The BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute supports well-defined academic investigation in a wide range of disciplinary studies. It encourages both collaborative and individual scholarship that advances the expression, understanding, and appreciation of Indian culture, philosophy, religions, languages, and rich textual contributions. It further aims to encourage public awareness of both traditional and modern scholarly contributions.

Given these purposes, projects at the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute typically fall into the following key categories:

Indian Cultural and Historical Studies
Indian Philosophical Thought
Indian Literary and Sacred Text Studies
Indian Language Studies

The BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute encourages academic research in these and other areas of Indian scholarship.