Following Jain studies education programs are offered by ISJS in 2018 winter and 2019 summer:
  1. ISSJS.2018-Winter Program (December 28, 2018 – January 07, 2019): This ten day program is design for undergraduate, graduate, PhD candidates, professors, faculty members, high school teachers and professionals who wish to have experiential Immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.
  2. ISSJS.2019-4W (June 10 – July 08, 2019): This four week program is designed to cater to the needs of third and fourth year undergraduate, graduate, degree holders, PhD Candidates, Professors and faculty in Religion, Philosophy, South Asian Studies and Anthropology and other related subjects (history, art, music, public health, bio-ethics, education, management etc.) who desire to learn about Jainism as a part of their higher education.
  3. ISSJS.2019-6W (June 12 – July 21, 2019): This six week advanced program is designed for serious and motivated Graduate and PhD students, Post Doctoral scholars and full time teaching cum research faculty involved in religion, South Asian religions or studies and languages, anthropology, theology and allied subjects.
  4. ISSJS.2019-3W Prakrit Program (July 6 – 27, 2019): This three week new program design for serious scholars of Jainism, Buddhism and History of South Asian Religion with aim to make the participants understand Prakrit language and literature.
  5. ISSJS.2019-Teaching for Peace (July 7 – 28, 2019): This program is designed for teachers & educators who wish to integrate practical nonviolence into their lives, classrooms and schools.

Financial assistance is also available only for 2018-Winter Program and 2019-6W program. For 2019 programs enroll before December 15, 2018 and get 5% early bird discount on program fee. Please visit to apply online.

Kindly promote these programs and enhance interest in academic studies of Jainism globally. ISJS look forward for your continuous support.


ISJS is in the initial stage of planning to set-up office in Ahmedabad. In this regard Dr. Malay Patel & Mrs. Khyati Patel visited ISJS office and meet its management followed by a visit of Chairman of ISJS to Ahmedabad.

Dr. Malay Patel and Mrs. Khyati Patel with ISJS Management


ISJS has undertaken a series of about 20 projects on Jain Population and Sociological Studies in different parts of India. Of these six projects at Hauz Khas tehsil (South Delhi), New Delhi district, Belgaum district of Karanataka, Pune, Solapur and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra have already been completed, and the data of Indore and Jabalpur are been processed. Data collection work is on in the following districts: Sagar, Bhopal, Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Surat. The completed reports for completed district/tehsil in the form of e-books are available on the link given below:
In this continuation ISJS also initiated an ONLINE SUVRVEY FORM (A SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF JAIN COMMUNITY IN INDIA) with request to all Jains to fill this form and circulate among relatives and friends. Here is the link: please forward this link to your Jain friends and families.


Scholars are encouraged to contribute their unpublished articles/research papers for ISJS-Transactions. Experts and scholars on Jain Studies and Indic religions are also encouraged to register themselves as reviewers of articles for the publication. In case you are interested, you can send your credentials and area of specialization to us. You can also send us your suggestion for improving the Journal. You can read earlier editions of ISJS-Transactions at

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International Symposium on the theme of “Jainism: Past, Present, & Future” on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Vidyavihar, Mumbai organised by K. J. Somaiya Centre for Studies in Jainism in collaboration with ‘Prabuddh Jeevan’ Shree Mumbai Jain Yuvak Sangh. Click here for details.


Determinism in Shramanic Traditions. Edited by Shrinetra Pandey and Sanjali Jain. As the publication of books on important topics of Indic studies in general and Jain studies in particular is one of the main features of ISJS, ISJS is going to publish a book on Determinism in Shramanic Traditions. This book is basically a record of selected transactions in the seminar on Determinism in Shramanic Traditions: Their Moral and Ethical Effects organised by ISJS and Mangalayatan University on January 11 & 12, 2018 at Mangalayatan University, Aligarh.


Muni Traun Sagar Maharaj

Death of Jain Muni Tarun Sagar: Muni Tarun Sagarji, who had a massive following in Jain community, died on September 1, 2018. He was suffering from jaundice and admitted to a hospital for some days but his health failed to improve. Then he was brought to Radhapuri temple, Delhi where he opted for Santhārā, the Jain ritual of fast unto death. In the pious memory of Muni Tarun Sagarji Maharaj, a special envelop was released by the Postal Department, division-Varanasi at Head Post Office, Vishweshwarganj on September 26, 2018. Envelop was released by Shri Pranav Kumar, Post-master General, Varanasi.

Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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