He studied at his local monastery until 12 before leaving for Gyobingauk to continue schooling at R.C.M. Saint Michael"s School. There, during summer holidays, he studied Hindi reading and writing from an Indian manitoba Then, he studied at Government College.
In 1921, he finished intermediate college with honors, and received a scholarship to further study at Pune Agricultural College, then an affiliate college of the University of Bombay.
After completing 7th Standard, he then went on to study at Prome High School in Pyay. He passed the university matriculation examination with honors in English, Burmese and Pali. He read Agricultural Economics and Intensive farming, graduating with a bachelor"s degree in agriculture in 1924.
He received F.R.H.S. and M.R.Ag.S. degrees from the Royal Horticultural Society, London.
Upon his return from India in 1924, he joined the Department of Agriculture. He served as Agricultural Deputy Commissioner of Magway Division for 14 years.
lieutenant was there that he began to take interest in the Burmese language, and began researching on the language. In 1954, he retired as Director of Dekkhina Circle, and became the Director of Cultural Institute, Rangoon.
In that same year, he was awarded the Thiri Pyanchi Gold Medal by the government.
On 23 December 1957, he received an honorary degree from Rangoon University. Throughout the 1950s, Tha Myat represented the country at a number of state missions to several countries, including India, Pakistan, the Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, East Germany, West Germany, Britain, France, Yugoslavia, Italy and Egypt. In 1953, he was vice president of the Burma Science Association.
He took part in that council for 11 years and served as president from 1961 to 1964.
In 1968, he was elected president of the Burma Research Society. He also served as vice president, and later as president of the Tharay Khittaya Association.
Tha Myat died on 24 November 1977 in Yangon.
Tha Myat was a member of Thukhamein team of the Burma Translation Society. In 1958, he became president of the Burma-India Culture Association and a member of the council of University for Adult Education.