To provide scientific industrial research and development in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximizes the economic, environmental and societal benefit for the people of India
Enduring innovation in science & technology of materials to attain the status of an ultimate centre of excellence in glass and ceramics technology
To carry out basic and applied research in the fields of glass, ceramics, refractories, vitreous enamels, composites and allied materials that can be developed into appropriate technologies relevant to the country's security, economic, industrial and socio-economic needs. To undertake advanced R&D projects which are internationally competitive and public-private partnership projects sponsored by private/public sector enterprises. To provide technical advisory and infra-structural services like project engineering, testing & evaluation, training & education and dissemination of scientific information to the public domain.