STATUS OF DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF ISJS

International School for Jain Studies ‘ISJS’, a leading institution for academic studies of Jainism, was setup in 2005. Its mission is to introduce academic studies of Jainism in the universities globally. So far 547 participants from 141 universities of 22 countries and 119 school teachers from 105 schools primarily from USA have attended ISJS Summer Programs. A large number of its alumni are pursing further studies with emphasis on Jainism.

Our recent survey of ISJS alumni showed the following results:

Alumni are requested to update their activities with us at their earliest at admission@isjs.in.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR JAIN SCHOLARS IN INDIA (foreign scholars are welcome but travel to India and back is on their own account)

  1. NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ESSENCE OF SAMAYASĀRA: Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India & International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) are honoured to organize a Seven days ICPR workshop on Essence of Samayasāra at Shri Atma Vallabh Jain Smarak Shikshan Nidhi, Alipur, Delhi from June 4th to 10th, 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Jain concept of Soul depicted in Samayasāra of Ācārya Kundakunda by leading academicians in English/Hindi medium and interact with them during the classes and afterwards. Interested scholars are requested to send their application along with CV (highlighting academic credentials with research interest and area of specialization) and Master’s/Doctorate certificates through email to admission@isjs.in and seminar.icpr@gmail.com latest by 20th May, 2019.Click here for notification and application form.
  2. NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ŚRAMAṆA TRADITION: International School for Jain Studies (ISJS), New Delhi in association with The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Pune is organizing two days National Seminar on ŚRAMAṆA TRADITION (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO JAINISM) PRIOR TO 650 BC on 5th & 6th October, 2019 at Naval Veerayatan, Pune. ISJS and BORI invite scholarly abstracts and papers for this seminar. Click here for the brochure.
  3. Prof. Chritopher Key Chapple coming to ISJS: ISJS had been blessed since its inception to have Prof. Chapple as its guide to promote academic studies of Jainism globally. Prof. Chapple is the Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University, USA. Prof. Chapple is coming to ISJS as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, 2019-2020 for undertaking research on Jain Yogas with special emphasis on Yogabindu of Haribhadra. He will be available with us from August-December, 2019.
  4. ISJS-Transactions (Online Research Journal): The first issue of this year (Jan-Mar, 2019) is available for readers Click here for the issue. ISJS invites the original and unpublished articles/research papers for the journal. Articles/research papers may send through email along with credentials and area of specialization to us. You can also send us your suggestions for improving the Journal. Earlier editions are available at: https://www.isjs.in/isjs-transactions.

  5. For more details, you can write to us at: issjs.india@gmail.com or dr.snpandey1981@gmail.com.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR JAIN SCHOLARS FROM OVERSEAS

  1. Teacher Exchange Program: As part of its continuing program to impart training to high school teachers, in the use of nonviolence in schools, the International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) started Teaching for Peace Exchange / Sabbatical program in 2018. Now ISJS is looking for two teachers who have already attended one of our 3 weeks Teaching for Peace program during the last seven years or are likely/planning to attend the same in 2019 summer. Click here for details.
  2. Bhagwan Mahavir Fellowship on Prakrit Language for 1 year in India: ISJS in partnership with LMU and AIIS, seeks to train a cohort of North America Jain scholars to be well versed in Prakrit, the language of the Jain Agamas. Click here for details.
  3. ISJS-Transactions Online Research Journal): The first issue of this year (Jan-Mar, 2019) is available for readers Click here for the issue. ISJS invites the original and unpublished articles/research papers for the journal. Articles/research papers may send through email along with credentials and area of specialization to us. You can also send us your suggestions for improving the Journal. Earlier editions are available at: https://www.isjs.in/isjs-transactions.

    For more details you can write to us at: issjs.india@gmail.com or dr.snpandey1981@gmail.com.

New Publications

  1. New Edition of Gandhi & Jainism by Dr. Shugan C Jain: After successful distribution of first edition, the second edition of Gandhi & Jainism book is now available for readers. To get this book Click here or contact us at +91-11-4103 33787.
  2. New Website of ISJS: ISJS launched its new website. The new website is more user friendly, mobile compatible and more informative. To visit the new website Click here.
  3. ISJS-Transactions Online Research Journal): The first issue of this year (Jan-Mar, 2019) is available for readers Click here for the issue. ISJS invites the original and unpublished articles/research papers for the journal. Articles/research papers may send through email along with credentials and area of specialization to us. You can also send us your suggestions for improving the Journal. Earlier editions are available at: https://www.isjs.in/isjs-transactions.

    For more details you can write to us at: issjs.india@gmail.com or dr.snpandey1981@gmail.com.

ACTIVITIES BY OTHERS

  1. Summer School on Prakrit Language & Literature: Bhogilal Leherchand Institute of Indology, Delhi is organizing 31st All India Shri Atma Vallabh Summer School on Prakrit Language and Literature of One month’s (four weeks) duration from 19th May to 16th June, 2019. Click here for more details.
  2. Interview of Dr. Pankaj Jain for the documentary on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, USA was interviewed by Mr. Morgan Freeman in continuation of 3rd series of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. This episode was telecasted on 9th April, 2019. Click here to view the episode.
  3. The Art of Non-violence in a Violent World: Dr. Pankaj Jain was interviewed focusing on Jainism and Nonviolence. Click here for more details.

Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana

E-mail: isjs.india@gmail.com ; Website: www.isjs.in

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