This project gives you a fingerprint based attendance system with 8051 microcontroller. The SM630 fingerprint module is used for fingerprint matching. It can store a max of 768 fingerprints. The admin can add/delete records from the PC through the VB application. There is an infrared LED and photo diode to sense the finger placed over the fingerprint module. All the attendance details are stored over the PC. The admin can generate reports and also he can print the reports.