Named after King Vikramaditya, the ruler of Ujjain, Vikram University was established in 1957. It houses an archaeological museum, an art gallery, an auditorium and the Scindia Oriental Research Institute, which has over 18,000 manuscripts in Prakrit, Persian, Arabic and a number of other Indian languages. Some rare bark leaf and palm leaf manuscripts are also present here. Tourists can also visit the Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum that houses an array of images, inscriptions, copper plates and fossils discovered in the Narmada Valley, along with a huge skull of a primitive elephant. Built in 1965, the museum stores relics and daily life objects of the bygone era, especially from the reign of King Vikramaditya; the items narrate the story of the formation of Ujjain. The institute also has a part of an illustrated manuscript of Shrimad Bhagvata, which has used real gold and silver in its paintings.

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