22.12.2017 ►IOJ ►New Chair Established for Jain Studies

Posted: 23.12.2017

Institute Of Jainology

Time to Celebrate the Establishment of an Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies

On December 21st, 2017, with a donation of US$ eight hundred thousand by a few philanthropist Jains in Los Angeles and Jain Center of Southern California in Los Angeles established the Bhagwan Mallinath Endowed Professorship in Jain Studies at Loyola Marymount University (one of the elite universities in the US) in Los Angeles, California.

Year 2017 has witnessed an escalation in the promotion of Jain studies in universities and colleges in North America with the establishment of three Chairs and Professorships Jain Studies. These are:

  1. University of California at Davis, Mohini Jain  Presidential Chair in Jain Studies with a donation of $1.5 million.

  2. University of California at Riverside, Shrimad Rajchandra Chair in Jain Studies with a donation of $1.00 Million.

  3. Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Bhagwan Mallinath endowed Professorship  in Jain Studies with a donation of $800K

In 2016, Jain community had established the following in Jain studies

  1. University of California at Irvine, Bhagwan Parshawanth Presidential  Chair with a donation of $1.5 million
  2. University of North Texas, Dallas, Bhagwan Adinath Professorship with a donation of $500K
  3. Rice University Houston, Texas. Bhagwan Mahavir Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies with a yearly donation of $40K


The attached list shows all current centres of Jain Studies internationally. List of Jain Study Centers


Samani Chaitanya Pragya Ji from Ladnun, Rajasthan wrote;

 “ I congratulate for all these long-term results and hope that it will continue till we establish all the 24 chairs or professorships in the name of all the 24 Tirthankars”.

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