The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (MMYVV) was established by the Act No. 37 of 1995 of Madhya Pradesh Government vide gazette notification no 573 dated 29 November 1995. The University head office is at – Brahmasthan of India, Karaundi, District-Katni, Madhya Pradesh. The University is reputed to disseminate quality education. His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji was the first Chancellor of the University. Presently Brahmachari Girish Ji (Dr. Girish Chandra Varma) is the Chancellor.

MMYVV has been recognized and included in the list of Universities, maintained by the UGC under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 1956. It is also a member of Association of Indian Universities. The University offers Ph.D., Post Graduate Degree/Diploma, Graduate and Diploma/ Certificate Programs in Vedic Science, Education, Management and Computer Science. D.Ed., B.Ed. and B.P.Ed, courses are approved by National Council of Teachers Education [NCTE].

University has established its Directorate of Distance Education in Vijay Nagar, Jabalpur . The Directorate of Distance Education has introduced Various Degree, Diploma and Certificate Courses in distinct categories. These courses are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC). MMYVV is a IGNOU Partner Institution for Scheme of Convergence of Open & Distance Learning (ODL) & Conventional systems. MMYVV students can now qualify for dual degrees in the same academic year by combining one regular and one convergence course concurrently. To further assist students Audio-Visual rooms are being setup in selected campuses so that students can listen to educational programmes broadcast through Satellite and Internet as also exploit multi-media for learning.