1948 - 1968

Class of 53

Update : November 13,

  • Most members matriculated in 1947 and graduated with B.Sc.(Engg) in 1953.
  • U Ba Than left before graduation to study at Imperial College, University of London.

Saya U Ba Than (M)

U Ba Than
U Ba Than paying respect to Sayagyi U Ba Toke
  • Collegiate Scholarship in the Matriculation of 1947
  • Gold Medalist for highest marks in Intermediate examinations in 1949
  • Left RU before graduation to study Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, London University.
    Received B.Sc. (Special)
  • Upon return to Burma, joined RU as Assistant Lecturer.
  • Returned to Imperial College to get MS.
  • Upon return to Burma, promoted to Lecturer.
  • Retired as Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Early supporter of HMEE (History of Myanmar Engineering Education) project in 2012.
    Hosted first HMEE meeting at Winner Inn (run by his son U Ye Than).
    Donated photo albums for use at MES (Myanmar Engineering Society) and for HMEE project.
  • Celebrated his 92nd birthday in October 2022.

Saya U Tin Swe (EE53, GBNF)

U Tin Swe taught Electrical Engineering at RIT
U Tin Swe played for Prome Hall Football Team
  • Member of the Prome Hall soccer team which won the Inter-Hall tournament for two consecutive years.
  • Played good tennis.
  • Received B.Sc. (Engg) in Electrical Engineering in 1953.
  • Joined the EE Department as Assistant Lecturer.
  • Received MS from University of Michigan.
  • Upon return to Burma, he was promoted to Lecturer.
  • Power user at UCC in the 1970s.
    He and his former students Dr. San Oo (EP67) and U Aung Kyaw Pe (EP69) developed and ran programs related to power systems.

U Chan Tha (C, GBNF)

U Chan Tha was Captain of Prome Hall Football Team
  • Multi-sport athlete.
  • Led the Prome Hall soccer team to victory in the Inter-Hall tournament for two consecutive years.
  • Played soccer for Rangoon University and later for SAMB.
  • Past Captain and Gold of RUBC.
  • Senior Engineer / Manager of Rangoon Municipal Corporation.
  • Passed away in his late 80s in the USA.

Categories: 1948 - 1968, Proj 2

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