Rangoon Institute of Technology

GBNF : Dr. San Tint

  • Dr. San Tint (EE61, GBNF) taught at RIT for more than four decades
  • One of most loved sayas from the various engineering colleges and institutes in Myanmar
  • Well versed in theory and practice
  • Mentored and motivated students
  • Believed that “Education is a perpetual learning process”.
  • Served as a faculty member of the EE department : Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Professor & Head of the EC Department), Director of the UNIDO project (for the establishment/extension of workshops at RIT).
  • Served as External Examiner for UCC/DCS/ICST, and as liaison to NTU and NUS for the Engineering Graduate Programs (notably Electrical and Computer Engineering).
  • Attended SPZP-2000 in the San Francisco Bay Area.In 2000, Visited Seattle to meet U Min Maung (EC68) and KMZ.
  • Took care of his health
  • Played soccer for the RIT Sayas team and enjoyed playing tennis
  • Donated many times to the “Jivitadana Hospital”. Upon his return from SPZP-2000, he made a donation for “his students outside of Myanmar (Singapore, USA, …)”. Due to the political climate, the acknowledgement of the receipt appeared in the Myanmar newspaper six months later (the default would be a week or two).
  • Led numerous “Book Drives” for the RIT Library. Ko Aung Lin helped transport the donated books from Singapore.
  • Wanted to attend Singapore-2002, but his life was cut short. He was paralyzed. He tried to write with his left hand in the hope of resuming teaching. His nephew U Hlaing Myint (UCC) flew back from Australia to be beside Saya.
  • U Khin Maung Zaw (EC76) set up Memorial Web Pages on http://www.ex-rit.org for Saya Dr. San Tint.
  • Saya’s deeds were remembered not only at the funeral services, but are still remembered daily by his former students in the form of meritorious deeds, notably helping schools and students in Myanmar.


In Memory of Dr. San Tint

On 5th May 2002 (Sunday), the 1980-2000 batch students contributed for Soon Kyway at BDMS (Buddha Dhama Mandala Society) Temple, Singapore and 2 lots of land at Burmese Buddhist Temple (Singapore).

For Saya U San Tint, Donations (Stationery, Text Books, etc. worth Kyat 500,000/- by Ko Zaw Aung – 84 EC) to four schools in Myanmar were done on behalf of the students by Pyinnya Dana Foundation (PDF) volunteers.

Next contribution “Dr. San Tint A Saung [Building] (48th donation of PDF)” is as follows. Estimated cost is Kyats 1.4 million.

The construction of a building (dedicated to Saya Dr. San Tint), measuring 50 Ft x 30 Ft, for third grade and fourth grade students at Primary School in Kyaik Paw (Bago) has begun under the supervision of PDF (Ko Thein Hteik Oo M96 and Volunteers).

The Primary school there has 240 students, but there is only one “extremely crowded” school building with not-so-good walls and a roof (one quarter of which is not covered with Zinc sheets). All students from Thu-nge-tan (KG) to fourth grade study in the building with NO partitions.

PDF Volunteers will take full responsibility on this project, making sure that the new building meets the typical primary school requirements. The building is BN type. For details, see the RIT Burma Group postings and/or contact us for details.

Ko Hla Kyi – 77 EC
Ko Aung Lin – 85 EC
Ko Aye Thwin – 92 Ep
Ko Thein Htike Oo – 96 Mech
Ko Aung Mon – 96 EC

We are still in need of funds for the above project. The estimates may need to be revised as construction proceeds, but we all will make it happen because the benefit for the poor kids is enormous.

Together, we all will make “the good job, aims and inspirations of our late beloved Sayagyi” happen.
Thanks again all for your patience.
Thanks to Ko Thein Hteik Oo & PDF Volunteers

On behalf of the late Sayagyi U San Tint’s well-wishers
Hla Kyi (77 EC)


Dear RIT Burma Family,

Let’s support “Dr. San Tint Hall” and to the school children of Burma [Myanmar].

Our country indeed needs the public volunteer support from all the Burmese [Myanmar] country men, bred, fed and taught by the various schools around the country.

We need to turn our head and look back at our Burmese schools and Burmese school children.

We have been bred, fed and taught by the schools of Burma. Now we are obliged [or at least start thinking] for the next generation of Burmese School Children.

You may have read about some/several Burmese School Children being bred, fed and taught under the tree near the paddy fields.

