SOA University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

R.Pon Aishwarya R.Pon Aishwarya | Mar 13, 2023
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Updated on - Mar 13, 2023

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar is a private deemed to be University situated in Odisha. The University is composed of nine degree-granting schools and colleges and has a study body of 15,000. Students from all over the nation come to this institution to pursue their various passions for studies. The institute aims to be the leading institution of higher learning in its chosen areas of concentration, preparing future generations through quality teaching and innovative research. The mission of the University is to educate students to become responsible, enlightened, and productive citizens and to enhance the cultural environment of the region.

SOA University Latest Updates

  • March 13, 2023: SAAT 2023 exam date announced at; Apply online by April 20.

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SOA University Highlights

The highlights of the University such as type of university, recognitions, affiliations, etc. are given below.

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Highlights
Year of Establishment 1996
Type of University Private Deemed University
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs
Recognition UGC
Approvals AICTE
Accreditations ABET, NAAC, NBA, NABH and NABL

Why Choose SOA University

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University has had great accomplishments in the field of education which makes it one of the best institutes in the country to pursue education. Some of the reasons for this choice are stated below.

  • It is 1 of only 35 Universities in India to be ranked internationally by QS. 
  • It is 1 of only 56 Universities in India to be ranked internationally by the Times Higher Education Rankings.
  • It placed 20th rank in best university category
  • It secured the 32nd rank in the engineering category
  • It placed 21st in the medical category of NIRF
  • The university has secured the 37th rank in the Overall category according to MHRD through its NIRF India Rankings 2021

SOA University Courses

SOA University Bhubaneswar dispenses courses in the fields of Law, Management. Engineering, Nursing, Paramedical Sciences, Hotel Management, etc. The details of the courses are mentioned below.

Courses Specialization
B.Tech Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering
M.Tech Structural Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Power Systems and Power Electronics, Communication System Engineering, Heat Power & Thermal Engineering
MBBS Medicine and Surgery
MD Anatomy, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Community Medicine, DVL, General Medicine, Immuno Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radio Diagnosis, Pulmonary Medicine
MS Otorhinolaryngology, General Surgery, OBG, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics
DM Cardiology, Clinical Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology, Medical Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology
MCh Neuro Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, Urology
MDS Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge, Periodontology, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Public Health Dentistry
MBA Hospitality Management, Hospitality Administration
BHM Catering Technology
B.Pharm -
M.Pharm Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacology
B.Sc Agriculture, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical imaging Technology, Optometry, O.T Technology
M.Sc Agriculture, Agriculture Economic, Agricultural Extension & Communication, Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Medical - Surgical Nursing, Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing, Pediatrics Nursing, Psychiatry Nursing, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
LLM Corporate and Commercial Law
PhD Engineering & Technology, Medicine, Dentistry, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Nursing, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Literature, Science

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SOA University Admission

Admission at Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University is based on the marks secured by the candidates in their previous examinations. It is also compulsory for students to attend the national level entrance test organized by the institute called the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT).

SOA University Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are based on the courses chosen by the candidates. Below are some details regarding the eligibility criteria.

SOA University B.Tech Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics / Information Technology / Biology / Informatics Practices / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational subject / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Business Studies / Entrepreneurship, with at least 60% marks.
  • Passed Minimum Three years / Two years (Lateral Entry) Diploma examination with at least 50% marks from State Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training, Odisha or equivalent.

SOA University M.Tech Eligibility

  • Passed in B.Tech. or equivalent in the relevant field.
  • Obtained at least 50% marks

SOA University BCA Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent in any stream. 

SOA University MCA Eligibility

  • Passed BCA/ Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent degree or,
  • Passed B.Sc./ B.Com./ B.A. with Mathematics at 10+2 Level or at graduation level.
  • Obtained at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination.

SOA University B.Pharm Eligibility

  • Candidates shall have passed 10+2 examination conducted respective states/Central Government Authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one the subject. 
  •  obtained at least 45% marks.

SOA University M.Pharm Eligibility

  • Passed B.Pharm Degree examination from an Indian University established by law in India from an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India and has scored not less than 55% of the maximum marks.
  • Every student selected for admission to the Post Graduate programme in any PCI approved institution should have obtained registration with the State Pharmacy Council
  • The candidate having valid GPAT Score can apply and shall get preference in selection.

Documents to be submitted

  •  Migration Certificate obtained from the respective University where the candidate had passed his/her qualifying degree (B.Pharm)

SOA University MSc Eligibility

  • Passed in bachelor degree in Science / Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering & Technology / Medicine (MBBS/BDS) / Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics/ B.Tech in Chemical Engineering / B.Pharm / M.Pharm or equivalent from any recognized University with at least 50% marks.

SOA University BSc Eligibility

  • Passed in10+2 examination with not less than 60% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates must have passed in English 10+2 examination.

SOA University BBA Eligibility

  • Pass the 10+2 or equivalent in any stream.    

