Student discounts all over India
If you’re a student, there are a number of concessions on products and services you can avail of by simply flashing your college ID card. We list where you can get great student discounts near
Running low on pocket money? Or looking for discounts you can avail while going for your further education abroad? There are plenty of money saver deals for students. The only condition laid down to avail a student discount is proper documentation that you are indeed pursuing an education. This can be your college ID card or even your foreign university admission letter. Here’s where you can avail discounts up to 60% on essential services and products:
You can avail a flat 50% off on the base fare at both JetKonnect and Air India for flights within India. The offer is only valid on economy seats. If you are studying abroad, Thomas Cook offers all US bound flight base fares from Rs21,500, UK and Europe from Rs9,800 and Canada from Rs23,000. Air India and other airlines like British Airlines offer free baggage allowance to students. Under this offer your check-in baggage limit is increased by around 20 to 25kgs usually.
Student discount cards
If you have an International Student Identity Card (ISIC), you can avail of great discounts all across the world (and even India). With this card you can get discounts on air fares, hostels, restaurants, magazines, cafes, multiplexes and game ranges. The Delhi University also has schemes under which you can get discount cards to help you save 20 to 50% on your expenditure. The Paisa Card, Taf Bazaar Card and Desconto are some cards under this scheme costing between Rs50 to Rs1,500. These cards can be used at a variety of eateries, bookstores, apparel stores, gyms and beauty parlours in Delhi NCR. In Bangalore, you can use the Bangalore Student Card issued by CampusTable to get discounts at brands like Reebok, Benetton and Levi’s.
Designed for international university aspirants, you can use courier services from DHL and FedEx to send your admission applications for a flat rate of Rs890 and Rs990, respectively. To avail of this offer, you only need to carry a photocopy of your current college ID or any photo ID and address proof to verify your age.
If you love Apple products, you would be glad to know that the company always has a student discount running. Under their Back to College offer, you can get student discounts on the Macbook, iMac, iPads and even iPhones ranging between a minimum of Rs3,000 to Rs12,000. Check with your nearest apple reseller for current student discounts.
Love reading magazines? Use your student ID to get 60% discount on Grazia and Trends annual subscription. You can also get a flat 50% off on Elle’s annual subscription. The ISIC card gives you a 30% discount on Lonely Planet.
Adobe creative cloud subscription
If you use any of Adobe’s software for your college or personal work, you can get a flat 60% discount to their creative cloud subscription. For Rs1,000 a month, you get all of Adobe’s latest apps for print, web, video and photography.
Most gyms run student offers throughout the year. Gold’s Gym outlets across the country have a 50% off for all students. O2 gym offers an additional 5% off while Watson Fitness in Mumbai has a flat 40% off for students.
Bus and train passes
Being a student has its benefits while travelling in the city as well. In Mumbai, for example, you can get a first class local train pass for a 50% discount if you are a student. Bus passes in Bangalore for students have 70 to 80% discounts on them. In Delhi, you can get concession on a bus pass if you are a student but the Metro is yet to offer any kind of discounts.
Certain restaurants like Thaiban in Mumbai, Grubshup and Swig in Pune offer set discounts for students. At Thaiban, a meal for one person can cost up to Rs600, but if you are a student you can get a five course set meal for Rs300. Similarly, Swig in Koregaon Park, Pune, offers a flat 15% discount on the bill to students. You can also use the ISIC and Delhi University issued cards to get discounts in restaurants like Domino’s Pizza, Mocha and Cafe Coffee Day.
Amusement park discounts
Essel World and Water Kingdom in Mumbai has a flat 50% off on the entry fee for students. Bangalore’s Wonderla slashes the rate by 25% on your college ID card and Jurasik Park in Sonipat near Delhi has rates between Rs300 to Rs500 for students.