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NIRF RANKINGS: SOA RETAINS No. 1 POSITION IN UNIVERSITY CATEGORY FOR 4th YEAR

Bhubaneswar, April 8:  Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University here retained the 24th position it had obtained in 2018 to occupy the top spot in the university category in Odisha as the rankings for institutions of higher education for 2019 were announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Monday.

Apr 12, 2019 08:56 IST
    NIRF RANKINGS: SOA RETAINS No. 1 POSITION IN UNIVERSITY CATEGORY FOR 4th YEAR
    NIRF RANKINGS: SOA RETAINS No. 1 POSITION IN UNIVERSITY CATEGORY FOR 4th YEAR

    In the rankings conducted through the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and released by the President, Mr. Ramnath Kovind, SOA was placed 24th in the university category--- the place it held in 2018--- and 41st among overall institutions of higher education in the country.

    With this, SOA, which was conferred with the status of a Deemed to be University by the UGC in 2007 (repeat 2007), has remained the top institution in the university category in Odisha for the fourth consecutive year. Against the score of 49.59 it had registered in 2018, SOA continued to shine by securing 50.31 this year.

    The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medical sciences of SOA, was ranked 21st  in the country to be the top ranked medical college in the state.

    SOA’s faculty of engineering and technology, Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), which entered the ranking process for the first time this year was ranked 32nd in the country behind National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (16th) and IIT, Bhubaneswar (17th).

    The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has re-accredited SOA with the highest grade while three programmes of its faculty of engineering and technology have been accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.

    Nine different institutions function under the SOA umbrella offering 89 academic programmes in engineering and technology, medical sciences, dental sciences, management sciences, hospital administration, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, nursing, hospitality and tourism management, legal studies and agricultural sciences.

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan – SAAT 2019

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT), a national level entrance test is conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University every year to select bright students from different parts of our country. The test is being conducted for different programs offered in constituent institutes / schools of the university. SAAT-2019, the eleventh edition of this entrance test, will be held in both online & offline format between April 13, 2019 to April 30, 2019 centers across various cities of India. The test is primarily a multiple choice type written test and the standard of the test is comparable with another national level entrance test. Short listed candidates will be called to attend counseling for admission into various programmes of the university. Another feature of this entrance test is that the candidates with diploma in engineering/ technology/ pharmacy and hotel management are eligible for admission into regular courses under lateral entry scheme through SAAT-2019.

    N.B.: Admission to M.B.B.S., B.D.S., M.D./M.S. & M.D.S. is through NEET only.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    APPLICATION & ADMIT CARD FOR ENTRANCE TEST

    • Availability of Online Application Form: http://www.admission.soa.ac.in/saat
      • 05.12.2018
    • Last Date for Submission of Online Form
      • 31.03.2019
    • Start of Downloading Admit Card
      • 05.04.2019

    ENTRANCE TEST: http://www.admission.soa.ac.in/registration-form

    • Online Examination
      • 13.04.2019 To 30.04.2019
    • Offline Examination
      • 21.04.2019

    Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University’s achievements in a nutshell

    SOA is proud to be associated with 9 degree granting institutes, which has a whopping strength of 10,000 students. The institute leaves no stone unturned in providing quality education in the field of medicine, engineering & technology, dental sciences, management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, law, nursing, hospitality, tourism management and agriculture. SOA keeps on updating its curriculum from time to time as per the latest industry trends and believes in providing education to students with a holistic approach.

    The department of Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), faculty of engineering and technology of SOA, has now become the 4th institute in the country to get 3 of its programs accredited by the reputed Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.

    Adding yet another feather to its glowing cap, SOA has been ranked third in the country in the Swachh Campus Ranking for 2018 conducted by the HRD ministry. This shows the commitment and dedication of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan’s vision to work towards the skill development of students and betterment of the society.

    SALIENT FEATURES

    • 127 Acres campus
    • 4,47,395 sqm. Built-up Area
    • 13 Research Centres
    • 38 Research Labs
    • 197 e-Enabled Classrooms
    • State-of-the-art 1400-seat auditorium alongside four other auditoria
    • 10 Student Activity Centres
    • Multiple ISP Connectivity (more than 2 Gbps)
    • Fully Wi-Fi Campus
    • 37 National Collaborations
    • 127 International Collaborations
    • High-end Multi-disciplinary Research in Emerging Areas
    • Fully Automated Libraries with Ample Print Learning Resources
    • Adequate e-Resources with e-Databases
    • Fellowship for Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Programmes
    • Scholarship for Meritorious Students

    This shows the capability and willingness of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan  to provide quality education to students and conduct ground-breaking research work in various fields. SOA has been expanding and new disciplines are on the anvil. But the principal objective remains to ensure that students, while training to be professionals, value their own lives as that of others.

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