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Rayat Shikshan Sanstha

Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is an Indian educational organization founded by Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil in 1919. It is first wider education society in the world . Its aim was to provide education to students who, due to caste, religion of economic status, had not previously had the opportunity. The organization has its headquarters in Satara.


The Santha was established in 1919. Soon thereafter, the first school, which was of "Earn & Learn" concept, was started at a village named Kale from Karad taluka of Satara district by Karmaveer Bhaurao in 1919.[1]

Current status

Today, the Sanstha has 41 colleges, 17 post-graduate colleges, 438 Secondary Schools, 8 Training Colleges, 28 Primary Schools, 17 Pre-Primary Schools, 68 Cosmopolitan hostels, 7 Administrative Offices, 8 Ashramshalas, 2 ITI, 1 Engineering College and 57 Ancillary branches.[2]

Awards and recognition

Year Name of Award or Honour Awarding Organisation
1993-94 Dalit Mitra Puraskar Govt. of Maharashtra
1994 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar award Govt of India
1998 Shahu Puraskar Rajarshi Chh. Shahu Memorial trust, Kolhapur
2000-01 Adarsha Shikshan Sanstha Govt. of Maharashtra
2001-02 Shri Sant Gadge Maharaj Seva Puraskar Shri Sant Gadage Maharaj Mission, Mumbai
2003 Shikshan Maharshi Dr. Panjabrao Upakhya Bhausaheb Deshmukh Smruti Puraskar Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik
2011 Excellence in Education Award Dr. D.Y. Patil Pratishthan, Navi Mumbai

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