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Jain Dharma is the least known/understood Religion. Even among academia, it was mostly mentioned as a footnote. As a Shravak, it’s our duty to help spread our Tirthankers` message where our Sadhu/Sadhvis cannot reach.

Jain Academic Education Committee (an integral part of JCSC) was established to promote Jain Dharma in academia. Jain Dharma Principles are pillars of modern democracy and Jain Way of life is most climate friendly and most nonviolent, preached by our Tirthankers for millennia.

Investing with Academic Institutions with emphasis on Jain Dharma will help ,Jain Religion to be recognized as a compassionate religion with worlds` other religions`. JAEC’s journey began with the first Chair, Shri Bhagwan Mahavira Chair for Jain Study at FIU, Miami Florida in 2010. Since then, our march has been unstoppable and now Jain Programs are at more than 30 Universities worldwide and these are helping us impart Shruta Jnana (Knowledge obtained through signs, symbols, words hearing from wise and reading scriptures).

JAEC also holds several conferences, and sponsors lectures in addition to publishing papers, and writing books.

Academic Institution Jain Program
International School of Jain Studies (ISJS) Summer and Winter education sessions for academicians from all over the world
FIU, Miami, Florida Shri Bhagwan Mahavira Chair for Jain Study
Cal Poly Pomona Shri Bhagwan Shantinath Endowed Ahimsa Center
UCI Shri Bhagwan Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain study
UCR Shrimad Rajchandra Jain Study Chair.
University of Wisconsin, Madison Shri  Bhagwan Anantnath Endowed Chair in Jain Study.
Ghent University, Belgium Acharya Mahapragya Jain Study Program
UCSB Shri  Bhagwan Vimalnath Jain Chair
CSULB Shri Bhagwan Suvidhinath Endowed Chair
UC Davis Mohini Jain Presidential Chair
Fresno State Jain/Hindu Chair
UCONN Shri Bhagwan Neminath Jain Study Program
CSUN Shri Bhagwan Ajitnath Endowed Professorship
University of Colorado, Denver Shri Bhagwan Suparshvanath Endowed Professorship
University of South Florida Shri  Bhagwan Padmaprabh Endowed Professorship
LMU Shri Bhagwan Mallinath Endowed Professorship
University of N. Texas, Denton Shri  Bhagwan Adinath Professorship
Cerritos Community College Shri Bhagwan Kunthunath Endowed Thought Leadership
University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign Shri Bhagwan Munisuvrat Swami Endowed Professorship
University of Pittsburgh Shri Bhagwan Vasupujya Swami Endowed Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Rutgers University Alka Dalal Endowed Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Emory University Shri Bhagwan Aranath Endowed Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
University of Toronto Shri Bhagwan Shitalnath Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Claremont School Of Theology (CST), Willamette University Shri Bhagwan Chandraprabhu Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 3 years.
University of Birmingham, UK Shri  Bhagwan Dharmanath Endowed Jain Study Program
UCLA Shri Bhagwan Abhinandan Jain Lectureship for 3 years
CSUF Shri Bhagwan Shantinath Lectureship for 5 years.
UCSB Shri Bhagwan Vimalnath Lectureship for 5 years.
University of Chicago Active Jain Study program at various levels--PhD students, lectureship etc.
Emory University Active Jain Study program
Banaras Hindu University Shri Bhagwan Sheyasnath Jain Study Program for 3 years.
Universitat Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany Jain Study Program.
ASU, SOAS, USF & UCONN Shri Kanjiswami Jain Study Program
Various Centers, India Prakrit Study program in India
Switzerland-Das Museum Reitberg, Zurich Jain Exhibition under Directorship of Dr. Johannes Beltz. from November 22 thru April 23.

Jain Academic Education Committee

Chair Jasvant Modi: 213-999-7011,
Vice Chair--Rajesh Shah: 213-820-5400,

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