Engg Dept

Engineering Departments

During our RIT days, there were eight Engineering Departments.

  • Architecture
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Textile

Architecture

  • Architecture courses were introduced in 1954.
  • The first batch of graduates include U Myo Myint Sein (A58).
  • U Khin Maung Thint and several foreign sayas taught the early courses.
  • A Group photo of the first three batches (A58, A59, A60) was posted in an early update
  • U Tha Tun (GBNF) served as the first native Head of Department.
  • U Myo Myint Sein succeeded U Tha Tun as Head.
    Saya retired as Professor.

Chemical

  • Chemical Engineering courses were introduced around 1953.
  • Several Indian contract sayas taught the early courses.
  • The first batch of graduates include Dr Hla Myint (ChE57) and Dr. Maung Maung Win (ChE57).
  • U Khin Aung Kyi served as the first native Head of Department.
  • Saya later served as Professor and Rector.

Civil

  • Civil Engineering is the first major/discipline offered in Burma.
  • The early courses were taught at a building near RGH (Rangoon General Hospital).
  • First native Civil professor : U Ba Hli (GBNF)
    He also served as Dean of Engineering.
  • U Mya Han, Dr. Aung Gyi, U Min Wun, and Dr. Win Thein served as Civil Professors.
    Dr. Aung Gyi was promoted to Rector.

Electrical

  • First native Electrical professor : U Sein Hlaing (GBNF)
  • Saya served until full retirement.
  • Sadly, Saya passed away a couple of years after retirement
  • EE (Electrical Engineering) department offered EC (Electrical Communications, aka EcE, Electronics) and EP (Electrical Power) degrees.
  • EC and EP later became full-fledged departments.
  • First EC professor : Dr. San Tint (GBNF)
  • First EP professor : U Sein Win (GBNF)
  • At one time, the joint Mech/EE degree program was offered.

Mechanical

  • First native Mechanical professor : U Aung Khin
  • U Ba Than and U Kyin Soe served as Mech Professors
  • First Head of Automobile Engineering sub-department : U San Tun
  • First Head of Agricultural Engineering sub-department : U Tin Hlaing (GBNF)
  • At one time, the joint Mech/EE degree program was offered.

Metallurgy

  • U Thit (GBNF) served as the first native Head of Metallurgy Department.
  • Dr. Saw Pru (GBNF) and Dr. Khin Maung Win are some early sayas.

Mining

  • U Soe Khaw (GBNF) served as Part-time Lecturer and Head of the Mining Department.
  • U Soon Sein (GBNF) succeeded U Soe Khaw as Full-time Lecturer and Head. Saya retired as Professor.

Textile

  • U Maung Maung Than (GBNF) served as the first native Head of Textile Department.
  • Saya later served as Professor and Rector.
  • The first batch of graduates include U Shwe Yi.

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