Convocation *

  • Graduation ceremony is known as Convocation.
  • Rangoon University holds the ceremony at the Convocation Hall.
  • In the early days, the Prime Minister of the Union of Burma serves as Adhipati (Chancellor) of RU, attends the Convocations and also deliver speeches.
  • RU has Adhipati Lann (Chancellor Road).


  • In the USA, the graduation ceremony is known as Commencement.
  • In some universities, the Commencement ceremony is held in the open (e.g. Quadrangle).
  • Steve Jobs was invited to give his Commencement Speech at Standford University.
    It covered three key events of his life.

Gyogone Campus

  • In 1961, the Faculty of Engineering of Rangoon University moved to the Gyogone Campus.
  • It was named BIT (Burma Institute of Technology).
  • Saya U Yone Moe (Retired Chief Engineer of Burma Railways) succeeded four Interim Deans (Dr. Htin Aung, Dr. Tha Hla, U Po Tha and Dr. Maung Maung Kha).
  • When RIT (Rangoon Institute of Technology) was established under the new Education system, Saya U Yone Moe became the Rector.
  • The Convocation was held at the “Aw Bar Lann” (known for the thunderous applause).
  • Thanks to those who took the photos.

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