JSS Mahavidyapeetha was established in the year 1954. The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Mahavidyapeetha has been described by many eminent educationists as greater than a University, because under its aegis a child can begin its education in the kindergarten and proceed to earn a degree as well as a doctorate in several branches of learning. Simultaneously the Mahavidyapeetha has not neglected to strengthen the roots of our ancient knowledge, wisdom and culture and their application in the day-to-day life.
Sanskrit Pathashalas, Yoga Kendras, Spiritual Retreats, Gurukulas, Art and Cultural forums are involved and have dedicated their efforts towards these goals. Every year thousands of aspirants of education and knowledge join the fold of the Mahavidyapeetha. Distinguished national leaders including the first President of India, Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad, the former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Former Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee have visited JSS and paid rich tribute to services rendered by the Mahavidyapeetha.
The Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Mahavidyapeetha of Suttur Mutt, has been making significant and commendable contributions to society through education. JSS Mahavidyapeetha (JSSMVP) is one of the top private educational institutions and the largest institution in India, in existence for over 50 years. The mutt took Major strides, about six decades ago, in the field of education, under the guidance and benevolence of then pontiff, His Holiness, Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivaratri Rajendra Mahaswamiji. The vision is further harnessed by the 24th pontiff of Suttur Mutt Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, the present President.
JSSMVP encompasses many high schools, several colleges of arts, science, law and commerce, four engineering colleges, one medical college, two pharmacy colleges, one dental college, four polytechnics and three Industrial Training Institutions which are forging ahead in their quest for ace education For all. Today JSSMVP runs over 300 institutions spread across the world located in many Indian states (Karnataka, Tamilnadu & Uttar Pradesh), and international locations like Mauritius and Dubai. More than 41,000 students are pursuing their education in the JSS system, which has about 5,500 faculty members coalescing their efforts towards the development of the organization.