SOA University - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan
SOA University - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan

SOA University - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan : Admission, Ranking, Courses and Fees

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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SOA University, now known as Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), was established in 1996 and has since evolved into a multidisciplinary institution offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines including Engineering, Medicine, Dental Sciences, Business, Law, and more. The university is known for its emphasis on research, innovation, and academic excellence.

The university has gained recognition from reputable accreditation bodies and regulatory authorities. It has been accredited with an 'A++' grade by NAAC. According to the MHRD NIRF India Rankings 2023, the institution has ranked 15th position in the University Category, 27th position in the Engineering Category, 16th position in the Medical Category, 9th position in the Dental Category, 8th position in the Law Category, 49th position in the Research Category at 57th position in the Management Category. The institute has also been granted Category-I Graded Autonomy Status by UGC, Govt. of India.

Siksh o Anusandhan offers a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and Ph.D. programs. The flagship courses are B. Tech, BDS, and M.Tech

Admission to SOA for various UG and PG courses is mainly based on the university's entrance exam named SAAT (Siksha O Anusandhan Admission Test) while scores of a few relevant national-level exams such as CAT, GATE, CLAT, JEE, and others.

SOA is widely acclaimed for its placement opportunities as the highest package of the year 2022 stood at INR 42 LPA with the participation of around 164 companies.

SOAHighlights 2024

A brief overview of SOAis mentioned below-


SOA Highlights


Siksha O Anusandhan 



University Type

Deemed to be

Main Campus Location

Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Other Campuses

10 constituent colleges

Official Website

NIRF Ranking 

-15th ‘university’

-26th ‘overall’

8th ‘law’

No. of Programs


Entrance Basis


Highest Package


SOARanking 2024

SOA receives milestone rankings every year, mentioned below are the ranking of SOA in 2023 -

Ranking Body

Ranking Assigned


NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



NIRF Ranking 2023



QS World Ranking 2023



QS Asia Ranking 2023



SOA Placement 2024

Siksha o Anusandhan University has not released its placement report for the year 2023, however, students can check the placement highlights for the year 2022 in the table below-



Highest Package


No.of companies participated


Major Recruiters

Accenture, Adani, Adobe, Amazon, Birlasoft, Bitwise, CGI, DEL, Deloitte, Hindware and others.

SOA Admission 2024

SOA admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with Diploma and certificate courses based on university-level entrance examination and on a merit basis for a few courses. Interested students can check the course-wise specializations for SOAadmission in the table below:





Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Applicants must have passed 10+2 with at least 60% marks in agg.  of three subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


Interested students must have passed 10+2 in any discipline.

They must have 50% aggregate marks in 10+2

Also, they must have Mathematics in Class 10


BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB (Hons)

Aspiring students must have passed their (10+2) with at least 45% marks in aggregate. 




Anesthesia Technology (BAT), Critical Care Technology, Emergency Medicine Technology, BSc (Hons), BSc (Nursing), Agriculture

Applicants must have completed 12th or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics from a recognized Board 

They must have minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent in PCM.

For Specialisations, students must have relevant subjects.


The applicant must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their 12 th board examination.


B Pharma


Interested students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board, with a minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent 


Structural Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Power Systems & Power Electronics, Communication System Engineering, Heat Power & Thermal Engineering


Interested students must have obtained their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for MTech degree course.

 Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory subjects. 


Students must have completed either a 3-year LLB degree or a BA LLB /BSc LLB /BBA LLB degree of 5 years with 50-60% aggregate marks.


Aspiring Applicants must have completed their  BE/BTech degree.

 students are required to appear in GATE exams to become eligible for MTech.


Aspiring students must have completed Class 12 th with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology


Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology, Public Health Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge


Interested students must have scored at least 50 percentile in NEET- MDS 2023.


Integrated MBA - 4 Years, (Hospital Administration)

Aspiring candidates must hold a graduate degree under any discipline, securing at least 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized university. Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory subjects. 

Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

Aspiring students must have passed a minimum of three years of Bachelor's Degree in Science, Commerce and Arts / BHMCT / BBA examination or equivalent, from any recognized University with at least 50% marks 

M Pharma

Interested students must have completed (B. Pharm) or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

 Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory subjects.


Agricultural Economics, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science , Horticulture, Biotechnology, Chemistry

, Mathematics


All students must have completed a BA in Science from a recognized college/university. They must secure a minimum of 50 – 60% in Agg.

Criteria can vary as per the specialization in terms of compulsory subjects. 


Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Dentistry, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Nursing, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Social Science

Aspiring candidates must hold a Master's in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks and cleared National level fellowship examination.

SOA Infrastructure Facilities 

SOA is known for its outstsnading infrastructure facilities scattered across a vast 127-acre area of campus. The university offers accommodation through well-furnished separate girl's and boy's hostel facilities.

The university also has well-maintained playgrounds and courts for different indoor and outdoor games for the overall development of students.

Siksha O Anusandhan also has up-to-date IT and medical cells with well-trained staff and faculties.

Along with that, the library, modern classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, and cafeteria are all available at SOA University.

SOA University Highlights
Institute TypeUniversity
LocationOdisha, Bhubaneswar
Contact DetailsJ-15, Khandagiri Marg, Dharam Vihar, JagamaraWebsiteGo to website...Phone82XXXXXX23  
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is SOA a Private university?

Siksha O Anusandhan is ‘deemed to be private university’.

On what basis does SOA take Admissions?

SOA admissions are mainly based on university-level exams while for few courses scores of national-level entrance exams i.e. CAT, JEE Main, GATE, NEET and others are considered.

What is the NIRF ranking of SOA University?

SOA holds the 15th  position in the university category and 26th in the overall category as per NIRF ranking 2023.

What is the registration tentative date for SAAT ?

SAAT applications form is ongoing , while tentative month for SAAT exam is April.

Does SOA offer hostel Facilities?

Yes, it offers separate well-furnished hostels for girls and boys with all the basic amenities required.

What is the ranking of SOA in the engineering domain?

SOA holds 27th rank in the ‘Engineering’ category among all the universities as per NIRF ranking 2023.

What is the highest package at SOA?

The highest package offered in 2022 stood at INR 42 LPA.

Does SOA offers specialization in MBA?

SOA MBA has only one specialisation named hospital Administrations.

Around how many number of programs offered in SOA?

SOA offers around 50+ programs including  UG, PG, Diploma and certificates courses in multiple disciplines.

How many campuses are there in SOA?

SOA's main campus is situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, along with tha university has 10 constituent colleges.

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