As per the letter of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India , vide letter No. 4-12/2009 NI dated 21.7.2011, the aims & objectives of ISLRTC are :
1. To promote the use of Indian Sign Language (ISL).
2. To carry out research in ISL and create linguistic record/ analysis of the language.
3. To carry out and promote research on bilingual approach in education of Deaf Children.
4. To train persons in Sign linguistics and other related areas at various levels.
5. To design, promote and offer programs in ISL interpreting and bilingual education, at various levels, through various modes including the distance mode.
6. To develop and offer courses aimed at training teachers to teach ISL.
7. To develop and create resources for use in teaching of ISL to children, parents, teacher and e general pubic.
8. To facilitate educational use of ISL in special schools, as the first language and medium of instruction, and in mainstream schools, as second language or as interpreter mediated language of classroom communication.
9. To provide guidance in innovative education methodology for institutions providing education to the Deaf.
10. To collaborate with other institutions and organizations of the Deaf to promote and propagate ISL.
11. To collaborate with universities and other educational institutions in India and abroad in sign language research, deaf studies and related areas.
12. To produce and promote visual material in ISL story telling of both Indian and global literature and deafness related issues.
13. To create and promote literature in and about ISL.
14. To facilitate Print and Visual Media in promoting the use of ISL.
15. To foster the development of Deaf identity and culture.
16. To act as a clearing house of information on ISL, deafness, education of the hearing impaired and related areas.
The main idea is to develop and offer courses aimed at training teachers to teach ISL, develop and create resources for use in teaching of ISL to children, parents, teachers and the general public; facilitate educational use of ISL in special schools as the first language or medium of instruction and in mainstream schools as a second language or as interpreter mediated language of classroom communication.