About ISJS, Management & People

International School for Jain Studies ‘ISJS’, is 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 705 participants from 141 universities of 22 countries primarily from USA; 119 school teachers from 105 schools of USA have attended these programs. ISJS also conducts seminars, undertakes funded research projects, and publishes papers and books on various aspects of Jainism and its application and relevance in today’s society. ISJS is associated with a number of universities and research organizations and leading scholars of Jainism globally.

The main objective of ISJS is to support a comprehensive, scholarly and experimental introduction of Jain academic studies in the universities around the world in general and North America in particular. Therefore, ISJS implements their programs by a process of careful screening of potential participants and faculty, well research curriculum, engaging participants in intensive academic studies, living in Jain hostels, enjoy Jain food, providing interactions with Jain laity and monks, observe and participate in rituals and pilgrimage to make it a lived Jain experience.

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