Madhya Pradesh is a state in central India. Bhopal is its capital and the largest city is Indore. Madhya Pradesh is even known as the “Hearth of India”. It is the second largest state in the country and fifth largest state in India by population. According to 2011 census, Madhya Pradesh literacy rate was 70.60% compared to 63.7 % in the year 2001. There has been the rise of 6.9 % point in literacy rate during last decade. The literacy rate of female and male in the year 2011 was 60 % and 80.5 % respectively. According to 2011 survey, there were 105,592 primary schools, 6,352 high schools, and 5,161 higher secondary schools. There is total of 208 state universities & architecture colleges, 208 management institute and 12 medical colleges in the state.

Universities In Madhya Pradesh

The state is home to some prestigious educational and research institutions of India including Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) (Bhopal), IIM Indore, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (Bhopal), IIITDM Jabalpur, and IIITM Gwalior, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, SPA Bhopal, IIFM (Bhopal), National Law Institute University (Bhopal), Institute of Engineering & Science IPS Academy Indore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal etc.


There is a total of 15 universities recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC) in Madhya Pradesh, out of which 12 universities receive financial assistance from central government and UGC in addition to Madhya Pradesh state government. Check the list of UGC recognized university.

University Name Short Name Est. Year Town/City University Type
Awadhesh Pratap Singh Vishwavidyalaya APSV 1969 Rewa
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya BV 1970 Bhopal
Bhoj Open University MPBOU 1991 Bhopal
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya DAVV 1964 Indore
Dr. Harisingh Gour University DHGU 1946 Sagar
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University IGNTU 2007 Amarkantak
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya JNKVV 1964 Jabalpur
Jiwaji Vishwavidyalaya JV 1964 Gwalior
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya MMYVV 1995 Katni
Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya MCRPESV 1991 Bhopal
National Law Institute University NLIU 1998 Bhopal
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya RGPV 1998 Bhopal
Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya RVSKVV 2008 Gwalior
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya RDVV 1956 Jabalpur
Vikram University 1957 Ujjain State University