JUNE, 2021: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, USA TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION TO ESTIBLISH PROGRAMME IN JAIN STUDIES
The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois is receiving $1 million from US based Jain community to establish Jainism as a course of study. The University of Illinois is the 28th school that will develop a Jain studies programme. "I think students campus will respond enthusiastically to this new programme as there is just so much about Jainism that is fascinating and it's so much that students may learn about Jain ideology, said Jon Ebel, Department Head. Universities commonly include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism in their religion studies programmes.