

The following is a sampling of photo essays on topics which start with “G”.

Golden Jubilee (GJ)

  • Rangoon University celebrated its Golden Jubilee in December 1970.
  • I had a small role as a volunteer for the “Zay Nay Yar Cha Htar Yay Committee” headed by Saya U Tun Hla Aung (Geography).
  • Saya Dr. Aung Gyi (Professor, Civil Engineering) and Saya U Thet Lwin (Burmese, Institute of Economics) were Chair and Secretary of a main Committee. They had a reunion as Rector and Registrar of the Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT).
RU Golden Jubilee

There are other Golden Jubilees :

  • GJ of the new Education System introduced in 1964
  • GJ of Admission to University or Institute
  • GJ of Graduation from University or Institute


  • Dr. Tha Hla received his doctorate from the UK. He served as Professor of Geology Department. He retired as Rector of the University of Rangoon.
  • His successors include Dr. Nyi Nyi, U Ba Than Haq and Dr. Maung Thein.

Geology Sayas and Sayamas

Geology 1978

Geology Volleyball Champions

Geology Volleyball


  • In the early days, some quality photographs need to be taken in Photo Studios.
  • The photo (taken at “Queen” / “Bayin Ma”) shows proud parents of a fresh graduate.
Grad 1
  • It was common to take photos at the “Full Dress Rehearsal” and in front of the Convocation Hall.
Grad 2
  • Permits were given to registered photographers to take photos during the Convocation.
  • Maung Maung Nhyat and brothers made quite a fortune from the events.
Grad 3
Grad 4


Daw Thin Kyi

  • Daw Thin Kyi was one of the early Burmese sayama to receive a Doctorate.
  • An Alumnus had donated “Seed Money” for the bust of Professor Daw Thin Kyi.
  • For more photos, see the album “Geography” in RU Centennial Facebook Pages.

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