PhD (Asian Studies) thesis on Japan, Griffith University (Australia), April 1988
1981 MPhil (East Asian Studies), Delhi University (India), February 1981
1971 MA (Pol Sci) 1st class 1st, Patna University (India), November 1972
1968 BA (Pol Sci) 1st class with Hons, Magadh University (India), March1970
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Delhi, 1973-1980; 1987-89
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Brisbane, March 1989-June 1995
Professor, University of Adelaide, Department of Asian Studies, June1995 – present
Previously served as Head of Centre (various years), Associate Dean Higher Degrees and Associate Dean (Research)
President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia, January 2003- December 2005
President, Asian Studies Association of Australia, January 2010-December 2012.
ASAA Executive Member, Immediate Past President, Jan 2013-Dec 2014
Co-convenor, International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 9), Adelaide, 5-9 July 2015
Major PublicationsJapan's subnational governments in international affairs. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Republished in paperback, 2011.
日本の自治体外交: 日本外交と中央地方関係へのインパクト. 敬文堂, 2009.
Jain, Purnendra. 1996. Distant Asian Neighbours: Japan and South Asia (editor), New Delhi, Sterling Publishers.
Jain, Purnendra and Mizukami Tetsuo, グラスルーツの国際交流Tokyo: ハーベスト社, 1996.
Jain, Purnendra and Inoguchi Takashi, 現代の日本政治: カラオケ民主主義から歌舞伎民主主義へ (現代日本の政治と外交 1). Hara shobo, 2013.
Asian Studies Association of Australia, Japanese Studies Association of Australia, Japanese Politics Group (USA), Australian Institute of International Affairs, International Political Science Association, Association of Asian Studies (USA)