Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How to Claim Your New IITB Google Account

    IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) & IIT Bombay Alumni Association (IITBAA)

    We are happy to roll out the IITBHF/AA new alumni platform (www.iitbombay.org), that has been developed through the collaborative efforts of IITBHF in the US,  IITBAA in India, and Almabase Inc.  

    We now have Google administered @iitbombay.org accounts. Please follow this 2-step process to (This should take about 5 minutes of your time):

                                (i) Setup / claim your new google account, and

                                (ii) Login with your @iitbombay.org account into this new website and update your profile.

    Instructions for setting up/claiming your new Google @iitbombay.org account and logging into your account on the new IITBombay.org website :

    1. Log in to the newly provided  Google @iitbombay.org  account by clicking here to claim your google account.  Enter your @iitbombay.org username and password provided in the email.

    2. The system will ask you to change the password (this is just the first time).

    3.  Important!   You should update your forwarding email address to your preferred email ID if you do not plan to use this as your primary email box (the forwarding address is temporarily set to our legacy server). If you plan to use this mailbox as your primary email box, then you should delete the existing email forwarding.  You can do this by going to: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/fwdandpop

    NOTE: The legacy server will be turned down after 3 months. So it is very important that you update the forwarding address appropriately.

    4. Go to www.iitbombay.org and click on the red @iitbombay.org button on the top right part of screen to choose your Google @iitbombay.org account.

    5. Verify and update your profile to make use of the full functionalities of the platform.


    IITB – Login / Account Claiming – Tutorial Video


    Please Note:

    •  If you are having any difficulty with this process, please contact us at iitbhf-group@iitbombay.org
    • The login credentials of the old iitbombay.org site will not work on the new site.  We are rolling out login credentials for all alumni for this new web infrastructure in phases.


    Regards,

    IITBHF & IITBAA

  • 2. What is this website all about?

    Thank you for visiting our new IITB Alumni Platform. This is the first step to your getting more involved with fellow alumni across the globe and the institute. We hope that, over time, your active involvement through this platform will strengthen your connections to the IITB alumni network and make your degree even more valuable than it is today. 


    The main goal of this platform is to enable you to connect, not only with your classmates, hostel mates but alumni across years as well as faculty members, past, present, and future and other IITB community members. This platform will also act as a conduit to give back to our alma mater in various ways, ranging from funding causes of your interest to mentoring younger alumni.

    As you will no doubt agree, it is through the efforts of our exceptionally talented, diverse alumni that we can keep IIT Bombay moving forward.  This platform is at your service to help in that journey.  We hope you will come here often, interact with others regularly, and remain connected with the institute and its network in the years and decades to come. Keep in touch.



  • 3. How can I register/login?

    IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) & IIT Bombay Alumni Association (IITBAA)

    We are happy to roll out the IITBHF/AA new alumni platform (https://iitbombay.org/), that has been developed through the collaborative efforts of IITBHF in the US,  IITBAA in India, and Almabase Inc.   

    We now have Google administered @iitbombay.org accounts. Please follow this 2-step process to (This should take about 5 minutes of your time):

                                (i) Setup / claim your new google account, and

                                (ii) Login with your @iitbombay.org account into this new website and update your profile.

    Instructions for setting up/claiming your new Google @iitbombay.org account and logging into your account on the new IITBombay.org website :

    1. Log in to the newly provided  Google @iitbombay.org  account by clicking here to claim your google account.  Enter your @iitbombay.org username and password provided in the email.

    2. The system will ask you to change the password (this is just the first time).

    3.Important! You should set your forwarding email address to your preferred email ID if you do not plan to use this as your primary email box. You can do this by going to: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/fwdandpop

    4. Go to https://iitbombay.org/ and click on the red @iitbombay.org button on the top right part of screen to choose your Google @iitbombay.org account.

    5. Once you login, you will be asked permissions to share your email, contacts, and profile information with iitbombay.org which you should accept.

    6. Verify and update your profile to make use of the full functionalities of the platform.


    Please Note: If you are having any difficulty with this process, please contact us at iitbhf-group@iitbombay.org


    Regards,

    IITBHF & IITBAA

  • 4. How secure is my data?
    The complete database is secured using industry standard security protocols. No user can access the data without appropriate permissions. Information like education, employment etc is public but personal information like your email ID and mobile number is private by default and nobody can see that information with out your explicit permission.
  • 5. My profile is incorrect. What do I do?
    Profile information is retrieved from various sources and there is always a possibility that your information is not 100% accurate. The easiest thing to do is to ‘Improve your profile’. It takes less than a minute to update your information.
  • 6. Can I contact members on this website?
    Based on your role with the college you will have permissions to contact various alumni. You can also control what communication you receive so that you don’t have to see a lot of irrelevant emails.
  • 7. Why does IIT Bombay need to raise funds?

    IIT Bombay needs to raise funds to continue on its "Tryst with Excellence", which includes building and maintaining world class infrastructure, and attracting and retaining the best faculty and students ... visit IIT Bombay's Golden Jubilee website and the Giving to IIT website for more information.

  • 8. Why should alumni contribute?

    Alumni have gained a lot from the education received at IIT Bombay and share an emotional attachment to their alma mater. Alumni also have a lot to gain from the continued success of IIT Bombay since the image and brand of their alma mater helps alumni succeed in their own careers and business initiatives.

  • 9. What are the specific needs of IIT Bombay?

    Current specific Giving Opportunities are listed on the How to Donate website and on the online Pledge Form. Giving Opportunities include items such as Student Scholarship Fund, Faculty Development Fund, Student Development Fund, Library, Powai Lake, Young Faculty Fund, and support for specific Departments and Hostels ... visit the How to Donate website for the latest information.

  • 10. Who provides oversight for funds donated by alumni?

    The Board of the IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) provides the necessary oversight for disbursement and usage of funds donated via IITBHF. IIT Bombay itself has well established governance processes to oversee the usage of funds donated via IITBHF or directly to the Registrar, IIT Bombay. IITBHF and IIT Bombay discuss pending projects and actual spending on a regular basis. IITBHF's Executive Committee authorizes the release of funds to IIT Bombay only after it feels comfortable with its due diligence with regard to specific proposals. Once a project has been approved and funded, there is regular communication between IITBHF and the IIT Bombay leadership to review progress on the deliverables, milestones and actual spending.

  • 11. How do I know that funds are used appropriately and not wasted on overhead costs?
    • The annual budget is approved by IITBHF's Executive Committee.

     

    • All officers of IITBHF are unpaid volunteers and spend for their own travel and communication costs to participate in IITBHF meetings.

     

    • Expenses over $2,000 need approval of at least two officers and checks over $10,000 need two officer signatures.

     

    • Additional funds are sent to IIT Bombay only after specific milestones are reached.