Parent Institute - Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara


                   Premier institution of education like the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, known and honoured far and wide, not only at the national level, but at the global level too, needs no introduction. The institution itself is regarded as a noble mission, a noble cause, so earnestly and so endearingly pursued by its founder- father Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, the educator of the educators and his legendary wife Sou. Laxmibai Patil with her exemplary sacrifices made to turn the mission into a reality. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is one of the leading educational institutions in Asia. The value of its contribution to education in general is enormously great as it has, from the very beginning, tried all its best to lay emphasis on the education of the down-trodden, the poor and the ignorant who really form the major bulk of society. The founder of the institution, late Dr. Karamaveer Bhaurao Patil, was a man of the masses who devoted all his mind and heart to the cause of their education. He had an incisive understanding of the social ills that beset his times and fully realized the dire need of the spread of education. He believed that education alone could correct the social ills such as caste-hierarchy, money-lending, illiteracy, untouchability, superstitions and social and economic inequality. Throughout his life he tried to translate this belief into reality. He was the champion of the poor, the weak, the dispossessed and left no stone unturned for their upliftment. He was a great humanitarian who endeavored hard to educate the masses to bring a kindly light of hope in their lives of misery and ignorance. He realised that the social ills could be remedied through the education of the masses alone and laid the foundation of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha by opening a Boarding House at Kale (Tal-Karad, Dist-Satara) in 1919. Soon, however, in 1924 he shifted the head-quarters of his educational institution to Satara.


                   Education to all the classes of society, especially to the downtrodden, economically and socially backward sections of society There is a need to reconsider the present education at all its levels. The globalization and liberalization have changed all the concerns and references. It is necessary to deviate from the traditional methods and use the new methods and technology for imparting education. In view of this the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha has actively started the process of adjusting with new trends. Objectives of the Sanstha:-

  1. The quality improvement programmes at 10th and 12th levels for strengthening teaching-learning.
  2. Making changes for improvement in quality merit right from 4th std. onword through various teaching aids and resources.
  3. Orientation and training programmes for the teachers on the new methods and techniques of teaching.
  4. Providing at least one job oriented course to the students along with conventional university courses/degrees.
  5. Starting courses specially for girls in all colleges to make them self reliant, to stand on their own.
  6. Introduction of system to prepare students competently for competitive examinations.
  7. Framing new short term courses related to management studies.
  8. Making MS-CIT course available to know the needs of BPO services and for the preparation of software.
  9. MOU with bio-technology institutions and universities.
  10. Paying attention on the changes occurring after 2005 and retaining leading position of the Sanstha in the process of modern education.


  1. To impart liberal and vocational education, from pre-primary to university level, to the rising generations.
  2. To provide education to the people from remote places, tribal, rural, semi-urban and urban areas by establishing educational institutions.
  3. To provide education to all the classes of society, especially to the downtrodden, economically and socially backward sections of society.
  4. To provide education to women by establishing girls’ schools, highschools and colleges.
  5. To provide training and quality improvement of teachers and non-teaching employees of the Sanstha.
  6. To enrich the dignity of labour and to make arrangements for providing education against manual labour.
  7. To promote the acquisition of knowledge and to offer opportunities for upgrading the knowledge, training and skills in all fields of human endeavour by developing educational network with use of modern communication media and technologies.
  8. To promote among the students a sense of equality, national integration, social justice and to act as a catalyst in socio-economic transformation for national development.
  9. To make arrangements for promoting healthy atmosphere, corporate life and welfare of students and employees.

Awards and Honours

  1. The outstanding work for the poor and deprived performed by the sanstha, in the spirit of the Missionaries has been honoured with " Dalit Mitra Puraskar " (1993-1994) by the state Govt,
  2. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar award (1994) by Govt. of India.
  3. "Shahu Puraskar " (1998) by the Rajarshi Chh.Shahu Memorial trust, Kolhapur
  4. " Adarsha Shikshan Sanstha " Puraskar (2000-2001) by the Govt of Maharashtra
  5. Shri Sant Gadge Maharaj Seva Puraskar(2001-2002) by the Shri Sant Gadage Maharaj Mission, Mumbai and recently , Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra open University, Nasik has conferred its accolades in the form of" Shikshan Maharshi " Dr. Panjabrao Upakhya Bhausaheb Deshmukh Smriti Puraskar (2003) for its exemplary services in the field of education. The masses have unbounded love and faith in its mission. They have actively supported and blessed the mission to have spread itself into a vast branch-work like that of the Banayan Tree, the emblem of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha.It is the visible embodiment of the wishes and aspirations of the "Rayat" of the land. Its mission is not merely imparting instruction to pupils but training useful citizens who will discharge their duties in a worthy manner. True education implies a harmonious development of the Head, the Heart and the Hand. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil's educational vision and philosophy will guide not only the Indian continent but also the rest of the under-developed countries in the third-world.
  6. Shikshan Maharshi Dr. Panjabrao Upakhya Bhausaheb Deshmukh Smruti Puraskar 2003 - byYashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik.
  7. Excellence in Education Award-2011- by Dr. D.Y. Patil Pratishthan, Navi Mumbai.
  8. Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar Puraskar - 2012-13 by Government of Maharashtra.
  9. Jivangourav Puraskar - 2013-14 by Maharashtra Foundation (America & Sadhana Trust).
  10. Vatvruksha Shiv-Puraskar -2014-15 - Krutisamiti, Shivaji University, Kolhapur)

