The main objectives of the University are:
1. to disseminate knowledge by providing infrastructural and research facilities in such branches of learning as deemed fit;
2. to make provision for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, agricultural science, forestry, engineering and other disciplines in the educational progammes of the University;
3. and to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations ion teaching-learning processes, inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the state of Nagaland;
4. to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the state, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.
.......The University also aims to impart the best technical education at both Undergraduate and Post graduate level so as to train the students to be able to boldly face the world that is being transformed by scientific and technological advances; to engage in research work beneficial to industry as well as society and disseminate the research findings; to provide knowledge-based technological services to satisfy the needs of the industries as well as society; to help in building national capacities in developing technologies, opening up new vistas in education and research; and to promote institute-industry interaction through sponsored research, sponsoring faculty to work.