Anna University

  • Madras HC comes to the rescue of student couple refused hall tickets May 20, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court has come to the rescue of two students of an engineering college who got married while in the second year of the civil engineering course at a college in Namakkal district and were subsequently refused permission by the management to write the examination. Justice S Manikumar, passing...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa allots Rs 150 crore for development of Anna University October 19, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 150 crore towards developing infrastructure in the regional offices and constituent colleges functioning under Anna University across the state. While Rs 30 crore has been allocated for each of the regional offices in Madurai and Coimbatore to construct buildings, another Rs 30...
  • Kal Raman named Groupon's new chief operating officer November 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Groupon said on Wednesday that it promoted Kal Raman to chief operating officer, giving the executive more power as the world's largest daily deal company tries to turn around its struggling international businesses. Kal Raman is a graduate from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. Raman joined the...
  • TN: Professors' confession kicked off marks scam probe September 24, 2012

    Coimbatore: What made the probe into the Anna University semester exam marks scandal easy was the ready confessions of the three suspended faculty members. The scam would have never been probed, despite widespread knowledge about it for the past two years, but for written complaints from assistant professors Sivakoumar and...
  • TN: Now, exam marks scandal hits Bharathiar August 16, 2012

    Coimbatore: After the University of Madras and Anna University, an examination marks scandal has now rocked the Bharathiar University in Coimbatore. Non-teaching staff of the university has been caught attempting to feed higher marks — in computer records — for 96 students who were pursuing Bachelors in Business Management course...
  • Chennai: Anna University to open 17 regional offices July 23, 2012

    Chennai: The decision of the government to enforce the merger of all five Anna Universities of Technology (AUTs) with the Anna University in Chennai from August 1 has brought with it a host of changes to the functioning of these institutions. The announcement made on Sunday said that 535 engineering...
  • Quota seat scam hard to pull off: Anna University July 18, 2012

    Chennai: While media reports, including those in Express, on Tuesday suggested that a probe had been launched into irregularities in the allocation of industrial quota seats at the Anna University, officials at the varsity claimed ignorance about any such investigations and termed the reports a “surprise”. However, most of them,...
  • TN: At 39, disabled man is oldest BE applicant July 5, 2012

    Coimbatore: At 39, some people may contemplate a mid-career change. But S Nambirajan, a disabled man on the wrong side of thirties, is on a ‘course’ correction. Nearly 22 years after he completed schooling, the June 1973-born orthopaedically challenged man has decided to try his luck in entering an engineering...
  • Anna University directed to give affiliation to college June 30, 2012

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court recently directed the Anna University of Technology, Madurai, to provide affiliation to an Engineering College run by a Trust of Union Minister M K Alagiri's family, according to law as per an earlier court order, before July 7. A Division Bench of...
  • TN: Marks scandal rocks Anna University June 25, 2012

    Coimbatore: A thriving exam marks racket involving some faculty members and officials has come to light in the premier Anna University in Chennai. The racket has helped children of influential parents who failed in semester examinations to pass with flying colours in two of the university’s four renowned campuses —...
  • Anna University exams rescheduled April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Chennai-based Anna University has rescheduled its annual exams because of 'the administrative reasons', as cited by the office of the Controller of Examinations of the university. The notice, posted on the University website on Thursday, says: "It is informed that Theory Examinations scheduled for certain dates of May/June 2012...
  • 'Mystery boy' excels in Anna University exam May 4, 2011

    Coimbatore: Over the last three years, every time the Anna University (Chennai) exam results were declared, students of a batch of BE Computer Science Engineering at the Kamban Engineering College in Tiruvannamalai were perplexed. They found a certain Arun Kumar Reddy's name on the rolls, who always passed with flying colours....
  • CJ reports on 'bias' behaviour at Anna varsity August 22, 2010

    Senthil Kumar, a hearing impaired student in Chennai has turned Citizen Journalist to tell you about the discrimination he faced at the Anna University. ...
  • Bhopal victims want Anna Univ to return Dow's money January 15, 2010

    A group of second generation victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy have gone on protest asking the Anna University to return the money it had accepted from Dow Chemicals. ...
  • Rahman turns emotional on Lankan Tamils' plight August 1, 2009

    Chennai: Oscar Winner A R Rahman on Saturday turned emotional over the plight of suffering Sri Lankan Tamils as an honorary doctorate was conferred upon him by Anna University. Speaking after receiving the doctorate, the music maestro said that he had been skipping functions in Tamil Nadu keeping in mind the...
  • A R Rahman to be awarded honorary doctorate March 4, 2009

    Chennai: Music maestro A R Rahman, who won two Oscars for his score in Slumdog Millonaire, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by Anna University, Chennai in recognition of his feat and his overall achievements. According to University Vice-Chancellor P Mannar Jawahar, Rahman along with space scientist Mayilsamy Annadurai and...
  • Chennai students pledge to curb ragging August 30, 2007

    Chennai: A college in Chennai has set up an anti ragging committee to help freshers and prevent ragging. Says a third year engineering student, Gayathri, "My seniors made me do things like salute a stump which embarrassed me a lot. So, I don't want the same to happen to our...
  • Chennai set to welcome Kalam | Patil takes over today July 25, 2007

    Chennai: As the Rashtrapati Bhavan says goodbye to President APJ Abdul Kalam, Anna University in Chennai is gearing up to receive him. The catering in charge, Sarvana Kumar is busy making last minute arrangements as he doesn’t have much time in hand with the President arriving in Chennai on Wednesday. And since...
  • TCS sets record with job offers at Chennai varsity July 1, 2007

    New Delhi: IT major Tata Consultancy Services is on a hiring spree. The company recruited a record number of management graduates from Chennai’s Anna University after taking an online test on the campus. TCS made job offers to 1,006 students of Anna University this year. This is the largest number...
  • TN bandh against SC quota stay June 19, 2007

    Chennai: The Congress is under strong pressure from its allies after the Supreme Court stayed the controversial Other Backward Classes (OBCs) quota on Thursday. A late evening reaction came from the DMK to the Supreme Court stay order on OBC quota in higher education. On Thursday evening, DMK...