International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) announces free IWSJS.2020 Online Winter Program on Jain Philosophy & Way of life for overseas participants only. Due to COVID-19 and international travel restrictions, this program will be online. Limited seats available, enroll now at

Target Participants: Undergraduate students, Graduate students, PhD candidates, Professors, and Faculty members of universities abroad, and Jain professionals who wish to have experiential immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.

Place & Time: Online & 07:30 – 10:30 PM (EDT) / 04:30 – 07:30 PM (PDT)

Duration: December 28, 2020 - January 07, 2021.

This online program includes lectures by subject experts/scholars; interaction with Jain saints and householder family; view online Pujas; Group discussions. Besides these, participants will have an opportunity to visit Jain pilgrim places and saints in India for 2-3 days during summer 2021 with its summer school participants. Only travel ‘to and from their home-India-home’ will be borne by participants.

Limited seats only reserve your seats before November 30, 2020. Visit for more details.


International School for Jain Studies, offering an excellent opportunity for overseas university students, faculty members, researchers as well as high school teachers to visit India and learn about Jain philosophy & way of life and the doctrine of Ahimsa (nonviolence). The following programs are available for 2021 summer:
Special Financial assistance is also available only for the 5W program. Please visit to apply online.


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 experiences as well as some information or research you have concerning Jain business leaders between 1800-1960 AD.

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


Navalveerayatan, a unique center for learning at Tiwai Hills, Rajgurunagar, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra.

The serenity of Navalveerayatan on the Tiwai Hills, overlooking the Chaskaman Dam and surrounded by the Sahyadri Hills is an ideal retreat to conduct value - education training programs, and also corporate off-sites, including experiential learning programs.

Located about 60 kms from Pune and spread over 25 acres of land, Navalveerayatan offers a multi-media equipped training center, cultural and meditation halls, residential blocks with dining facilities and a library.

What makes the center unique is that in addition to the premises being available to conduct day-long or overnight programs, Navalveerayatan offers add-on customized lectures/courses in specific areas including leadership development, environment and ecology, communication and soft skills, health and well-being and ‘astachal’. Recreational support like stargazing, nature trails, an evening of classical Indian music, visit the nearby village, temple tours in the area are also available on request to make the stay enjoyable and wholesome.

The Navalveerayatan is a part of the Amar Prerana Trust in memory of Late Shri Navalmal Firodia, to impart academic, spiritual and cultural education to participants of all faiths. Navalveerayatan is a sister organization of ISJS. ISJS utilizes this center for its Summer programs, seminars and other academic activities.


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.


Bhaktamar North America Team in association with ISJS, started the series for kids and youths, primarily from USA, on May 16 and completed on September 12, 2020. Seventy-seven kids/youths participated in the program. These participants regularly recited 48 shlokas of Bhaktamar Stotra, learned the meaning, purpose and scope of each shloka and its significance. 90 minutes session on each Saturday and Sunday was conducted in North America. The sessions were completed with the written homework of each student. Few creative students completed their assignments with drawings and paintings of yantras.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

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