Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University
|Chancellor||Brahmachari Girish Varma|
|Location||Katni, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Affiliations||UGC and AIU|
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, also known as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (MMYVV), is an accredited, public university located in Katni, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is part of the Maharishi Educational System and was established by the state legislature in 1995. It offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
The university is named after its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya was established by the Madhya Pradesh state legislature (Act #37) in 1995 and the Maharishi has been called the "first chancellor of the university".
MMYVV is part of the Maharishi Educational System and is reported to have up to 250,000 students. It employs 10,000 faculty, administrators and staff across 250 of India's districts. MMYVV has campuses in Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain and Jabalpur. The campuses are reported to contain "state of the art infrastructure and facilities" including a library, audio-visual aids and computer labs. the campus also contains facilities for field and track as well as other outdoor and indoor sports.
The Bhopal campus is located on a 50-acre (200,000 m2), plot near public transportation with separate in-residence facilities for up to 500 students. It also features facilities for horse riding and training.
The Indore campus is 8-acre (32,000 m2) and includes and can support up to 300 students.
MMYVV is a "statutory University" recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). MMYVV is also affiliated with the Association of Indian Universities. The university's BBA and BCA programs received the approval of the Directorate of Technical Education in 1988. The university's BEd program for training teachers is recognized by the National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) and is offered at the campus in Jabalpur. The university also offers the PGDCA and DCA degrees. It also offers Professional Certificates to students who fulfill the requirements of their Modern Office Management and Dress Designing Manufacturing programs. The university offers graduate and post-graduate programs in the ancient history, languages and culture of India as well as one-year diploma programs.
According to the university other courses include Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Corporate Development Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, TM-Sidhi program, Maharishi Gandharva Veda, Maharishi Jyotish and Yagya, Maharishi Global Administration through Natural Law and Maharishi Invincible Defense. A distance education program for vocational degrees is conducted through the university's campuses and study centers using an audio-video and telecast format. Distance education students also have "face to face interaction with faculty", and "work related field projects". The university's distance mode courses are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC).
The university reportedly uses a "consciousness based education system" which includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique whose aim is to provide further personal development.
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya (University) at UGC India Website
- MMYVV Web Site
- Higher Education in India, MMYVV
- Success CDS, MMYVV Admission Notification 2009
- Unknown author. "UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION List of Universities under Section 2(f) and Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956" (PDF). University Grants Commission. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- Education4India web site