Jiwaji University was established as a teaching and affiliating University in May 1964 in MP,
Right from its inception, Jiwaji University started with a status of a residential and an affiliating University. To begin with, the University had a total of 29 affiliated colleges. Those have steadily increased to more than 100 colleges.
The university started post-graduate teaching and research from the session 1966-67 with the establishment of Schools of Studies in Botany and Zoology. The Schools of Studies in Physics, Chemistry and Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology were started from the session 1969-70. The School of Studies in Economics and Mathematics came into existence from the session 1978-79, which the School of Studies in Commerce started from the session 1980-81 and that of Biochemistry from the session 1986-87. The University also started MBA course under the School of studies in Commerce from the session 1987
A post-graduate Diploma Course in tourism (PGDTM) was also started Presently the SOS in tourism is running Master in tourism administration programme .
We have introduced several others including M.Sc. Neuroscience, M.Sc. Information Technology, BA in Jyotirvigyan, M.Sc. Food Technology, M.Sc. Molecular and Human Genetics, M.Sc. Medical Plants and Herbal Resource Management, M.Sc. Tech. (Industrial Maths with Computer Application), M.Sc Remote Sensing and GIS, M.Sc. Bio-Physics etc.