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In pictures: Villagers' Barefoot College
Drop-outs, wash-outs

The college gives simple school lessons in reading, writing and accounting to adults and children. But it "works really to impart skills people need in their everyday lives," its founder, university graduate Bunker Roy told the BBC News website.

Much of the teaching, by people from the local villages, takes place in night schools because students, including children, are too busy in the day.

The most sought after students are "drop-outs, cop-outs and wash-outs," says Mr Roy.

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