Mandalay University (also translated as University of Mandalay; Burmese: မန္တလေးတက္ကသိုလ် [màɴdəlé tɛʔkəθò]) is a public liberal arts university located in Mandalay, Myanmar. Formerly an affiliate of Rangoon University, Mandalay University is the second oldest university in the country, and the largest university in Upper Myanmar. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate's degree programs in common liberal arts, sciences and law disciplines. It is also near Mandalarthiri Stadium.
|Motto||ပညာ သမာ အာဘာ နတ္ထိ|
(Pali: paññā samā ābhā natthi)
|Rector||Dr. Thida Win|
Mandalay University was established as Mandalay College, an affiliated college of Rangoon University in 1925. The college was closed down beginning in 1942 because of World War II and was reopened only after the war in 1947.
In 1958, it became an independent university and the only university in Upper Myanmar. Regional colleges like Magwe College, Taunggyi College, Myitkyina College, and Shwebo College became affiliate colleges under Mandalay University.
Per the University Education Act of 1964, which promulgated establishment of specialised universities in Myanmar, Mandalay University's focus was shifted to offer liberal arts, sciences and law degrees only. The university's Faculty of Medicine was carved out to create Institute of Medicine, Mandalay. In 1978, it was renamed Mandalay Arts and Science University (MASU) (Burmese: မန္တလေး ဝိဇ္ဇာ သိပ္ပံ တက္ကသိုလ်). It again became Mandalay University in 1988 although the university's educational focus remains liberal arts, sciences and law.
The Ministry of Education announced that according to a survey conducted by the National Education Policy Commission, Mandalay University was ranked first among arts and science universities across Myanmar in 2017. The assessments evaluated the quality of the universities’ research, training, student wellness, quality of faculty and management.
Classified as an Arts and Science university in the Burmese university education system, Mandalay 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 and honours degree programs BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) take four years. But the law program was different from the others and it takes up to five years.
|Master of Business Administration||--||MBA|
|Applied Psychology||Dip in Applied Psychology|
|Business Law||Dip in Business law|
|English Language Teaching||Dip in English Language Teaching|
|International Law||Diploma in International Law|
|Oriental studies||Dip in Oriental studies|
|Tourism Studies and Management||Diploma in Tourism Studies and Management|
Arts and literatureEdit
- Ludu Daw Amar
- Khin Maung Toe
- Khin Khin Htoo
- Ludu Sein Win
- Ledwintha Saw Chit
- Lay Phyu
- Ah Nge
- Sandaya Hla Htut
- Nu Nu Yi
- Sai Htee Saing
- Tin Moe
- Nyi Pu Lay
- Ko Yin Aung (23 December 1999). "Prospects of Education in Myanmar". The New Light of Myanmar.
- "Mandalay University ranks highest in arts and sciences | Eleven Myanmar". elevenmyanmar.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "List of Colleges and Universities in and around Yangon". Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2008.