Rangoon Institute of Technology

HM : Saya U Aung Khin

  • Sayagyi U Aung Khin matriculated in 1948.
  • His uncle Professor U Po Tha (Chemistry) suggested him to take Engineering.
  • He was a recipient of the “Twinning Program” and received a scholarship to study BSME and MSME at Lehigh University.
  • Upon his return to Burma, he joined the Faculty and soon became Lecturer and Head of Mechanical Engineering.
  • After retiring as Professor, Saya moved to Windsor, Canada.
  • Saya stays active by playing Golf and Tennis.


  • “Memories of Engineering studies in RU” was published in an early issue of “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”
  • “On the road to the Millennium” and related posts were provided for SPZP-2000
  • Saya wrote “Remembering Saya U Tin Hlaing” to honor his former student and colleague, who headed the Agricultural Engineering (sub-department of Mechanical). Due to the scarcity of dialysis machines in Burma and the bureaucracy of getting passports to get medical treatment abroad, Saya U Tin Hlaing (M59) succumbed to kidney failure.
  • For HMEE-2012 project, Saya wrote “History of RIT Mechanical Engineering Department”. Due to the scope of the project, Saya’s article was placed in the CD Supplement of the History Book. U Ohn Khine and I compiled the CD.
  • Saya was a driving force for merging BEA (comprising of senior RIT alumni) and BASTS (young professionals, some of whom are children of RIT alumni) into BAPS. Saya Dr Nyo Win (M65), Benny Tan (M70) and Maurice Chee (M75) are Past Presidents of BAPS. I am a Life member.
  • Saya gave the go-ahead to implement the First RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwe in San Francisco in October 2000.


In 2015, U Khin Maung Oo (Ivan Lee, M69) provided his Mercedes to go on a whirl wind trip to Canada and East Coast of USA. Frederick Thet Gyi (M69) spend considerable time driving and taking photos. We visited Saya U Aung Khin in Windsor, Canada. Due to our miscalculation, we arrived late at Saya’s house. Saya hosted me and my spouse.

The next morning, Saya gave us Mohinga and Ah Kyaw (that he had prepared/cooked) to four of us. He also gave us mementos to take back home.

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