Kuru prince Duryodhana is believed to have laid the foundation of Taxila University at the birthplace of his mother Gandhari. The region mentioned as 'Gandhara' in the Mahabharata and other ancient Hindu texts is located in present day Rawalpindi district of Pakistan.
This ancient center of learning is located at Telhara, 40 km from Nalanda University in Bihar. Archaeologists discovered the remains of this center during excavations at Telhara in 2009. The ruins were discovered in 2014.
This temple university once flourished as one of the largest centers of learning in ancient India. Kashmir is also known as Sharada Desh after the name of the temple. The Sharada script got its development and popularity from the Sharada Peeth Temple University.
This ancient center of higher learning in the ancient kingdom of Magadha, seven miles north of Rajgriha in present-day Bihar, is one of the oldest universities in India.
Kings of the Maitraka dynasty established this university in line with the Nalanda University.
Located in ancient Kalinga across the present-day Cuttack and Jajpur districts of Odisha, this center of learning was established in the last years of BCE.
The university is established in Odanthapuri also known as Uddandapura in Bihar.
Located 50 km east of Bhagalpur in Bihar (then North Magadha), this center of learning was founded by the Pala king Dharampala after the 7th century.
The Pala king Dharampala also founded the Somapura University in the later 7th century. This university is almost as big or bigger than Nalanda University.
Dharampala also founded Bikrampur University in the late 7th century at Munshiganj in Bengal, now Bangladesh. The learning center was discovered during excavations in 2013.