RIT Memories

RIT Handbook

Update : December 13, 2021

  • Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University moved to Gyogone Campus in 1961 and was named Burma Institute of Technology (BIT).
  • BIT was renamed as RIT in 1964.
  • Photo : RIT Handbook for the 1966-67 academic year


  • HMEE (History of Myanmar Engineering Education) Book was published in 2012.
    Saya U Aung Hla Tun was the leader of HMEE-2012 Project.
  • Rangoon University was established in 1920.
  • Plans for teaching Engineering started in 1923.
  • The inaugural courses were opened in 1924.
  • The first batch graduated in 1928.
  • BOC funded the College for Engineering (and Mining).
  • The Faculty of Engineering held classes at BOC College and later Leik Khone.
  • Accounts of those days have been written by Saya U Aung Khin (Mech), U Aw Yaik Moh (C54), Saya Dr. San Hla Aung (C58), Saya U Soe Paing (EE, UCC), U Myint Khine (Norman, C63) …
  • Benny Tan (Yu Beng, M70, Golden Sponsor of SPZPs) had two copies of the Handbook.
    His friend “borrowed” a copy and “forgot” to return it.
    I took the photo for SPZP-2000.
    The list of Sayas and Sayamas from the handbook was mentioned in my early “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”.

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