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The founder of the Vikramshila university was?
1. Gopal
2. Dharampala
3. Rampala
4. Manipala

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Dharampala

The correct answer is Dharmapala.

  • Vikramashila was founded by the Pala emperor Dharmapala (783 to 820 AD) in response to a supposed decline in the quality of scholarship at Nalanda.
    • Vikramashila was one of the two most crucial centers of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda.
    • Its location is now situated at the site of Antichak village, Bhagalpur district in Bihar.
  • It was abraded by the forces of Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji around 1193.

  • A number of monasteries grew up during the Pala reign in ancient Bengal and Magadha.
  • The five monasteries formed a mechanism; "all of them were under state supervision" and there existed "a system of coordination among them.
  • It seems from the witness that the different seats of Buddhist learning that functioned in eastern India under the Pāla were regarded together as forming a network.
  • It interlinked group of institutions," and it was common for great academicians to move easily from position to position among them.

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