rentmytext.in is India’s first online textbook rental company for professional courses that helps you save upto 60% of the cost (MRP) of the textbooks. Simply put, it is an online library where you can rent only textbooks / reference books (physical books not e -books).
Any individual with a postal address in Karnataka and is currently studying Engineering under VTU /Autonomous syllabus is eligible for using rentmytext.in service in Karnataka.
a) Saving money: A Student can save upto 60%* of the cost on the text books for the entire duration of his/her course. One can get maximum benefit if one subscribes to the service of rentmytext.in from 1st semester onwards.
b) Saving the Environment: As rentmytext.in re-circulates textbooks, you are not only saving money but doing your bit towards a “GREENER PLANET”
c) Convenient: You will have the advantage of getting it delivered to your “door step”, yes, at the “click of a mouse”.
d) Quality: We assure you good quality books, in case we send you damaged books, we will replace them for free.
It’s a simple procedure.
There are five easy steps:
Step-1: Log on to rentmytext.in and sign up as a new user, Select a plan convenient to you.
Step-2: Select books you like – Choose upto max. 8 textbook
(Note: you can rent only one title, per subject, per semester)
Step-3: Select the mode of payment – Cash on delivery
Step 4: Get it delivered to your door step
Step 5: Retain the text books for the full term of the Semester and on completion of your semester exams, you have to send the books back within 7 days by India Post (recommended) as it is economical.
There are two components:
I.) One time Subscription Fee (non-refundable)
II.) Rent (based on the plan you choose)
a) A onetime Subscription Fee: This one time amount payable will depend on the plan you choose and is valid for the entire duration of the course (all 8 semesters).
Note: This fee is non refundable.
b) Rent: This amount is based on the Plan you select and is payable upfront when you receive the package/text books from the postman. Please note rent is calculated on the MRP and varies based on the plan you choose.
For Example: If you choose Smart Student Plan & if the MRP of the book you rent is Rs.100/- you pay Rs.60/- as rent per book for the entire semester (you will be saving Rs.40/- ie 40%on the MRP). Similarly you will pay a rent of Rs.55/- in case of Value Plan & Rs.40/- rent in case of Book Worm Plan
(applicable only to certain plans - please refer Pricing Plan
(Clause 16, below) for details of applicability)
- Eg: if a student has subscribed to rentmytext.in services from 1st semester onwards in the Smart Student Plan, remains and uses the services of rentmytext.in thro’ out the entire duration of all EIGHT semesters, without interruptions, he/she is eligible for a Loyalty Reward pro-rata@ Rs.500/year of completion * 4 years (All 8 semesters) = Rs.2,000/- subject to any deductions as mentioned above.
- However, those of the students who subscribe to our Services in higher/later Semesters will also be eligible for Loyalty Reward, @ pro-rata rate, as per the applicable plan they subscribe, provided they use the services of rentmytext.in for all the balance remaining semesters, without interruption. Loyalty Reward based on the Plan * balance no of years (upto course completion).
- Eg: If a student has subscribed to rentmytext.in services say in 7th Semester, then the Loyalty Reward he/she is eligible will be ONLY Rs.500 provided the student utilizes rentmytext.in services for the balance duration without interruption and subject to any deductions.
- Please note the amount of Loyalty Rewar payout, is based on the Loyalty Reward criteria as described above and as decided by rentmytext.in, is final.
How it works:
( figures in Rs.)
|Loyalty Reward **
|Smart Student Plan
As of today, we only have cash on delivery service (i.e) you will pay cash on the delivery (COD) of the books at your doorstep.
You will receive the pack chosen by you by EPP of India Post/ or any other courier service on a cash-on-delivery basis (COD) where you will have to pay the One Time Subscription Fee along with One Semester rent (based on the Plan you have selected).
The details of the amount to be paid will be mentioned in the accompanying invoice/bill.
In case you want to switch from Physics cycle to Chemistry cycle / vise versa or in case of change of branch also if the books are already sent to you, you will have to return the books & bear the courier charges, other incidental charges, if any at actual for return or exchange.
In case of change of Address, you will have to intimate us of the same by e-mail / update the new address in your user profile and we will send all subsequent courier to your new address.
In order that the books reach the intended person, it is always better to collect the books in person. However, if you are otherwise occupied / unavailable at the time of delivery you may give an 'authorization letter' in your absence to any one else. Please note that neither the postal service or rentmytext.in, will be responsible in case of non-receipt or misuse of the books. On dispatch of books you will be intimated by e-mail and sms of the same to the details furnished by you as appearing in your Registration details. You will normally receive your books within SEVEN WORKING DAYS from the date of placing the order.
The postal department/courier company will try to contact you more than once & if you are not available at the time of delivery even after repeated attempts, the books will be deposited at the post office /courier company office of your jurisdiction with an intimation of details by way of a letter/note by the India Post or the courier company & will be kept at the Post office/courier company office for 2 to 3 days. You may have to collect the same from the Post office/courier company office after paying the amount as per the invoice/bill. If you fail to collect the same after the said period/date mentioned in the notice, it will be sent back to rentmytext.in.
