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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to avail this offer?
Hi Kunal, You can apply via HDFC Bank branch. Or let me know your city and I would email you the point of contact.
Hi Ankur, can you share the point of contact for Delhi NCR/Faridabad. I am interested for this card.
Who is the point of contact for Delhi NCR?
The POC for Delhi/NCR has left the bank. If you already have any other HDFC card, you can mail to HDFC for upgradation at PriorityRedressal.CreditCards[at]hdfcbank.com
POC details for Hisar, Haryana
Hi Rohan, We don’t have details of POC in Hisar. You can send the mail at the above mentioned email or contact the bank branch.
POC for Navi Mumbai location?
Contact hdfc bank branch in Noida Sector 18
Kindly help me with POC for Chandigarh please
POC for Bangalore
Please share POC for Chennai
Can you please share POC for Surat?
POC for Kolkata
Is the offer still active ??
And POC for Bangalore Marathalli ??
Hi Ankur, please share Point of contact for Ahmedabad
Hi Aninda, sorry we don’t have the latest list. Though you can email on the email addresses which I have mentioned above.
I’m currently living in pune. I’m IITB alumni. Can you please let me know the contact person for this card.
Thanks and Regards,
Who should I contact for Delhi
Please contact your nearest branch.
POC for Hyderabad Pls.
In this LTF DCB offer, all joining benefits like complementary memberships will be provided or not?
I am from Bangalore and i passed out from IIM cal 2013…kindly help me get one ?
Please let me know point of contact. I am from Pune, Padhan
Can you share details for Kochi?
Hi Ankur, do you have the POC for Pune?
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.
Please tell me the point of contact for munbai
What’s the process to apply
Who is the POC for Mumbai
POC for Pune?
poc for bangalore
pls share the POC for Bangalore
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
Can you give POC for Lucknow
Is HDFC offering LTF Diners Club Black credit card to new customers who are alums of premium institutes?
Yes, if the Salary is more than 1.5 lacs per month.
Please share the POC for Kolkata.
We don’t have the latest list of POC. Please email at the email ids I have mentioned above
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
Where can we see the above offer on the HDFC bank website?
I am an HDFC employee E4 from IIM Indore. Currently stationed at Mumbai. Please let me know POC for Mumbai
Hi @Ankur Mittal,
Can you please tell me how to connect to Bangalore PoC and what are the steps?
This offer was previously rolled out for IIT Graduates as well. Is it still valid?
Does this offer valid for BITS Pilani graduates
Is this offer valid for BITS Pilani alumni?
I want to apply for this card..can I apply? I am alumni of iim calcutta..
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.
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.
Hi Varun, you should send a mail and confirm. But I think it’s applicable for old card holders as well.
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.
Hi did u get a response from HDFC
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 ??
Hi Anupam, it’s better you mail to the bank. They may provide you the card if you have an account with them.
Thanks Ankur.. got it
Hi Ankur, where can I find the list of more institutes? Is NMIMS included?
Hi Dhruv, sorry don’t have the current list. Would try and get 1 from the bank.
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?
After multiple follow ups and document submission. They rejected my application. I’m from NITIE MUMBAI. I don’t know the exact reason.
Please share POC for Ahmedabad
Could someone confirm if its still valid? I guess the POC will be the RM or the nearest branch?
Yes, you need to mail to HDFC to get LTF Diners Black card under Alumni offer.
Do I need to have an existing credit card with HDFC?
Hi, Can someone share the POC for applying for this in Bangalore?
Pls let me know POC for Mumbai
What’s the current list of Institutions covered under the offer?
POC for ahmedabad?
Please share POC for hyderabad and Bangalore along with details of how to apply
Please let me know the POC for Mumbai Bhandup location