Let us support the Burmese School Children.

best regards
maung yit
93 EC1

Editor’s Note:

The projects and donations have been completed successfully.


Book Drive in 2000

Saya Dr. San Tint (EE) attended SPZP-2000 in the US. Saya also met his students in Singapore, who initiated a “Book Drive” for YTU Library.

The following list is extracted from Ko Myint Thwin’s spreadsheet. Personal details and the amount contributed are not reprinted here (for privacy reasons).

  • Dr. San Tint
  • Aung Aung & Myo Myat Thi (92 EC)
  • Aung Aung & Khin Mya (both, ex-UCC)
  • Aung Cho Oo (95-2 EC)
  • Aung Htoo (95-2 EC)
  • Aung Khine Cho (85 EC)
  • Aung Kyaw Moe (95 EC)
  • Aung Kyaw Oo (98 EC)
  • Aung Lin (85 EC)
  • Aung Mon (96 EC)
  • Aung Myo Naing (91 EC)
  • Aung Soe (92 EC)
  • Aung Than Myint & Thida Nyein (93, 94 EC)
  • Aung Thant Naing (95-1 EC)
  • Aung Thura & Phyu Phyu Win (92, 93 EC)
  • Aung Win (83 EC)
  • Aung Zaw Myint (85 EC)
  • Aye Aye Tin (Australia) (95-2 EC)
  • Han Win Aung (91 EC)
  • Hla Min (USA) (69 EC)
  • Hlaing Tun (93 EC)
  • Nyan Lin Thein (Australia) (95-2 EC)
  • Htun Htun Naing (87 EC)
  • Htwe Htwe Hlaing (93 EC)
  • Htwe Win (95 EC)
  • Kathy Khaing (95-1 EC)
  • Khaing Khaing Win (95-1 EC)
  • Khin Lay Wai (91 EC)
  • Khin Zaw (83 EP)
  • Ko Ko & Maw Maw (92 EC)
  • Ko Paw @ Aung Naing Moe (96 EC)
  • Kyaw Htet (85 EC)
  • Kyaw Sin Maung & Thida Khine (94 EC)
  • Lei Lei Yi (91 EC)
  • Maung Maung Thet (93 EC)
  • Me Me Thant Zin (94 EC)
  • Min Lwin (94 EC)
  • Min Thein (96 EC)
  • Myat Myitzu Soe (98 EC)
  • Myint Htwe & Myint Myint Yi (81 EC)
  • Myint Myint Aung (95-1 EC)
  • Myint Shein (80 EC)
  • Myint Thwin (85 EP)
  • Myo Swe (82 EC)
  • Myo Swe (83 EC)
  • Myo Tin Shein (Australia) (95-1 EC)
  • Nyunt Zaw (85 EP)
  • Ohn Myaing & Aye Aye Thet (92 EC)
  • Phone Naing (95 EC)
  • Sai Khan Ywat (96 EC)
  • San Ko Ko Win (76 EC)
  • San Oo (85 EC)
  • San Win & Khin Yi (77 EC)
  • Sein Lin
  • Shein Soe Myint (83 EC)
  • Soe Min Oo & Kathy (93 EC)
  • Soe Win (94 EC)
  • Thein Naing (91 EC)
  • Thein Po (91 EC)
  • Thein Zaw (94 EC)
  • Thet Naing Oo (94 EC)
  • Thet Naung (95 EC)
  • Thin Soe Win (Australia) (95-1 EC)
  • Tin Aung Kyaw (91 EC)
  • Tin Kyaw Oo (80 EP)
  • Tin Kyaw Oo, Min Zaw & Myint Shain (80 EP/EC)
  • Tin Lay Nwe (94 EC)
  • Tin Tun 85 EC
  • Tun Min (93 EC)
  • Wai Lwin (83 EC)
  • Win Aung (95-2 EC)
  • Win Aung (96 EC
  • Win Cho (91 EC)
  • Win Myat Soe (93 EC)
  • Win Myint Khaing (95 EC)
  • Win Myint Oo (83 EC)
  • Win Naing & Soi Lan Khaing (93 EC)
  • Zaw Htoo (95 EC)
  • Zaw Lwin Oo (93 EC)
  • Zaw Shwe (96 EP)

Note :

I am reprinting old records. Some donors are GBNF.


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