Planning summer vacation? Indian Railways offer these concessions to students
There are several concessions by Indian Railways for students to benefit from.
Are you a student? Do you often wish to visit your hometown or occasionally have to travel for educational trips but have to pinch pennies? Then, avail these concessions that Indian Railways have to offer for students. The Indian Railways provides various benefits for students under as concession. But these, concessions are only available on the ticket window and not at the IRCTC site.
Students of the general category can avail 50% concession in second and sleeper class, monthly season ticket and quarterly season ticket, whilst the students who fall in the SC/St category avail 75% concession in second and sleeper class, monthly season ticket and quarterly season ticket.
Girls in the graduation level and boys up to 12th standard can get free second class monthly season tickets. Moreover, students enrolled in government schools in rural areas get a 75% concession in second class travel.
Female students of rural areas appearing for national level medical engineering etc entrance examinations get a deduction of 75% in second class.
For students appearing for UPSC and Central Staff Selection Commissions, Indian Railways provides 50% discount on second class.
A 50% concession in second and sleeper class is offered to foreign students travelling in India for study tours, camps and seminars organised by the government.
Journeys for research work by research scholars get discounted by 50% in second and sleeper class.
Students and others involved in work camps can get a 25% on their second and sleeper class tickets.
Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine get the benefit of a 50% concession on travel in second and sleeper class.