A brilliant and bright person althrough Dr. Bool Chand obtained First Class and Government or University scholarships throughout his school and college career. He was a student of Government College, Lahore during 1925-31. He did his Ph. D. (Econ) at the London School of Economics, where he worked under Professor Harold J. Laski. Dr. Jain had an academic and administrative career and attained distinction in both.
He was Professor of Political Science at Banaras Hindu University (1940-46), Principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Art and Science College (1946-47), Head of the Division of Staff Training, UNESCO, Paris (1949-50), Lajpat Rai Professor of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh (1965) and Vice- Chancellor, Kurukshetra University (1965-66).
He Joined I.A.S. in 1951 and served as Secretary to Madhya Bharat Government (1951-53) for Education, then Health and Tribal Welfare etc; Collector and District Magistrate (1953-62) and in several other capacities. In 1956-57 he was Special Officer, Virkam University, Ujjain, in which capacity he helped to bring that University into existence.
He was born at Sadhaura, Distt Ambala (Haryana) on June 1, 1908 His wife is Head of the French Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh. While he was Professor at Banaras Hindu University he helped to organise the Jain Cultural Research Society in 1944 (merged with Paraswanath Vidyashram in 1970) and remained associated with it throughout its active life.
After retirement from the I.A.S. he devoted himself to organising Ahimsa Shodh Peeth at Delhi. He has written more than twenty books and numerous articles and papers on different subjects. He has written a scholary book Vardhaman Mahavira, and has published many papers on Ideology and Methodology of Ahimsa.
Progressive and forward looking in outlook. Dr. Bool Chand is veteran worker in the field of Jainology. Residence K-40, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi-14, Phone 616998.