July 04, 2017

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Myanmar Institute of Information Technology gets new building

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham poses for photo together with faculty members and students at opening of Myanmar Institute of Information  Technology in Mandalay.
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham poses for photo together with faculty members and students at opening of Myanmar Institute of Information
Technology in Mandalay.

VICE President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attended the opening ceremony of the new main building of the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology in Mandalay on Saturday. The building was constructed under the friendship and technological cooperation program between India and Myanmar.
Also present were Union Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo, Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint, various other region ministers, the ambassador of India to Myanmar, officials, faculty members and students.
Outstanding students made speeches to open the new six-story building.
The vice president unveiled the signboard and stone plaque of the building which includes an India-Myanmar friendship logo.
Afterwards the vice president and officials sprinkled scented water over the friendship monument and stone plaque of the building before inspecting the building and posing for photographs with guests. In a speech later the vice president said that the building is an example of international friendship and technical cooperation.
The first computer science courses conducted at Yangon University and the Yangon Institute of Economics were in 1970, the vice president added.
In 2007, full universities of computer science were established and Myanmar now has 27 such institutions. The vice president said that the highest degree courses in computer science like Ph.D (IT) and Ph.D (CHT) are being offered in Yangon and Mandalay and that doctorate degree holders are being produced here.
The universities are training graduates in information technology while the Information and Communication Technology Institute, established in cooperation with JICA in 2007 and the India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT Skills, was founded in 2008 in order to generate technicians.
The vice president added that the new building opened today is the result of long-term friendship and technical cooperation between India and Myanmar and that India provided lab equipment, teaching aids and technology. The vice president said that it is an opportunity to study international technologies at home as India will offer assistance to train instructors over the next five years.
A post graduate diploma student expressed thanks to close the ceremony.

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