The CSEAS will strive to achieve the following objectives
1. To generate knowledge and develop understanding about East and South East Asian region.
2. To produce insights on India’s relation with East and South East Asian nations and provide policy inputs for deepening and strengthening their mutual relations.
3. To understand the significance and concerns of North East India in the context of emerging relationship between India and South East Asia and the need to integrate the interests of the region in this evolving pattern of relationship between them.
4. To facilitate the track I and track II diplomacy between India and East and South East Asian nations for a more engaged and sustained mutual relationship between them by establishing and developing contacts/networks of their institutions, academicians, students, civil society etc. through mechanism like students exchange programme.