Remains of the ancient Vikramshila University have been excavated at Village Antichak in the Bhagalpur district. Excavation at this site were done in 1960-61 and have disclosed different periods of habitation. The natural structure exposed and the antiquities discovered show that the site was probably the remains of a large monastery. A number of Buddha images of stones and terracottas have been discovered some inscribed seals and stupas have also been found.
King Dharampala who founded the University had generously endowed it with his munificent grants.The University building made provisions for the maintenance of 108 residential professors and also for a number of non –residential professors and other members of the staff.