Boarding Houses :-
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil started his work by opening the boarding houses for the boys from the mofussil areas. His Guru Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, being aware of the monopoly of the privileged classes, had started separate boarding houses at Kolhapur for students of the neglected castes and religions. But Bhaurao was a step ahead of his Guru in bringing all the castes and communities under a single roof of his epoch-making Chhatrapati Shahu Boarding House. This Boarding House served as a medium for the social transformation as a novel kind of educational discipline was insisted on its inmates to live a family life, irrespective of social, caste and creed distincitions and to do manual work that might inculcate in them a noble value like 'Dignity of Labour'. The inmates lived , dined, and studied together. Karmaveer Bhaurao wanted to create 'a new man' who would be an ideal citizen in the country like India with its countless castes and communities innumerable, often staking her peace and progress. Chh Shahu Boarding House was in fact, the first-ever such a bold and conscious experiment in national integration. It was christened at the auspicious hands of the Father of the Nation in 1927.
Mahatma Gandhi, impressed by Bhaurao’s work, had paid a glowing tribute to him: "Bhaurao, you are doing here what I have not been able to do at Sabarmati," and blessed his work by garlanding his Harijan student Laxman Bhingardeve who had stood first in Sanskrit. The boarding houses of the Sanstha have proved helpful in inculcating values like social equality, love for freedom , feeling of brotherhood and self reliance in their inmates. The fact that the communal riots in Western Maharashtra never reach their disastrous apex is a happy outcome of Bhaurao's’ cosmopolitan hostels. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha gives more importance to the hostels since they not only provide the boarding and educational facilities but also promote social harmony . Today , the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha runs 78 such hostels with inmates strength of 5448 , including the hostels for the court-committed boys with a strength of over 426. Out of 78 hostels, 27 are for girls.
Savitribai Phule Adoption Scheme and Sou. Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Fund the Orphan Girls
These two funds are used for the poor and needy girls, both from open and backward classes. The girls passing S.S.C. from the sanstha’s schools and admitted to the next class in any branch of the Sanstha are given this help.
Earn While you Learn :-
‘Education through self-help’ was the seminal pinciple of Karmaveer Bhaurao’s educational philosophy. He made it a point to inculcate this through his novel idea of ‘Earn while you Learn’. The values such as self-reliance, confidence, dignity of labour and integrity of mind and character were automatically impressed upon the minds of the students who benefited from this scheme.
Open University Courses :-
The Sanstha runs a centre of the IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) in the premises of the Dhanjayrao Gadgil College of Commerce at Satara. The Centers of the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) are also being conducted in the colleges of the Sanstha at Shrirampur, Kopargaon, Pimpri(Pune), Karad, Pandharpur and Pune.
Install Goatfarming :-
The Sanstha has started this project in Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Krishi Vidyalaya, Devapur and Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Satara.
The teachers and the students of the Sanstha have started the nursery projects on their campus to provide the various plants and trees for own purpose as well as for sale. The forestation, tree cultivation, plantation etc. are also started in the various branches of the Sanstha.
Computer Education :-
Realizing the value of computer literacy the Sanstha has introduced computer education in MS-CIT centers in almost all the colleges. The Sanstha has set up the KIIT, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Institute of Information Technology at Satara.
For Computer Education Dr.Vivek Sawant & Dr. Ram Takawale and Administrative officers of Sanstha decide to establish ‘Krutigat’ of Teachers.In guidance of slelcted subject experts sanstha has developed Syllabus for Computerized Education. 21 Krutigat members will given training of ERA(e-Learning Revolution for All) in 3 steps and from 9th May 2009 Sanstha successfully running ERA (e-Learning Revolution for All) through MKCL Pune in 416 school for 5th to 9th standard students of Sanstha.
Rayat Seva Co-operative store:
Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil opened the Co-operative store in 1942 to provide grocery and stationery items to the employees and the branches of the Sanstha. The sports material journals, Chemicals Stationery, hosiery and other useful items of day today need are supplied by the store. It tries to supply quality material to the branches.
Rayat Sevak Bank:
This is a co-operative bank for the employees of the Sanstha. The bank has its independent status having 21 branches spread all over Maharashtra. The permanent employees get membership of the bank. The 14080 employees are the members of the bank. The Board of Directors administers the working of the bank.