Defense Services Academy

Defense Services Academy

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name = Defence Services Academy (DSA)
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motto = The Triumphant Elite of the Future
DSA never surrender

established = June 1 1957 in Pyin Oo Lwin
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principal = Major General Zayar Aung
Academic Dean = Colonel Zaw Htet
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faculty = Approx. 300
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students = Approx. 7500
undergrad = Approx. 5000
postgrad = Approx. 1500
doctoral = Approx. 1000
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city = Pyin Oo Lwin
state = Mandalay Division
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country = Myanmar
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Defence Services Academy, Pyin Oo Lwin, (), also known as DSA, is a Ministry of Defense administered university for young high school graduates. The purpose of the Academy is to train new generation of highly educated and well-rounded officers for Myanmar's armed forces. It offers degrees in Arts, Physical Sciences and Computer Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The undergraduate degree programs used to last 4-years and has subsequently changed to 3-years from the 41st intake.


The Defense Services Academy was first established in Fort Ba Htoo near Yauksauk in Southern Shan State, Burma on 14 February 1955. The DSA, was moved its base to the British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Division in June 1957. As one of the most Burma's prestigious military academy, many young male high school graduates are interested to attend the academy with the aim of future career in the military. The selection process is rigorous and part of it are physical fitness testing, ability for teamwork and comradeship screening, psychometric and general interviews. As of 49th intake in 2007, DSA is open only to male applicants, though it seeks multi-ethnic groups to collaborate in the academy.

Alumi in Timeline

* General Maung Aye, army chief and second senior in SPDC, State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar - DSA 1st intake
* U Thaung, Minister of Science and Technology - Awarded Best Cadet in DSA 1st intake
* Lieutenant General Tun Kyi, former Trade Minister
* Major General Nyan Lin, a former SPDC member
* General Thura Shwe Mann, Joint Chief of Staff (Army, Navy and Air Force) and third senior in SPDC, State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar - DSA 11th intake
* Lieutenant Colonel Tike San, 11th intake - Professor Math Department
* Major General San Oo, 24th intake -commandant of DSTA
* Lieutenant General Myint Swe, Chief of Bureau of Special Operation-5

ee also

* Pyin Oo Lwin
* Lashio


* [| The Irrawaddy Online Edition]
* [| Government of Myanmar Sources]

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