East Yangon University is located near Phayar Gone village in Thanlyin township, Yangon division region, with the area of 151.60 acres. It was established as a Thanlyin college in 1999 and upgraded to East Yangon University in 2000. The rector of EYU is Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung and the Pro-rector is Dr.Nilar Aung.
Since the time of establishment, those who had taken responsibilities were U Aung Than as a headmaster of Thanlyin college, U Kyi Win as a Pro-rector, U Kyi Win as a Rector, Dr. U Win as a Pro-rector as well as Rector, U Tin Maung Nyunt as an acting Rector, U Kyaw Ye Tun as a Rector, Dr. Marlar Aung as Pro-rector and Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung as a Pro-rector as well as Rector.
There are all together nineteen subject departments in EYU. The specialization subjects are 1.Myanmar, 2.English, 3.Geography, 4.History, 5.Philosophy, 6.Psychology, 7.Law, 8.Oriental Studies, 9.International Relations, 10.Library and Information Studies, 11.Anthropology, 12.Economics, 13.Chemistry, 14.Physics, 15.Mathematics, 16.Zoology, 17.Botany, 18.Geology, and 19.Industrial Chemistry. B.Sc(Science), B.A(Arts), M.A , M.Sc and M.Res degrees are annually offered.
EYU is one of the biggest universities in Yangon Region with the strength of 508 teaching staff and 250 supporting staff, 12293 students from twenty townships in Yangon division region were attending at EYU in 2018-19 academic year.
For the convenience of studying in EYU, hostels are constructed for the students who are far away from university. The students who like to stay in hostel have to apply for it at the department of student affairs. The students of EYU can take part in any extra- curriculum activities such as a Fine Arts association, Red Cross Association, Scout Team, UTC, the team of Hiking and mountaineering, Buddhist association and Sports as their own wish. It is great opportunity for students, who are keenly interested in writing articles, short stories and poems, to be able to send their literary works to EYU annual magazines.