The student movement in Kerala and West Bengal gained momentum and resulted in the formation of the West Bengal State Chhatra Parishad and the Kerala Students’ Union under the vast Congress canvas. Taking inspiration from these, Sri Deepak M Telangana laid the foundation of the NSUI on 9th April 1971 to represent the voice of millions of students irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or region.
In 2007 Rahul Gandhi brought about a revolution by democratizing the organization with open membership process and electing office bearers at all levels. This transformation process allowed many young leaders, without political background, to emerge from the grass root.
The organisation maintains a transparent process of membership. The
members elect Office Bearers through an independently conducted and
audited process of internal elections that are free, fair and absolutely
democratic. NSUI, at present, has registered over 1 million members
through Open Membership. Over 1,30,000 elected office bearers and formed
Units in 14500 colleges across the country on a motto of serving the
student welfare is achieved through this grand network of members and
young leader Narala Saikiran