ABVP was started by students in 1948, a year after Indian Independence, with the objective of channeling students' energy toward the task of national reconstruction. It was founded by a group of students and teachers and was registered on 9 July 1949. Its growth process was slow and sporadic in its first few years, but accelerated after Professor Yeshwantrao Kelkar, a lecturer in Bombay, became its main organiser in 1958. He built the organisation into what it is now, and is considered to be the real architect of the ABVP.The ABVP gradually spread its work across various universities in India.The group runs projects and programmes aimed at national integration and using social consciousness to solve economic and other problems.


We also run programmes designed to improve the abilities of individual students, including:

  • Book-Bank

  • Students' Vacation Employment Bureau

  • First Class First Felicitation functions

  • Inter-collegiate and inter-university music competitions

  • Painting competitions

  • Literary competitions

  • Student writers' meets

  • Sports meets

  • Social participation camps

  • Personality development camps

  • Technical, Medical, Management, and Agri student workshops

  • Technical exhibitions

  • Indo-foreign Students' Bureau

  • Study circles and art circles

  • Students' Experience in Interstate Living

  • My Home is India

  • Students for Development

It also campaigns for educational and university reforms and competes in student-body elections in colleges and universities to achieve these goals. The Organisation has been a synonym for national integration, lending a voice to the aspirational youth of India. Afore mentioned programs reflect with clarity, the contribution of the organisation towards national integration.