Association & Office

The office of alumni affairs maintains contacts with ISSJS alumni to promote Jainism related scholarship. It promotes exchange of ideas and information among the alumni and Jain scholars, and attempts to facilitate academic and scholarly activities. It also announces activities and achievements of the alumni within the ISSJS community.

Interested alumni and other Jain scholars are encourage to write Dr. Malaiya at A discussion board for the alumni is available at

Prof. Malaiya Prof. Yashwant K. Malaiya, Ph.D. - Yashwant K. Malaiya is a professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University. He has extensive published in the fields of VLSI fault modeling and testing, Software Reliability and Security Vulnerabilities. He served as the General Chair for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEEE). Symposium. on Software Reliability Engineering, Denver, 2003, IEEE Asian Test Symp., Shanghai, 1999, Int. Conf. on VLSI Design, Bombay, India, 1993, IEEE Int. Symposium on Microarchitecture, Albuquerque, 1991 etc. He edited "Software Reliability Models, Theoretical Developments, Evaluation and Applications" and "Bridging Faults and IDDQ Testing" published by IEEE Computer Society. In his own right he is a Jain scholar. He also maintains a web site of his own on Jain philosophy and literature. He has published several articles on Jain history, and has been a speaker at several JAINA conventions in USA. Dr Malaiya is the coordinator for office of Alumni Affairs for ISSJS.

Prof.Vasta kumar
Prof.Vasta Kumar N. S Vatsa Kumar. - A Mechanical Engineer, with over 40 years of experience in Engineering as a Design Engineer. An astute problem solver, carefully analyzes issues, perceives a clear vision, communicates with people at all levels, and sets a path to effectively execute plans on hand successfully. On the board of Matagorda County United Way, Education board of Sri Meenakshi Temple Society, Board member on Asia Society Texas center, Executive Director of Samskriti- Society for Indian Performing Arts, Secretary – Foundation for India Studies and member of several volunteer organizations in the greater Houston area. Founder member of Houston Kannada Vrinda established in 1983. Served as Secretary for 14 years and as President for 6 years.