Takshashila University History: Takshashila University is said to be the oldest and first university in the world. According to historians, many scholars used to come to study and teach in this university.
Taxila University which is located in a tehsil of Rawalpindi district of Pakistan and about 35 km from Islamabad. Taxila University is said to be the oldest and first university in the world. According to historians, it was in the city of Taxila, which was the capital of the Gandhara district in ancient India and a major center of education in Asia. It was built in the 6th to 7th BCE. Scholars from Asia used to come to study in this university.
It is believed that it was founded by Shri Ram’s brother Bharat in the name of his son Taksha. Where those who studied were not regular salaried teachers, but used to reside there and make disciples. For the first time in the year 1863, the remains of this university (Takshashila) buried under the ground were found. Since then many things have come to the fore about the grandeur of this place.
Students used to come to the university to take education of Vedas, Mathematics, Grammar and many other subjects. It is believed that about 64 subjects are taught here, which included politics, social science and even Raj Dharma. Along with this, education was given from war to different arts.
After this there were many attacks on this university, due to which the university ended. It was discovered in 1863, when General Cunningham found the remains here during archaeological excavations. Some historians say that Central-Asian nomadic tribes invaded here and destroyed the city. In this episode, there is a mention of Shakas and Huns.
Many historians tell otherwise. According to him, the Shakas and the Huns had invaded India but looted it, not destroyed it.