Now Promote your College & Campus Events on AnnaUnivPortal!

We are happy to launch another section in AnnaUnivPortal -AnnaUnivPortal Events.

This section can be used by readers to view and submit events that are hot ‘n’ happening in Anna University and its affiliated colleges. You can also use this space to submit events if you want AnnaUniversity Students to sit and take notice of your event.

Anna university college events

AnnaUnivPortal Events


Students can use this section to promote their college events and attract more student community and peers by representing your college and submitting your events in the site. With more than 2600+ dedicated feed readers ,twitter and facebook followers and more than 10000 pageviews daily, we will make sure that your event reaches even a wider student community . All this for free..!

Some of the features of AnnaUnivPortal Events:

1) No Registration needed. Use your facebook, twitter login to post your event.

2) Simplified submission of events. Just fill out simple forms

3) Event Calendar, which shows you the events mapped to corresponding dates.

4) Google Maps Integrated to show the event location.

Note: the site is still in Beta mode and many more features will be added soon..

Link To AnnaUnivPortal Events






Counselling for Anna University Engineering Admission – Guidance to Candidates

    This is a guest post by Jeyanthan .If you would like to write/contribute for AnnaUnivPortal, check our guest posting guidelines..
Anna university counseling

The counselling will be held at the Examination Centre, Anna University Chennai, Chennai – 600 025.Individual communications are sent to candidates calling them to appear for counselling.
Candidates will be called for counselling in the order of their merit. Based on the merit and communal reservation, allotment to the branch/college chosen by the candidate will be made. Candidates have to opt for colleges and branches that are available at the time of counselling.

Eligible candidates who have applied and whose total marks are as specified or above, may appear for counselling along with their original certificates for verification, irrespective of the receipt of individual communication. If the ranking of candidate gets altered Due to re-totalling/revaluation of mark, he/she can attend counselling as per the new mark and rank, though the call letter specifies different date (as per original mark).
If a candidate has deposited all the certificates in an institution where he/she has already been admitted, a letter from the Head of the institution should be produced to that effect. In that case only, attested xerox copies of certificates will be accepted for verification.
Due to unforeseen reasons, if a candidate could not attend the counselling on the specified date and time, he/she can attend on a subsequent time/date, during the counselling period. But the candidate can only opt for the seats available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per original rank.


    1. Enter the Anna University Chennai premises with a Demand
      drawn in favour of The Director Admissions, Anna University Chennai
      Payable at Chennai or cash for Rs. 5,000 (Rs. 1,000 for SC/ST candidates).
      Approach any of the bank counters, produce the DD or pay cash and get a
      counselling form.
    2. Be ready to enter the hall 1 hour before the appointed time. It is better that the outstation candidates who have appointment time in the forenoon, to reach Chennai in the previous day itself to avoid any unforeseen delay in travel.
    3. Look up the display boards kept at vantage points to know the vacancy position college wise and course wise at that point in time according to the OC / BC / BCM / BCC / MBC / SC / ST categories. Continuous announcements will be made regarding entry time.
    4. As you enter the hall, register your name. Each session will have 200 students
      attending the counselling. Candidates will be told to arrange certificates
      in a particular order. Then verification of details takes place. If there is
      any discrepancy the candidate is turned away.
    5. Candidates then enter the actual hall where there are 60 terminals for counselling, each with a counsellor to guide the students through the process.
      The person with the highest rank gets the first chance to exercise his option. Check if all relevant details regarding name, number, etc., are correct.
      The counsellor asks the candidate the college and course of his choice, which is fed into the system.
    6. The position is seen by the candidate – college wise, course wise and community
      wise. Seeing the position he can give three options to start with. He is very likely to get one of the three options. In a rare case of not being able to get in any of the three, then he can go for another three options. Once he gets the course and college of his choice, an admission order is made out in his name. Once the candidate signs the order, the admission is finalised.
    7. Once allotted a seat the amount Rs.5,000/- (Rs.1000/- in case of SC/ST
      candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu) already paid at the time of counselling will
      be adjusted towards the tuition fee. If a candidate does not join after
      allocation he/she has to forfeit the initial amount paid. Fee payment can be
      made at the venue, at a bank, or at the college during time of admission.

Details of TNEA 2011


Minimum cut-off & Maximum rank of tnea 2010


Application for Photocopy,Revaluation and Retotalling of Tamil Nadu Plus Two(HSC) exam 2011 starts today

The Tamil Nadu State Board 12th standard /Plus Two/Higher Secondary exam results  were released on May 9th,2011.


Students who were not satisfied with their results, and in need of revaluation and retotalling or photocopying can apply for the same starting today.

    Dates for Applying: From May 11th-May 16th,2011

General Procedure for application: The procedure is almost same as in the previous years. You can refer our earlier post here for this.

