To provide educational opportunities to those students who could not take advantage of conventional institutions of higher learning
To provide equal educational opportunities for higher education through distance mode for a large segment of the population, including those in employment, women (including housewives) and adults who wish to upgrade their education or acquire knowledge and studies in various fields
To provide flexibility with regard to eligibility for enrolment, age of entry, choice of courses, methods of learning, conduct of examinations and operation of the programmes.
To complement the programmes of the existing Universities in the State in the field of higher learning so as to maintain the high standards on par with the best universities in the country
To promote integration within the State through its policies and programmes.
To offer degree courses and non-degree certificate courses for the benefit of the working population in various fields and for those who wish to enrich their lives by studying subjects of cultural and aesthetic values.
To make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.
To serve as a source of continuing education, consultancy and to provide equal access to knowledge and higher education.