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ID Card

ID Card is also known as an identification card or identity card. It is a card bearing identifying data about the individual whose name appears thereon. Schools, colleges, universities, private and public organizations, and corporate companies issue ID cards for their students and employees. 

A student ID card can be used by students to prove their identity on a school campus and at local businesses. It carries a photo of the student and their basic information. In addition, government authorities also issue various identification cards for citizens. The valid government IDs in India are:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Birth Certificate

When do students get a student ID card?

Educational organizations are liable to provide their students with a student ID card. To be eligible for an identification card, students should be associated with a full-time school, college, or university for a specific time period. 

The student identification card entitles the students to various discounts and benefits. Some major benefits of holding an identity card are:

  • Cheaper public transport
  • Discounts of entertainment
  • Discounted drinks and food in cafes and pubs
  • Bookstore discounts

Student ID photo

Here are the general student IDs photo specifications:

  • Students must provide their recent photos when applying for an ID. The photo must match their appearance.
  • The photo must be taken against a plain background.
  • The candidate must face the camera.
  • The head and shoulder must be visible in the photo and cover 80% of the total area.
  • The photo must not contain any pattern, shadows, or glares. 

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