With the broad objective of promoting Indian Culture and Traditions together with Education and Culture in general, the MGI has a mandate to promote Indian Studies, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Mauritian and Area Studies, Chinese Studies and Indological Studies. Five Schools operate at tertiary education level:
- School of Indian Studies
- School of Performing Arts
- School of Fine Arts
- School of Mauritian & Area Studies
- School of Indological Studies
These Schools offer diploma, degree and post-graduate programmes of studies in their areas of specialization.