• To provide an international forum for the Punjabi speaking people of the world to promote Punjabi Culture and mutual understanding for social harmony and progress through exchange of ideas and artifacts.
• For this purpose, to establish the World Punjabi Centre for activities related to the fields of Punjabi language and literature, popular sports and traditions of music and dance, arts and crafts, economic development, social institutions and international relations in their bearing on the life of the people.
• To work on the principles of cooperation and coordination for people from the two Punjabs and rest of the Indo - Pak subcontinent and the Punjabi Communities abroad.
• To have Fellows in residence for interaction with other scholars and individuals known for their expertise.
• To organize conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia and lectures, and to coordinate education and research for pursuing the objects of the Society.
• To work in cooperation with other institutions which have similar objects and programmes.
• To undertake publication for the dissemination of knowledge created through programmes of the society and for publicizing its activities.
• To create adequate structures for pursuing the objects of the society, by constituting committees to carry out the objects of the society;
• To establish a library with at least three major wings : (a) books and periodicals (b) manuscripts, and (c) documentation in the form of Photostats, Xeroxes, films, documentaries, audio-visuals, microfilms etc.
• To set up and maintain a museum, a theatre, an auditorium,and accommodation of visiting scholars.
• To do all such lawful acts and things, whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be necessary to further the objects of the society
World Punjabi Centre at Punjabi University Campus
After constituting the World Punjabi Centre Society an Executive Council was nominated to supervise the subsequent developments. The Vice-Chancellor of the University now provides the necessary link as ex-officio Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Punjabi Centre established by the World Punjabi Centre Society . The first Director of the Centre was appointed in November and the Society was registered early in December 2006 under the Societies Registration Act of 1861. The endowment fund of two crore of Rupees had been received from the Punjab government in September 2005 while a sum of three crore Rupees was provided WPC building at the university campus.
The building of the World Punjabi Centre at Punjabi University campus was formally inaugurated in 2013 by Dr Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University. Until then, WPC Director was based at the Department of History at the University. The first director of the Centre was, Professor J S Grewal, an eminent historian of Punjab and former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University. Subsequently, Dr. Deepak Manmohan Singh, Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillonwere directors. In May 2018, Professor Balkar Singh, a prominent academic and ‘Professor of Eminence’ at Punjabi University was appointed the Director of the World Punjabi Centre.