Mawlamyine University

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Mawlamyaing University
မော်လမြိုင် တက္ကသိုလ်
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Motto Enshrine the education, serves the peoples' will
Type public
Established 1953
Rector Dr. Htay Aung
Students ~ approximately 10,000 [1]
Postgraduates Master of Science, Master of Arts
Location Taungwaing Road, Mawlamyaing
Mon State, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°26′22″N 97°39′2″E / 16.43944°N 97.65056°E / 16.43944; 97.65056
Affiliations University of Yangon
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Mawlamyaing University (also the University of Mawlamyaing; Burmese: မော်လမြိုင် တက္ကသိုလ် [mɔ̀ləmjàɪɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in Mawlamyaing, is the largest university in Mon State, Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in liberal arts and sciences. It is one of the few universities in the country to offer a specialization in marine science in the country.[2]


The university was founded in 1953 as Moulmein Intermediate College under Yangon University.[2] It was renamed Mawlamyaing Degree College in 1964. It became an independent university in 1986.


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Mawlamyaing 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 four years to complete and honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take six years. The law program also takes five years.[3]

Mawlamyaing University is one of few universities in Myanmar, offering a degree in Marine Science. Its Marine Science Laboratory in Setse, a coastal town about 83 km south of Mawlamyaing was the first of its kind in Myanmar.[2]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Burmese BA MA
English BA MA
Geography BA MA
History BA MA
Philosophy BA MA
Psychology BA MA
Botany BSc MSc
Chemistry BSc MSc
Marine Science BSc
Mathematics BSc MSc
Physics BSc MSc
Oriental Studies BSc MSc
Zoology BSc MSc
Geology BSc MSc


List of rectors[edit]

  1. Dr. Khin Maung Tint (Tekkatho Phone Naing) (Dead)
  2. Hla Tun Aung
  3. Kyi Win
  4. San Tint
  5. Saw Han Shein
  6. Dr. Htay Aung
  7. Dr. Kyaw Tin Nwe (WYTU)
  8. Dr. Aung Myat Kyaw Sein



The university's three-story library, completed in January 2004, houses over 106,000 books and periodicals.[4]


Noted writer Dr. Mehm Tin Mon was a Professor of Chemistry at the university from 1986 to 1992.


  1. ^ | Mawlamyine University students struggle with internet research
  2. ^ a b c Thaw Kaung (1996-07-01). "Mawlamyine: the Old and the New". Myanmar Perspectives. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Archived from the original on 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Mawlamyine University gets new three-storey library". The New Light of Myanmar. 2004-01-27.