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 (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.

Students at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya are given an integrated, unified version of all aspects of life through study of the principles of Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology along with studies about the Laws of Nature, which structure and uphold growth and progress in all forms of nature, including human life. Maharishi’s Vedic Science includes the study of all 40 aspects* of Ved and Vedic Literature. Students feel an intimate connection to these universal principles of Vedic Science and come to understand the simple functioning of Natural Law in their own lives and in the world around them.