Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization

In 1967 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, was authorized by Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, to establish a Centre for the Study of the Civilizations of Central Asia in order to cooperate with UNESCO as a participating member representing Pakistan in its programme on Central Asia. UNESCO proposed to expand the scope of the centre and make a comparative study of the civilizations of the whole of Asia. With the consent of the Government of Pakistan, QAU accepted the proposal and accordingly the name of the centre was changed to Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations (TIAC). The syndicate of the University approved the project, thus, accepted the TIAC as a constituent part of the University and permitted it to enrol students for M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes.

The mission of TIAC is to explore the ancient history of Pakistan by carrying out archaeological and ethnographical surveys, excavations and researches in different parts of the country. At a broader level, it aims to establish educational contacts and create reciprocal understanding and cooperation among academics from different parts of the world. (Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization)

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