MIIT is administered as a National Center of Excellence and as a University by the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The Director-General is the chief officer of the Department of Higher Education. He is also the Chairman of the MIIT Governing Council and the MIIT Senate.
Dr. Thein Win serves as the Director-General of the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, Myanmar. He is responsible for the functioning of 133 different universities of higher education. Dr. Thein Win takes a keen interest in supporting MIIT – a university that is ushering in several innovative academic structures, curricula, and courses that are based on the best practices followed by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and other universities of repute around the world.
As Chairman of the MIIT Governing Council, Dr. Thein Win ensures that all physical, infrastructural, and financial facilities are available to MIIT to implement its mission and vision. As Chairman of the MIIT Senate, he ensures that a vibrant atmosphere for innovation permeates the educational programmes and activities of MIIT.
Dr. Thein Win holds a Ph.D. in Zoology. He has also received advanced training in computers in New Delhi, India.