MIIT stands for Myanmar Institute of Information Technology. In 2012, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the Republic of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create MIIT in Mandalay, with financial, technical and operational assistance from India.
The main objective was to design, develop, and operate MIIT along the lines of the successful model of International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India. MIIT was created as a National Centre of Excellence in 2015 by the former Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Now, MIIT functions under the Ministry of Education, Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.