Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) University is a Deemed University located at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. SOA University was reaccredited by NAAC with an 'A' grade. In 2016, SOA was ranked 16th in India by latest NIRF ranking.
It offers different courses at UG and PG level in the following fields: Engineering, Medical, Dental, Law, Management, and Pharmacy. The university also offers Ph.D. in the same fields. Admission to all the courses is based on the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) conducted by the university itself. It is an MCQ based test and is conducted in different constituent institutes/schools of the university. Candidates who will be shortlisted based on the SAAT score are called to attend open counselling for admission into various programs of the university.
There is a separate entrance test for M.Phil & Ph.D courses followed by an interview conducted by the University every year. The test is being conducted for different programs offered in different constituent institutes/schools of the university. The SAAT is a MCQ based test. Shortlisted candidates will be called to attend open counseling for admission into various programs of the university.
Check SOA Courses & Fees
|B.Tech||₹2.35 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Sc (Ag.)||₹1.65 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2 + SAAT|
|MBBS||₹8.9 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||10+2 + NEET|
|MBA||₹2.75 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|BBA||₹1 Lakh (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|B.Sc||₹85,000 (1st Year Fees)||10+2|
|M.Sc||₹85,000 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
| M.Phil/Ph.D in Law,|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Dental,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Paramedical,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
|JEE Main (April Session) Registration||07 Feb - 12 Mar, 2020|
|NEET Registration||02 Dec, 2019 - 09 Feb, 2020|
|NEET PG Registration||01 Nov - 21 Nov, 2019|
|GATE Registration||31 Aug - 05 Oct, 2019|
|GATE Exam||01 Feb, 2020; 02 Feb, 2020; 08 Feb, 2020; 09 Feb, 2020;|
|SAAT Registration||01 Jan - 31 Mar, 2020|
|SAAT Exam||10 Apr - 03 May, 2020|
|GPAT Registration||01 Nov - 10 Dec, 2019|
|GPAT Exam||28 Jan, 2020|
The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University offers B.Tech courses in several specializations. Candidates have to appear for the SAAT entrance to take admission in the SOA. The academic criteria are as follows:
|B.Tech.||Civil Engineering||Passed or appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Computer Science / Information Technology /Biotechnology / Biology / Informatics / Statistics / Technical Vocational subject or any other subject with atleast 45% marks (40% in case of SC / ST / OBC category)|
|Computer Science & Engineering|
|Computer Science & Information Technology|
|Electrical & Electronics Engineering|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|B.Tech. Lateral entry to second year||-||Paased or appearing in 3-year Diploma course in a related Engineering discipline with at least 45% marks (40% for Reserved categories) in aggregate from State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (SCTE & VT), Odisha or equivalent OR B.Sc degree with at least 45% marks (40% for Reserved categories) and passed 10+2 with Mathematics as a compulsory subject|
Candidates who have a valid score in JEE Main are exempted from SAAT.
Apart from engineering, the SOA University offers degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Hotel Management & Arts. Students will be selected on the basis of the score in SAAT conducted by the University.
|B.Sc. Nursing (Basic)||-||Students must have passed or should be appearing at 10+2 examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate (Physics, Chemistry & Biology taken together) and 40% marks in aggregate for SC / ST / OBC candidates and must have passed in English|
Age Limit: The lower age limit is 17 years as on December 31 of the admission year
|B.Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic)||-||Passed GNM examination, and must be registered with concerned State Nursing Council|
|B.Pharm.||-||Passed 10+2 with English as one of the subject and PCM/PCB and obtained at least 45% marks (40% marks for Reserved categories) in agrregate|
|B.Pharm. Lateral entry to 2nd year||-||Passed or appearing at two year diploma course in Pharmacy with minimum 60% marks in aggregate from State Board of Pharmacy (SBP) or SCTE&VT, Odisha, or equivalent|
|BHMCT||-||Passed or appearing at 10+2 examination in any discipline with at least 45% marks (40% in case of SC / ST / OBC category)|
|BHMCT Lateral entry to 2nd year||-||Passed or appearing in 3 year diploma in Hotel Management with at least 60% marks in aggregate from State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (SCTE&VT), Odisha or equivalent|
|BBA||-||Passed or appearing the 10+2 or equivalent in any stream|
|BBA (Hons)||Hospital & Culinary Arts||Passed or apperaing 10+2 in any discipline with at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST/OBC)|
|BCA||-||Passed or appearing 10+2 or equivalent in any stream|
|LL.B (Hons)||-||Pass or appearing the +3 or equivalent in any stream with at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST and 42% for OBC)|
|B.A. LLB. (Hons)||-||Passed or appearing the 10+2 or equivalent in any stream with at least 45% marks. (40% in case of SC/ST and 42% for OBC. Candidate should not have completed 20 years of age as on 1st August) The upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 2-years for SC and ST candidates|
|B.B.A. LLB. (Hons)||-|
|B.Sc||Agriculture||Pass or appearing at 10+2 with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (40% marks in aggregate for) SC, ST and PH categories) with PCM/PCB/PCMB subject combinations. Candidates must have passed in English 10+2 examination. Age Limit: The lower age limit is 17 years as on December 31.|
|Paramedical Sciences||Pass or appearing at 10+2 with 40% marks in aggregate. Age must be below 35 years for applying|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||Pass or appearing at 10+2 examination with PCM/PCB and English as one of the compulsory subjects and secured 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBS candidates)|
|Medical Imaging Technology|
Candidates who have passed CLAT exam with a valid score are exempted from SAAT.
