Institute of Pharmacy was first established in 1992 January 30 at Thahton street, Kamayut township. The Myanmar course was commenced in academic year (1994-1995) with matriculated students. At that time, the department of Myanmar, Institute of Medicine (1) was taking the responsibility of teaching Myanmar.
In May, 2001, the institute was moved to Waibargi Road, North Okkalapa Township. Since then, the Department of Myanmar, Institute of Medicine (2) temporarily held the responsibility.
In August 2001, according to the new set-up, Daw Ohnmar Myaing became the Head of Department of Myanmar at Institute of Pharmacy (Yangon).
Since 14th December, 2005, Daw Aye Aye Myint became Head of Department of Myanmar till now.
Myanmar language is taught as one subject to the first year undergraduate pharmacy students.