Sponsors India

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR JAIN STUDIES
A not-for-profit organization under section 80G of Income Tax Rules, India
D-28, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi - 110 017, INDIA

Tel: +91 -11- 4079 3387, email: issjs_india@yahoo.co.in

The trust is primarily established with the objective of promoting study of Jain philosophy, history, culture, society and literature around the world. It undertakes lectures and educational programs for scholars and public at large who are interested to study the philosophy of nonviolence and universal brotherhood along with vegetarianism. It also facilitates study of Prakrit and Sanskrit languages as most of the original literature and record of Jain philosophy was written in these languages. The trust provides its services to everyone who is interested without any reference to class or section of the society.

The trust also serves as a platform for promoting social and religious harmony in different sections of the society. Time-to-time trust also undertakes programs and projects to promote social equilibrium. The activities taken up so far by trust either as its own projects or through joining hands with other established organizations in India and elsewhere in the world.

The trust has until now conducted the 14 International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) since 2005. So far 646 participants from different countries and universities / schools have participated.

The main objective of ISSJS is to support a comprehensive, scholarly and experimental introduction of Jain academic studies in the universities around the world and North America in particular. ISSJS implements the program by a process of careful screening of potential participants, for intensive academic studies, social, ritual, pilgrimage, monks interaction to make a Jain live experience. On return from India ISSJS supports these scholars to carry out further research.

Present Trustees:
Dr Shugan C Jain  
Dr. Shugan Chand Jain, New Delhi, India
Retired IT and management consultant. Lived and traveled extensively in USA, Western Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and India. After having degrees in engineering from Delhi and New York Universities, got MA and PHD degrees in Jainology and comparative religions with certification in Prakrat language. Dedicated to the study, teaching of Jain philosophy, history, culture and way of life since 2002. Founder, director ISJS India.
   
Mrs. Uma Jain  
Mrs. Uma Jain, New Delhi, India
MA (Pol Science). Past president of International Women's group Holland, Jain Mahila Milan, Green Park, Ladies Association Panchsheel Enclave, Now dedicated to support her husband in teaching Jain philosophy and taking up social causes like girl education, orphanages etc.
   
Mr. Rajiv Jain  
Mr. Rajiv Jain, New Delhi, India
He is Managing Director of Ranee Polymers who had been proving funding since the inception of the school every year.
   
Mr. Sanjay Jain  
Mr. Sanjay Jain, New Delhi, India
He is an alumni of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta.
   
Shri Vimal Jain  
Gp. Capt (Retd.) Vimal Jain, New Delhi, India
Retired from Indian Air Force.
   
Prof. Viney Jain  
Prof. Viney Jain, Gurgaon, India
Studied Biophysics in India and Germany. Served as faculty member in several academic and research institutes in India, Germany and USA. Research interests: Radiation Biology, Bio-energetic & Oncology. Developed 2-deoxy-glucose, a glucose analog as a differential radio-modifier to improve radiotherapy of cancer. Presently interested in science and spirituality dialog for wellness, in particular research in meditation, forgiveness, non-violence and peaceful co-existence. Presently, Prof. Viney Jain is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Yoga & Science of Living, Jain Vishva Bharti Institute, Ladnun.
   
Prof. Prakash Jain  
Prof. Prakash Jain, New Delhi, India
Ph.D. in Sociology from the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Senior faculty member at the school of International studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His area of academic interest include Indian Society and Culture, Indian Diaspora, and Jain community. Dr. Jain's many publications include Indians in South Africa, Indian Diaspora in West Asia: A Reader and Jains in India and Abroad.