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Level-I ISSJS.2019-4W

The level-I program builds on the prior knowledge of the students about Jainism or Indian religious systems in terms of scope, depth, and intensity. It aims at acquiring proficiency in Jain studies and prepares the participants to undertake Jain studies as a part of their research project/studies.

This four weeks intermediate level program is designed to cater to the needs of bright undergraduate (3rd and 4th year of their study program) and graduate students in philosophy, religion, South Asian studies and anthropology. You can earn three credit units from Mangalayatan University after successful completion of this program. 

Professors, faculty, PhD students in allied subjects (like history, art, music, public health, bio-ethics, education, management etc) who desire to learn about Jainism and then pursue it further as a part of their graduate studies can also attend this program.

Particular of the program

Dates Class size Places of stay Fees
June 10th to July 08th, 2019 20 Delhi, Aligarh, Jaipur US$ 700

For earning credit units, you have to pay an additional fee of US$25 to Mangalayatan University (for administration and mailing transcripts to your university). You need to make it clear in your application that you intend to receive the three credit units from Mangalayatan University for transfer to your university.Click Here for details

Terms of interest to participants
  • This program is available to students registered with any university as undergraduate or graduate student or faculty member/PhD students.
  • ISJS provides full lodging (twin shared air cooled rooms), boarding (Jain vegetarian wholesome food) and inland travel in India associated with the program.
  • All other costs including air travel to India and back, visa and medical insurance, stay in India prior to or after the program and all personal expenses including medical and toiletries are to be borne by the candidate himself/herself.
  • An acceptance fee (Non-Refundable) of US$200 payable in advance to ISJS India when an admission is offered to you and you accept to attend the program. This amount will be adjusted with your fee ($700) on your arrival in India i.e. you need to pay $500 (remaining balance).
  • ISJS does not provide any stipend or financial assistance to any participant of this program.
  • You have to pay an additional fee of US$25, if you wish to earn and carry three credit units from Mangalayatan – ISJS combine.
  • Candidates who withdraw from the program shall forfeit their initial deposit and pay an additional US$35 per day for the days attended by them in India.
  • Based on Statement of Purpose we will provide you a topic to prepare an essay / paper for Group Discussions. There will be Afternoon Sessions for group discussions/presentations.
  • Please apply on www.isjs.in for admission.

Level-II    ISSJS.2019-6W (Advanced Program)


This program aims at meeting specialized needs of serious and motivated bright scholars, faculty, alumni, and exceptionally bright graduates who have demonstrated keen interest in South Asian or religious studies. Post Doctoral scholars and full time teaching cum research faculty involved in religion, South Asian religions or studies and languages, anthropology, theology and allied subjects.

This program involves study of Jain holy texts as well as independent research also. Ideally the participant should have prior demonstrable exposure to Jain academic studies or South Asian studies.

Particular of the program *Refundable after successful completion of program.
Dates Class size Places of stay Fees
June 12th to July 21st, 2019 20 Delhi, Jaipur and Indore US$ 800*

For earning credit hours, you have to pay an additional fee of US$25 to Mangalayatan University (for administration and mailing transcripts to your university). You need to make it clear in your application that you intend to receive the three credit units from Mangalayatan University for transfer to your university.Click Here for details
Terms of interest to participants

  • ISJS provides full lodging (twin shared air cooled rooms), boarding (Jain vegetarian wholesome food) and inland travel in India associated with the program. In Delhi all rooms are air conditioned
  • All other costs including visa and medical insurance stay in India prior to or after the program and all personal expenses including medical and toiletries are to be borne by the candidate himself / herself.
  • An acceptance fee (Non-Refundable) of US$200 is payable in advance to ISJS India when an admission is offered to you and you accept to attend the program. This amount will be adjusted with your fee ($800) on your arrival in India i.e. you need to pay $600 (remaining balance). However MVI will refund your full tuition fee ($800) to you by check payable in USA after successful completion of the program.
  • Candidates who withdraw from the program ISSJS.2019-6W during the program forfeit their initial deposit of US$200 plus expenses incurred by ISJS @ US$40 per day for the duration of the program attended by him/her in India.
  • Based on Statement of Purpose we will provide you a topic to prepare an essay / paper for Group Discussions. There will be Afternoon Sessions for group discussions/presentations.
  • Besides paper for Group Discussion there will be an Independent Research only for 6W participants. We have scheduled a one week self research period for you to undertake research on a topic of your choice. It is a requirement before your study program is considered complete. Also we schedule a presentation by each one of you of your research to all the fellow scholars for discussions / exchange of views.
  • Please apply on www.isjs.in for admission.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO ISSJS.2019-6W PARTICIPANTS

  • Your program fee i.e US$ 800 shall be paid by MVI directly to you after successful completion of program.

PAYMENTS BY MAHAVIR VISION USA FOR ISSJS-2019.6W PARTICIPANTS
  • All payments shall be made by crossed check and sent to the participants address on successful completion of the program of studies by them.
  • No cash payment of any kind shall be made by ISJS in India to any scholar/student.

LEVEL-O      ISSJS.2019-Teaching for Peace (Specialized Program)


This program aims at imparting experiential knowledge to school teachers to learn the doctrine and practice of Ahimsa (non-violence) so that they can motivate and control the students attending their schools. This program was first offered in 2012 which was attended by 16 school teachers from USA and Spain and the same was greatly appreciated by them to provide new tools to curb violence, sex related problems and inculcate the habit to learn amongst students. The main emphasis will on Ahimsa, its definition and practice as forgiveness /tolerance/anger management/ discipline in education sector primarily.

This three weeks program was offered in 2012 to school teachers from schools (KG-12). It became a very popular program. ISJS is repeating the same program in 2019 with modifications as suggested by the participants in summer of 2018:

Particular of the program
Dates Class size Places of stay Fees
July 7th - 28th, 2019 20 Delhi, Jaipur, Jalgaon and Pune US$ 650


For earning credit hours, you have to pay an additional fee of US$25 to Mangalayatan University (for administration and mailing transcripts to your university). You need to make it clear in your application that you intend to receive the three credit units from Mangalayatan University for transfer to your university.Click Here for details
Terms of interest to participants

  • ISJS provides full lodging (twin shared air cooled or air conditioned rooms), boarding (Jain vegetarian wholesome food) and inland travel in India associated with the program.
  • All other costs including visa and medical insurance stay in India prior to or after the program and all personal expenses including medical and toiletries are to be borne by the candidate himself/herself.
  • An acceptance fee (Non-Refundable) of US$200 is payable in advance to ISJS India when an admission is offered to you and you accept to attend the program. This amount will be adjusted with your fee ($650) on your arrival in India i.e. you need to pay $450 (remaining balance).
  • The remaining fee i.e US$ 450 is payable to ISJS India in cash or traveler’s checks on your first day of joining the program.
  • Based on Statement of Purpose we will provide you a topic to prepare an essay / paper for Group Discussions. There will be Afternoon Sessions for group discussions/presentations.
  • Candidates who withdraw from the program shall forfeit their initial deposit as well as pay ISJS US$35 per day for days attended by them.
  • Please apply on www.isjs.in for admission.


Special programs i.e. ISSJS.2019-Teaching for Peace can also be organized in December 2019 or other times as well if the class size becomes 15 or more for each program.