The University of Yangon, formally known as Rangoon College, Rangoon University, and Rangoon Arts and Sciences University, is located in Kamayut township. It is the oldest and best university in Myanmar. The university was founded in 1920 and it is celebrating its centenary in 2020. Myanmar post also issued the miniature sheet and set of postcard for the commemoration.
|Rangoon College c 1900, Ahuja Postcard ID 121|
Its forerunner, Rangoon College was established in 1878 as a affiliated college of the University of Calcutta. The college was renamed Government College in 1904, and University College in 1920. The University of Rangoon Act merged the University College (was Rangoon College) with Judson College (also known as American Baptist College) in 1920 to establish the Rangoon University .
|Judson College c 1900, Ahuja ID 120|
Convocation Hall was completed 1927 and it became the most iconic building on the campus. Since then has hosted the annual graduation ceremonies . Prior to that, the graduation ceremonies were held at Jubilee Hall.
|Convocation Hall c 1997, published by YU. Photographer Sai Phone Htoo.|
Another modern building which become iconic on campus is Recreation Centre. The building was built by U Kin Maung Thint, together with architect and planner Oswald Nagler, around 1960 .
|Recreation Centre c 1997, published by YU, Photographer Sai Phone Htoo.|
Another botanical landmark in the YU is the Thitpok tree (Tetrameles nudiflora). The tree is old and about 60 m height .
|Thitpok tree c 1997, published by YU|
Photographer Sai Phone Htoo
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