The SPJS has been set as a journalism school that :
(a) Trains youngsters to be competent, well-informed, liberal-minded journalists with an abiding faith in India’s democratic institutions and the rule of law, and an abhorrence for tyranny, injustice and corruption;
(b) Aims for the highest standards of professional competence, so that its graduates emerge as ethical, fair and well-rounded journalists;
(c) Prepares its students for the realities of the world and the environment they must function in, training them to recognise both the good and the bad that they will see around them, and above all,
(d) Creates journalists who will be exceptional citizens, and who will strive to make their world a better place.