Takshashila University
Taxila (Urdu: ٹيڪسيلا‎, Sanskrit: तक्षशिला Takṣaśilā) is a town and an important archaeological site in Rawalpindi district of the Punjab province in Pakistan. Taxila is situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi; just off the famous Grand Trunk Road. The town lies 549 metres (1,801 ft) above sea level. It is the headquarters of the Taxila Tehsil in Rawalpindi district.
Ancient Taxila (Sanskrit: तक्षशिला Takṣaśilā, literally meaning "City of Cut Stone" or "Rock of Taksha") was situated at the pivotal junction of India, western Asia and Central Asia. Some of the earliest ruins in this area date to the time of the Achaemenid or Persian empire in 6th century BC.
Owing to its strategic location, Taxila has changed hands many times over the centuries, with many empires vying for its control. When the great ancient trade routes connecting these regions ceased to be important, the city sank into insignificance and was finally destroyed by the nomadic Huns in the 5th century CE. Renowned archaeologist Sir Alexander Cunningham rediscovered the ruins of Takṣaśilā in mid-19th century. In 1980, Taxila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2006 it was ranked as the top tourist destination in Pakistan by The Guardian newspaper.
By some accounts, Taxila was considered to be amongst the earliest universities in the world. Others do not consider it a university in the modern sense, in that the teachers living there may not have had official membership of particular colleges, and there did not seem to have existed purpose-built lecture halls and residential quarters in Takshashila, in contrast to the later Nalanda university in eastern India.
In a 2010 report, Global Heritage Fund identified Taxila as one of 12 worldwide sites most "On the Verge" of irreparable loss and damage, citing insufficient management, development pressure, looting, and war and conflict as primary threats.

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Takshashila: The world's first known university - Hindu Human Rights
May 24, 2012 ... At least 2800 years ago, there existed a giant University at Takshashila, a town located in the north-western region of India (in today's Pakistan).
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Incredible India: Takshila: World's first University
Feb 26, 2009 ... The world's first University was established in Takshila or Taxila or Takshashila ( now in Pakistan) in 700BC. This centre of learning was ...
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Taxila (Sanskrit: तक्षशिला Takṣaśilā, literally meaning "City of Cut Stone" or " Rock of Taksha"; Urdu: ٹيڪسيلا‎) is a town and an important archaeological ...
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Taxila (ancient city, Pakistan) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Ancient city of northwestern Pakistan, the ruins of which are about 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Rawalpindi. Its prosperity in ancient times resulted from its ...
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Story of Prime Minister, Vararuchi Vararuchi — alumni of Takshashila University was the Prime Minister at the time of the coup that toppled Dhanananda. It is said that before his retirement, he started an investigation of all the branches of the ...
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Xuanzang (also called Hieun Tsang), another Chinese monk, visited Taxila in 630 and in 643. He mentions the city as Ta-Cha- Shi-Lo. The city appears to have already been in ruins by his time. Taxila is called Taxiala in Ptolemy's Geography .
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We have no evidene of a large university in the Ramayana and earlier times, though kings of the Raghu clan were great patrons of learning.5 Takshashila University was, however, well established in Mahabharata age, Dhaumya being ...
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Stephen Knapp has studied the major Vedic texts of India and practiced yoga and the Eastern teachings for over 40 years. He has traveled throughout India and has a collection of over 17,000 slides and images of the many holy places and temples he has visited. He has authored over twenty well-received books on Vedic culture and Eastern spirituality....
Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
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Om Gupta, 2006
Taxila : Taxila is an archaeological site, located in the Punjab province of Pakistan, west of the Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi, on the border of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province and just off the Grand Trunk Road.
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Indian History: Takshila University-India's Intellectual Talent tapper
Intellectual Growth of India Oh India! The land which was spread through many rivers, forests, snow-capped mountain ranges, deserts, and also one of the most fertile lands in the ancient World. Well, where do I start? I believe we had a short discussion on Mahajanapadas, how the mighty Sindhu civilization which majorly constituted of Aryans now moved east and founded vast empires ranging from Bengal and Gangariday(Bangladesh) and Bihar(Magadha) in the east to the arid Rajasthan, Sind and straight to the khyber pass leading to Persia.
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Takshashila – World’s Oldest University | Takshashila Buddhism | Tourism Wheel
Ancient University of the World | Takshashila – World’s Oldest University | Oldest Buddhist University of the WorldMore than 2500 years back a huge university existed in that ancient India where over 10,500 students from all across the world came for higher studies which were established in the Buddhist Era. TakshashilaThis was the Takshashila University of ancient India .
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PANCHTATWA - Blog: Takshashila - The World's First and Oldest University
India has a long and venerable history in the field of higher education. In ancient times, the country was known to have been home to the oldest formal universities in the world.
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Ancient Universities of India apart from Takshashila and Nalanda | HitXP by Gurudev
The Universities of Takshashila and Nalanda are two of the most popular centers of learning from ancient India. But were they the only ancient Universities of India? Read about other great knowledge centers from ancient India.
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Taxila - World's Oldest University in Ancient India | Ask! India
City also known in ancient times as 'Takshashila', flourished from 600 BC to 500 AD, in the kingdom of Gandhar. At one stage, it had 10,500 students including those from Babylon, Greece, Syria, and China.
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