Computer Facilities to New Students
Warm Welcome to IITB Users Community!
Computers play a vital role in a student’s daytoday life at
IITB. Admissions, course registration, and often the course content
delivery etc are all computerised. It is therefore necessary to know
where and how to access these systems. There are two different classes
of services available to the user community at IITB. The first is
provided at your native department where you have been admitted.
Respective departments will inform you about those services during the
orientation programs they conduct. The second category of services are
the ones made available centrally under the auspices of Computer
Centre. This document is aimed at introducing you to the later class of
services in general and also to familiarise you with the Course
Registration System so that you can complete the registration process.
Computer Centre at IITB provides students with various
Centralised Computer Facilities which include Email, Web Browsing, and
File Storage. These services can be accessed using your LDAPID and
password. IITB campus has a gigabit backbone fibre optic network that
connects all computer facilities. This network in turn connects to the
Internet using WAN circuits having a total capacity of 32 Mbps
currently. Each of the hostel rooms are wired so that students can
connect their own computers. Public computation infrastructure are
provided at each of the hostels to cater to students who do not own
computers. A centralised user hall is also available at the computer
centre. IITB has adopted public domain software in a big way and as
such almost all computer facilities are based on public domain
While opening up its IT infrastructure to the users, IITB
expects that the users will use these facilities responsibly. In
particular it is expected that users take adequate precautions so that
their computers donot get infected with virus. In order to promote
disciplined usage of IT infrastructure, the IITB IT Infrastructure
Access Policy is in operation at IIT Bombay. Each user is required to
carefully go through the Policy and accept the same.
The following information will be useful for you in determining your
LDAPID and password:
● Your initial LDAP login will be the same as your roll number.
● Your initial password will be your date of birth. For example, if
your date of birth is 05/08/1984 (DD/MM/YYYY), then your initial
password will be ‘05081984’ (without quotes). If you fail with
date of birth as password, please try your LDAPID as your
Brief instructions for online registration follow. More details
will be given by your Department Faculty Advisor and System
1. Please visit the URL http://www.cc.iitb.ac.in/cgibin/policy.cgi
to sign the IITB IT Access Policy online. Please go through the
document carefully and choose the appropriate option that appear
at the bottom of the page. Remember that Rejection of IT Access
Policy will render the above mentioned services permanently
unavailable. You will need to login with your LDAPID and Password
2. Connect to ASC Home Page (http://asc.iitb.ac.in) and login using
your LDAPID and password (described above).
3. After login, click on the first link – ‘Interface for Course
Registration/Course Adjustment’ and choose the courses.
4. Next, click on ‘Verify’ and finally ‘CONFIRM’ to confirm your
registration. As you finish, a mail will be sent to your LDAP e
mail account. This mail has to be preserved as a proof of
registration. Visit http://gpo.iitb.ac.in and login with your
LDAPID and password (described above) to access this mail.
5. For ‘adjusting’ courses later, follow the same procedure as above.
6. If you are unable to find the correct password, please contact
your Department System Administrator or visit ASC located in the
ground floor of Mathematics department (next to Central Library).
7. Please visit
http://asc.iitb.ac.in/academic/utility/studentFAQ.html for FAQ on
After registration, it is recommended that you visit
http://ldapweb.iitb.ac.in, click on ‘Log into LDAP
System’ , then log into the LDAP interface using your initial login and
password (described above) for doing the following:
● Reset your password to something of your choice by clicking on
‘Change My Passwd’.
● The rollnumber based LDAPID can be changed to something of your
choice after 1st September (if you are admitted in July) or 1st
February (if you are admitted in January). After this date, you
can change your LDAPID by clicking on ‘Change Uid’ . Please note
that you can change your LDAPID only once. As it will be an
official email address please do not choose a frivolous LDAPID.
● Due to various reasons it is possible that your
department/rollnumber/category may change. Please inform Computer
Centre about this as soon as possible.
Your Hostel System Administrators will probably conduct a
computer orientation programs in your Hostels. Please contact your
Hostel System Administrators for any help. Throughout your stay in
IITB, Hostel and Department System Administrators will be of great help
and you should approach them without any hesitation. You may also
choose to attend HELPDESK sessions (more information available at the
URLs given below) conducted on all working days except Wednesdays at
Hope you enjoy your stay in IITB.
Computer Centre, IIT Bombay (http://www.cc.iitb.ac.in).
Application Software Cell, IIT Bombay (http://asc.iitb.ac.in).