Institute email address

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IIT Kharagpur provides an official email id with domain name to all its students and staff. Every student is asked for their preferred email id at the time of their admission on ERP. They are provided with their password and complete facility by the end of their first academic session.

History[edit | edit source]

Before the year 2014, the facility, however, used to be available only by request and one needed to obtain it via CIC. To obtain an email address, one was required to send a request email containing the following details:

  • Name
  • Roll No
  • Date of Birth
  • Preferred Email Id (with several options in priority order)

The task of providing emails addresses is overlooked by Mr. Alokes Chattopadhyay ([email protected]), a programmer working with Computer Informatics Centre. If however, above didn't work out, one could approach him directly at CIC with a handwritten application containing the same details.

Accessing email[edit | edit source]

The access to official IIT Kharagpur email is provided via Zimbra Web Client ( One can login to this website after receiving the account details from CIC. Also, ensure that you change your password as soon as you login.

The default password for login is your Date of Birth in the format 'mm.dd.yyyy'

Forgot your password?[edit | edit source]

Mail the above CIC address with the details of your email id. They will reset the password to the default password(DOB) which you will need to change once you login.

Expectation of privacy[edit | edit source]

Your email is owned and maintained by University. There should be no expectation of any privacy or control of data and access to it. Please use your permanent personal email for all important conversations.

Validity[edit | edit source]

The institute email address is accessible upto an year after your graduation after which you'll get an email to download your data. Your email is then removed from the system.