NIRF Rankings: SOA ranked No.1 University for the second consecutive year

April 12, 2019

As per NIRF rankings, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan(SOA) Deemed to be University remained at 24th position for the second consecutive year and occupied the top spot in the university category in Odisha. The rankings were announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Monday.


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.


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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.


Shortlisted 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.


Courtesy: Jagran Josh


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