The first national university in Burma


Pre-war Mandalay Intermediate College was upgraded to Mandalay University College under University of Rangoon in 1947 under the auspice of Mr. Abdul Razak (B.A., National College) , the then minister of education in Aung San’s cabinet and, with the full support of the Upper Burmese intellectuals and people, it was developed into a separate university in 1958. The 55th anniversary of Mandalay Separate University should be commemorated in June as there was no particular event in 2008 golden jubilee.

The first principle and vice-chancellor – U Ko Lay (M.Sc., Lond.), a rebellious journalist in 1930s Intermediate College
The chairman of the University College Board in 1950s – Sithu Maung Maung Kyaw (I.F.S), a former senator in pre-war
The first chancellor – Hon’rable Thakin Tin, Deputy Prime Minister (Social Services)

photos- Guardian Magazine


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