Rowan Callick, The Asia Pacific Editor of The Australian newspaper has written about The Takshashila Institution in his latest article. Callick visited the Takshashila Institution on 28th May, 2015 as a guest of the Australian High Commission.
In an article titled India following China on the ladder of prosperity, Callick writes about new institutions that represent a new, dynamic India.
Regarding The Takshashila Institution, he has the following to say:
The Takshashila Institution in Bangalore, a cosmopolitan, hi-tech hub in southern India, is a classic example. Launched six years ago, the think tank is run by a bright team of women and men largely in their 20s and 30s who lead a national graduate certificate course in public policy, a civic leadership incubator course for politicians and research programs largely focused on international issues. They have not linked with any university, as their protocols can tie down such fleet-of-foot outfits. Despite earlier generations’ focus on august qualifications, emerging leaders are more keen on the practical skills to get on with the job — so their courses are flooded with applicants.
The full piece can be accessed here.