The SOA University M.Tech & MBA programmes under various specializations. The academic pre-requisites for the PG courses are stated below. It must be noted that even Master’s Degree candidates have to appear for the SOA SAAT for admissions.
|M.Tech.||Structural Engineering||Pass or appearing in B.E. / B.Tech / M.Sc.in the respective discipline or equivalent. For admission to M.Tech, candidates have to pass the qualifying examination with at least 50% marks (45% for Reserved categories)|
|Computer Science & Engineering|
|Power Systems & Power Electronics|
|Communication System Engineering|
|Heat, Power & Thermal Engineering|
|MBA||General||Pass or appearing in Bachelor Degree in Science, Commerce and Arts / B.E. / B.Tech. / MBBS / B.Pharm. / B.Sc. Agri. / BVSC / BHMS / BAMS / BDS / BPT / BHMCT / BBA / BCA examination or equivalent, from any recognized University with at-least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category). Candidates must must also have a valid CAT score|
|Hospital Administration (MHA)|
|Hospitality Management||Pass or appearing in Bachelor Degree in Science, Commerce and Arts / BHMCT / BBA examination or equivalent, from any recognized University with at-least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category).|
|MCA||-||Pass or appearing in Bachelor Degree in any discipline or Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent Degree from any recognized University with atleast 50% of marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC Category) having Mathematics at 10+2 level or at +3 level. Candidates having Business mathematics at +2 or +3 level are not eligible.|
|MCA (Lateral Entry)||-||Pass or appearing in three-year Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), B.Sc. in Information Technology (H) and B.Sc. in Computer Science (H) with at least 60% of marks in aggregate or 60% in honours with minimum 50% marks in pass subject from any recognized University|
For M.Tech, the university also accepts GATE score and students with a valid score are exempted from SAAT.
The SOA University offers postgraduate courses in Pharmacy, Tourism & Travel Management, Hospitality Management, Business Administration and Hospital Administration, the pre-requisites for which are given below. Admission to all the courses is based on SAAT exam.
|MHA||-||Pass or appearing three-year Bachelor Degree in Science, Commerce and Arts / B.E./ B.Tech./ MBBS/ B.Pharm./ B.Sc.Agri./ BVSC/ BHMS/ BAMS/ BDS/ BPT/ BHMCT/ BBA/ BCA examination or equivalent in 2016 from any recognized University with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/OBC category)|
|M.Sc (General Sciences)||Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning||Pass or appearing at Bachelor’s degree in Science Physics (Honours) / Chemistry (Honours) / Mathematics (Honours)/ Electronics (Honours)/ Computer Science (Honours)/ Information Technology (Honours) or equivalent with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC / ST / OBC categories)|
|Computer Science & Information Technology|
|M.Sc.||Biotechnology||Pass or appearing at Bachelor's degree in Science/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary/ Engineering & Technology/ Medicine (MBBS/BDS)/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics or equivalent with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates)|
|Nano Science & Nano Technology|
|Medicinal & Aromatic Plants|
|Chemical Biology & Drug Design||Pass or appearing B.Sc degree with Chemistry (Hons)/ B.Tech in Chemical Engg./ B.Pharm./ M.Pharm with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates)|
|M.Sc (Pharmacy)||Industrial Pharmacy||Pass or appearing B.Sc degree in relevant discipline with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates)|
|M.Sc (Agriculture)||Agriculture Economic||Pass or appearing at B.Sc (Agriculture)/ B.Sc (Horticulture) with 6.5 OGPA and 7.0 GPA (5.5 OGPA and 6.0 GPA) on a 10 point scale|
|Plant Breeding & Genetics|
|Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry|
|M.Sc (Nursing)||Community Health Nursing||Passed B.Sc. Nursing (Basic/Post Basic) Degree with 55% aggregate marks with a minimum of one year experience either in teaching or clinical area after registration in respective State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife|
|Medical & Surgical Nursing|
|Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing|
|M.Pharm.||-||B.Pharm degree with at least 55% marks (50% marks for reserved categories) in aggregate. Candidates with 5 years of work experience shall be given a 5% relaxation for admission|
|LLM||-||Passed or appearing Bachelor’s degree in Law or studied integrated law courses or equivalent thereof, from any recognized university|
About SAAT Entrance: The exam lasts 120 minutes and the test is programmed to end at the stated duration. Every question has 4 answer options. Every correct answer gets 4 marks. 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer.
