Parami Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences celebrated the opening of its campus at Shwe Gone Plaza. Parami Institute is a nonprofit organization and a pilot school established on the way to the full-blown private nonprofit liberal arts and sciences university in the future
Parami Institute will serve as a model with an academic curriculum that can be expanded and later integrated into a larger university. Students will undertake a four-month long intensive program with courses in the liberal arts and sciences, with classes in the morning and experimental learning emphasized in afternoon sessions; including teamwork, research design, writing workshops and speaker sessions. The language of instruction is English and graduated students from the Institute will receive a certificate awarded by Parami Institute in collaboration with Bard College New York, one of the premier colleges of the liberal arts and sciences in the United States.
Admission will be granted to 16 graduates from Myanmar universities who will be taught by Parami program professors with doctoral or terminal degrees from the U.S and other international universities. After the program, the graduates will be placed in competitive jobs in Myanmar or helped to go abroad for their further studies. The tuition fee is $1000 per program but full tuition scholarships and living stipend are available from Dr. Min Zaw Aung & Dr. Aye Aye Yee Scholarship Fund. With 150- 160 students being admitted in each year, all students in their first and second years will be required to follow a common curriculum designed to improve their critical thinking and reasoning skills, after which they will specialize from 13 available majors. To foster a personalized education, the student- to-faculty ratio will be maintained at 12:1. Ensuring to create a dynamic environment celebrating the diversity, full and partial scholarships are available for candidates with financial needs.