Siksha O Anusandhan University

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Siksha O Anusandhan University
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Established 2007[1]
Type Private
Chancellor K. Pradhan
Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.P. Mohanty
Founder Prof. Manoj Ranjan Nayak
Academic staff 1000
Admin. staff 2500
Students Over 10,000
Location Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Campus Urban, 200 acres (0.81 km2)
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, NAAC
Website www.soauniversity.ac.in

Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA) is a Deemed university in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, declared Siksha O Anusandhan deemed to be a University on 17 July 2007. In between the UGC expert team reviewed the SOA University during 10–12 August 2009 and has recommended an extension of three years effective from 2009/10 academic sessions. Besides, the NAAC team has accredited SOA University with “A” grade in the academic session w.e.f. 30 September 2009 and now it is a Deemed University according to UGC Act. All the eligible programs are NBA accredited and the University is ISO certified by United Registrar of Systems (URS).

All the institutions are state-of-the-art and have a meritorious talent pool of 560 faculty members. The schools of SOA University have evolved a learning ambiance that is flexible and suitable for dissemination of knowledge in the classroom, sessionals at labs / workshops and research is upfront areas. The only guiding principle is progressive innovation in education, administration and social responsibility.

All this has given a respectable identity to SOA University. The objective of the university is to promote professional education, research, training and development in engineering, management, computer and medical sciences so as to cater to the need of engineering, software and hardware, medical and managerial personnel in the country. Under the banner of the university there are eight institutions at present.

History[edit]

The seed of the group’s educational enterprise was found in 1996 by starting of the Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER), Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and the evolution in the last 15 years has been the birth of other institutes in Medical, Dental, Nursing, Management, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Law. The group of institutes was grouped under a University structure since 2007. The University is socially inclusive with an open admission process through its National level test SAAT and other National level tests such as AIEEE, AIPMT, CAT, XAT, MAT, CLAT etc. The university’s academic offerings include undergraduate, graduate and research programs. All these programs have academic rigour, and periodic up-gradation of curricula in order to keep the students up-to-date of contemporary development. The placement record of the university students, both UG and PG, is a testimony to the acceptance of these processes by the market. The Research programs of the university have been reinforced from 2007 onwards, are also showing steady progress. The Ph.D. regulations have been framed to keep in line with regulations of reputed institutes like IITs. The number of full-time scholars is increasing continuously. Commensurate to this, the university is establishing new centers and advanced facilities in existing departments to promote research. The university is committed to these activities to much higher levels in the coming years. The university also supports large number of research projects of faculty members by in-house funding. The steady growth of facilities, the ambitious growth taken, and setting up of research centers serve as catalyst for the University to move towards the path of excellence. In the path of the building up and strengthening the university, the leadership of the management and academic teams are taking all steps required in the right directions. The growth and change paradigms do put strong pressure on the university yet the path of progress has remained on the right track. Some of the directions are visible by promotion of research activity, constant revision of academic curricula, transparent and strict valuation, increasing number of collaboration with other institutes.

Constituent Institutes[edit]

(Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

The Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), established in 1996-97, is located at Bhubaneswar and is spread over 40 acres of landscaped area within the corporation limit of Bhubaneswar. It is 8 kilometers from Bhubaneswar Railway Station, 4 kilometers from the Airport and 2 kilometers from the Govt. bus stand. The institute is responsive to the changing demands of the society. ITER has attained the status of a premier institution of engineering and technology in eastern India. National Board of Accreditation (AICTE) has accredited and reaccreditaed all its eligible programmes. ITER has gained respectability in technical education for its innovative curriculum, impressive placement, industries interface and well qualified faculty members. The institute has an enrolment of nearly 5600 students who follow a pre-announced academic calendar. The institute has MoU with IIT Bhubaneswar, IMMT Bhubaneswar, NALCO, CIPET, Infosys, Mindtree, Hexaware, and Wipro to orient the teachers about the needs of the research, development and industrial consultancy. Accordingly students are constantly motivated to apply the knowledge and skill. The students are sensitized and groomed to work in an environment characterized by changing technology and transnational mobility.

(Faculty of Medical Sciences) Established in the year 2005 with an objective of delivering quality health care in a cost-effective manner to the people of one of the least urbanised states of India. As an adjunct to health care it is committed to provide high standards of undergraduate and post graduate Medical education commensurate with international standards, bringing together educational facilities for training of personnel of all cadres in all branches of health care in order to attain self-sufficiency in Medical Education. It provides value-based medical education, helping students attain the competence and character required to live up to the highest principles of the healthcare profession.[2]

SUM Hospital was accorded the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals(NABH) accreditation in June 2013[3]

  • Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS)

(Faculty of Dental Sciences) In the temple city of Bhubaneswar, under the Siksha ‘O' Anusandhan University (established u/s-3 of the UGC Act – 1956) and by the notification of Govt. of India on the recommendation of UGC to promote Technical & Professional Education, Research, Training, Development in Engineering, MCA, MBA, Hotel Management, Dental, Nursing and the degrees awarded have recognition and approval of their respective statutory councils, such as AICTE, Dental Council of India, Indian Nursing Council, etc.


Bhubaneswar, the Capital City of Orissa well known as Temple City, is also the city which shaped and influenced history of the Indian Sub continent. A land mark in the golden triangle of Puri, Konark and Bhubaneswar. It is a hub of all roads, railways and air routes to various places of interest in Orissa and India. During the last two decades, the city has witnessed tremendous growth in technical education and health services.[4]

  • Sum Nursing College (SNC)

(Faculty of Nursing) SUM Nursing College, Bhubaneswar was established in 2004. The college is approved by Indian Nursing Council (INC), New Delhi and Govt. of Orissa and was affiliated with Utkal University. Now the college is the constituent college of Siksha “O” Anusandhan University. SUM Nursing College is a renowned, fast-growing and prosperous college in Orissa, connected to a full-fledged Medical College & Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital. Sum Nursing College is full fledged with all basic and necessary amenities for its students.[5]

  • School of Pharmaceutical Science (SPS) including Centre of Biotechnology

(Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences)[6]


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