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RU Photos

Updated on April 18, 2019 RUESU Rangoon University has a Students Union. The engineering students had their own RUESU (Rangoon University Engineering Students Union). RUESU published six Annual magazines. Two magazines are posted here. The early magazine had photos of Sayagyi U Ba Hli, Dean of Engineering Selected […]


Updated on April 18, 2019 Archaeologists Archaeologists and their associated researchers (linguists, historians, …) help us learn the past. British The British archeologists unearthed the Buddhist sites in India. Stonehenge is believed to be the works of the Druids, but there are alternative theories. French The French archeologists […]

Table Tennis

Terms Table Tennis is also known as “Ping Pong”. The term “Ping Pong Diplomacy” is used for jump starting the “strained relations” between China and US. The friendly Ping Pong matches preceded the diplomatic talks. Saya Mao Toon Siong Saya Mao Toon Siong (M62) was Burma Champion in […]


Updated on April 17, 2019 Tennis Courts Tennis courts are provided by Rangoon University (RU), Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT) and by Sports Organizations (e.g. at Theinbyu Court). Some homes have Tennis Courts and often produce good Tennis players at the University and National level. Tennis Champions Saya […]


Updated on April 17, 2019 L. D. Stamp Professor Laurence Dudley Stamp taught Geography at Rangoon University and the University of London. He authored several books and articles (on Land Use, …). One book is a prescribed text. He lectured to the first year students at LSE (London […]

Philosophy and Psychology

Updated on April 17, 2019 Dr. Hla Bu was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Rangoon University. Later, Rangoon University established two departments Philosophy Psychology Philosophy Philosophy is derived from “Phil” (meaning Love [of]) and “sophy” (meaning wisdom). Advanced degrees often have “Philosophy” (to mean “Love of wisdom”). […]


Updated on April 17, 2019 Yupa Beda (Physics in Burmese) We took “Yupa Beda” in the first ever HSF Only examination in 1962. We studied the text by Dr. Maung Maung Kha and U San Tha Aung. Ko Chu Pu Thein scored the highest marks in Physics. After […]

1963 – 2019

Updated on April 17, 2019 Four, five or six years at Engineering school We were probably the only group to study five years at RIT. Those senior to us attended the Engineering classes for four years after finishing their I.Sc.(B) examination. In the old system, the classes are […]


Updated on April 17, 2019 Dhatu Beda (Chemistry in Burmese) We took “Dhatu Beda” in the first ever HSF Only examination in 1962. Ko Maung Maung Kyi (SPHS) scored the highest marks in Chemistry. He would later receive Dip Ing in Chemical Engineering (specializing in Pulp and Paper). […]

U Chan Tha

Updated on April 17, 2018 U Chan Tha is a multi-talented athlete. He is Past Captain and Gold of RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club). He was Captain of the Prome Hall Soccer team, which won Inter-Hall Trophy for three years in a row. He represented Rangoon University and […]