The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (MMYVV) was established by the Act No. 37 of 1995 of Madhya Pradesh Government vide Gazette notification no. 537 dated 29 Nov 1995. The University head office is situated at Brahmsthan of India (geographical centre of India) Village-Karaundi, District-Katni (earlier Katni was part of Jabalpur district), Madhya Pradesh. MMYVV has been established as a statutory University like any other statutory university in India. MMYVV is recognized by UGC under section 2 (F) and is a member of Association of Indian Universities. The MMYVV is reputed to disseminate life oriented Vedic education and job oriented Modern education. MMYVV is the only university who has introduced Vedic Science and it’s Technologies in mainstream of modern education in totality. MMYVV is an affiliating University with Jurisdiction spread over entire state of Madhya Pradesh. The University has eight campuses; Brahmsthan, Jabalpur (Vijay Nagar and Mangeli), Bhopal, Indore, Sagar and Raisen. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University loacted at Katni, Madhya Pradesh, India is a public university named after Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who was a famous spiritual leader and the first chancellor of this university. The University offers Post Graduate (Acharya), Graduate (Shastri) and Diploma (Praman Patra) Programmes in the areas of ancient History, Languages and Cultures of India such as Maharishi Ved Vigyan, Jyotish, Yoga, Sthaptya Ved-Vastu Vidya and Vedic Swasthya Vidhan etc. It is also a member of AIU. Thousands of students have been awarded degrees from this university. Many authorized study centers are being established so that the various courses of the university may reach the masses through distance education programme.
University mainly delivers training and education through its campus and study centers in distance mode. In general, the system consists of a main campus activity in the form of curriculum development, generation of self-instructional material, preparation of assignments and student support services. Areas of study covered by the university are:
* Transcendental Meditation
* Yoga Science
* Vedic Science
* Vedic Literature
* Ancient Languages
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, Katni