To enable India to become a global knowledge power by promoting, guiding and conducting basic research in Geomagnetism and Allied fields.
To Promote, guide and conduct research in all branches of Geomagnetism. To build infrastructural support (using state-of-the-art technology) for acquisition of high quality data, leading to frontline research. To maintain / modernize magnetic observatory network of India and establish new observatories and facilities at existing centers for other observations related to geomagnetism and allied fields. To attract, motivate and train young talent to undertake research in geomagnetism.