Mandalay University

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Mandalay University
University of Mandalay Building.jpg
Established 1925[1]
Type Public
Rector Dr. Mya Aye[2]
Location Mahaaungmye
Mandalay, Myanmar

Coordinates: 21°57′30″N 96°5′30″E / 21.95833°N 96.09167°E / 21.95833; 96.09167
Affiliations AUN

Mandalay University (also translated as University of Mandalay; Burmese: မန္တလေးတက္ကသိုလ် [màɴdəlé tɛʔkəθò]) is a public liberal arts university located in Mandalay, Myanmar. Formerly an affiliate of Rangoon University, Mandalay University is the second oldest university in the country, and the largest university in Upper Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in common liberal arts, sciences and law disciplines.


Mandalay University was established as Mandalay College, an affiliated college of Rangoon University in 1925.[1] The college was closed down beginning in 1942 because of World War II and was reopened only after the war in 1947. In 1958, it became an independent university and the only university in Upper Myanmar. Regional colleges like Magwe College, Taunggyi College, Myitkyina College, and Shwebo College became affiliate colleges under Mandalay University.[1]

Per the University Education Act of 1964, which promulgated establishment of specialized universities in Myanmar, Mandalay University's focus was shifted to offer liberal arts, sciences and law degrees only. The university's Faculty of Medicine was carved out to create Institute of Medicine, Mandalay. In 1978, it was renamed Mandalay Arts and Science University (MASU) (Burmese: မန္တလေး ဝိဇ္ဇာ သိပ္ပံ တက္ကသိုလ်). It again became Mandalay University after the current military government came to power in 1988 although the university's educational focus remains liberal arts, sciences and law.


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Mandalay University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in common liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Its regular Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) take three years to complete and honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take four years.But the law program was different from the others and it takes up to five years.[3]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Burmese BA MA PhD
English BA MA PhD
Geography BA MA PhD
History BA MA PhD
Philosophy BA MA PhD
Psychology BA MA PhD
Botany BSc MSc PhD
Chemistry BSc MSc PhD
Mathematics BSc MSc PhD
Physics BSc MSc PhD
Zoology BSc MSc PhD
Master of Business Administration -- MBA
Diploma in Applied Psychology DA Psy
Diploma in Business Law DBL
Diploma English Language Teaching DTSM
Diploma in International Law DIL
Diploma in Oriental studies DOS
Diploma in Tourism Studies and Management DTSM


  1. ^ a b c Ko Yin Aung (1999-12-23). "Prospects of Education in Myanmar". The New Light of Myanmar. 
  2. ^ Mya Aye (2008-10-13). "University Governance in Myanmar" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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