Taunggyi University

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Taunggyi University
တောင်ကြီး တက္ကသိုလ်
Type Public
Established 15 June 1961; 55 years ago (1961-06-15)
Rector Dr. Mu Mu Myint
Administrative staff
Students 14,000
Location Taunggyi 06011
Shan State, Myanmar

Coordinates: 20°45′19″N 97°3′3″E / 20.75528°N 97.05083°E / 20.75528; 97.05083

Taunggyi University (Burmese: တောင်ကြီး တက္ကသိုလ် [tàʊɴdʑí tɛʔkəθò]), located in Taunggyi, is the main university in Shan State, Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs in liberal arts and sciences.[1]


Taunggyi College was established on 15 June 1961 as an affiliated college of Mandalay University.[2] Per the University Education Act of 1964, it became Taunggyi Degree College, still under the purview of Mandalay University. It became an independent university on 17 August 1992, drawing most of its students from Shan State.


Taunggyi University's main offerings are Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees although it reportedly also offers some master's and doctorate level degrees.[1]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Burmese BA Law
English BA
Geography BA
History BA
Philosophy BA
Psychology BA
Botany BA
Chemistry BSc
Mathematics BSc
Physics BSc
Zoology BSc



  1. ^ a b "PM inspects Taunggyi University". The New Light of Myanmar. 2004-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win Visits Taunggyi University". The New Light of Myanmar. 2005-06-08.