The stated goals of the academy as laid down in its Constitution are:
- To become an institution of quality research and education in relation to adivasi development and social dynamics;
- To translate the study and research undertaken at the Academy into interventions for empowerment of marginalized communities;
- To nurture a community of adivasi thinkers and new thought processes so as to facilitate social transformation;
- To become a national institution for research, reference and the study of social dynamics.