Delhi University students will be able to avail discounts on major national and international brands, study material, food and apparel by displaying a special student I-card provided to them.
The I-card, called the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) endorsed by UNESCO was launched here today and is being made available to the university students by Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) and will be accepted worldwide.
“An ISIC card is currently being used by students in around 130 countries. Once this card is made available to DU students they can avail discounts in Microsoft, British Council, IELTS, Lenskart, Pizza Hut and other popular brands,” said a DUSU member.
The ISIC card will be in the form of a smart card which will serve the dual purpose of an identity card for a DU student and a discount card.
DUSU is going to organise camps in various colleges starting in a few days to issue these cards to the students.
“The cards will be issued to students only when they show their DU identity card. A nominal fee of Rs 250 will be charged from the students at the time of issuing of cards. It will come with a magnetic strap and a unique identification number like the smart cards and can be swiped at some places,” the member said.
Some of the offers that will be available on the card include, a 90 per cent discount on purchase of software from Microsoft, 20 per cent discount on career planning workshops organised by Career Smart, a career counselling group, up to 50 per cent discount on brands like Lakme and Pizza Hut outlets.