Students' Federation of India stands for the establishment of a progressive, democratic and egalitarian education system which will ensure social justice and intellectual self reliance.It strives to achieve this by uniting the entire Indian student community towards the cause of a universal and free public education system ensuring education for all. SFI stands for the advancement of India towards a socialistic pattern of society, ensuring social and economic equality and a life of dignity and prosperity to all.Hence it raises the sogan, 'Independence, Democracy, Socialism'.

More than 4million students all across India are members of SFI. SFI regularly participates in the student union elections in educational institutions across the country and has been leading Student Unions in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Orissa, Maharasthra, Telengana, Andhrapradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerala.

Since its formation in 1970, SFI has consistently undertook burning issues that are of vital concern to the student community and has been at the forefront of the struggle ,shoulder to shoulder with the progressive sections fighting for creation of an egalitarian society.