Edu mail hosting for SIT

Edu mail hosting for SIT

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Souyama Debnath started this petition to Dr. P.K. Adhvaryyu (The Dean, Siliguri Institute Of Technology) and

Every good educational institute both in India and abroad provide .edu mail for their students, so it's a big shame that the service is not available to the students of SIT. A .edu mail is not just a mail domain. It's exclusive to the students in the sense that various organizations recognize whether a person is a student or not just from whether he/she has a .edu mail.

Sure big organizations such as Google do recognize our college and we can avail their services but for the rest, we have to separately provide that we are a student by uploading student ID cards, library cards and so on. It's a hassle we have to deal with regularly. And that's saying something.

And there exist places where you can't sign up even if you can prove that you are a student through the aforementioned steps like ResearchGate.

Also having a .edu mail unlocks several exclusive offers such as longer trial versions and/or with exclusive student discounts or completely for free viz Amazon Prime (global), GSuite, Autodesk, NewEggMS Office 365; and most importantly Github Developer pack.

Also, a .edu mail would serve as a platform for the college/ faculty to contact and coordinate with students directly instead of spamming their personal emails say for announcements, taking leave, safety guidelines, holidays, change in timings of college or medical centers.

This would also serve as a database both for students and/or faculty if someone wants to contact someone else directly.

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