The ancient name Takshila means city of stones. Taxila is famous all over the world for its archeology. Taxila, a province of the Achaemenid Empire, was conquered by Alexander in 327 BC. It later came under the Maureen dynasty and achieved a remarkable level of development during the reign of Ashoka the Great. Then came the Indo-Greek descendants of Alexander’s warriors, and finally came Gandhara’s most creative era. The Great Kishan Dynasty was founded around 50 AD. Over the next 200 years, Taxila became a popular center for learning, philosophy, art, and religion. Julian was a great center or university at the time. Visitors and travelers flocked to it from China and Greece.
In the early 1970s, industrial development took on a new dimension when Taxila was selected for the Heavy Industries Taxila near the world-famous Museum. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s largest aeronautical complex was set up at Kamra, 45 km from Taxila. In the mid-seventies, the Punjab government found the city ideally suited for setting up a constituency college at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. History took a new turn around 1950 when ordnance factories were set up in Wah, adjacent to Taxila. The country’s largest mechanical complex and foundry were established in Taxila in the mid-1960s.
In 1978, he moved to his permanent home in Taxila. The College continued its work till October 1993 under the administrative control of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. During this month, it received its charter as an independent university under the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Ordinance 1993. Currently, there are more than 2000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. With the dramatic increase in student enrollment in the 1970s, the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore planned to set up additional campuses. As a result, the University College of Engineering Taxila was established in 1975. He worked in Sahiwal for three years.