Month: October 2021


Pear is a fruit. Pear’s Soap was one of the soaps we had in our younger days. Others include Lux and Palmolive. Pear’s Cyclopedia is not as thick as the other encyclopedias. It was published by the company that produced Pear’s soap.

Soe Win

RIT Alumni U Soe Win (EP69, GBNF) was Captain of the RIT Basketball Team. U Soe Win (EC70) worked at UCC and PTC before founding his own Training School. He is the brother of U Soe Myint (GBNF, Chief Editor of several publications, U Kyaw Zaw (EC72, GBNF) […]

Maung Maung Win

Saya Dr. Maung Maung Win (ChE60, GBNF) retired as Professor and Head of ChE. Saya U Maung Maung Win (M61) joined BIT along with Dr. San Tint (EE61, GBNF) and Dr. Aung Soe (C61). Saya contributed articles to the RIT Alumni International Newsletter and Updates. U Maung Maung […]

San Lin

U San Lin signed the bank notes used in the Union of Burma. Sithu U Kaung was the initial signer of the bank notes. Dr. San Lin (C62) joined EPC. He taught part-time at RIT. He worked for United Nations projects in Thailand before migrating to the USA. […]


(1) To differentiate people with the same name, qualifiers are used. (2) Those in the government service often find a serial number as the suffix. e.g. U Maung Maung (6) (3) One singer called himself “Twante Thein Tan”. Another had a bigger name “Myanmar Pyay Thein Tan.” (4) […]

Soe Paing

Name: U Soe Paing Qualification: BS (Stanford), MS (Stanford), MSc. Computer Science (Southampton) Department: Electrical Communications Position: Assistant Lecturer, (Jan 1964 to March 1971) Reason for Leaving: Joined Universities’ Computer Center in April 1971. Engineering Alumni: Attended First Year Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University from June to December, […]

Dr. Aung Gyi

Former Rector, RIT Former Professor, Civil Engineering Born from my parents U Ba Pu and Daw Aye Kyi in Namtu, Northern Shan States, Burma. Matriculated in 1949 from Myoma High School in Rangoon. After passing the 1st year engineering, BOC College of Engineering, Rangoon University in 1952, went […]