1. To provide high quality manpower in Earth Sciences, where intellectual foundations and traditions are anchored in the (a) integration of quantitative data across various Earth systems, and (b) application of geological, geophysical and other related analytical methods.

  2. To develop academic programmes in Earth Sciences that will focus on the conjunctive use of field, experimental, analytical and numerical approaches.

  3. To develop high quality research programmes in areas of water, climate change, energy, natural hazards and at their interfaces.