Dagon University

Dagon University (Burmese: ဒဂုံ တက္ကသိုလ် [dəɡòʊɰ̃ tɛʔkəθò]), located in North Dagon, Yangon, is one of the largest universities in Myanmar. The university, established in 1993, offers bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences to full-time, part-time and online students. Dagon University also offers a full-time four-year law degree program. The university's 1,582-acre (6.40 km2) campus in the outskirts of Yangon is one of the largest campuses in the country.[1]

Dagon University
ဒဂုံ တက္ကသိုလ်
Emblem of Dagon University.svg
Seal of Dagon University
MottoBorn to be the outstanding generation
Established1993; 30 years ago (1993)
RectorDr.Thar Htun Maung
Coordinates: 16°54′47″N 96°12′44″E / 16.91306°N 96.21222°E / 16.91306; 96.21222


Convocation Hall

Dagon University was opened in 1993 in North Dagon in the northeastern corner of Yangon to serve students from eastern Yangon districts. The move was widely believed to be part of the Burmese military government's plan to disperse university students across many universities and colleges around the country. Students who would have attended Yangon University now have to attend Dagon University or East Yangon University in Thanlyin, southeast of Yangon.[2]

Dagon student affairs main building houses combo-department Treasuary, Exams, Staffs

The university and all other arts and science universities in the country were closed down from December 1996 to July 2000, following student demonstrations in Yangon.[2]


Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Dagon 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 five years. The law program also takes five years.[3] The university also offers an online program.[1]

Treasury hall
Stone mast
Program Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Anthropology BA MA, M.Res
Archeology BA MA, M.Res
Burmese BA MA, M.Res
Biochemistry BSc
Biotechnology BSc
Botany BSc MSc, M.Res
Chemistry BSc MSc, M.Res
Computer Science BSc
Creative Writing BA
English BA MA, M.Res
Geography BA MA
Geology BSc MSc, M.Res
History BA MA, M.Res
Hydrology BSc
Industrial Chemistry BSc MSc, M.Res
International Relations BA MA, M.Res
Law LLB LLM, M.Res
Mathematics BSc MSc, M.Res
Meteorology BSc
Microbiology BSc
Myanmar Studies BA
Nuclear Physics BSc
Oriental Studies BA MA, M.Res
Physics BSc MSc, M.Res
Philosophy BA MA, M.Res
Psychology BA MA, M.Res
Sport Science BSc
Zoology BSc MSc, M.Res


A new 4.96-mile (7.98 km) rail extension was completed in 2006. Trains travel along the 12.21-mile (19.65 km) route from Yangon Central Railway Station to the university, via Togyaunggalay Station, 10 times a day from 5:25am to 5:35pm.[4] About 4000 students use the rail service daily.[5]



Rectors have included:

  • Dr. Thar Htun Maung
  • Dr. Nunu Yi (Pro -Rector)
  • Dr. Hteik Tin Han (Pro -Rector)
  • Dr. Myo Min (Pro -Rector)

List of rectors (1993-present)Edit

  • U Kaung Nyut (1993- 1998)
  • Dr. Maung Thin (1998- 2004)
  • U Kyaw Myint Oo (2005- 2007)
  • U Sun (2007- 2011)
  • Dr. Hla Htay (2012- 2016)
  • Dr. Aye Aye Tun (2011- 2017)
  • Dr. Win Maung (2017- 2019)
  • Dr. Thar Htun Maung (2021- Present)

International relationsEdit

MoU with Dagon UniversityEdit



  1. ^ a b "Dagon University Profile" (in Burmese). Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  2. ^ a b "Myanmar university classes resume for 1st time in 3 years". Kyodo News International. 2000-07-31.
  3. ^ "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Archived from the original on 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ Win Nyunt Lwin (2006-03-20). "Railway link to Dagon University opens". The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 2006-11-14.
  5. ^ Nyunt Win (2006-07-31). "Trains: the coolest way to get to class". The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 2006-11-17.