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The Takshashila Institution—an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation—contributes towards building the intellectual foundations of an India that has global interests. It aims to establish itself as one of the most credible voices in India’s public policy discourse, known for its unambiguous pursuit of the national interest, through consistent high-quality policy advisories.

Why, What and What next?

Here’s an outline of our history »
Read our year zero report. Here »


The Takshashila Council, Fellows, Board of Trustees & Management Committee.
Current Councillors: M Govinda Rao, Anand Arni, Ajit Ranade and C Uday Bhaskar.

Former Trustees: V Anantha Nageswaran
Former Councillors: Mukul G Asher, Bibek Debroy, C Raja Mohan and Pratap Bhanu Mehta.

Code of Conduct & Ombudsman

How we engage in public discourse and how you can give feedback to our Ombudsman.

Financial Statements

Audited Financial Statement, FY2011-12 (pdf)

Key Donors

Individuals and institutions that support our activities.


The ancient city of Takshashila was the site of perhaps the world’s oldest public policy school. It was the intellectual fountainhead not only of Indian statecraft but indeed of all walks of human endeavour. The Takshashila Institution derives inspiration from that civilisational lighthouse in the pursuit of its contemporary objectives.