|Realizing the significance and urgency of empowerment of rural women in the context of overall development of rural people, Bharati Vidyapeeth has started various schools and colleges, exclusively for girls, particularly in rural areas. The institutions located in rural areas are provided with similar facilities and amenities as are available to those in urban areas.
Educational Institutions especially for women are as follows:
- College of Engineering for Women, Pune.
- Kanya Prashala Dhankwadi, Pune.
- Kanya Prashala, Erandavane, Pune.
- Matoshri Bayabai Shripatrao Kadam Kanya Mahavidyalaya Jr. & Sr., Kadegaon,Dist. Sangli.
- Kanya Prashala and Junior College, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli.
- Kanya Prashala and Junior College, Palus, Dist. Sangli.
- Industrial Training Institute, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli.
- Anganwadi Prashikshan Kendra, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli.
|Matoshri Bayabai Shripatrao Kadam Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, (Dist, Sangli)
Bharati Vidyapeeth has established this College, exclusively for girls. The catchment area of this College is the rural region surrounding Kadegaon, which is a small town. This College has its own beautiful building with modern amenities and infrastructural facilities, quite comparable to those which are available to the girl students in the urban areas. There is a hostel attached to the College. The girl students in this College are provided with educational concessions in various forms to enable them to take education.
|Bharati Vidyapeeth's Kanya Prashala & Junior College,Kadegaon, (Dist. Sangli) &
Bharati Vidyapeeth's Kanya Prashala & Junior College, Paius, (Dist. Sangli)
These two places, Kadegaon and Palus, are small taluka towns surrounded by villages. Since these are academically and infrastructure wise better schools in the region, a large number of girl's students from these villages enroll themselves in them. But for these educational institutions started by Bharati Vidyapeeth most of these girls students would have been deprived of educational opportunities. So the credit of social awakening among the women in these areas goes mostly to the educational endeavour, Bharati Vidyapeeth has been making.
|Industrial Training Institute, Kadegaon, (Dist. Sangli)
There are very limited job opportunities for girls in rural areas. Many
of them cannot afford to spend longer time in taking education because
of their poverty. So with a view to develop potential among the girls
students for self-employment, Bharati Vidyapeeth has started this
Industrial Training Institute, wherein annually more than 300 girl
students are given industrial training in 10 different trades.
This industrial training helps the girls to be self-employed and
financially self-dependent. The girls are given not only free
education, but also free lodging and boarding facilities at this
|Mahila Audyogik Sahakari Sanstha, Kadegaon
This cooperative unit exclusively for women was established in 1991
under the guidance of Mrs. Vijayamala Kadam. It is a part of Bharati
Vidyapeeth Family. The jurisdiction of this unit covers, Khanapur and
Kadegaon Talukas in Sangli district. Under the auspices of this unit,
women in rural areas are given training in tailoring. The trained
workers are given the jobs of stitching uniforms for employees of
Bharati Vidyapeeth and also for the students of Bharati Vidyapeeth. The
unit has its own building and the necessary equipments. Within a short
time, it has established its reputation.
|Working Women's Hostels
has constructed and manages three working women's hostels in Pune, one
in its Erandawane campus and two in its Dhankawadi campus. These
hostels provide accommodation to more than 350 working women.
Moreover, Bharati Vidyapeeth adopts every year a few girl students and
provides them with not only free education but also free lodging and
messing facilities to enable them to pursue their higher education
particularly professional education. A large number of girl students
have benefited by this scheme and many of them are now working as
medical practitioners, dentists, teachers, computer engineers etc.
|Women Directors on Central Cooperative Consumer Store
The Cooperative Consumer's Stores at Pune, Sangli and Kadegaon are
sister concerns of Bharati Vidyapeeth. A notable feature of this Store
is that, 90% of members of its Board of Directors are usually women.