In continuation of establishing new Jain chairs in different universities of USA, now its turn to California State University in Long Beach, (CSULB)

With a pledge and support of one million dollars by Mrs. Raksha and Mr. Harshad Shah, and Drs. Meera and Jasvant Modi in Los Angeles, the Bhagwan Sudvidhinath Endowed Chair in Jain Studies is being established at CSULB. CSULB has also agreed to offer Jain Studies by appointing a Lecturer or an adjunct faculty till the Chair position is filled.

The Bhagwan Sudvidhinath Endowed Chair will teach and develop new and existing undergraduate level courses in Jain Studies which promotes the study, traditions and research of the Jain religion. The Chair will foster the future of the Jain Religion at CSULB and establish a unique lens through which to view some of the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.

To celebrate the signing of the commitment to establish The Bhagwan Suvidhinath Endowed Chair a virtual celebration will be held on August 27, 2020 at 04:00 PM (PST), 06:00 PM (CST) or 07:00 PM (EST) and August 28, 2020 at 04:30 AM (IST).

To join the celebration there is no need to pre-register, just click on: ; Meeting ID: 935 9296 5958

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International School for Jain Studies (ISJS), executed a series of population-related studies (2017-2019) to find out the population dynamics of the Jain community which has been showing some trends regarding population growth rate, fertility rate, sex and child sex ratios etc. In this series, the first survey was done in Hauz Khas tehsil of South Delhi district and the second one was conducted in New Delhi district in 2017-2018 primarily for determining the level at which the Jain population was under-enumerated in Census 2011. Encouraged by the findings that in the two areas, the Jain population was under-enumerated by a range of 60 to 90%, ISJS continued the field survey primarily for the Sociological Study of Jain Community in those states where the majority of Jains live. The states selected were Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

The detailed national report along with state reports is now available for the readers.
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International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) invites you to learn and experience Jain principles of non-violence and self-restraint to adjust your lifestyle post COVID-19 during your winter holidays.

This program is an abridged version of the summer program by ISJS. Since 2018, more than 40 participants from India, USA, Italy, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Czech Republic, China and Singapore have attended this 11-day winter program. Below are the brief details of the program:

Target Participants: Undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD candidates, professors, and faculty members of universities abroad and India, High school teachers and Jain professionals who wish to have experiential immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.

Place: Pune (Maharashtra) & Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India.

Duration: December 28, 2020 - January 07, 2021. The program includes two days’ visit to famous Jain temples, monks, and institutions.

Fee: INR 3200

Final details about the program and schedule will be made available by November 30, 2020 depending on travel restrictions in India and abroad.

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Through following programs, ISJS offers an excellent proposal for overseas university students, staff and researchers as well as High school teachers to visit India in summer 2021 and learn the doctrine of Ahimsa (nonviolence) and Jainism to enhance the overall wellness and knowledge:

ISSJS.2021-3W (14 June - 04 July, 2021): This three-week program is designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate, graduate, degree holders, PhD candidates, professors and faculties in Religion, Philosophy, South Asian Studies, 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. Click here for poster.

ISSJS.2021-5W (14 June - 18 July, 2021): This five-week advanced program is designed for serious and motivated Graduate, PhD students, Post-Doctoral scholars and full time teaching cum research faculties involved in religion, South Asian Studies and Languages, Anthropology, Theology and allied subjects. Click here for poster.

ISSJS.2021-Teaching for Peace (05 July - 25 July, 2021): This program is designed for teachers & educators who wish to integrate practical nonviolence into their lives, classrooms and schools. Click here for poster.

Financial assistance is also available only for the 5W program. Please visit to apply online.

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


Center for Religion and Spirituality of Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USA is going to conduct an online course on Yogabindu (a 6th century text on spiritual practice written by Acharya Haribhadra) for 15 months and the course is divided into 5 terms. Each term will be for 10 weeks. The Course beings on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM in Los Angeles, which is 09:00 PM in India.

Prof. Christopher Key Chapple is the instructor for this course. Prof. Chapple is a Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is one of the key faculties of ISJS since its inception. Prof. Chapple and LMU are closely associated with the academic activities of ISJS. We are trying to organize some special arrangements for ISJS associates.

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ISJS is conducting research on Jain business ethics. In this regard, we solicit the views & experiences of our readers on “Jain principle/s or way of life elements that are instrumental in the success of Jains in business activities they undertake. Please share your experience.”

Your contribution will significantly improve the result of our research. Your views and experiences will be duly referred in the research publication.

Please send your responses to Dr. Shugan C. Jain, President of ISJS at


ISJS invites research papers on various aspects of Jainology, i.e. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science, relevance today and many more for publication in our issues starting October-December 2020 issue. All research papers can be sent to us on or

Earlier issues of the journal are available at

To publish a paper in our journal, we need the following things:
  1. The paper should be original and unpublished,
  2. An abstract of 250-350 words,
  3. In the paper, research should be discussed in detail,
  4. Bibliography of the cited sources,
  5. Proper referencing, for example:
    • If we cite something from a secondary (general) book, we need to provide: Name of the Author, Name of the Book, Publisher, Place of Publication, Year of Publication, Page no/s.
    • If we cite something from a primary source like Agamas or any other ancient book like Tattvarthasutra, Samayasara etc., we need to provide: Name of the text, Name/number of the chapter, Verse no/title of the subject.
  6. The paper should be started with some problem/s; aims and objectives should be clear, dealt with literature review, and end with solutions.


Mr. Krishan Kalra, Trustee of The Climate Project Foundation India, a close associate of ISJS and a noted Business Management scholar has prepared a well-researched report on Climate Change. An Engineer by training, Krishan Kalra worked in the Corporate World for 38 years, followed by 7 years as Additional Secretary General of FICCI and another 3 as Secretary General of the PHD chamber. He is the Past President of All India Management Association.

Click here for the detailed report.
Click here to download the PowerPoint slides.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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