Q. Who among the following founded Vikaramasila University?

[A] Dharmapala

[B] Mahapala

[C] Gopala I

[D] Vikramapala

Answer: A

Dharmapala proved to be a great patron of Buddhism.  

  • He founded the Vikaramasila monastery in Bhagalpur district in Bihar, which developed into a great centre of Buddhist learning and culture.  
  • He built a grand vihara at Somapura in modern Paharapura (presentday Bangladesh).  
  • Dharmapala also built a monastery at Odantapuri in Bihar.  
  • He patronised Harisbhadra, a Buddhist writer. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.