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. 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.
Admission is done on the first come first serve basis until all the vacant seats of respective classes are full.