- To create scientific temperament and environment among scientists of DRDO through close interactions among themselves.
- To promote intellectual activities of science and technology by the way of conducting seminars, debates, lectures, conferences, symposia etc by inviting eminent experts of both national and international repute from various disciplines.
- To create awareness among the scientists regarding latest developments in various fields of science and technology.
- To promote reading habits and library culture among scientists by disseminating scientific and technical information relevant to their work.
- To exchange scientific ideas among fellow scientists.
Besides celebrating National Science Day on 28th February and National Technology Day on 11th May every year, Defence Science Forum regularly organises seminars and symposia where eminent Scientists of DRDO as well as outside DRDO give talks on various subjects.