$lackout. 7or the ndian su$continent Taxila stood as a light house of higher knowledge and pride of ndia. n the present day world, Taxila is situated in 8akistan at a place called Rawalpindi. The uni!ersity accommodated more than /,/// students at a time. The uni!ersity offered courses spanning a period of more than eight years. The students were admitted after graduating from their own countries. spiring students opted for electi!e su$1ects going for in depth studies in speciali%ed $ranches of learning. fter graduating from the uni!ersity, the students are recogni%ed as the $est scholars in the su$continent. t $ecame a cultural heritage as time passed. Taxila was the 1unction where people of different origins mingled with each other and exchanged knowledge of their countries. The uni!ersity was famous as "Taxila" uni!ersity, named after the city where it was situated. The king and rich people of the region used to donate la!ishly for the de!elopment of the uni!ersity. n the religious scriptures also, Taxila is mentioned as the place where the king of snakes, asuki selected Taxila for the dissemination of knowledge on earth.&ere it would $e essential to mention $riefly the range of su$1ects taught in the uni!ersity of Taxila. + 4cience, +9 8hilosophy, +: yur!eda, +; <rammar of !arious languages, += >athematics, +? Economics, +@ strology, +3 <eography, +A stronomy, +/ 4urgical science, + gricultural sciences, +9 rchery and ncient and >odern 4ciences.The uni!ersity also used to conduct researches on !arious su$1ects.
Commotion in Taxila
<andhar Repu$lic was not a$le to come out of the shock of the comprehensi!e defeat at the hands of the pro!ince of 8orus, when a new contingency starred in the eyes of Taxila. Thousands of refugees poured in Taxila as a result of the widespread attacks of the armies of lexander. These people were not producti!e for the state as they didn(t come to Taxila to ac-uire knowledge or in search of 1o$s. They didn(t ha!e money or any kind of assets to $uy themsel!es the essential commodities. To resol!e the pro$lem, a meeting was con!ened $y the rulers of the neigh$oring countries and the king of Taxila. The knowledgea$le people who gathered to gi!e their opinions on the pro$lem faced $y Taxila, ga!e out their suggestions. t the end of the meeting, it was decided that the refugees must $e gi!en co!er under humanitarian grounds. 4o, in line with the decision taken, a stretch of land outside Taxila was allotted for the refugees. They were allowed to enter Taxila after pro!ing their identity with the sentry. n this way what appeared to $e a calamity was appeased without much ado. The incident was 1ust a precursor to a series of e!ents which re!er$erated across ndia as a result of the attacks of lexander.
Move towards Patliputra
Though Chanakya was 1ust a professor in the Taxila ni!ersity which seemed to $e far away from the happenings in the country, he actually was a$le to influence the go!ernments in a $ig way. &is students looked at him as an