- To initiate and enhance understanding of the vibrant diversities of contemporary Australia and New Zealand which will be conducive to the growth of bilateral relations with these countries. The Area Study Centre will create a multi-disciplinary valuable Resource Centre on Australia and New Zealand which will create greater awareness in academic circles in North India about Australia and New Zealand. Initially selective courses in Australian and New Zealand Studies at M.A. and M. Phil. levels can be introduced in various disciplines and gradually full courses in Australian and New Zealand Studies may also be offered.
- Research at M. Phil and Ph. D. level would also be pursued.
- To state it very briefly the vision /aim of the centre is to make Australia and New Zealand accessible to India and India accessible to Australia them by building resources and promoting academic exchanges between these countries.