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The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, also known as SOA. It is a public research university located in Bhubaneswar, India, that was established in 1996. This institution is a Deemed University that was reaccredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015 with an 'A' grade (the highest possible quality under the prior system) for five years. SOA is the top-ranked University in India. It was recognized as the 33rd best national institution and the 20th best national university by the Times Higher Education.

  • This Institute has been awarded the ISO 9001:2000 certification by URS, the United Kingdom, to provide high-quality and specialized education.
  • As a result, SOA has been featured consequently in QS World University Rankings.
  • In terms of placement assistance, SOA is outstanding. Furthermore, they provide scholarships to deserving and financially needy students.
  • At present, SOA offers admission to the UG, PG & Doctoral courses in various streams such as Medical, Engg, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Paramedical, Computer Applications, Law, Management, Agriculture, Dental & Arts.

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University B.Tech Admission

SOA offers admission in  B.Tech undergraduate graduate courses. B Tech at SOA is available in seven significant branches. The student should meet the eligibility criteria before seeking admission to B Tech.

  • To apply for admission to the B Tech at SOA, students shall have cleared 10+2/HSC with a minimum of 50% in the science stream. Must have studied PCM as main subjects
  • Additionally, candidates have to clear either university or national entrance exams such as JEE Main or SAAT with a good score.
  • SAAT is the university level entrance exam conducted by SOA. The mode of entrance exam is online as well as offline mode. As per the SAAT Exam pattern, the paper comprises 120 MCQ type of questions, and the time duration will be for two hours.
  • Candidates who are willing to undertake the SAAT entrance exam must register online by logging into the official website of SOA.



Eligibility requirements


Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Candidates must score above 50% in 10+2


Selection will be based on JEE Main or SAAT

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University MBBS/BDS  Admission

  • In medical streams at the UG level, SOA offers admission to the MBBS as well BDS.
  • In addition, candidates who have passed in 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in science streams can apply for MBBS or BDS admission at SOA.
  • Students will be selected based on their performance in the entrance test conducted by the university that is SAAT.
  • If students have attained a valid score in NEET Entrance Exam, such students will be exempted from SAAT.



Eligibility criteria



Candidates must score above 50% in the 10+2 science stream

Selection is based on NEET or SAAT score

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University UG Admission

Apart from engg & medical streams, other UG courses are available in SOA they are: BBA, BSc, BCA, BDS, B Pharm, BALLB, BHMCT and one integrated course that is BSc+MSc. The student must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the program:

  • For admission to the UG courses at SOA, applicants should have completed their 10+2 with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the concerned discipline.
  • In addition, candidates have to undertake SAAT Entrance Test. Candidates will be selected based on their performance in SAAT.
  • For law admission, if students have a valid score in CLAT, they will be exempted from the SAAT entrance test.
  • For LLB admission, candidates must complete their UG degree in the relevant stream with 50% marks.



Eligibility criteria


Hospitality and Culinary Education

Candidates must score above 45% in 10+2


Selection is based on SAAT Scores


Medical Imaging Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Operation Theatre Technology, Optometry





B.Sc+ M.Sc






B.Sc Honors


LLB Honors


BBA Honors


Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University PG Admission

To be admitted to the SOA PG programs, candidates must first meet the Institute's eligibility requirements. The following criteria must be met to be considered eligible

  • The candidates should have completed their graduation course in the concerned stream. Students must obtain at least 50% as minimum marks.
  • PG courses admission seekers have to attend the entrance test that is SAAT conducted by the university. Based on their valid scores, admission will be granted.





Biotechnology, Agronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Horticulture, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Mathematics,  Plant Pathology, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Crop Physiology, Nano Sciences and Technology, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Chemical Biology and Drug Design, Entomology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Agricultural Economics, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Community Health Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Agricultural Extension, Psychiatric Nursing

Candidates required to score above 50% in their graduation in relevant stream

Selection is based on SAAT or any national level entrance exam as per course requirement





Pharmaceutical Analytics, Pharmacology, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics











Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University MBA Admission

Applicants who desire to apply for admission to the MBA at SOA must meet the eligibility requirements established by the Institute before being permitted to enrol in the program.

  • For admission to the MBA at SOA, a candidate should have at least 50% in their graduation course.
  • The selection of the candidates for an MBA is based on the score obtained in the SAAT entrance exam.
  • If candidates have attempted CAT and secured a valid percentile, such candidates will be exempted from the SAAT Entry test.



Eligibility conditions


General, Hospitality Management, Hospital Administration

Candidates must score above 50% in their UG course

Selection depends on SAAT or CAT scores.

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University M.Tech Admission

To be admitted to the SOA's M.Tech program, candidates should have a minimum of 50% in graduation (BE/B Tech or equivalent). In addition, candidates have to undertake a national level entrance exam that is GATE for selection criteria.



