In addition to serving humankind and the nation, and preserving the Mother Earth in its best natural state, the Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) has following objectives:
- Produce academically and practically competent graduates in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Food/Dairy/Meat Technology.
- Provide the students with adequate opportunities and new vision to cope with the challenges of the new millennium.
- Enhance linkages with national & international institutions; and conduct collaborative and participatory research, workshop/training and seminars.
- Develop the college into a center of academic excellence to promote sustainable livelihood and mutual respect among the people with diverse ethnic and socio-economic background.