The objectives of the National Sanskrit University as envisaged in the Memorandum of Association are the following

1. to preserve and impart instruction in traditional Sanskrit lore with special attention to highly specialised branches of Sastras;

2. to undertake interpretation of Sastras ;

3. to establish their relevance to the problems in the modern context;

4. to provide means of intensive training in modern as well as Shastraic lore for teachers and to conduct research in Pedagogical aspects of Sanskrit education;

5. to achieve excellence in these disciplines so that the University will have a distinctive character of its own;

6. to provide facilities for the study of such languages and literatures of Asia as have a bearing on Sanskrit studies such as Pali, Tibetan, Mongolian, Japanese etc.;

7. to publish literature and develop print and non-print materials in and about Sanskrit including original texts, commentaries and translations;

8. to collect, preserve and publish manuscripts and to provide means for training in Manuscriptology specifically in scripts used for Sanskrit manuscripts;

9. to provide means for education in modern disciplines needed for meaningful interpretation of original Sanskrit texts including technical literature in Sanskrit;