Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya has emerged as a premier institution of higher learning in Central India by creating, advancing and disseminating knowledge. University has been creating, advancing and disseminating knowledge since 1964. University initially started with few departments, now has 27 teaching departments and offers undergraduate, post-graduate and research programmes in 16 Faculties. The University has a number of supporting centers including Directorate of Distance Education, and Directorate of Physical Education and Sports.
The sports department conducts the number of national competitive events as per the Association of Indian Universities guidelines. University mentors the students through Career Counseling and Opportunities Guidance cell, Equal Opportunity Cell, and National Service Scheme Units. University offers a number of support services through Health Centre, Day Care Centre, University Cultural Centre, and Student Welfare Department.
University has an excellent campus with Network facility operated through National Knowledge Network, Auditorium for cultural activities, over hundred classrooms with ICT enabled 24×7 learning facilities, Live Video Multicasting Unit, FM Radio Station and Wi-Fi that make the Campus ICT friendly. Bank, Post office and Coffee House facilities are also available on the campus.
Twenty-seven Schools/Institutes of the University impart teaching on the Takshshila campus to 10,500 students and to nearly 1,000 students through distance education mode.
Academic Staff College (ASC) and Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) of the University are fully supported by the UGC. Most of the departments have research projects sponsored by various funding agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DBT, ICAR, DST, ICSSR and MPCOST etc. Four of its teaching departments are supported under UGC-SAP, one Center for Potential of 3 Excellence in e-Management Studies set-up with UGC support, two under DSTFIST and one by DBT. State Planning Commission has created one Chair on Micro Economic Governance in the School of Economics in 2012 while the School of Education has been upgraded to Institute of Advanced Studies in Education by MHRD in 2013.
University has 270 affiliated colleges in addition to 33 University teaching departments and centers. University has proposed a Medical College and a Hospital and it will be located on a new campus at the Airport Road, Indore.