The Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) was founded in 1936-37. The institution located to Mount Abu in 1950. Today the Vishwa Vidyalaya has more than 4000 centres in 110 countries. The institution charges no fees for any of its courses or activities which are funded by voluntary contributions.
The Vishwa Vidyalaya, as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), is affiliated to the Economic and Social council of the United Nations and UNICEF.