University of West Yangon

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University of West Yangon
ရန်ကုန် အနောက်ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ်
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Motto To develop the knowledge for benefit of the country
Type public
Established 27 June 2002
Rector Dr. Khine Mye [1]
Students 7100 (2012)[2]
Undergraduates BA, BSc
Postgraduates MA, MSc, MRes
Location Htantabin 11393
Yangon Division, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°56′50″N 96°00′54″E / 16.94722°N 96.01500°E / 16.94722; 96.01500

The University of West Yangon (Burmese: ရန်ကုန် အနောက်ပိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ် [jàɴɡòʊɴ ʔənaʊʔpáɪɴ tɛʔkəθò]), located in Htantabin, Yangon Division, is a liberal arts and sciences university in Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in liberal arts and science.[3] Students who wish to pursue post-graduate (especially PhD course)studies typically go to Yangon University.


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, West Yangon 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, honors degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take four years and master's degree programs MA, MSc and MRes take five and six years.[3]

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate Head of the Department[1]
Burmese BA, MA, MRes Daw Khin Pale
English BA, MA Daw Mo Mo
Geography BA, MA Daw Khin Mya Thway
History BA, MA, MRes Dr Thida Myint
Philosophy BA, MA, MRes Dr Thet Thet Naing
Oriental Studies BA, MA, MRes Dr Kyu Kyu Hla
Geology BSc, MSc Dr Myo Thant
Botany BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Myat Thida
Chemistry BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Theingi Hlaing
Mathematics BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Yee Myint
Physics BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Tin Tin Win
Zoology Dr Thet Thet Win
Industrial Chemistry BSc, MSc, MRes Dr Khin Htwe Nyunt


  1. ^ a b c WYU, Convocation Record (2012). List of AB Members. Yangon: West Yangon University, Universities' Press. p. 50. 
  2. ^ wyu (2012-11-12). "News Letter distributed by Rector". WYU Administration Section. 
  3. ^ a b "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Retrieved 2008-12-20.