Due to increasing demands on ISJS services, it was decided to transfer ISJS as a fully working institution to Amar Prerana Trust (a member of Dr. Abhay Firodia Group) with effect from August 01, 2020. ISJS will work as a division of Amar Prerana Trust with other two big divisions being: Naval Veerayatan (a superb meditation cum training resort at a serene hilltop near Pune) and Firodia Institute of Philosophy, History and Culture (a state of art museum near Pune depicting various aspects of Jainism). Amar Prerana Trust is blessed with vast resources of Dr. Firodia family and their very keen interest in promoting Jain philosophy particularly. The group is involved in supporting The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), University of Pune and Deccan College (now University) in Pune in various research and education activities. With this development, ISJS looks forward to significantly enhance its scope of education and research activities.

The new office location/corresponding address of ISJS will be Firodia Hostel, 844, B.M.C.C. Road, Shivajinagar, Pune 411004 (Maharashtra). For any information about ISJS in Pune, Dr. Shrinetra Pandey, Joint Director can be contacted at, +91-8874000084 and Mr. Sushil Jana, Administrative Executive can be contacted at, +91-9911222593. They will operate out of Pune. However, Dr. Shugan Jain will work out from his old address in Delhi and can be contacted at, +91-9818139000.


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

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

*Refundable security deposit: US$ 100 or it's equivalents in Indian Rupees by cheque in favour of International School for Jain Studies.

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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Due to the persistent effort of ISJS over the last fifteen years, academic studies of Jainism had been booming in North American universities. As a result, some philanthropic Jains there became committed to promote the Jain studies with leading universities in the US and Canada and establish centers for Jain studies at their campuses. Over the past twelve years, this commitment has resulted in the establishment of academic centers and programs for Jain studies in at least 18 universities with many more in the pipeline. The last two months alone have seen the launch of several new programs. Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, USA has a list of universities where the new Jain studies centers/chairs are established. The list shows the spread of ISJS-alumnus in different universities. To see the list, Click here.


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.

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.

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 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.


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


The latest (April-June) issue is now available for readers Click here for the issue. This issue is devoted to the special theme of Jainism and COVID-19. The next issue (July-September) is in the process of editing and will also be dedicated to the same theme.

Now, 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.


The New York Times published an interview of Prof. Pankaj Jain under its column OPINION with the title “Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence”. Prof. Jain is an associate professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of North Texas, USA. Click here to read the interview. He is also an alumni of ISJS (2006). He is now shifting to Vijaybhoomi University, Sahayadari Hills near Mumbai (Maharashtra) effective from September 01, 2020 as Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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