Some early courses were taught by contract sayas from India.
Saya U Khin Aung Kyi
Saya U Khin Aung Kyi stood 7th in Burma in the Matriculation examination in 1949. He joined RU and was studying Mechanical Engineering when he was awarded a scholarship (in part due to the Twinning Program to study Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received BS and MS. Upon return to Burma, he became an Assistant Lecturer. He was promoted to Lecturer and Head of the Department. As a fledgling saya, some senior students tested him in his class. Saya said, “If you keep on disrupting the class, some Indian saya will take over”. For HMEE project, Saya gave an interview (which was recorded by U Ohn Khine & team). After retirement, Saya taught at Rangsit University in Bangkok. Saya passed away. I posted an Obituary in RU Centennial and RIT Update groups.
Class of ChE57
Chemical Engineering was first offered in 1955.
The first batch graduated in 1957. Saya Dr. Hla Myint (Mack) was from ChE57. After retirement, Saya Mack worked in Thailand and Australia. I met him during his visit to California several years back.
ChE60 to ChE70
- The Chemical Engineering Association has examination results and photos of the early classes.
- Saya Dr. Maung Maung Win (GBNF) was from the class of ChE60.
He retired as Professor.
- Pauline Reynolds (ChE61) was among the first batch of female engineers. She worked in Thailand.
- Several alumni from the classes of 62 – 69 joined the faculty.
Most later went overseas.
- They include Dr. K C Chui (U Tin Aung, ChE63), George Chan (U Maung Maung, ChE66), Keusan Lin (U Myat Thwin, ChE66), U Htun Aung Kyaw (ChE67), U Ohn Maung (ChE68) and Dr. Taing Oke (ChE69).
- Sayama Daw Tin Myint (ChE66) retired as Professor.
- Sayama Daw Tin Tin Myint (Emma, ChE70) represented RIT in swimming (and more).
She was a Minthamee.
She co-founded Dana Sri Lanka and Triple Gems Publication.
She and her hubby (Don Min Yu Swan) hosted musical and “Wah Tee” gatherings.
- U Win Paing (ChE70, GBNF) became a monk after his final examination.
He gave up his golf clubs.
He served as Taik Oke for several decades before succeeding U Vinaya as Chief Resident Monk of Kaba Aye Sun Lun Gu Kyaung.
- Saya U Ye Myint (ChE70) donated to SPZP, SDYF, ARITA and ChE,