A complimentary upgrade is being offered to the credit cardholders who are alumni of the select premier institutions of the country by HDFC Bank. Under this exclusive upgrade offer, alumni of select institutes who hold any of the HDFC Bank Credit Cards can get a complimentary upgrade to lifetime free HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card.

HDFC Bank Diners Club Alumni offer

September 2023 Update – In order to upgrade your existing credit card to the HDFC Diners Club Black credit card, eligible cardholders must send an email to [email protected] stating that you wish to upgrade your existing card to the Diners Club Black card under the Alumni offer.

July 2022 Update- The bank is now providing HDFC Bank Diners Privilege card to Alumni of various institutes if their Net Monthly income is higher than 70,000. Also, no Income documents are required if your experience is more than 3 years. Students can also apply for HDFC Bank Diners Club Millennia Credit Card.

HDFC Diners Club Alumni Eligibility

Who Are Eligible?

This HDFC Diners Club upgrade offer is exclusive for HDFC Credit Cardholders (except obviously Diners Club Black Credit Cardholders), who are alumni of any of the following premier institutes in India-

IIM Calcutta FMS Delhi
IIM Bangalore Jamnalal Bajaj(JBIMS)
IIM Lucknow MDI Gurgaon
IIM Ahmedabad IIFT Delhi & Kol
IIM Ranchi SP Jain Mumbai
IIM Indore ISB Hyderabad & Mohali
IIM Shillong XLRI Jamshedpur
IIM Trichy NITIE Mumbai
IIM Raipur Symbiosis (SIBM) Pune
IIT Mumbai SCMHRD Pune
IIM Kozhikode IIT Delhi

and currently have a minimum monthly income of Rs. 1.75 lacs. Alumni of a few other premier institutes (not mentioned in the above list) are also eligible for the offer.

To upgrade your existing credit card to the HDFC Diners Club Black credit card, eligible cardholders must send an email to [email protected] stating that you wish to upgrade your existing card to the Diners Club Black card under the Alumni offer.

How Are Reward Points Transferred?

The Reward Points accumulated on the existing HDFC Credit Card are transferred to the upgraded HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card on a pro-rata basis- with a certain deduction. The Reward Point transfer ratio of different HDFC credit cards to HDFC Diners club Black Credit Card is as per the following table-

Credit Cards Reward Points Transfered
HDFC Silver/Gold/Titanium/Titanium Edge/Platinum Edge/Platinum Credit Cards 10%
HDFC IOCL Credit Card 20%
HDFC Easy EMI/Millennia Credit Cards 100%
HDFC Visa Signature/Superia/Master Card World/ Freedom Credit Cards 15%
HDFC Diners Premium/Diners Club Miles/ Diners Privilege/ Regalia Credit Cards 50%
HDFC Moneyback/Solitaire/SolitairePremium Credit Cards 25%
HDFC Regalia First/DinersRewardz /All Miles Credit Cards 30%

For example, if the cardholder had, say, 20,000 Reward Points on their existing Diners Club Premium Credit Card, they will get only 10,000 Reward Points on their new upgraded HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card- this is because the Reward Points on HDFC Diners Club Black Credit Card are worth twice the monetary value (approx.) of the Reward Points on HDFC Diners Club Premium Credit Card.

Bottom Line

HDFC Bank is the only card issuer in the country that issues Diners Club credit cards. Earlier also in 2019, HDFC came up with a very similar upgrade offer for alumni of select premier institutes in the country.

The best part about this upgrade offer is that the cardholders not only get a complimentary upgrade along with the transfer of Reward Points (on a pro-rata basis), the new Diners Club Black Credit Card is issued as an LTF (lifetime free) credit card. Let us know if you plan on upgrading your credit card under the alumni offer.


  1. Anybody able to apply?
    I contacted them and they asked my card, number & Email and also my university.
    I have not got a response yet.

  2. Vartika Sewra Reply

    What’s the process to apply
    Who is the POC for Mumbai

  3. Hi, The offer is very much active. You can contact the nearest branch for the same or send the mail to HDFC at- PriorityRedressal.CreditCards[at]hdfcbank.com

  4. Mushfique Alam Reply

    Is HDFC offering LTF Diners Club Black credit card to new customers who are alums of premium institutes?

  5. Rohit Goel Reply

    Hey Ankur, can you please let me know the POC for Kolkata. Have been trying to get the card since long but the POCs just don’t respond

  6. I am an HDFC employee E4 from IIM Indore. Currently stationed at Mumbai. Please let me know POC for Mumbai

  7. Hi @Ankur Mittal,
    Can you please tell me how to connect to Bangalore PoC and what are the steps?

  8. Suyash Karkare Reply

    This offer was previously rolled out for IIT Graduates as well. Is it still valid?

  9. I want to apply for this card..can I apply? I am alumni of iim calcutta..

  10. Any POC for Bangalore? And is it eligible for BITS Pilani?

    • Sorry, don’t have the latest list of POC’s. You can contact HDFC branch or contact them via email which I have mentioned above.

  11. Hi, Thanks for sharing the details. I wanted to know if this is this just an upgrade only offer or is it also valid for new applications ?

    • Hi Varun, if you already have a Diners Black card, you can try and ask the bank to convert it LTF under this offer.

      • Thanks Ankur. I actually don’t have any HDFC card and was interested in applying if I can get LTF directly based on this offer. I have sent an email and waiting for their response.

  12. Hey Ankur. I am a graduate of IIM Bangalore but the in hand salary (after tax) is not 1.75 Lacs..but it is more than 1.5 Lacs.. am I eligible to get this LTF card ??

  13. Dhruv Mahajan Reply

    Hi Ankur, where can I find the list of more institutes? Is NMIMS included?

  14. Hi, please provide the poc for Mumbai. Also, are they issuing new cards? And is it necessary to have a bank account with HDFC first to avail this card?

  15. After multiple follow ups and document submission. They rejected my application. I’m from NITIE MUMBAI. I don’t know the exact reason.

  16. Wannabe Frequent Flyer Reply

    Could someone confirm if its still valid? I guess the POC will be the RM or the nearest branch?

  17. What’s the current list of Institutions covered under the offer?


    Please share POC for hyderabad and Bangalore along with details of how to apply

  19. Priyanka Srivastava Reply

    Please let me know the POC for Mumbai Bhandup location

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