If again you would like to avail of our service, you will have to send the amount in advance, as per the plan you choose. Only after the receipt of the amount in advance, rentmytext.in will again arrange to ship your order as per the above procedure.
No, the subscription fees is payable only one time at the time of registration which is valid for the entire duration of your course.
At present this service is made available for 1st & 2nd Semester Engineering students. We will be rolling out the scheme for higher semesters in due course. Rest assured, that you will get books for ALL the semesters.
Currently we have books which are recommended by VTU, Autonomous Institutions and popular books referred your seniors. To make the selection process of books simple, we have packages of books available. You can select our predefined packages or simply 'make your own pack', (create a package of your own) by choosing the books of your own choice.
Note: You will be allowed to rent only 8 textbooks at one time. Also, you can only rent one title, per subject, per semester.
Once you choose a plan you have to complete one FULL semester after which you can change i.e., you can only upgrade from - SMART STUDENT PLAN TO VALUE PLAN TO BOOKWORM PLAN ONLY and not vice-versa (please refer our web site for Plan details) by paying the difference of subscription fees and the applicable rent as per the plan you choose.
No. You will save upto 60%* of the cost of the books based on the below rental Plan.
||Smart Student Plan
|One time Subscription fee (Payable once, for all 4 years of Engineering)
|Saving on MRP* per semester
||Flat 40% off on MRP
||Flat 45% off on MRP
||Flat 60% off on MRP
|Loyalty Reward** (Payable to student on course completion)
|Maximum number of books you can rent/ sem
||1 book / subject/ max 8 books
||1 book / subject/ max 8 books
||1 book / subject/ max 8 books
|Access to Question bank on our website
|Book dock*** (worth MRP Rs. 500-till stocks last)
- You can only rent upto max.8 textbooks at one time ie., only 1 textbook per subject permitted.
- One time Subscription fees - This is the fees to be paid for the first time along with rental charges upfront. This is non-refundable.
- * Saving on MRP: This is the amount a student saves when renting with rentmytext.in as against buying from the market. MRP is the maximum retail price of textbooks.
- ** Please refer clause 6 above
- *** Book dock is given during registration for the very first time only.This free compliment may be withdrawn any time without notice and rentmytext.in reserves all rights in such matters.
- Our delivery time is between 5 – 7 working days. We ship with India post.
While you are renting out books for the first time, you need to pay both the subscription fees for availing our services + rental charges together when the books are delivered.
Each time you will get books in a cardboard box or such other suitable container, all the books are packed in plastic/bubble wrap sheets for adequate protection from becoming wet during transportation or storage .
We use and reuse our books. To ensure that you receive good quality books, every time each and every book
loaned by rentmytext.in will have the following:
|Plastic Protective Sleeve/jacket
|“Handle with care Label” with illustrations
|A label for writing your personal information such as your Name, subject, college etc.,
|A bar code sticker
For the very first time you subscribe, in addition to the above you will get an acrylic book dock absolutely free for your convince and safe keeping of the books. The book dock is designed such that it can be easily be placed on your reading table. This need not be returned while you return the books. Please note, the book dock being a free compliment may be discontinued without notice or may not be available for certain plans.
As far as possible we encourage you to preserve the packaging material supplied (Card board box/plastic wrapping material) with the books and reuse the same for packing while returning the books. However, in case you want to use fresh material, you will have to pack the books in a plastic bag and place them in a corrugated box and seal it properly.
We request you to pack the books in plastic bags so that the books are adequately protected from rain / related damages and packed in a cardboard box.
Send by EPP from your nearest post office of India Post. We are exploring alternate methods, which will be informed to you once we have made these arrangements. It’s that simple.
The to and fro courier/delivery charges are to be borne by you at actual and paid directly to the Service provider and a receipt for paying the courier charges/delivery charges to be obtained for your record purposes. We recommend India Post as it is economical. However, if you specify any courier/logistics service provider we will try our best to send the same thro’ them provided they offer service in your area and bear extra costs if any.
If any book is lost or damaged (please refer the front inside cover page 'HANDLE WITH CARE' label affixed in each and every book), you will have to pay the MPR cost of the respective book.
Some of the Text books are supplied with CDs. It is important that these CDs are returned along with the book. In case you do not return the CD you will have to pay the MRP cost of the respective book.
In case you do not pay the cost of the book you will not be eligible for our Service for subsequent semesters.
No. You will have to return all the books at the end of each semester.
In case you need previous semester books you will have to contact us by e-mail/phone and we will let you know the details.
Any change, after availing the services of rentmytext.in, such as, change of Branch/Discipline, College or City, you will still be eligible for our service. You have to intimate the change by e-mail and we will accordingly make further subsequent delivery as per your change request.
However, you will have to bear all the costs of packaging, courier and any other such incidentals, relates to such change request, if the books are already dispatched to you and you request a change mid-way.
To avoid additional cost we recommend you intimate changes well in advance.
* Depending on the condition of the returned book (if the book is lost/damaged,
you will have to pay additional/replacement charges, in which case, your saving will be less than 60%
Last Updated: 01.01.2013