Myanmar Department

Background History

University of Yangon was established in 1920 and there was a Department for the study of oriental languages. That Department taught Pali, Myanmar and Persian languages and literatures. The professor of the Department at the beginning was Dr E. Forchammer, a German national. In 1924, Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin became professor of the Department. Because of his efforts, in 1937, under the Department, they came into existence of two Departments namely Myanmar Department and Pali Department. The Head of Myanmar Department was Sayagyi U E Maung and other of Pali Department is Mr. Kassen.

On 1st of January, 1941 Yangon University's Myanmar Department became a separate major department. The first Head of Myanmar Department was lecturer Sayagyi U E Maung. Sayagyi was awarded with the position of Professor in October that year.

Staff

  • 2 Professor
  • 4 Associate Professor
  • 21 Lecturer
  • 16 Assistant Lecturer
  • 9 Tutor

Curriculum

Undergraduate

BA
BA (HONS)

Postgraduate

MA
MRes
PhD

Certificate

Certificate in Basic Myanmar Language for Foreigners
Certificate in Editorial Course

Academic

Fields of Subject
Language
Literature
Culture
Myanmar studies

Subjects areas of language

Ancient language
stone inscriptions of Myanmar, Mon, Pyu
Linguistics
General Linguistics
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Semantics

Subjects areas of literature

Classical Literature
Prose and Poem
Literary Theories (according to Eras)
Modern Literature
Prose and Poem
Literary Theories
Literary criticism

Subjects areas of Culture

Language and Culture
Literature and Culture

Derpartmental Research

Myanmar Fishery Terms
Study on Old Mon Stone- Inscriptions
The composition of Flowers in Myanmar Poem
The Monthly Myanmar Festivals and Auspicious Days
မြန်မာစာပေတွင်တွေ့ရသောမြန်မာ့ကျင့်ဝတ်၊ မြန်မာ့ဓလေ့၊ မြန်မာ့ယဉ်ကျေးမှု (စာပေ)
မြန်မာစကားပုံဆိုရိုးစကားများနှင့် တရုတ်စကားပုံ ဆိုရိုးစကားများနှိုင်းယှဉ် လေ့လာချက် (ဘာသာစကား)

Faculty/Staff

Dr Ko Ko Than

Dr Ko Ko Than

Associate Professor
BA(Hons), MA, MRes, PhD (Myanmar)
Dr Thwin Thwin Aung

Dr Thwin Thwin Aung

Associate Professor
BA, MA, PhD (Myanmar)
Dr Nyaunt Thaung (Maung Thar Cho)

Dr Nyaunt Thaung (Maung Thar Cho)

Associate Professor
BA, MA, PhD (Myanmar)