7. Objectives of Regional Centre.-
The objectives of the Regional Centre shall be-
(a) to disseminate and to advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of biotechnology and related fields as it may deem fit including technology policy development;
(b) to provide capacity-building through education, training, research and development in biotechnology and related academic fields for sustainable development objectives through regional and international cooperation;
(c) to facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology relating to biotechnology at the regional level;
(d) to create a hub of biotechnology expertise and to address human resources needs in the countries in the region;
(e) to promote and strengthen international co-operation to improve the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people;
(f) to promote and facilitate a network of satellite centres in the region as well as within India.