top of page
Background_Orange 2.png

The Hindu: Certification doesn’t establish competence: Sanjit Roy

18 Mar 2023

As the Barefoot College completes 50 years, the founder looks back at his groundbreaking journey

“There is no urban solution to a rural problem,” says Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, 76, founder of the Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), popularly called the Barefoot College. Situated in Tilonia village of Ajmer, the college has completed 50 years this year.

In Delhi, to participate in the Tilonia Crafts Bazaar, a popular display of crafts and skills of rural artisans, Mr. Roy recounts his groundbreaking journey in an interview with The Hindu. “Things were very simple 50 years ago. There was no culture of surveys. You could see the problem when you reached the village.


bottom of page