Student Of The Year is all about coming of age. It revolves around the world of St. Teresa's High School, Dehradun where Abhimanyu Singh (Sidharth Malhotra), Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan) and Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt) are students who go through unexpected turns in friendship, love and rivalry. Abhimanyu Singh a.k.a Abhi comes from a middle-class family while Rohan Nanda a.k.a Ro, is the son of a business tycoon - both competing for the prestigious Student of the Year trophy, a step to success and prosperity.
Shanaya and Rohan are childhood sweethearts, but soon the love equation is turned around by Abhi, to whom Shanaya quietly reciprocates. The foes-turned-friends-turned foes, Abhi and Rohan, are ready for a face-off with only one goal in everyone's eyes - Student Of The Year Trophy.