Jain Vishva Bharati Institute
A Real Gem Bestowing Value-based Integrated Education and Development
Established in 1991, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (JVBI) is located in Ladnun, Dist Nagaur, Rajasthan, under the inspiring beliefs of Jain spiritual leader, Gurudev Tulsi. The Government of India notified JVBI as a Deemed-to-be University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
JVBI has taken the challenge of educating the Indian students on regular academics along with the life-sustaining philosophies. The institute aims to promote humanistic values and to integrate modern science with the ancient wisdom of the great spiritual practitioners and visionary seers by interweaving moral and spiritual norms and values with the materialistic and economic fibers of mankind to foster and develop universal human relationships for peaceful co-existence.
JVBI is an endeavor in the direction of putting into practice, promoting, and propagating the high ideals of Anekant, Ahimsa, Tolerance, and Peaceful Co-existence for the welfare of mankind. JVBI is committed to providing the highest quality of educational services to the utmost satisfaction of the students and allows them to cultivate an integrated personality blended with spirituality and moral values. It welcomes the student’s community, faculty members, and other staff to join in building human resources with a clear vision of global relevance.
The institute has been awarded ISO Certifications like ISO 9001:2015-Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015-Environmental Management System, and ISO 45001:2018-Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
The Guiding Lights
Anushasta is a moral and spiritual guide helping students along with their mental, physical, spiritual, and educational journeys. From an educational perspective, the rev. leader direct students for future endeavors and nurture them to excel to their maximum potential. Gurudev Shri Tulsi was the first constitutional Anushasta followed by his famous discipline Acharya Shri Mahaprajna and Acharya Shree Mahashraman to the present as well as the third Anushasta.
An Overview of the Institute
● Top-Notch Infrastructure and Facilities
JVBI has become a jostling center of human growth and excellence. It is spread across 21.5 acres of lush green land creating a spiritual ambiance to provide a peaceful atmosphere of the traditional ‘Gurukul’ system.
Surrounded by beautiful dancing peacocks, innovative educational programs, appropriate human resource management, high-quality research, and technology-assisted monitoring mechanism enable academicians to take responsibility for the social, economic, and scientific development of the country.
The University is committed to offer the up-to-date and well planned academic programmes as well as creating a conducive environment leading to research and development for students and faculty. The Institute has a rich central library having over 70,000 books and more than 6000 rare manuscripts. People from all over the world, who are interested in Jain Philosophy are frequent visitors of this Institute, where they find all academic support to complete their research on various topics related to Jainism. It offers students a state of the art infrastructure like Smart Classrooms, Student Help Center, Digital Studio, Gymnasium, Transport, Placement Cell, Exchange Programs, Sports, Auditorium, Meditation and Yoga center, Transport, Computer Lab, Skill Development Programs, and more.
● A Myriad Range of Departments
Initially, JVBI started with four core departments which included the Department of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy, Department of Prakrit and Sanskrit, Department of Yoga and Science of Living, and Department of Nonviolence and Peace. Later on, the institute did spread its wings and introduced other departments like Social Work, Education (B.Ed. and M.Ed.), English Language, and Literature. JVBI has its flagship in humanities, social science, education, philosophy, and arts.
JVBI has been pursuing extensively to disseminate information pertaining to oriental studies, since its establishment. To serve this purpose, the institute provides Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes focusing on various dimensions of Jainism, Science of Living, Commerce, and more.
The institute encourages the students to manifest their creativity under the guidance of qualified, experienced and dedicated in-house and visiting faculties. Interdisciplinary programmes offered by the departments in regular and ODL mode and help the students to achieve the goal of getting knowledge, wisdom, purity of human growth, and excellence through academics. JVBI has signed MOUs with international elite universities like FIU (USA), UNT (USA), Ghent (Belgium), etc.
In addition to the seven Postgraduate Departments the institute also runs a constituent college; Acharya Kalu Kanya Mahavidyalaya, dedicated for women. JVBI has also made facilities to provide coaching for NET, SLET, and other competitive examinations. It has two units of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and an NCC wing under the 3 Raj Girls Battalion for the holistic development of students.
