Textile Institute of Pakistan introduces its own SMS alert service for the students. All important notifications will be sent to the students directly on their cell phones. Cool huh!
I have one more suggestion, Nowadays most of the reputable institutes have their web-mail powered by Google. With a nominal yearly subscription fee Google provides you to make unlimited accounts using your own domain, tip.edu.pk (in case of TIP), with unlimited storage facility and for unlimited time period, which means even if the student graduates from the institute he can still be allowed access to that email ID (mostly based on Student enrollment number). I hope our management would give it a consideration and hope we move toward more better means.