The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (MMYVV) was established by the Act No. 37 of 1995 of Madhya Pradesh Government vides Gazette notification no. 537 dated 29 Nov 1995. His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji was the founder and the first Chancellor of MMYVV.
Other than Vedic courses, university also offers BBA, BCA, BA, BCOM, BSC (IT), PGDCA, ADCA and DCA courses. Vijay Nagar, Jabalpur campus also offers MBA, MSC (CS)courses. B.Ed. and B.P.Ed. courses approved by National Council of Teachers Education [NCTE] are conducted from Jabalpur Vijay Nagar Campus. D.Ed. has approval from Government of Madhya Pradesh. Full time MBA is also available in Jabalpur Vijay Nagar campus.