'Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur' is one of the few renowned and leading educational institutions in Maharashtra (India). Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe started toying with his dream- project of founding an educational institute which he did in 1954. He made the resolution of founding 'Shri Swami Shikshan Sanstha' in a small temple of Lord Muralidhar (Lord Krishna) Situated on the confluence of holy rivers the krishna and the Koyana. He selected equally holy place to begin the sacred mission which, later on, become a life-time work for Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe.
Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe alias Govindrao Dnyanojirao Salunkhe, the great visionary educationlist founded Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur in 1954 which is catering to the education needs of students belonging to 11 districts of the State of Maharashtra. Presently, it is functioning through its 330 educational and cultural centers which include 170 high schools, 8 training colleges, 18 arts, commerce and science colleges, 66 junior colleges, 3 B.Ed colleges, one law college, multipurpose high schools, 19 hostels, and one asharamashala (residential school). Most of these education centers are situated in the rural, backward, hilly, drought-hit and remote parts of the state of Maharashtra. Nearly, more than two lakhs of students are receiving their lessons in the Sanstha’s different centres. All these centres of the Sanstha are manned with well-qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty, administrative and menial staff.