SOA University MBA Eligibility

  • Passed minimum three years of 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.

SOA University BBA LLB and BA LLB Eligibility

  • Pass in 10+2 or equivalent in any stream with at least 45% marks.

SOA University LLM Eligibility

  • Passed in Bachelor degree in Law or studied Integrated Law courses or equivalent thereof, from any recognized university.

SOA University Nursing Eligibility

  • Pass in 10+2 examination (2022) with at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • Passed GNM examination, and registered with the State Nursing Council concerned.

SOA University BHM

  • Pass 10+2 examination in any discipline with at least 45% marks.

SOA University Doctoral Programs Eligibility

  • Candidates must have at least a score of 6.75 CGPA.

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SOA University Departments

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar consists of 10 major departments. The departments are mentioned below.

  • Engineering Department
  • Nursing Department
  • Law Department
  • Management Department
  • General Sciences Department
  • Paramedical Sciences Department
  • Hotel Management Department
  • Pharmacy Department
  • Agriculture Department
  • Doctoral Department

SOA University Placements

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOA University proudly stated that 85% of its students from the department of Engineering were placed in the most reputed companies in the country which speaks volumes about the capabilities of both the students and the faculty members.

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SOA University Infrastructure

SOA University provides a wide range of facilities designed to make the students’ life on campus easy and safe. The students enjoy world-class academic infrastructure as well as sports facilities which help them to innovate and create new ideas.

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SOA University Scholarship

SOA University believes in equality in the field of education. Hence, it provides scholarships to any and all students that meet the basic eligibility criteria for the provision of scholarships in all departments.

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SOA University Highlights

Institution Type Private
Accredited by NAAC-A, NBA, ICAR, NIRF
Recognised by UGC

SOA University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
27 Engineering
20 Engineering
9 Law
18 Medical
16 University
10 Dental

SOA University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹9,51,429 4 Years
MBA ₹4,00,000 2 Years
LLB ₹2,70,000 3 Years
BBA ₹2,95,000 5 Years
BHM ₹3,50,000 3 Years
M.Tech ₹2,80,000 2 Years
BCA ₹3,15,000 3 Years
B Pharmacy ₹5,90,000 3 Years
BA -- 5 Years
BDS -- 4 Years 6 Months

SOA University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by SOA University

₹ 4,00,000 (2 Years)

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,70,000 (3 Years)

₹ 2,95,000 (5 Years)

₹ 3,50,000 (3 Years)

₹ 3,15,000 (3 Years)

B.Pharmacy [Bachelor of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 5,90,000 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

BDS [Bachelor of Dental Science]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: SAAT

Exams Accepted: SAAT

MHA [Master Hospital Administration]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: SAAT

₹ 1,56,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: SAAT

₹ 3,60,000 (2 Years)

MHM [Master of Hotel Management]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: SAAT

₹ 1,56,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: SAAT

LLM [Master of Laws]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,17,500 (1 Year)

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,51,429 (3 Years)

MD [Doctor of Medicine]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: SAAT

₹ 22,50,000 (3 Years)

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 3,06,857 (2 Years)

MS [Master of Surgery]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: SAAT

Exams Accepted: SAAT

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 99,375 (3 Years)

D.Litt [Doctor of Literature]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,05,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by SOA University


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023

SOA University FAQs

Does SOAU provide placement activities to its students?

Yes, the university has excellent placement activities. SOAU, Bhubaneswar has placed students in reputed companies. 

Are scholarships available at the university?

SOAU provides scholarships based on different eligibility criteria on every course. 

Where exactly is the university located?

SOAU, Bhubaneswar is located at Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India - 751030. 

SOA University Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)


Based on 17 Verified Reviews

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Shreyoseeshreya | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Placements 4
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 4.5
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 4.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : My course is B.A.LLB (Hons). The minimum elegibility of my course was to clear +2 with a minimum of 45% of mark for people belonging from the general category and 40% for those from the reserved category. Admission is processed by registering yourself and by filling out an online form. Further proceedings will be intimated later.  There is a compulsory admission test or entrance take by the college (SAAT), which is the latter part of the admission process i.e, after registration.  The college, however, does not release any cut off list as such. Once you clear the entrance, they will email you regarding your selections and notify you about further proceedings. 

Trilo Chan | , batch of 2021

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

  • 3.8
  • Placements 3.5
  • Fees 4
  • Academics 4
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 3

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The College's name is SOA National Institute of Law (SNIL) [SOA UNIVERSITY]. The eligibility criteria are based on CLAT Scores and there is also an exam conducted by the College itself. My admission was done through my CLAT Score. There are no specific cutoffs but a student's academic record is reviewed. 

Saanya Bhargav | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility criteria - after 12th Entrance - SAAT-2018 Cutoff - 50% As per on the basis of seat availability & according to entrance exam student qualify it.

Chinmaya Subudhi | , batch of 2015

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2018

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Admission is based on our entrance exam and saat exam. I entered this college throughout entrance exam...

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