Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha is a multidimensional education institution spread over 12 districts of Maharashtra &  karnataka with it’s network of 380 branches, consisting of 29 multi faculty colleges imparting higher Education in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science, Law & Education 69 Jr. Colleges, 3 English Medium School 12 Primary Schools 11 Pre Primary Schools & 171 Secondary Schools & 29 others Branches. At Present 1,79,720 Students are being Educated in these branches . Our College Is Committed to excellence in providing quality in Teacher Education as per our Sanstha’s Motto.

 “ Dnyan, Vidnyan Ani SuSanskar Yasathi Shikshan Prasar.”
                                                                       -Shikshan Maharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe


"Education for knowledge, wisdom and refined culture"

  1. To Inculcate in life the basic values such as truth, honesty, character, anti-exploitation, Spirit, love,social service and sacrifice.
  2. To insist on sanctity and coordinatin of thought, expression and practice.

Education is to know the principles of truth, honesty, character, anti-exploitation, spirit, love, social service and sacrifice and to apply these principles in life and through all these to create a susanskrari citizen.

  • There shall be no discrimination on the grounds of caste, creed. Race and religion in the institution and in all its branches.
  • The institute shall be apolitical free.
  • The members of the management wil practise simplicity and frugality in their life.
  • Balance-Sheets of all the branches will be kept open for all.
  • To motivate and inspire people to be spontaneous and devoted social workers for development of society.
  • A new education system will be evolved through ideal life-style of the teacher-activitists as was the practice in ancient Gurukul system and therby promote lasting values such as sacrifice, honesty, truth, equality and fraternity.
  • To develop potentials of creativity and independent thinking.
  • To confess misappropriation of public funds if you owe to the institution.

Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe, Founder

Dr. Govindrao Dnyanojirao alias Bapuji Salunkhe, a Sanskrit scholar, great educationist, social reformer and a visionary laid the foundation of Shri swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanatha in the month of June 1954. He undertook his noble mission to spread education amongst the masses from rural and semi urban populations from the state of Maharashtra and a part of Karnataka. In the first decade of post independence era most of the region from rural and semi urban part of western Maharashtra and Marathwada was backward as far as literacy was concerned.

Illiteracy and so poverty was one of the main obstacle in the way of socioeconomic development of society at large in this region. Shahu Maharaj from Kolhapur initiated and strengthened spread of education in Kolhapur by starting schools and hostels for the students of different communities. DR. Bapuji salunkhe selected Kolhapur as the head quarter for the Sanstha as the progressive movement for social transformation began there in 1902. He selected the name of Shri Swami Vivekananda to project appropriate all time ideal before the youth.

Since it’s inception in 1954, today the Sanstha has made its resence felt on the educational map of India not only quantitatively but also qualitatively. It is a multidimentional educational institution spread over 12 districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka with its network of 330 branches. There are 23 multi faculty senior colleges imparting higher education in the faculties of Arts , Commerce, Science, Law and Education,66 Junior Colleges, 8 D.Ed. Colleges,170 Secondary Schools, 19 Hostels ,2 Competitive examination Centers, 3 English medium Schools, 14 Primary schools and 25 other branches. The sanstha is catering to the academic needs of 179720 students with 7690 employees including faculty members and nonteaching staff. The overall administration is monitored by the central office at Kolhapur under the executive authority of the Secretary.

The institution is operating 23 colleges affiliated to the Universities of Mumbai,Pune, Shivaji, and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada. Shri swami Vivekananda Shikshan Sanstha works with a motto “Spread of Education for Dnyan, Viddnyan and Susanskar”,which are the supreme values for ever.
Shri. Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur
Managing Council

Hon. Chandrakant (Dada) Bacchu Patil

Hon. Raghunath Manohar Shete
Hon.Raghunath Manohar Shete
Hon. Sampatrao Ramchandra Jedhe

Hon. Principa, Abhaykumar Govindrao Salunkhe

Hon. Dr. Pundlik Namdeo Kalbhor
Hon. Principal, Dr. Shubhangi Muralidhar Gawade
Hon. Principal, Pundlik Shamrao Chavan
Joint-Secretary (Administration)
Hon. Principa, Dr. Rajendra Shejval
Joint-Secretary (Finance)
Hon. Ravindra Ramchandra Chavan
Hon. Avinash Dinkar Patil
Hon. Sampat Bandu More
Hon. Sadashiv Krishna Kumbhar
Hon. Principal, Dr. Yuvraj Ambadas Bhosale
Hon. Sitaram Maharu Gawali
Hon. Shriram Sharadchandra Salunkhe
Hon. Avinash Namdev Kadam
Hon. Krishna Ganpati Bisale