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.
The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) is a national level online entrance
For MBBS & BDS programmes, students will be selected on the basis of their performance in NEET. There is a separate entrance test for M.Phil & Ph.D courses followed by 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. Short listed candidates will be called to attend an open counseling for admission into various programs of the university.
|Entrance Name||Application Start Date||Application End Date||Exam Date|
|NEET||February 8, 2018||March 12, 2018||May 06, 2018|
The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) University offers B.Tech courses in several specializations Candidates have to appear for the SAAT entrance to take admission in the SOA. Apart from SAAT, students with valid JEE Main score are also eligible to apply. The academic criteria are as follows:
|B.Tech.||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 or any other subject as approved by appropriate authority, by securing 50% marks in aggregate (all subjects inclusive).|
|B.Tech. Lateral entry to second year||three-year diploma course in Engineering with at least 60% marks in aggregate from State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (SCTE & VT), Odisha or equivalent.|
Apart from engineering, the SOA University offers degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Hotel Management & Arts. Students will be selected on the basis of score in SAAT conducted by the University. Apart from SAAT, students with valid score in NEET are also eligible to apply.
|B.Sc. Nursing (Basic)||Student 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 or appearing at 10+2 examinatio with passing marks in English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology|
|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.|
|B.A. LLB. (Hons) and B.B.A. LLB. (Hons) Program (5 years integrated)||Passed or appearing the 10+2 or equivalent in any stream with at least 45% marks. (40% in case of SC/ST. 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(two) years for SC and ST candidates.|
|B.Sc. in Agriculture||Pass or appearing at 10+2 examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate for admission under general and OBC categories, 40% marks in aggregate for admission under SC, ST and PH categories, with PCM/PCB/PCMB subject combinations. Pass in English in the 10+2 examination is essential.|
Age Limit: The lower age limit is 17 years and the upper age limit is 23 years as on December 31 of the admission year.
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.||Pass or appearing in B.E. / B.Tech / AMIE / MCA/ M.Sc.in the respective discipline or equivalent. For admission to M.Tech, candidates have to pass the qualifying examination with atleast 50% marks.|
|MBA||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).|
|MCA||Pass or appearing at three-year Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any recognized University with at least 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.|
The SOA University offers post graduate courses in Pharmacy, Tourism & Travel Management, Hospitality Management, Business Administration and Hospital Administration, the pre-requisites for which are given below.
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).
|LLM||Passed or appearing Bachelor’s degree in Law or studied integrated law courses or equivalent thereof, from any recognized university securing 50% mark in aggregate.|
|M.Sc. Biotechnology/Nano Science & Nano Technology/ Medicinal & Aromatic Plants/ Molecular Biology / Applied Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics||Pass or appearing at three-year Bachelor’s degree in Science OR four-year Bachelor course in Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Technology / Medicine (MBBS/BDS) / Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics from any recognized University with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC category).|
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. Admission procedure for will most likely start in August or September.
|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
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.
|Course Name||Eligibility (One of the following)|
|Ph. D.||M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharma. / M.Phil / MHMCT / MHA / LLM / MD / MS / MDS / M.Sc. (Nursing) or equivalent in relevant discipline with a minimum of 6.75 CGPA in a 10 point scale or 60 percent of marks in aggregate.|
|B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MCA or equivalent in relevant discipline with CGPA of 7.75 or 70 percent 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.|
|Scientist or researcher from National Laboratories / industry and more than 10 years of research experience, two papers Publications (One in National Journal and one in International Journal) with 6.75 CGPA or 60 percent in aggregate.|
|MBBS (Medical Science with 6.25 CGPA or 55 percent of marks in aggregate. M. Sc. / M. Phil in Clinical Psychology with 6.75 CGPA or 60 percent of marks in aggregate.|
|BDS (Dental Science) with CGPA 6.75 or 60 percent marks in aggregate.|
|M.A. in English / Economics/ Library and Information Science / Literature with CGPA 6.25 or 55 percent of marks.|
|MBA/ PGDM/ (AICTE approved)/ M. Com./ MA in Economics/ PMIR/ M. Tech industrial Engg. / Public administration, with 6.75 CGPA or 60 percent in aggregate. (Only for Business Administration)|
|M.Sc. In Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biotechnology and other related disciplines with CGPA 6.75 or 60 percent marks in aggregate.|
In order to avail admission in Ph.D programme, students have to qualify in the entrance test conducted by the University followed by interview of the shortlisted candidates. 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
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