● Founding Ideals
JVBI follows two basic doctrines of Jain Philosophy – Anekanta and Ahimsa which imbibe self-restraint and self-discipline in a man’s life. While Anekanta upholds the ultimate truth of life which is complex and has many facets, Ahimsa spreads co-existence, peace, and tolerance, forming the fundamentals of achieving serenity in life. Education on these philosophies is important, however, it is a challenging task to educate students in India on such essential aspects of life which are the building blocks of a good character, and become a successful person. All students, teaching faculty, and non-teaching staff start their pious day with prayer and meditation.
● Mission and Vision
JVBI, an epitome of the highest ethics and conduct has made its mission to impart knowledge, employable skills, and leadership qualities in students, in addition to character building that makes JVBI education holistic and paves the way to prepare its students a global citizen. The Institute has taken the responsibility to nurture professionals, who can rightly be termed as ‘Karma-Yogis’.
JVBI was established with the vision of producing enlightened citizens, who can understand the values of nonviolence, compassion, amity, ethics, morality, value education, meditation and science of living, understanding religion and philosophy, and contributing to the welfare of society.
The Wall of Achievements
With sheer dedication and hard work, JVBI has over the decades won many prestigious honors, recognitions, and titles for its exceptional performance. To name a few of them are:
● 12B Status by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi
● Category ‘A’ by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi
● Graded ‘B+’ by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), Bangalore
● 10th Rank in Top-25 Universities in India, 2019 by the Higher Education Review, Bangalore
● The 20 Most Admired Universities in India, 2017 by The Knowledge Review Magazine
● Asia Education Summit & Awards, 2016 by the Worldwide Achievers
● Presidential Awards to the Four Faculty Members
● “Guinness World Record for Yoga Postures” performed by students enrolled in Yoga and Science of Living program of Distance Education
● International Institution Recognition ‘Jaina Presidential Award’ by Federation of Jaina Association North America
● JVBI became the ‘Best Deemed University in Rajasthan’ as awarded by Asia Education Summit and Awards in 2018
● The faculty of the Institute has been endowed with 4 Presidential Awards and has been awarded ‘Dr. Sriprakash Dube Smriti Rashtriya Darshan Puraskar’ by the Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad for development and research in the field of Philosophy and its various branches.
About Industrial Collaborations and Corporate Exposure
Many students have a desire to learn outside the classroom, which JVBI supports strongly. Over the years, JVBI has signed various MoUs with institutes of national and international repute and leading industries. The present scenario depicts that JVBI has 3 international and 10 national collaborations, and 12 industrial linkages. The institute regularly organizes various student/faculty exchange programs, student training programs, training and blocks placement programs for students’ enormous intense growth. The institute has a big list of published research projects and completed research projects on a wide range of topics.
In order to reach out to the Government Sector and also the corporate world for facilitating the best placements for the JVBI students, a well-designed strategy has been put in the plan by way of working with the three stakeholders – the students, the companies and the university. There exists a strong liaison with the industry for continuous monitoring of the changing trends and conditions in the global job market. Students are provided a valuable platform for interacting directly with the industry through summits, guest lectures, workshops etc. The university also conduct job fairs to facilitate a more rewarding placement session. As a result many students have been selected in NGOs, Industries, Yoga Institutions, and Government Jobs etc.
Envisioning the Future: Aiming at Holistic Development
JVBI has emerged as a significant milestone in the history and development of a comprehensive approach towards Science and Philosophy.
Describing the responsibility of the teaching faculty, Prof. B.R. Dugar, the present Vice-Chancellor of JVBI, says, “We as a university believe in professionalism coupled with ethical and moral commitment leading to the development of a holistic personality. This makes us not only a different education institution but also places great responsibilities on us to maintain the highest standards of academic and moral excellence.”
JVBI offers an Indian as well as global experience that is both transformational and all-inclusive. It is making students well informed by lecture-based instructions with experiential learning under an effective system of learner involvement. The institute helps students to venture beyond the scope of conventional thinking and understanding by providing rich opportunities to learn, explore, and make a difference in society. It is committed to transforming the way people think and do things through education, research, and service to society.
JVBI will continue to aspire and attain the highest peaks of excellence and become a leading global university centered in India and influencing the communities in Asia and beyond. In the coming years, JVBI aims to win awards from other fields like naturopathy as it has a project under implementation- Acharya Mahaprajna Medical College & Hospital for Naturopathy and Yoga and further plans to incept a 50 bedded naturopathy hospital.