A Brief History of the Department of Chemistry
The University of Medical Technology, formerly known as the Institute of Paramedical Sciences was upgraded to the
university level on 30 December 1991.
The four-year bachelor degree courses were started by the selection of in order of merit of marks of the students who
passed the basic education high school level on May 1994.
From its establishment in 1991 until 2002, the Head and the staff members of the Department of Chemistry of
University of Medicine (1) collaborated and took responsibility in teaching Chemistry. Daw Tin Tin Win was the Lecturer/Head
of the department at that time.
In 2002, the Department of Chemistry was established according to the new set-up. Daw Lai Lai Kyi became the head of
the department until June 2005. Daw Khin Thidar Lwin, the recent head of the department was assigned since 2005.
The academic staffs of the department now consists of a Head/ Lecturer, one assistant lecturer, four demonstrators and one