Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra.As such, he is considered the pioneer of the field of political science and economics in India, and his work is thought of as an important precursor to classical economics.
Chanakya was the teacher of Chandragupta Maurya. He served in the court of Chandragupta and Bindusara. Chanakya is regarded as a great thinker and diplomat in India. Many Indian nationalists regard him as one of the earliest people who envisaged the united India spanning the entire subcontinent.
Institute named after him include Training ship chanakya,Chanakya National Law University and Chanakya Institute of public leadership.
Kautilya or Chanakya was also known as Vishnu Gupta the author of Arthasastra Vishnu Gupta was given the name of Kautilya because he was of ‘Kutala’ or ‘Kutila gotra’, (sub- caste), Vishnu Gupta was called Chanakya because he, was born at Canaka, some believe that because he was son of Chanak, so he came to be known as Chanakya i.e., son of Chanak.