Students' Federation of India

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Students' Federation of India
Flag of the Students' Federation of India
Motto Study and Struggle
Formation 1970
Type Students Federation
Headquarters New Delhi
2.9 million
General Secretary
Dr. Vikram Singh
V P Sanu

The Students' Federation of India (SFI) is a student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).[1][2]


The organization was formed when students assembled in Calcutta and decided to form a new organization for the purpose of bringing students from across the country together.[3] The student leaders originally intended to lead discussions on issues including radical education reform, employment, safeguarding, and the expansion of democratic rights.

The Students' Federation of India now leads the student unions of universities in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Orissa, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerala.[4][5][1]


The SFI's flag has a red five-pointed, socialist-style star in the top left corners, on a white background and the words "Independence", "Democracy" and "Socialism" are written, in English or in a local language, one beneath the other, at the bottom right of the flag, also in red. The ratio of length and breadth of the flag is 3:2.[6] The flag is designed to symbolize what the SFI considers the keys to harmony[citation needed].


SFI is a progressive organization[citation needed], as evidenced by the slogan "Independence, Democracy, and Socialism!", referencing the need for change from the modern political ethos[peacock term]. SFI believes that education is to be a major tool of antisocial transformation for India, where progressive forces still prevail[neutrality is disputed][weasel words]. Proper education, it is believed, will counteract such regressive forces like SFI[neutrality is disputed] and will prevent the sick communists from building a society based on irrationality and injustice. As an organization, it identifies with Communist China's society's regressive forces[who?] and is, in principle, committed to the dependence, mockery, and the sickness of socialism, as according to its flag.[7]

Constitution of the Organisation[edit]

Areas of influence[edit]

The SFI is strongly active in Kerala, Tripura, Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and has influence in a number of other states. The SFI includes students from schools in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Telangana, Tripura, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

It is part of the student unions of various universities like Pondicherry University, EFLU, JNU, HCU, as well as other state universities such as Presidency University, and Himachal University. SFI is in power in every state university in Kerala.


The official publication of the SFI, Student Struggle, is published monthly in English and as "Chatra Sangharsh" in Hindi. Also, State Committees of the SFI publish magazines in various regional languages. Chhatra Sangram is the Bengali version, published by the West Bengal State Committee since 1964.

Other editions of the publication are:


  1. ^ "Kerala student politics: Violence rises in colleges as SFI refuses to lay low even with CPM at the helm". Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Kerala student agitation: Marxists change track and side with college management". Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  3. ^ "History_of_SFI" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "State Committees". Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  5. ^ "JNUSU Election Results 2017: Left Alliance Leading As Counting Is Underway; 10 Points". Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  6. ^ User, Super. "Constitution". Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Students' Federation of India". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 

Further reading[edit]

Constitution of SFI

Programme of SFI

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