FIU Curriculum
 
Student Exchange Program
 
Meet the Faculty
   Nathan Katz
   Samani Chaitanya Pragya
   Samani Unnata Pragya
   
   
 
 
 
Meet the Faculty

  Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragya

Present Position

  • Associate Professor, Jain Vishwa Bharati University, Ladnun, Rajasthan, India
  • Visiting Professor, Florida International University, Miami, USA

Previous Position

  • Head, Dept of Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy, JVBU, Ladnun, India

Academic Qualification

  • Ph. D (Scientific and Philosophical Study of Bhagavati Sutra) from JVBU, Ladnun, 1998
  • JRF from UGC, India, 1993
  • M. A. (Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy) from JVBU, Ladnun, 1992

Fields of Specialization

  • Jain Philosophy, Religion and Logic
  • Comparative Religion
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Non-Violence
  • Science of Living
  • Preksha Meditation
  • Prakrit Language
  • Sanskrit Language

Teaching Experience

  • 16 years at Post Graduate Level
  • 10 years at U.G. Level

Research Guidance Experience

  • 16 years M.A. Dissertions
  • 4 years M. Phil. Dissertions
  • 12 years Ph. D Dissertions

Organization of Seminar & Conference

  • Organized six national & international workshops, seminars and conferences

Lectures Delivered in Foreign Countries

  • Elegant Textile Company, Indonesia
  • Jain Organization, Hongkong
  • Jain Organization, Bangkok
  • Mahavir International Center, London
  • Florida International University, Miami, USA

Publication
Books (Published):

  1. Scientific Vision of Lord Mahavir, JVB, Ladnun, 2005
  2. Souvenir: "Role of Jainism in Evolving A New Paradigm of Philosophy" (Edited), JVB, 2008
  3. Basic Elements of Jain Philosophy (Edited), JVBU, Ladnun, 2000
  4. Jain Philosophy (Edited), DDE, JVBU, Ladnun, 2005 (second edition 2008)
  5. Abstract: "Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy", JVBU, Ladnun, 2008

Books (Unpublished):

  1. Jain Philosophy in Modern Times (Seminar Proceedings), JVBU, Ladnun, 2011
  2. Jain Mathematics: Historical and Theoretical Aspects (Seminar Proceedings), JVBU, 2011
  3. Jain Philosophy, Science and Culture (Seminar Proceedings), JVBU, Ladnun, 2011
  4. Education System in Jainism with Special Reference to Anuyogadvara (Edited), JVBU. 2011
  5. Levels and States of Consciousness in Jainism, JVBU, Ladnun, 2011

Research Papers:

  1. “Dhyanadvatrinshika: eka Parichaya”, Tulsi Prajna, December, Vol. 1986
  2. “Dhynadvatrinshika me Dhyan ka Svarupa”, Tulsi Prajna, March Vol. 1986
  3. “Bhagavati me Sristi Tattva”, Tulsi Prajna, Vol. , 1988
  4. “Non-violence as an Antidote to Terrorism”, Tulsi Prajna, 1990
  5. “Wider Implications of the concept of Mode”, Buddhist Thought, ICPR, Delhi, 2004
  6. “Exploring Harmony in Indian Religions”, RKMK, 2005
  7. “Contribution of Acharya Mahaprajna to Science”, Acharya Mahaprajna ka Sanskrit Sahitya ko Yogadana, JVBU, Ladnun, 2007
  8. “Co-existential Non-absolutism as a New Paradigm of Philosophy”, Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy, JVB, Ladnun, 2008
  9.  “Bhagavati: An Introduction”, Jain Agam, DDE, JVBU, 1999
  10.  “The Sevenfold Doctrine, its Nature and Parts”, Anekant, Naya, Niksepa and Syadvada, DDE, 2000
  11.  “Self-same and Non Self-same Nature of an Object”, Anekant, Naya, Niksepa and Syadvada, DDE, 2000
  12.   “Ground of Non-violence”, Souvenir:  Path of Ahimsa, New Jersy, USA: JVB Center, October, 2010
  13. “Creation in Jain Canonical Literature”, Tulsi Prajna, Year 37, Issue 148-149 July-December, 2010
  14.  “Anekanta: Some Philosophical Reflections” Jain Philosophy, Science and Culture, JVBU, 2011
  15.  “Mystical Elements in Jain Religion”, Jamiya Miliya Slamiya University, Delhi, 2011
  16.  “Action Plan for Relative Economics”, Fourth Dialogue on Relative Economics, Jaipur: ICRE & SD, 2011
  17. “Philosophy and Science of Spirituality in Jainism” published in the journal Yuva Horizon, 1st Issue, Nov. 2012

Lessons (Edited and Published):      

  1. Concept and Varieties of Samadhi, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 1998
  2.  Ten Impediments and Life-Style, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 1998
  3.  Object of Meditation, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 1998
  4.  The Nature of Karma, Cause of Bondage and Process of Liberation, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2000
  5.  Divisions and Sub-divisions of Karma, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 1998
  6.  Materiality of Karma, Yoga of Meditation and Critique of Karma Theory, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 1998
  7. The Origin and Development of Jain Logic, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  8.  Contribution of Jainism to the Development of Indian Logic, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  9.  Characteristics of  Organ of Knowledge, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  10.  Theory of  Sensor Perception, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  11.  Theory of Extra-sensory Perception, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  12.  Indirect Organ of Knowledge, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  13.  The Object, Resultant and Subject in Logic, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  14.  Inference, Universal Concomitance and Probans, Jain Theory of Knowledge and Logic, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001
  15. Origin and Development of Anekant, Anekant, Naya, Niksepa and Syadvada, from DDE, Ladnun: JVBU, 2001

Positions Held:

  • Lecturer - from 1986 to 1996 in Brahmi Vidya Peeth, College, Ladnun
  • Assistant Professor – In Jain Vishva Bharati University since 1994 to 2006
  • Associate Professor – In JVBU from August 4, 2006 onward
  • Chair of the Department “Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy” since August 6, 2006 to 5, 2009 in Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun
  • Visiting Professor in the Department of “Religious Studies” at Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA since August 17, 2010 onward
  • Regional Coordinator of “International Summer School for Jain Studies” by Jain Academic World, London from 2005-2007
  • Member of AC in Jain Academic World, London from 2005-2007
  • Member of BOM and AC of Jain Vishva Bharati University from 2004 onward
  • Member of Jain Education Research Foundation, Miami, USA from July 29, 2010
  • Member of All India Council of Philosophy, Jabalpur, India since 2009
  • Editor: Newsletter, Jain Education and Research Foundation, Miami, USA since 2010

 

 
 
Home | About us | FIU | News | Resources | Gallery | Contact Us

Copyright Jain Education. All rights reserved.