To support and enhance a cohesive country-wide environment of research excellence where anyone can be inspired and challenged to push the boundaries of knowledge creation. To stimulate research leaders in India and around the world to partner with us in the advancement of knowledge discovery and the translation of discoveries into tangible benefits for society internationally. To be the voice of the research community in all ways, ensure the optimal and effective use of intellectual, financial and physical resources to foster an environment of research excellence throughout the country.