  • Managing Council
     Hon'ble Dr.Anil Appasaheb Patil
     271, Somwar Peth, Satara
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     Hon'ble Adv. Bhagirath Nivrutti Shinde
     17,'Anandmay', Gangapur Road
     Pumpimg, Station road, Nashik
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     Hon'ble Dr.N.D. Patil
     A 502, Deccan Apartment, Union Park
     Khar, Mumbai 52
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     Hon'ble Dr.Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam
     "SINHAGAD" Infront of B.M.C.C.College, Pune-4
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     Hon'ble Dilip Dattatray Walse Patil Member Dilip walse patil.jpg
     Hon'ble Ajit Anantrao Pawar
     At/post- Katewadi Tal-Baramati Dist.Pune
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    Hon'ble Ramsheth Changu Thakur
     58A, Middleclass Housing Society, Panvel Dist. Raigad
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     Hon'ble Adv. Ravindra Keshavrao Pawar
     Patan Colony, Karad, Dist. Satara.
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     Hon'ble Abasaheb Dattajirao Deshmukh
     At/post- Mahuli Tal-Khanapur Dist- Sangli
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     Hon'ble Sou. Meenatai Manikrao Jagadhane
     Kalpana Housing Society, Ward No.7, Shrirampur
     Dist. Ahemadnagar.
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     Hon’ble Jaysingrao Anandrao urf Rajendra Phalke
     Karjat Dist. Ahemadnagar.
     Hon'ble Babanrao Bhikaji Pachpute
     Kashti Tal. Shrigonda Dist. Ahemadnagar.
     Hon'ble Ramrao Krishna Shinde
      'Sarangi', 161/1/9B, Sai Colony, 
     Shahunagar, Godoli, Satara.
     Hon'ble Madhav Ramchandra Gaikwad
     'Malati Madhav Niwas', Nandani raod,
     Shahunagar Vasahat, Jaysingpur, Tai. Shirol Dist.Kolhapur
     Hon'ble Prin. Dr.Vijaysinh Sambhajirao Sawant
     Joint Secretary(Higher Education)
     Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara.
     Hon'ble Uttam Sarjerao Awari
     Head Master, Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Manchar
     Hon’ble Uttam Anandrao Shelke
     Supervisor, Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Sakharpa
      Hon’ble Prin. Dr. Bhausaheb Kisan Karale
      Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara.
     Hon’ble Sou. Sanjivani Dattaram Mhatre
     Asst. Teacher, Anant Pandurang Bhoir Vidyalaya, 
     Dapoli Tal. Panvel, Dist. Raigad.
     Hon’ble Rajendra Shankarrao Salunkhe,
     Head Master, Ranjit Kour Gadokh Khalasa Maharashtra  Vidyalaya, Atit Tal.Dist. Satara.
     Hon’ble Prin. Dr. Chandrakant Jagannath Khilare
     Dahiwadi College, Dahiwadi Tal.Man Dist. Satara
     Hon’ble Sou Sujata Rajendra Pokharkar
     Junior College Teacher,
     R.B.N.B. College, Shrirampur, Dist. Ahemadnagar.
     Hon’ble Ajit Dashrath Abhang
     Head Master, Jawahar Vidyalaya, Chaskaman 
     Tal. Khed. Dist. Pune
      Hon’ble Prin. Dr. Bhausaheb Kisan Karale
      Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara.
     Regional Chairman
     Hon’ble Sanjiv Jaikumar Patil
     Chairman, Central Region, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha,
     Hon’ble Madhavrao Balkrishna Mohite
     Chairman, Southern Region, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha,
     Hon’ble Dadabhau Dashrath Kalamkar
     'Guruprasad', Bhutkarwadi, Savedi raod,
     Hon’ble Ram Janardan Kandage
     Chairman, Western Region, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha,
     Aundhgaon, Pune.
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     Hon’ble Balaram Dattatray Patil
     Chairman, Raigad Region, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha,
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