Welcome to Centre of Jain Studies
Gateway to an Intellectual Destination...
Teerthanker Mahaveer University stands for humanism and is committed to the ideals of Lord Mahaveer - Right Philosophy, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct in all endeavors. The College for Jain Studies has been established to impart moral education, comparative studies of different philosophies, and comprehensive research in religious studies.
Though ancient, Jain philosophy is quite relevant to modern society and proposes solutions for many problems of the modern world. With an experience-based world-view of the universe as a reality, a rational theory of karma, a reverence for all life, the philosophy promotes a lifestyle that preserves our ecosystems. Practitioners of Jain philosophy respect different viewpoints and advance personal as well as global peace.
The core principles of Jain philosophy - Non-Violence, Non-Absolutism and Non-Possessiveness may prove to be the foundation for world peace. The students receive theoretical as well as practical knowledge of Jain philosophy, based on the principles of truth and non-violence.
The College offers BA, MA and Doctoral study programmes with special emphasis on Jain studies. After successfully completing the course, the students are eligible for government and non-government services. Also, the alumni can work independently as Vidhanacharya, Pritishthacharya, Jyotishacharya and Vastuvid.
Students in the Jain Studies concentration study Jain philosophy, ethics, and living streams of religious experience based on non-harming. Students will have the opportunity to explore Jain culture’s primary texts, doctrines, and their contemporary application. Research topics may include diaspora Jainism, sacred and commentarial literature, pilgrimage, ritual, material culture, monastic traditions, lived Jainism and cultural exchange, Jainism and ecology, and Jainism and the natural sciences. The Jain tradition will be studied in conversation with the other Dharma traditions (Hindu and Buddhist) in order to deepen understanding of their mutual illumination as well as the unique contributions of Jainism.