Rayat Shikshan Sanstha


Padmabhushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil


Late Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil

A premier institution of education like the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, known and honored 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 for 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 headquarters of his educational institution to Satara.

Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s Branch Information

Sr No.Type Of BranchTotal
1Senior Colleges42
2Secondary Schools438
3Teacher’s Training Schools07
4Primary Schools51
5Pre-primary Schools33
7Administrative Offices07
9Industrial Training Institute (I.T.I.)02
10Rayat Institute Of Research & Development Satara01
11Other Branches57