Originally founded as the Institute for Atmospheric Optics and Remote Sensing in 1976, Takshashila University (also known as Taksha, or TU) is a dynamic, not-for-profit, independent, minority institution of higher learning, engaged in research and development projects and education activities. Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Taksha has its headquarters in Hampton, Virginia. Our teaching staff consists of carefully selected, highly qualified instructors who offer a wide range of experience, knowledge, and talent to meet the varied needs of our worldwide community, including professionals in academia, healthcare, government service, industry and business, and other walks of life.

Taksha specializes in tailored, short-term, university-level classroom instruction to accommodate students who are working adults with limited time during the workweek. We also offer classes for a broader audience, to provide education or training to those who seek to extend their knowledge base in specific topic areas. Our courses range from 6-40 hours in duration, typically over the course of 1-5 days.