* Electrical Engineering

In the early days, there were three disciplines : Civil, Mechanical and Electrical. The courses were mainly taught by British and Indian sayas.

Early EE Sayas

Saya U Kyaw Tun (Class of 48) is an early EE saya. He is a saya of our sayas. His students include Saya U Sein Hlaing and Saya U Tin Swe. He served as President of the RIT EE Association and Patron of the Hlyat Sit Sar Saung Committee. “Doctor” Tin Aung Win wrote about Sayagyi for SPZP-2000.

Saya C Ping Lee (who studied in the US) joined Saya U Kyaw Tun. He later headed the Directorate of Technical Education and Vocational Training per H.E. U Than Aung (his teacher at SPHS). Dr. Win Aung (M62, iNEER) wrote about his father in “Count down to the Reunion” for SPZP-2000. He hosted a dinner at the first RIT Reunion in East Coast.

EE Department and Options

The EE department offered two options : EC (Electrical Communications) and EP (Electrical Power). It would take a long time before EC and EP would become separate departments. EC was later also called as EcE and Electronics [Engineering].

Senior EE Sayas

Saya U Sein Hlaing attended RU in 1946 (when it was reopened after three years of closure due to the war). He joined the EE department after graduation in 1952. He received MS from MIT. He taught EC classes. Saya retired as Professor and Head of EE. He passed away a couple of years after retirement.

Saya U Tin Swe joined RU in 1947. He was a member of the Prome Hall soccer team which won consecutive Inter-Hall tournament trophy. He is also a good tennis player. He joined the faculty in 1953. He received MS from the University of Michigan. He was a power user at UCC. He worked on EE programs with U Aung Kyaw Pe (EP69) and Dr. Sann Oo (EP67). He taught EP classes. He retired as Lecturer.

Saya U Sein Win received MS from the University of Michigan. He retired as Professor of EP. He served as Technical Advisor of UCC and Line Judge at RUBC regattas. He was President of RIT Rowing & RIT Swimming Associations. Saya is an absent-minded Professor (see Saya U Sein Win joke).

Saya U Htin Paw (EE58) received two Gold Medals. He received MS from the University of Michigan. He transferred to UBARI (his scholarship sponsor) and retired from Electrical Inspectorate. He served as President of BEA and TBSA.

Saya U Myo Kyi (EE59) and Saya Dr. Ba Lwin (EE59) are the most senior (among sayas that are alive and well).

Saya U Myo Kyi gave me two lists of EE sayas and sayamas : the seniors and the juniors.

Saya U Thein Lwin (GBNF) received MS from Lehigh University. He was President of the RIT Badminton Association. After retirement, he taught at Singapore Polytechnic. Saya and his spouse (Sayama Daw May Than Nwe) passed within a few months of each other.

Saya Dr. San Tint (EE61) retired as Professor of EC. He played on the RIT saya soccer team along with Saya U Soe Paing. He requested former students for a Book Drive.

Saya U Soe Paing received his BS and MS from Stanford University. He co-founded UCC with Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe, Saya U Myo Min and Saya U Ko Ko Lay (GBNF). He retired from UN. He was my mentor at UCC.

Saya Dr. Win Tin (EE63) served as Associate Dean at Assumption University.

Saya U Soe Min (EE63, GBNF) transferred to DCA.

Saya U Ba Myint (EE63) retired as Pro-Rector.

Saya U Khaing Oo (EE63) studied briefly at UCC before going to Japan on a scholarship.

Saya U Moe Aung (EE63) is a Laureate Poet. I wrote several posts about his literary and social activities (e.g Editor, Publisher, Chair of SPZP-2002 and SPZP-2010, Patron of SDYF and ARITA).

Saya U Sein Maung (EE63) and Saya U Tin Shwe (EP66, Uzin, GBNF) taught at Assumption University.


  • Saya U Ba Nyunt (EE58, MOC)
  • Saya L Tun Htun (Dr. Chris Lee, EE59, NASA, BASES)
  • Saya U Nyi Nyi (EE63, UK)
  • Sayama Daw Mya Mya Than (EP68, GBNF)
  • Saya U Tin Win (EE71, UCC, FRI)
  • H.E. U Aye Myint (EP72)
  • Saya U Ko Ko Kyi (EC72, Canada)
  • Sai Kham Pan (EP69, Badminton)
  • U Soe Myint Lwin (EP68, Soccer)
  • U Myo Myint (EC67, RUBC Gold in 1962)
  • U Thaung Lwin (EC66, Captain and RUBC Gold in 1963)
  • U Shwe Win, Mehm Ye Win and U Hla Min served as Secretary of RIT EE Association

Related articles / posts

There are several posts by and/or about EE sayas and alumni in the RIT Alumni International Newsletter, Hlyat Sit Sar Saung, Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung, my FB pages and my web site hlamin.com

They include

  • A sad and short clip : EE sayas
  • Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF)
  • Saya U Sein Win (GBNF)
  • Saya U Thein Lwin (GBNF)
  • Saya U Soe Paing (EE, UCC)
  • List of EE sayas (compiled by Saya U Myo Kyi (EE59)
  • Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War, EE63)
  • Saya U Tin Shwe (EP66, GBNF)
  • EE69ers
  • We Eleven
  • Steeve Kay (U Thaung Sein, EC70)
  • U Zaw Min Nawaday (EP70)
  • Dr. San Oo (EP67) and Daw Than Yi (EP70)
  • U Ko Ko Kyi (EC72)
  • Dr. Htay Lwin Nyo (EP74, UCC)
  • U Khin Maung Zaw (EC76, UCC)
  • U Htay Aung (EC80, UCC)
  • Several GBNF lists
  • Class Photos
  • EC/EP Pu Zaw Pwes

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