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 faculty 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.

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 faculty involved in religion, South Asian Studies and languages, Anthropology, Theology and allied subjects.

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.

Financial assistance is also available only for 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.


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.

We are happy to announce that ISJS is organizing the 3rd Winter Program on Jain Studies. 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, 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, 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.

Few: INR 3200

APPLY NOW AT WWW.ISJS.IN       Click here for the poster.


Dr. Claire R. Maes who has been teaching Jainism and Sanskrit at University of Texas at Austin, Texas has accepted the position of Asst. Professor in Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies at California State University, Northridge’s (CSUN) Department of Religious Studies. She will be joining the CSUN faculty in Fall 2021.

Dr. Maes is one of the important alumni of ISJS who are engaged in teaching and research in Jainism. She attended the summer program of International School for Jain Studies in 2009. At that time she was doing MA from University of Ghent, Belgium.

The Jain community and CSUN have arranged an hour long Zoom Meet & Greet event on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 04:00 PM (PST), 06:00 PM (CST), 07:00 PM (EST) and 03:30 AM (IST).

Pre-Registration is compulsory to join this meeting, Click here for registration.


ISJS is conducting a 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, Chairman of ISJS at


ISJS is grateful to the readers of ISJS-Transactions for their feedbacks. Some of the comments are as follows:

We invite your comments and suggestions to further improve our online research journal. Please send your comments to the editor of the Journal at


The latest (April-June) issue is now available for readers Click here for the issue.

Due to the overwhelming responses from our contributors and readers; we have enough research papers on “Pandemic and Jainism” for our next issue (July-September) and we are very thankful to them.

Now, ISJS invites and welcomes the research papers on the various aspects of Jainology, i.e. philosophy, culture, religion, history, archaeology, art & architecture, science, and many more for 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.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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