Bhubaneswar, Oct. 1: Adding yet another feather to its glowing cap, the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) here was on Monday ranked third in the country in the Swachh Campus Ranking for 2018 conducted by the union ministry of Human Resources Development.
The HRD minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and minister of state for HRD, Mr. Satya Pal Singh presented the plaque and certificate to SOA’s Deputy Registrar, Mr. Sidhya Brat Dash at an event held in New Delhi during the day.
The only institution in its category from Odisha to figure in the top ten Swachh Campus rankings, SOA was earlier ranked 24th in the country in the university category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework and 38th among all institutions this year. It has also been re-accredited by NAAC.
Over 10,000 students study and conduct research in the nine different institutions under SOA. It has the disciplines of engineering, medical sciences, dental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, management, legal studies, nursing, hospitality and tourism management and agricultural sciences.
SOA has been using solar power across its different campuses while putting in place facilities for rain water harvesting. The Swachh Campus Ranking is an endeavour by the central government to promote the culture of ‘Swachhata’ in higher educational institutions.
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University’s achievements in a nutshell
The ranking survey conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of HRD, in April 2018, has ranked Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan as 24th best in University category in India. It is been ranked as 19th best Medical College. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), has also accredited SOA with ‘A’ grade, and has termed this deemed to be university as socially inclusive, which is a big achievement in itself.
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. 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.
• 125 Acres campus
• 4,47,395 sqm. Built-up Area
• 12 Research Centres
• 29 Research Labs
• 136 e-Enabled Classrooms
• 5 Model Auditoriums
• 10 Student Activity Centres
• 1026 Mbps Multiple ISP Connectivity
• Fully Wi-Fi Campus
• 32 National Collaborations
• 50 International Collaborations
• High-end Multi-disciplinary Research in Emerging Areas
• Fully Automated Libraries with Ample Print Learning Resources
• Adequate e-Resources with 21 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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