Students can appear for any of the SAAT entrance centers such as, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, West Bengal, Assam, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
The SOA University Campus no. 3 hosts the Faculty of Medical Sciences (Institute of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital) for MBBS Program.
Faculty of Dental Sciences (Institute of Dental Sciences) for BDS Program. The former is recognized by the Medical Council of India and the latter is recognized by the Dental Council of India. Both Institutes are recognized by the University Grants Commission. The admission procedure will most likely start in August or September.
Students are selected based on the score obtained in the entrance test conducted by the university. Those with a valid score in NEET are given exemption from the test.
|MBBS||All India Ranking + Marks of UG – NEET + Qualifying percentile marks of Physics, Chemistry and Biology & English of 10+2 (more than 50%)|
Students can check the category wise number of seats available in MBBS & BDS programmes offered by the SOA. Bifurcation seats is given below:
|Course||Institute||Total seat||Category seats||NRI/PIO seats|
|MBBS||Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital||150||127||23|
|BDS||Institute of Dental Sciences||100||85||15|
Category wise intake is as follows
At PG level, the university offers MD, MS and MDS courses in different specializations. The eligibility for all the courses is a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks. For Reserved categories such as SC/ST and OBC, the qualifying marks are 45% marks.
Admission to all the courses is based on SOA Test (SAAT). However, candidates with a NEET score are exempted from the entrance test.
|MD||Anatomy||Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in agrregate|
|Immuno Hematology & Blood Transfusion|
|TB & Chest|
|MDS||Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics|
|Oral Medicine & Radiology|
|Oral Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology|
|Oral & Maxillofacial Suregery|
|Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics|
|Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry|
|Peridontics & Implantology|
|Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge|
|Public Health Dentistry|
The SOA University Ph.D. program commences in January and is open to mostly full time research applicants. The Ph.D. program welcomes candidates from different departments of Sciences, Humanities and Social sciences.
|Ph. D.||Civil Engineering||M.Tech/ M.E or Equivalent Degree in the relevant branch with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate. B .E/ B.Tech. /AMIE in any branch of Engineering or its equivalent with CGPA of 7.75 or 70% and above marks in aggregate and one publication in a reputed National Journal and one in reputed International Journal and minimum work experience of 2 years|
|Computer Science & Engineering|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|Business Administration||MBA/ PGDM/ M. Com./ MA in Economics/ PMIR/ M. Tech industrial Engg. / Public administration with 6.75 CGPA or 60% in aggregate|
|Medical Science||MD/MS in relevant discipline with 6.75 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate. MBBS (Medical Science with 6.25 CGPA or 55% marks in aggregate. M. Sc.in Medical science and in Clinical Psychology, Master in Occupational Therapy with 6.75 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Dental Science||MDS in relevant discipline with 6.75 CGPA or 60% marks in aggregate. BDS (Dental Science) with CGPA 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Pharmaceutical Science||M.Pharma in relevant discipline with CGPA 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Law||LLM in relevant discipline with a minimum of 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Biotechnology||M.Sc in Biotechnology or relevant discipline with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Physics||M.Sc. degree in Physics (any specialization) with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Chemistry||M.Sc. degree in Chemistry (any specialization) with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Mathematics||M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (any specialization) with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Nano Science & Nano Technology||M.Sc in Chemistry with CGPA of 6.25 or 55% marks.|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||M.A. in English / Economics/ Library and Information Science / Literature with CGPA of 6.25 or 55% marks|
|Biofuels & Bioprocessing||M.Sc degree in Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology or in relevant discipline with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Hospitality & Tourism Management||MHMCT/ MHM/ MMTM/ MBA(HM/TM), M.Com/ MA (Tourism /history/geography) or in relevant discipline with CGPA 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Environment Science||M.Sc. degree in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Theoretical & Mathematical Science||M.Sc. degree in Physics (any specialization) with CGPA of 6.75 or 60% marks in aggregate|
|Applied Mathematics & Computing||M.A. in English / Economics/ Library and Information Science / Literature with CGPA 6.25 or 55% marks|
In order to avail admission in Ph.D programme, students have to qualify in the entrance test conducted by the University followed by an interview. Students can apply online by visiting the official website of the University.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College