Update : June 17, 2022
- Burmese Professor
- Pen name : Maung Thant Sin
- Book : Kabyar Pann Kone (Garland of Flowers)
- Spouse : Daw Khin Mya Mu (Kyauk sar)
Sister of U Tin Tut, U Kyaw Myint, U Myint Thein, Dr. Htin Aung, Daw Khin Saw Mu, Daw Tin Saw Mu
- Saya U Myo Min (Nwe Soe) was an early Professor of English at the University of Rangoon.
- Some early Lecturers include Dr. Ba Maw, Saya Kan Gyi, Ms. Maggie Chin Cheng, Daw Thein Nyunt, U Ohn Khin, Daw Than May, …
- U Win Pe was an early graduate with English (Honors).
He wrote under several pen names : Mya Zin, Po Yazar, Epsilon
- Under the then new Education System, English Departments were opened at the various Universities and Institutes.
Daw Yin Mya (Terry) headed the RIT English Department.
Daw Sheila Saing was the Deputy Head.
- The First RU Students’ Strike resulted in the amendment of the RU Act of 1920.
In addition to the Arts and Science, RU offered Engineering and other professional courses.
- The first Engineering courses were offered in 1923.
- Civil Engineering was the first Department.
- The early departments at the Faculty of Engineering include
- For details, see “History of Myanmar Engineering Education” published in 2012.
- Some early students studied “Electrical and Mechanical Engineering” for a joint degree.
- Later, students could major in Electrical Engineering (EE)
- EE offered two options :
EP (Electrical Power) and
EC (Electrical Communications).
- Many years later, EP and EC became separate departments.
EC is also called EcE and Electronics Engineering
EE Sayas in the 1960s
- During our days, there were about 20 sayas in the RIT EE Department.
- A few were on deputation (doing post graduate studies abroad).
- The following group photo had 15 sayas.
Sadly, eight of them have passed away.
- I wrote an article “A sad and short clip : EE Sayas” in the
Commemorative Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung for SPZP-2010 held in Singapore.
EE Sayas and Alumni
- The First RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwe was hosted by RIT Alumni International in October 2000.
- The following Group Photo shows the EE sayas and Alumni at SPZP-2000 in San Francisco, California, USA.
- EE stands for EC and EP.
- H.E. U Aye Myint (EP72) did not forget his roots.
He wanted his alma mater to gain glory as in the hey days.
He made possible the True “Home Coming” (SPZP-2012) at the Gyogone Campus.
- H.E. U Kyaw Myo (Uno Myo Min) was named “UNO” (after the United Nations Organization).
They share the same birthday in October.
- Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) and U Wynn Htain Oo (M72) are seen with the EE Alumni at the EE 72 PZP.
- Saya U Soe Paing was my mentor at RIT and UCC.
He recruited me to join UCC.
- Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) is a Laureate Poet and author.
He chaired SPZP-2002 and SPZP-2010 in Singapore.
He published Commemorative Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saungs for SPZP-2002, SPZP-2007 and SPZP-2010. He is a Patron of Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
- Saya U Tin Maung Thein (EE62) is the eldest son of Arzani U Ohn Maung (ICS).
- Saya U Myo Kyi (EE59) and Saya Dr Ba Lwin (EE59) are the most senior among the EE sayas that are still alive.
- There are many EE sayamas and EE female students.
During our days, we had a single female EE classmate.
Sayama Daw Mya Mya Than (EP68, GBNF) was an early EE sayama.
- In the early days, examination results were posted at the respective Universities.
- Some results were also published in the daily newspapers.
- Matriculation results were announced by Myanmar Ah Than.
- The Faculty of Social Science offered subjects such as
- Under the new Education System, the Institute of Economics was established.
- The term “Eco” may refer to Economics Department or the Institute.
- Burma had several distinguished Economists, Commerce Professors and Statisticians.
- The following photo shows the Track and Field team from the Institute of Economics.
- The Institute of Economics had three (or more) female crews when RUBC became Co-Ed.
Some (e.g. Ma Khin Mya) went on to be RUBC Gold.
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