The only change is that now you can apply for photocopies and revaluation even for language papers. The cost for language papers  are as follows: Photocopying: Rs.550 and Revaluation Rs. 1010.

    Please Note that only people who have applied for photocopying are eligible for revaluation. Retotalling can be applied by anyone.

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Sun certification exams to be conducted hereafter by PEARSON VUE

Today, Oracle has announced that the former Sun Certification Exams (currently offered under the Oracle Certification Program),will be conducted hereafter by PEARSON VUE and not by the PROMETRIC, effective June 1,2011.

oracle-pearsonPEARSON VUE has around 5000 test centres worldwide in about 165 countries.Oracle mentions that this move is mainly to consolidate all Oracle Certification exams within the operations of a single testing vendor so that they can provide better service and global testing coverage for these Oracle certification exams. The same will be applicable to Oracle Solaris,MySQL ,Java  & Netbeans exams.

This information has been conveyed to all the registered members of Oracle Certification exams through mail and has also been updated in their site here.

This is the excerpt of the mail correspondance sent out by Oracle:

Effective June 1, 2011, Java, Oracle Solaris, MySQL, and NetBeans certification exams will be offered exclusively through a new test delivery partner — Pearson VUE — and will no longer be available through Prometric. This will consolidate all Oracle Certification exams within the operations of a single testing vendor so we can provide better service and global testing coverage for these Oracle certification exams. Pearson VUE currently has over 5,000 test centers worldwidein 165 countries.

To help prepare you for this transition, here are some important dates for you to be aware of:

  • If you are currently following a certification path and are planning to take an exam on/after June 1: Registration will begin at Pearson VUE on May 16, 2011 for all scheduled exams on or after June 1. Visit on or after May 16 to create a new web account and get started.
  • If you are currently registered to take an exam with Prometric or planning to take an exam before June 1: You can continue to register at Prometric through May 23, 2011 (walk-in registrations will be permitted through May 31, 2011), but you must complete your exam by May 31, 2011.
  • If you currently have a Sun or Oracle exam voucher or exam retake voucher: All vouchers will still be valid through their original expiration date and will be redeemable with Pearson VUE starting on May 16, 2011.

Beginning May 16, 2011 it will be important for you to create a new Pearson VUE account so you can access your certification history and register for new exams after the transition. We will post instructions on how to set up your new account at Pearson VUE and if you have a testing account with Prometric – how to ensure that your old and new accounts are correctly linked.

Additional Information
For more information, view our full announcement and Frequently Asked Questions online


Launching AnnaUnivPortal Helpline in Q & A Format

We are glad to announce the launch of our new venture AnnaUnivPortal Helpline , a new site in Question and answer format.

This site will be a part of  AnnaUnivPortal network and can be accessed at .  Readers can use this site to post or ask any questions  ,answer others queries or questions, thereby building a strong community for anna university students and aspirants and thereby helping each other out in their quest for knowledge or clarification of their queries.  You can have a look of the site in the preview below or by accessing the URL.

AnnaUnivPortal Helpline

    Why the need for AnnaUnivPortal Helpline?

First of all , this site was launched mainly for the following reasons

  • To reduce the number of unanswered comments and questions in this site.
  • To serve as an index for the most frequently asked questions by readers.
  • We were unable to answer much of our readers queries last year. But now with the launch of this site anyone can participate and answer people’s queries and ask questions. This basically works on mutual co operation . While we, administrators will try to answer as much queries, we request our readers also to answer  other questions.

    With admission season beginning and TANCET and TNEA about to start, I am sure many will be having many questions and doubts to be clarified. So go ahead and post your doubts here.

    Moreover, this will also serve as an index for most of the common questions asked by readers so that others who have the same queries can see and get the answers for them.

      How to Ask or Answer Questions in AnnaUnivPortal Helpline?

    You would have to register to ask questions while no registration is needed to answer them. The process is given in the site in the following links below.

    Registration Process

    Posting guideline

      Note: People who have already registered in this site(AnnaUnivPortal) need not register again. You can use the same login for AnnaUnivPortal helpline too :D
      Based on the user interactivity and participation in this site, we are also planning to have a readers rewarding program very soon for the best contributors to the site.

    Looking forward to your feedback and contribution to AnnaUnivPortal helpline.

    You can also contact us at annaunivportal [at] for your feedback .

    URL Link: AnnaUnivPortal Helpline


    Google Summer of Code 2011 Student’s application deadline on April 8th

    We have already mentioned in our one of the previous posts about Google’s Summer of Code and the details about it.

    It is basically a worldwide competition for college students, where Google offers stipends for their contribution.

    Google Summer of code 2011

    As per Google’s timeline here, the application period for students has already started and is underway. The last date/deadline for students application or proposing a project for approval is April 8th,2011. So students willing to attain the ultimate glory, rush in your entries before the deadline.

      Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC) Concept

    1) Propose a project for approval by one of the participating open source organisation.

    2) Once approved, you can write the code for them from April to September(i.e  all through the Summer)

    3) Reap the rewards for all your hardwork after you submit the code ( usually stipend).

    Students keenly interested in showcasing your talents, go- ahead and reap the benefits to attain ultimate glory. All the Best!


    TANCET 2011 Application, Spot & Online Registration Started and Underway

    The applications for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test or TANCET as it is called,  for the year 2011 has started and the first step, i.e the registration for the same has commenced from April 1st,2011.

    TANCET exam

    TANCET 2011 is an entrance examination conducted by Anna University for the post-graduate courses under Anna University namely MBA /MCA and M.E/M.Tech. You can know more about TANCET from our previous posts here.

      Important Dates for TANCET

    01.04.2011-Commencement of Registration thru Internet and Spot

    25.04.2011- Last Date for registration

    27.04.2011- Last date for receiving completed applications.

      Exam Dates-

    28.05.2011-M.B.A (F.N) & M.C.A (A.N)

    29.05.2011-M.E/M.Tech (F.N)

    TANCET 2011 Results are expected to be released by 3rd week of June 2011.

      Some of the Important Useful Links

    Instruction and Information to Candidates Booklet

    Online Registration Link

    Detailed Advertisement

    We have provided some resources in our previous posts to prepare for TANCET.You can go through them, while we’ll try to add additional material as and when required.

    1) TANCET ME Mtech Syllabus,Question Paper & Evaluation Pattern

    2) TANCET MCA Syllabus,Question Paper & Evaluation Pattern

    3) TANCET MBA Syllabus,Question Paper & Evaluation Pattern

    You can get more  details about TANCET 2011 from the official anna university website here.

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    AnnaUnivPortal Second Anniversary!

    second anniversaryToday marks the second anniversary of AnnaUnivPortal, and on this occassion we are happy to announce that we’llbe launching a new sub-site of annaunivportal namely AnnaUnivPortal  helpline in Q & A format shortly. This is mainly to consolidate all the numerous common queries by users and readers and to find suitable answers for them, so that others having same questions can benefit from it.More details will follow soon regarding this.

    Moreover, we also have changed the theme to present a simple interface to all readers and users. Please drop in your suggestions and comments regarding that.


    At this occassion, i would also like to share some important stats  and milestones regarding this site:

    Facebook Fans:70

    Feedburner readers: 2260

    Google friend connect followers: 427

    Twitter followers: 78

    Registered users in site:   69         ( Want to register and contribute? click here)

    Important key events in the site:



    Converted to multi author 100 pecent revenue sharing site.

    Launched AnnaUnivPortal Helpline

    Milestones in the making /pending

    1) Dedicated forum

    2) Students Classifieds site

    3) To build a dedicated community around this site

    4) Anna university events site

    Though , there are many more goals to be achieved, we require the support, co-operation & contribution from you readers to keep it going.! Thanks for the support all these years.!


    How to Register as Guest Author and Contribute for AnnaUnivPortal

    As you know, AnnaUnivPortal is looking for guest authors from the previous post, here we have provided the complete tutorial as to how to register yourself and contribute as a guest author in AnnaUnivPortal.

    Follow this tutorial for your understanding. You may click on the pictures given here to  get  clear and better viewing

    1)      Register here,you ‘ll get a mail after registration with password.

    Register at AUP

    2)      Log in with the password and  Fill your profile details and change password if necessary

    3)      You will be redirected to Dashboard

    4)      Click on Posts–> Add New Posts


    5)      Type your article, and give a title, fill the corresponding category,tags which is apt for your post.

    Write for us

    How to submit articles?-Pictorial-Click and view

    6)      Image speaks thousand words, So, try to format your post with apt images and styling.

    Add image

    7)      Click Submit for review. You will be notified when your article is approved  to publish.


    Guest Authors ,Contributors ,Volunteers Needed for AnnaUnivPortal

    Have you ever felt the urge to provide the latest updates to student fraternity well before time? Do you want to reach out to a large number of people? Do you want to share your knowledge to a large audience? Do you want to help, guide or mentor students?


    If the answer to any of the above question is  ‘yes’, then it is you whom we are searching for. You can display your thoughts and ideas here. We provide you free space for that.Guest authors required

    AnnaUnivPortal  is looking for people /students/teachers/professors who are interested in contributing to this website and write for us.    We invite guest authors /volunteers who can provide regular updates by contributing and joining this community.

    Interested? Please go through the following links for clarification.

    1)      How to Register as Guest Author  and Contribute for AnnaUnivPortal

    2)      Guidelines for Guest Authors and Content Allowed

    3)      Advantages of Contributing to AnnaUnivPortal

    P.S.: Engineering Students most Welcome.

    For any queries, you can contact us at annaunivportal[at] or by clicking here.