Mixture of academics of the best quality and innovative research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan is the center of superlative professional education.
Not many institutions believe in offering learning that goes beyond earning money. However, the central belief in SOA has been that a higher education center must ignite the students’ desire to go through the learning process, not only to get a job but also to enlighten society with their learning. This shows the institute’s commitment to the overall development of students and the improvement of society.
SOA came into existence on July 17, 2007, when the Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred upon it the status of University considered under Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956. Today it has become a center of superlative professional education. There are many outstanding features that make Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan among the 25 best universities in the country by the National Institutional Classification Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resources Development, for four consecutive years.
SOA has made India proud to have a rank this year in the World Ranking of Higher Education Times (THE). It was also ranked among the 50 best universities in India by QS India Ranking. The Institute of Medical Sciences and the SUM Hospital, the faculty of medical sciences of SOA, ranked 21st in the country by NIRF this year. By the way, IMS is among the nine medical schools in India that have found a place in the list of THE World Rankings. Not only this, but SOA has been ranked third in the country in the Swachh Campus Ranking for 2018 conducted by the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
- World class infrastructure
SOA campuses that span more than 127 acres have a total constructed area of almost 4.5 square meters and have 197 email-enabled classrooms, 340 PG and UG labs, fully automated libraries with extensive print learning resources, 10 student activity centers and multiple ISP connectivity (more than 2 Gbps). It has a central library, 9 institutional libraries and 42 departmental ones. The central library has an area of 11,617 square meters. The SOA multi-campus infrastructure houses more than 10,000 students, including from six other countries, who have chosen SOA to chart a future for themselves.
The infrastructure developed by the university includes a 1400-seat convention hall with state-of-the-art technology, which is a preferred location for many international and national conferences.
- Armed faculty with vast experience
The SOA medical science faculty runs the 1000-bed SUM Hospital, which has become one of the state’s most requested health care centers. The USP of the university hospital that deploys excellent modern and advanced diagnostic, surgery and rescue equipment is that it extends quality medical facilities for patients at an affordable cost. E-learning resources are accessible throughout the campus. The esteemed SOA faculty has been working day after day to provide quality education. The work of faculty members and research scholars are published regularly in renowned international peer-reviewed journals. The university has 5105 Scopus indexed publications under its belt with an H index of 55.
A socially inclusive institution of higher education, SOA has been producing professionals in various fields ready for the requirements and challenges of different sectors. Outside
many courses SOA offers, there is one for everyone. They offer 24 undergraduate and 71 postgraduate, 10 graduate, doctoral and doctoral programs in engineering and technology, management, medical sciences, dental sciences, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, hospital management, hospitality and tourism management. , law and agricultural sciences.
SOA’s focus is on research: it has established 13 research centers that have been working in 22 identified areas of thrust. The centers include the Center for Excellence in Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences, Center for Biomechanical Sciences, Center for Multidisciplinary Research, Center for Nanosciences and Nano Technology, Center for Applied Mathematics, Center for Rural and Tribal Development, Center for Reproductive Health, National Center for MEMS Design, Biofuel and Bioprocessing Center and Environment and Climate Center.
The institution follows a results-based teaching-learning process and project-based learning that has been paying large dividends as students have received lucrative placement offers every year. SOA students are encouraged to participate in creative work and learn to serve people in need. Student clubs and activity centers promote extracurricular activities to help boost students’ hidden talent and develop their personalities. “Jaago”, a university initiative with students at the forefront, has been working with children from slums, taking care of their education, nutrition and hygiene. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, in Bhubaneswar, is establishing an independent 350-bed hospital with multiple specialties, SUM Ultimate Medicare, which aims to provide cutting-edge medical care to people. NAAC, which has rated SOA as socially inclusive, has again credited it with the highest degree in recognition of its quality academic activities. The SOA Community Radio (90.4 MHz), which has been operating since 2012, was declared the best community radio by the Government of India in 2014.
With world-class facilities and a mission that talks about educating students to become responsible, enlightened and productive citizens, SOA has been taking steps in the right direction. By offering scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship, they have been working in a dedicated way to improve human conditions. SOA believes that today’s society needs more people with humanitarian views that can think of others, leaving aside their own ambitions. With that mission in mind, students who want to learn more than just earn a salary
can be part of an institution that trains students for a brighter future.
Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan by the Times Internet Spotlight team.