The latest and the most thrilling news for DU students is that they will now 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 on Saturday and is being made available to the university students by Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) and will be accepted worldwide. Through the wide range of opportunities available to cardholders, the ISIC Association aims to play a supporting role in improving intercultural understanding, increasing educational opportunities and facilitating student life across the world. Related to this, the ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968.
This card has to be the most interesting and fun advantage of being a DU student.
“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.
This card will serve as an identity card and a discount card. DUSU will organise camps in various colleges starting in a few days to issue these cards to the students. To get this unique smart card, students need to show their DU identity card and will be charged a fee of Rs. 250
Some of the offers that will be available on the card include, a 90% discount on purchase of software from Microsoft, 20% discount on career planning workshops organised by Career Smart, a career counselling group, up to 50% discount on brands like Lakme and Pizza Hut outlets.
While DU students are dreading their exams, this news will surely excite them.