International Summer School For Jain Studies ( ISSJS ) 2009 Is Bigger, Better & Truly International

Posted: 08.04.2009
Updated on: 02.07.2015

International Summer School For Jain Studies (ISSJS) 2009 Is Bigger, Better & Truly International

With its main aim to start and create an interest in the academic study and research in the history, culture and philosophy of Jainism and Jain community, ISSJS was started in 2005. Since then, it has strived to bring students (undergraduates and Post Graduates) and full time professors and researchers from many universities and colleges around the world to India to give them intensive class room teaching and to show case the Jain community, its rich culture and living traditions to these scholars.

Since 2005, more than 82 such Scholars have come to India and benefitted by this program. This year the ISSJS program has expanded with the offering of three stand alone programs. The first one is a One month Long ISSJS at Mahidol; University, In Bangkok, Thailand with 17 Buddhist Scholars from several universities participating there. This program will start on 23rd April 2009 at Mahidol University. ISSJS is taking several noted Jain Professors and Scholars from universities in India to Thailand, to teach these Buddhist scholars and create an environment and a forum for systematic study and research in Jainism and thus a dialogue between the two great religions of the world.

This event is a historic one and was made possible by the vision of Several Buddhist Scholars in Thailand who came to ISSJS in the past few years, by Shri Pramod Jain, Chairman, ISSJS Academic and Governing Council in Thailand and the Jain community in Bangkok. The second stand-alone ISSJS program is a One Month Long program in India starting on May 23rd, 2009 in New Delhi. In this program, 13 scholars are participating from several universities in USA and Canada. The third program is a Two month long ISSJS starting on June 1st, in New Delhi. In this program, 12 scholars from some famous universities in USA, Canada, U.K, Belgium, Switzerland and Thailand will be traveling to India. This entire program is conducted and coordinated by Dr. Shugan Jain, Director ISJS, India and his team and by ISJS, USA in cooperation with and support of many Jain Institutions in India, USA, U.K and Thailand.

Read further details in the attachment (pdf) and or Contact; Dr. Sulekh C. Jain, Houston, Texas, USA at scjain@earthlink.net

 

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