Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar is 20th in the University category, 34th in the Engineering category, 23rd in Medical Colleges by MHRD NIRF India Rankings 2020. SOA offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in the discipline of Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, etc.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Highlights

Established | University Type 2007 | Deemed to be University
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade, NBA & ICAR
Entrance Exam

National: CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ JEE Main/ GPAT/ GATE/ NEET/ CLAT

University: SAAT

Courses Offered UG, PG & Ph.D
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters Cognizant, Infosys, IBM, Wipro, Bosch, Amazon, Asian Paints, Deloitte, HCL, Nestle
Official Website soa.ac.in
Admission Helpdesk 090400 03290
Location

J-15, Khandagiri Marg,
Dharam Vihar, Jagamara,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751030

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Rankings

  • Swachh Campus - Ranked 3rd Nationally
  • Ranked Internationally by Times Higher Education the World University Rankings 2020.
  • Ranked 29th amongst Indian Institutes in the 601-800 ranking bracket for Engineering Programs.
  • Granted with Graded Autonomy status by UGC.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Courses

SOA Bhubaneswar offers UG, PG & Doctoral courses in the discipline of Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, etc. Tabulated below are the details for same:

Course Eligibility
B.Tech
  • 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% for reserved category candidates)
  • Obtained a valid score in JEE Main
B.Tech (Lateral Entry) Diploma in Engineering with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% for reserved category candidates)
BCA 10+2 or equivalent in any stream
BBA
B.Sc Nursing (Basic)
  • 10+2 with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (40% for reserved category candidates)
  • Lower Age Limit: 17 years
B.Sc Nursing (Post-Basic) Passed GNM and registered with concerned State Nursing Council
B.Pharm 10+2 in English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology
BHMCT 10+2 examination in any discipline with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidates)
BA LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.) 10+2 examination in any discipline with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidates)
B.Sc in Agriculture 10+2 examination in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)
M.Tech B.E/ B.Tech or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
MBA Graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved category candidates)
MCA
MHA
MHM
MTTM
M.Sc
LLM LLB or Integrated Law with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
MBBS Graduation with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
BDS
Ph.D Graduation with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (55% for reserved category candidates)

Check: SOA Bhubaneswar Courses and Fees

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission

  • All students are required to apply & appear for the Siksha O Anusandhan Admissions Test (SAAT) or equivalent qualifying exams.
  • Separate merit list for all qualifying candidates shall be prepared on the basis of SAAT.
  • Online/ Offline counseling will be done based on the merit and preference of the candidate.
  • Candidates will be selected through the counseling for a course.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected on the basis of the following exams:

  • Candidates applying for UG and PG courses in the discipline of Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Law, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Management will be selected on the basis of SAAT.
  • Other acceptable exams for UG and PG courses are as follows:
Course Entrance Test Read more
Engineering JEE Main Click here
GATE Click here
Medical and Dental NEET Click here
Law CLAT Click here
Management CAT Click here
MAT Click here
XAT Click here
Pharmacy GPAT Click here

Check: SOA Bhubaneswar Admission

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Placement

The Training and Placement Cell of SOA mainly focuses on three aspects of career such as guiding the students for Placement and subsequent career, Higher Education and Entrepreneurship. The cell takes care of the holistic development of students with three inclusive activities such as Career Mentoring in form of continuous guidance and Profiling of Students, Aptitude Training, Reasoning Skills, Enhancing Functional Subject Knowledge, General Awareness, Industry Orientation, Soft Skills, Group Discussion and Personal Interview Skills.

Top Recruiters of SOA: Cognizant, Infosys, IBM, Wipro, Bosch, Amazon, Asian Paints, Deloitte, HCL, Nestle, Mahindra, Oyo, Racetrack, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services, Microsoft, Hexaware, etc.

Check: SOA Bhubaneswar Placement

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University FAQs

Ques. What is the reservation criteria for admissions?

Ans. The reservation criteria for admissions are as follows:

  • 15% and 7.5% seats in all programs are reserved respectively for candidates belonging to Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe by birth.
  • OBC candidates are only eligible for mark relaxation.
  • 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped (PH) candidates for admission to engineering & technology/ Medical/ Dental/ MBA / MCA/ HMCT/ Pharmacy/ Nursing/ Law/ Biotechnology/ Agriculture courses and candidates are eligible to be considered under Physically Handicapped Category for admission to these courses.
  • 30% of seats under each category for all the programs (except for MBBS and BDS courses) are reserved for women candidates.
  • No reservation norms are applicable for lateral entry admissions.

Ques. Does SOA Bhubaneswar provide scholarships?

Ans. Yes, SOA provides scholarships on the basis of merit to selected students. To know more, click here

Ques. What is SAAT?

Ans. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University. The test is being conducted for different programs offered in constituent institutes/ schools of the university. 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 programs of the university.

Ques. Can I get admission based on the entrance test alone?

Ans. Depending on the admission criteria, the admission will be based on merit in the entrance test or marks in the qualifying examination. However, all candidates must fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements.