Networking Works ...
Your network of trusted contacts can give you a tremendous advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. IIT Bombay's alumni network can help you make better use of your alumni connections and help others you trust in return. Our goal is to help alumni succeed in their careers and lives in today's global and connected economy.
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
Facebook is a free social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook Inc. The IIT Bombay Group on Facebook coexists with all the existing networks organized based on city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with friends and classmates. Alumni can add others as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. The website's name is derived from the paper "facebooks" depicting members of a campus community that some colleges and schools give to incoming students, faculty, and staff as a way to get to know other people on campus.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read updates which are known as "tweets." Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them and who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.
IIT Bombay's YahooGroups operate as both electronic mailing lists and Internet forums for networking with batchmates. Group messages can be posted and read by e-mail or on the Group homepage, like a web forum. Members can choose whether to receive individual e-mails or daily digest e-mails, or to read the posts at the web site. Some Groups are simply announcement lists, to which only the Group moderators can post, while others are discussion lists. In addition to providing e-mail relaying and archiving facilities, Yahoo! Groups provides additional functions such as voting and calendar systems and file uploading.