Patkai as a Christian liberal arts college firmly believes that education is for the whole man in a framework of spiritual and moral absolutes. Every Christian college, therefore, has the difficult task of retaining its traditional stance while seeking to make its educational philosophy relevant to the world around it.
The central purpose of the College is expressed in its motto: 'Lux et veritas: Light and Truth.' The founders of the College maintain that academic excellence and Biblical Christian faith and practice are essential to a meaningful and purposeful life.
To impart biblical value-based education, indispensable for ideal citizenship.
To inculcate in the student the habit of analytical and creative thinking.
To teach knowledge and demonstrate its use as an instrument for social and economic change.
To produce future leadership in the Church and in society at large.