Rayat institute of research & development (RIRD) Satara, affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur is a standalone research institute of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. At present institute has recognition in of 25 subjects for M.Phil & Ph.D courses. The institute has separate equipped common facility centre, separate research laboratories, and enriched library. The library is enriched with reference books and research journals use full for the research scholars. In this Institute 27 Professors, Research guides, technical and non- technical staff are efficiently working. M.Phil and Ph.D. Students are conducting research.
Rayat institute of research & development also contribute in social development, RIRD hold the affiliation of number of subjects like Education, Physics , Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Statistics, Mathematics, Marathi, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Economics, Commerce, Management, Electronics, Library Information Science, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Law.