10.02.2017 ►ISSJS ►Admission for 2017 Summer in India

Posted: 10.02.2017


International School for Jain Studies, ISJS

Dear Friends,

Jai Jinendra!

I am writing to you  about a unique opportunity to Study Nonviolence in India.
International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) is currently accepting applications for three, four and  six week study programs in India. Last date to apply is March 15th, 2017.

Jain Dharma/Religion originated in India several thousand years ago. An elder cousin of Buddhism, Jain dharma teaches a lifestyle rooted in the practice of unconditional nonviolence. Its teachings inspired and influenced Mahatma Gandhi. Jainism is the sixth (6th) largest religion in the world.

Students and scholars will learn about Jain traditions from learned lay scholars as well as practicing monks and nuns in India.

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, full time faculty and High  School Teachers with an interest in the Jaina Studies and Ahimsa (nonviolence), the three, four  and six week long, stand alone and separate intensive courses in International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) 2017 will entail morning lectures, afternoon field trips, visits to some schools, time in a few ancient cities and meetings with Jain professionals, monks and  nuns.

For the last 12 years, every summer, ISSJS have been offered regularly in India. The number of participants has seen a steady increase every year. Nearly 84 scholars participated in ISSJS-2016 programs  and more than 700 students and scholars from many universities  and High Schools  have participated in ISSJS programs  so far. We are excited to be offering ISSJS-2017 in its 13th annual year!

ISSJS is unique in that;

  • It is an experiential and India based program and makes India a classroom for the study of ahimsa /nonviolence, Jain, history, culture and philosophy.
  • It is highly subsidized financially and in some cases offers attractive financial assistance also.
  1. ISSJS.2017-TFP  July 8th–22nd, 2017;             Fee; $600  for school teachers
  2. ISSJS.2017-4W  June 11th–July 8th, 2017;    Fee; $650  for undergrad and grad. students
  3. ISSJS.2017-6W  June 11th–July 22th, 2017;     Fee; $750  for grad. students, PhD students, Post Docs and full time faculty***

*** Full-refund of program fee upon successful completion of 6 Week program only. 

  • All program fees include boarding, lodging, course fee and program related travels in India.
  • Attractive Financial support available for ISSJS.2017-6W participants only.
  • Visa, airfare and insurance related costs are not included.

ISSJS.2017-TFP Flyer         ISSJS.2017-4W Flyer           ISSJS.2017-6W Flyer





For Program Details & Application, Visit our website www.isjs.in

Questions? Contact:





ISJS- Head Office
Dr. Shugan Jain, Chairman- shuganjain1941(at)gmail.com
Admission office: Mr. Sushil Jana - admission(at)isjs.in / issjs_india(at)yahoo.co.in


USA Program Coordinator
Ms. Mayuri Bhandari - mbhandar(at)lion.lmu.edu
Loyola Marymount University - Yoga Studies



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