Prof. Prem Suman Jain
As the present Dean and a Professor at the
M. L. Sukhadia University, Prof. Prem Suman Jain is one of the veterans
(born on August 1, 1942) in Jain Philosophy. His life work has been his
interest in developing and involving himself in various aspects of Jainism
and ancient (writings). His specialisation includes
Jainology & Prakrit,
Pali & Buddhism,
Cultural Study of Ancient Works,
Narrative Literature & Apabhramsa Studies
Dr. Jain’s Post-Graduation degree in Pali,
Jainology & Prakrit, Ancient History & Asian Studies and being awarded a
Ph.D for his thesis on ‘A Cultural Study of Kuvalayamalakaha (Prakrit
Text), he further developed his ………………. By Post Doctoral studies: Cultural
Study of Narrative Literature.
With such a rich cultural and historical
background, Dr. Jain embarked on a career to impart his experiences and
learning in the teaching profession, starting as an Associate Professor in
1978 in the Dept. of Jainology and M. L. Prakrit University to the Dean,
and also worked at the Jain P.G. College, Bikaner as a Lecturer from 1967
- To 1970, Dept. of Sanskrit, Udaipur University as an Assist Prof. from
1971 - To 1978.
He has also been the guiding light and a
consultant to a number of ‘Doctorate’ students in the specialisation and
exploration of different thesis within his purview
During his teaching career he also excelled
himself in a writing career and published 125 Indian Journal & 11 Foreign
Journal, 45 Conference Papers & 6 Foreign Papers, Wrote 26 Books, 2
Reports, 8 Books Review, while 5 more of his books under publications. Dr.
Jain has edited the ancient work of 2000 Prakarit Gathas, with Hindi and
English, which is under process.
He distinguished himself in his sphere
enabling him to be appointed as Consultant/ Liaison Services, from 1989 to
1998 at Shri Kundakunda Bharati, New Delhi consulted in Prakrit Studies &
fom 1990 to 1993 at National Prakrit Institute, Shravanbelagola consulted
in Prakerit Research
In the true spirit of brotherhood and
non-violence, Dr. Jain has submitted a proposal to the U.G.C. for
establishing a centre for Buddhist Studies and non Violence in the Deptt.
Of Jainology & Prakarit of M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur.