Bajaj Lab

The Bajaj Rural Development Lab is a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. Our goal: to end poverty in the villages surrounding Mahatma Gandhi’s last ashram in Wardha, India.

The Bajaj Lab brings students and researchers to India to contribute to the Bajaj Foundation’s innovations in water management, alternative energy, women’s empowerment, sustainable agriculture, and village industries.

We believe everyone benefits from breaking down the walls between the university and the village.

Our goal is to empower the villagers of Wardha to improve their lives and to learn from them so that their stories can inspire others.

I helped create the Bajaj Lab after living at Gandhi’s ashram and working with the Bajaj Foundation as part of the Social Change Semester. I am grateful for all that I have learned from the people of Wardha, and for the opportunity to work with the Bajaj Foundation to create a model of rural development for India and the world.

To learn more or to get involved, please visit our website.