The mission of the Center for Indic Studies is to:
- disseminate understanding of issues relating to Indian arts, philosophy, culture, societal values, and customs
- promote international harmony through the mix of ancient and modern values
- promote awareness among Americans on contemporary India and its demographic diversity in the 21st century
Beginning with the time of the Indus Valley civilization—one of the oldest civilizations on earth—the contributions of India to the rest of the world have been substantial in many fields including, but not limited, to spiritualism, philosophy, language, science, mathematics, astronomy, and statecraft.
The Center for Indic Studies strives to highlight these contributions and also promotes studies on issues germane to contemporary Indian society and their relevance to an evolving multicultural global society.