University of Madras, Chennai

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Department of Jainology


The Department of Jainology was established in the University of Madras, in the year 1983, on the eve of 125th year of establishment of the University. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, His Excellency Sri Giani Zail Singh and the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Hon?ble Dr. M.G. Ramachandran declared open the Department of Jainology. The Department was established as an Endowment Department by the Research Foundation for Jainology but is now a regular department in the main stream. The Department received a sum of Rs. 50 lakhs from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India in 2003, on the eve of Bhagavan Mahavira 2600th Janma Kalyanak Mahotsav to work on various projects related to Jaina Studies.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A.Comparitive Relegion and Philosophy
=> Ph.D in Jainology


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