Jain Vishva Bharati University
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|Jain Vishva Bharti University
जैन विश्व भारती
|Motto||Nanassa Saran Ayaro|
|Motto in English||Right conduct is the essence of knowledge|
|Spiritual head||Acharya Mahaprajna|
|Location||Ladnun, Rajasthan, India|
|Campus||1,00,600 sq. meters|
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Jain Vishva Bharati University, formerly Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, was established in 1991 with inspiration from Acharya Tulsi, the supreme head of the Jain Terapanth religious sect. He was the first Anushasta (Preceptor) of the Institute and Acharya Mahaprajna, his successor, is the present one. (The Anushasta is a statutory post, empowered to discipline the institute spiritually and morally.)
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute is an education and research institute, established in 1991 with inspiration from Acharya Tulsi, the 9th Head of the Jain Svetambar Terapanth religious sect. He was the first Anushasta (Preceptor)  of the Institute and Acharya Mahaprajna his successor.
The Jain Vishva Bharati Institute was accorded with the status of a "Deemed University" by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 3 of the U.G.C. Act of 1956, in 1991 on the recommendation of the Government of India.
The institute is in Ladnun, a small town in Nagaur District of Rajasthan. It is 380 km west of Delhi and 225 km. northwest of Jaipur. It is well served by deluxe and express bus services from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Ahemdabad, Delhi and other cities. From Delhi-Sarai Rohilla there are trains up to Ratangarh Junction. From Ratangarh journey to Ladnun is two hours by bus or local trains.
The nearest airports are Jaipur and Jodhpur.
The campus of Jain Vishva Bharati, sponsoring body of JVBI, is spread over 1,00,600 sq. meters with trees on either side of the road and parks in the center.
JVBI offers residential two-year post graduate degree courses and three-year undergraduate courses in related disciplines including Jainology, the Prakrit language, philosophy and related subjects, non-violence and peace research, and social work. It also offers a summer certificate course in the Science of Living and Preksha meditation which is partially distance learning.
Distance education courses
The university offers correspondence courses in the following disciplines:
- MA in Jainology,science of living and Comparative Religion & Philosophy (same syllabus as regular course).
- BA with special emphasis on Jainology and allied subjects: Syllabus covers Jainology and Prakrit as major subjects and Sanskrit, Science of living, Non-violence and Peace as electives.
Central Library: The JVBI’S Central Library known as "Vardhman Granthagar" has over 60,000 books covering the fields of interest in Indological studies, religion, Indian and Western philosophy, Social Work, etc., and over 6,000 rare manuscripts on Prakrit and Jainology. A large number of journals and periodicals are regularly subscribed.
Computer Center: The institute has a well-equipped computer center. Regular students can selectively avail the facility.
Hostel: Hostel facility is available to those coming from outside.
Yoga and Meditation Center: The center is located in "Tulsi Adhyatma Needam" and offers theoretical and practical training to build spiritual cum scientific personality. There are 60 meditation rooms here.
Ayurvedic dispensary: An Ayurvedic pharmacy research and dispensary for the free treatment of patients is located at the JVB campus where herbal medicines are also prepared.
Audio visual Center: There is an audio visual educational center for recording lectures, sermons of holy saints and scholars, discussion and seminars known as "Amritvani."
Extension & Training Wing: The institute has a separate training cell run in collaboration with Jeevan Vigyan Academy to provide exposure to "Science of Living" and "Preksha Meditation" and provide training to teachers, students, administrators, police personnel and all those who are interested in it.
- The Anushasta is a statutory post of the Institute, empowered to discipline the Institute spiritually and morally.
- Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence, by Kurt Titze, Klaus Bruhn