Siksha 'O' Anusandhan

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA), formerly Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University (SOA University), is a Deemed to be university located at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The university is composed of nine degree-granting schools and colleges and has a student body of around 10,000. Many of SOA's programs are nationally accredited, including engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, science, humanities, environment, nano technology, materials science, agriculture and law.

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan
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Former name
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, SOA University
MottoStrive. Observe. Adapt.
TypeDeemed university
Established1996
ChancellorKhageswar Pradhan
Vice-ChancellorA. K. Mahapatra
Location, ,
India
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC
Websitewww.soa.ac.in

HistoryEdit

It was founded as Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) in 1997 at Bhubaneswar and it received AICTE approval for B.Tech. Since its inception it was affiliated to Utkal University. Subsequently, it was affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) between 2002 and 2007.

Recognizing its contribution to technical and professional education the University Grants Commission (UGC), in 2007, declared Siksha 'O' Anusandhan as a Deemed to be University by the U/S 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. In 2007, the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), Bhubaneswar became a constituent institute of Siksha O Anusandhan University. Institutes, schools, and departments of SOA University are spread over 200 acres (0.81 km2) campuses in the city of Bhubaneswar.

SOA has been granted Category-II Graded Autonomy Status by University Grants Commission in 2018.[1]

AcademicsEdit

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan has nine degree-granting schools and institutes[2] that offer undergraduate programs in engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, agriculture and law; graduate programs in engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, science, humanities, environment, nano technology, materials science, agriculture and law;[3] and doctoral degrees in the above areas.[4]

AdmissionsEdit

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT), a national level entrance test is conducted by the university every year to select bright students. The test is being conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered through its constituent institutes/schools.[5]

The university grants scholarships to meritorious and needy students.

AccreditationEdit

SOA has been accredited (2nd Cycle) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a score of 3.35 and an 'A+' grade.[6]

Three Engineering Programs (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Electronics and Communication Engineering) have been accredited by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.

RankingsEdit

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[7]38
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[8]20
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[9]34
Medical – India
NIRF (2020)[10]23

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Siksha 'O' Anusandhan 38th overall in India,[7] 20th among universities[8] and 23rd in the medical ranking[10] in 2020.

Science and researchEdit

Research at Siksha 'O' Anusandhan is headed by a dean with the other faculty members. Currently[when?] more than 600 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D.s and 247 of them have been awarded doctorates. Currently, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan has thirteen research centres for basic and fundamental research.[11]

Constituent UnitsEdit

  • Centre for Biotechnology (CBT)
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS)
  • Institute of Business and Computer Studies (IBCS)
  • Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS)
  • Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital (IMS & SUM Hospital)
  • Institute of Technical Education and Research ( ITER)
  • School of Hotel Management (SHM)
  • SOA National Institute of Law (SNIL)
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS)
  • Sum Nursing College (SNC)

Institute of Technical Education and ResearchEdit

The Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) is the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan. It was established in 1997.[12] Initially it was affiliated to Utkal University[citation needed] and from 2002 to 2007, it was affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology.[citation needed] Since 2007, it is a constituent institute of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan.[citation needed]

ITER includes the following departments:

  • Engineering Departments
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Computer Science and Information Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Computer Application
  • Supporting Departments
    • Chemistry
    • Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computing
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Humanities and Social Sciences

Campus and facilitiesEdit

The university is on friendly campuses of 451 acres (1.83 km2) in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

HostelsEdit

The university provides hostel accommodation facilities for boys and girls. SOA has 11 girls hostels and 24 boys hostels to accommodate 4000 girls and 5000 boys. All the hostels have round the clock Wi-Fi connectivity and medical facilities.

The university provides transportation facilities for the day scholars that covers almost all of Bhubaneswar.[13]

Central LibraryEdit

Reputed international journals, books and dissertations in all branches of Engineering, Sciences, Medical Sciences, Dental Science, Nursing, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Humanities, Business management, Law, etc. are available through the central library. The library is one of East India's largest library of any university.

The libraries participate in resource sharing networks/consortia such as UGC-INFLIBNET and MHRD-INDEST.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About SOA". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Institutes (Colleges), Schools & Departments - SOA University - Academics". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Undergraduate and Graduate Programs - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ "PhD Program - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ "UG and PG and PhD Admissions - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "NAAC". Retrieved 14 April 2016. The Accreditation Results of Deemed to be Universiteis approved by the Executive Committee on 16th November, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  9. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Medical)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Research centres - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  12. ^ "ITER". Siksha 'O' Anusandhan. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  13. ^ "ITER student facilities - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Central Library - SOA University". soauniversity.ac.in. Retrieved 29 April 2016.

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Coordinates: 20°15′33″N 85°47′31″E / 20.2592°N 85.7920°E / 20.2592; 85.7920