Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is one of the largest and leading educational institutes in India founded by the eminent educationist and social reformer Padmabushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil in the year 1919 at village Kale in Karad Tahsil. The Sanstha has contributed immensely to educate masses in Maharashtra. Social justice, humanity, equality are the ideologies cherished by the Sanstha. At present, the Sanstha is operating through the network of 776 branches including 42 colleges, of which 6 colleges having autonomous status. It provides education over 4.5 lakh students through the workforce of more than 13,000 employees.