History of Department
The Department of Botany was established when the University of Medicine, Magway was opened on 22nd May 2001.
The first and foremost Head of the Department was Daw Nu Nu Sein who was supported by Lecturer Daw Aye Aye Maw, Assistant lecturer Daw Yi Yi Moe and ten demonstrators to run the department.
When Daw Nu Nu Sein was transferred to Yangon, Daw Aye Aye Maw became the Head of the Department on 21st March 2003to 2004. After Daw Aye Aye Maw, Daw Myint Myint Hmwe was assigned as the Head of the Department according to one-year rotation programme in 2004. Daw Aye Aye Htay was the next Head of the Department on one-year assignment in 2005. U Thein Zan was appointed as the Head of the Department from 2006 to January 2011.Daw Than Than Nu was appointed as the Head of the Department of from 2011 to 2013.
In May 2013 the recent head, U Thein Zan was transferred as lecturer and Head of the Department from UCH. He is now running the department with total teaching staff, eighteen; one lecturer and Head, three Lecturer, nine assistant lecturers and five demonstrators.