- To provide relevant life-related and employment oriented courses through open and distance learning.
- To provide opportunity to continue their study for those students who were not able to continue their formal education.
- The design and develop courses, different types of learning materials and other learning support for the courses identified by Kerala State Open School.
- To collaborate with other agencies with in the state and out side of developing and delivering skill oriented courses.
- To maintain standards or equivalence with formal system by retaining the flexible characteristics of open learning system.