The mandate of the Institute is to:
(i) conduct biomedical, clinical, operational and socio-behavioral research on various aspects of reproductive health;
(ii) collaborate with national and international research organizations in a global effort to promote multilateral exchange in reproductive health;
(iii) develop human resources by training in specialized areas of reproductive health;
(iv) incorporate research results into policy and programmes;
(v) serve as one of the nuclei for various national level facilities.