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 founder and the first Chancellor of MMYVV. At present Brahmachari (Dr.) Girish Chandra Varma is the Chancellor and as per divine desire and guidance provided by Maharishi Ji, Hon’ble Chancellor is trying to impart knowledge to large number of Students.

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, Computer Science, D.Ed., B.Ed. and B.P.Ed, Commerce, Social Science, B.A. B.Ed., B.El.Ed courses are approved by National Council of Teachers Education [NCTE].

University has established its Directorate of Distance Education in Brahmsthan Karoundi, Post Mahner-Umariyapaan, Distt – Katni (MP) . The Directorate of Distance Education has introduced Various Degree, Diploma and Certificate Courses in distinct categories. These courses are approved by erstwhile DEC(Distance Education Council). 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.