Department Of Anthropology has been establishing since 1998 in Mandalay University. But there was no academic programs of Anthropology in 1998. In 2000, one of the staff from Yangon University transferred to Mandalay University.
The first teaching staff of the Department of Anthropology is Ms. Aye Aye Aung. But in Mandalay University, there were no students and at that time, Yadanabon University was founded in Amarapura Township, near Taungthaman Lake. In Yadanabon University, the undergraduate students in anthropology enrolled and Ms. Aye Aye Aung transferred to Yadanabon University for teaching program of Anthropology in Yadanabon University.
In 2001, Mr.Than Than Htay was appointed as a Tutor and there were four teaching staffs. The teaching staffs of the department of Anthropology teach minor courses for the second year students from University of Foreign Languages. There were also teaching classes for Master of Arts in Asean Studies as interdisciplinary studies.
In 2003 -2006 the head of the department is Mr.Nay Nwe Hlaing. In 2006 the numbers of teaching staff increased. There were one assistant lecturer and eight tutors. Even though the staffs increased there were no any academic programs of Anthropology during 2003 to 2010. In 2011 to 2014, the numbers of teaching staffs increased to 10 and the head was Mr. Lei Kathy, a lecturer.
In 2012 -2013 academic year, the academic program for honors class was started with four students who came from Yadanabon University. In 2013-2014, the first year program for outstanding students has been started with 8 students. From 2014 to at present the head is Professor, Dr. Thidar Htwe Win, and the numbers of teaching staff increase into 16.
- Master of Research (MRes)
Research Areas & Interest
- Tangible Culture and Intangible Culture
- Rituals and Ceremonies
- Economic Anthropology
- Environmental Anthropology
- Ethnic Studies
- Local Knowledge
- Medical Anthropology
- Culture Change