All India Students Federation

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The All India Students Federation (AISF) is a national Indian students' union which started as the student wing of the Communist Party of India[1] and shares its office with that party.[2]


The AISF was founded on 12 August 1936, and was the first national Indian union of students. The initial focus of its work was on the independence of India.[3] It involved an unprecedented number of students in the struggle for independence.[citation needed] Colleges were closed, movements launched and illegal publications distributed. Many students were dismissed from their colleges or were goaled.

The organisation now works for the betterment of students with its focus on peace, progress and scientific socialism. It has the banner "Freedom, Peace, Progress."

The AISF has state committees in most states in India.


  1. ^ not to be confused with the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  2. ^ The headquarters of the All India Students Federation and Communist Party of India are at 4/7, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi - 110002
  3. ^ Organizational history from Banglapedia[dead link]

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