The Kashi Vidya Peeth was set up in 1920 by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta to provide alternate education arrangement during the Non-cooperation movement during India's freedom struggle. It soon became a center of National education with Hindi as the medium of instruction. Acharya Narendradev, Babu Sampurnanand, Babu Sriprakash and many more luminaries of the time have been associated with this institute. Over a period of time, the Kashi Vidyapeeth has flourished into an educational institute of repute.
Today, the university offers courses almost on all disciplines ranging
from humanities and management to life sciences. A medical college is
also being planned in the University. Besides, the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi
Vidyapeeth has taken a great leap forward by keeping pace with the
changing times and offering new courses according to the needs of the
times and also the students. As a result of this many new departments
and faculties have come up at the University campus in the last few
The Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Peeth, commonly known as the Kashi Vidya Peeth, was established during the Non-Cooperation movement.