Eligibility requirements


Communication Systems, Power Systems and Power Electronics, Heat Power and Thermal Engineering, Structural Engineering, Communication Science and Engineering

A valid rank in GATE

The graduation should be completed

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Medical PG Admission

  • At PG level medical streams, SOA offers admission to the MDS, MD, MS.
  • Candidates who have possessed a bachelor's degree MBBS/BDS with a minimum of 50% marks can apply for admission to the PG medical courses at SOA.
  • The selection for MDS/MD/MS depends on the candidate's SOA Test/SAAT performance.
  • If in case, students have attempted NEET PG Entrance Exam, they will be exempted from SAAT.



Selection Criteria



Public Health Dentistry,  Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Periodontics and Implantology, Conservative Dentistry

MBBS/BDS Degree with 50% marks


Selection is based on SAAT or NEET PG Score


Anesthesia, Urology, Surgical Oncology, Plastic Surgery


Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, General Surgery

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Application Process

  • Candidates who are willing to secure admission to the UG, PG, Doctoral courses at SOA must ensure the eligibility norms before applying.
  • The mode of the SOA application process is online. As a primary step, candidates have to register for the SAAT entrance test by logging into the official website of SOA.
  • If candidates are applying through JEE Main, GATE, CAT, NEET scores, they can fill the application form separately through the website.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on the SAAT Scores. A separate merit list will be prepared for SAAT qualifiers & other national level test qualifiers.

Students whose names are enlisted in the merit list are eligible to participate in the SOA's counselling sessions.


by Siri, 10 Jan 2021
Class of 2021

The university offers a 2-year, full-time MBA in hrm, finance, hospital administration, marketing, systems and hospitality management. To enroll into SOAU, the candidates will have to follow the Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission criteria which includes the candidate should secure a min. of 50% aggregate marks or an equal CGPA in any discipline from a recognized university, provided the course is of min. 3 years’ duration. Also, the candidates will have to write the Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT). The score secured in this test will determine whether the candidate can get through the selection criteria. Reservations are available for candidates of reserved category, provided the candidate doesn’t enter through lateral-entry.

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by Keerthi G, 10 Jan 2021
Class of 2021

After the completion of 12th I decided to pursue my studies in BE then through my friend reference I got to know about this university and then I decided to join but before joining I wanted to know Is SOA a good university? How can I get admission for BE in SOA University? Then I got to know Siksha O Anusandhan University admissions are done on the basis of score acquired in entrance exam after that I got here admission on the basis of SOA University and then I opted Electronics & Communication Engineering specialization and at present am pursuing 2nd year.

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Asked Question

SOA University MBA Admission 2022?
Asked by Guest

replied on 15-Mar-2022 19:30:37

Candidates seeking MBA Admission in Siksha' o' Anusandan have to sit for the entrance test known as SAAT. SOA conducts it to offer admissions. The exam will be held both online as well offline. Thus, MBA admission seekers must register online for the exam as the primary step. Registration for SOA SAAT 2022 is ongoing. Applicants can apply till May last week 2022. If candidates have a valid score in CAT, MAT or XAT, they can directly apply for admissions. They are not required to apply through SAAT.

Do you provide a BDS course? If so, what are the criteria to take up the seats?
Asked by Mani prasad kar

replied on 23-Feb-2022 12:46:00

No, SOA University does not offer BDS admission. Students can choose other offered programs.

What is the eligibility requirement for the CSE B-Tech program in this University?
Asked by Subha suman kar

replied on 18-Dec-2021 05:53:43

As the eligibility requirement, students must have passed or appeared in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. 

Do they offer M.Sc. in Botany specialization in this University?
Asked by Ananya Anindita Sahoo

replied on 30-Nov-2021 05:22:22

No, Siksha O Anusandhan University does not offer Botany as a specialization in M.Sc. degree. 

How about the admission for B.Tech in SOA?
Asked by Abhishek pradhan

replied on 02-Nov-2021 11:35:15

All students must apply for and take the SAAT or comparable qualifying exams. On the basis of SAAT, a separate merit list for all qualifying candidates would be created. Online/offline counselling will be done based on the candidate's merits and preferences. Candidates will be chosen for a course through counselling. Candidates who hold a valid JEE Main score are excused from taking the SAAT. So, apart from SAAT, JEE Main or relevant entrance exam scores are accepted for B.Tech admission to SOA.

Do they offer direct admission for a B.Pharm degree in this University?
Asked by Sneha Thakur

replied on 08-Sep-2021 17:44:10

Yes, this University will provide direct admissions for the B.Pharm program where the candidate must pass in 10+2 in English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology. 

I want to study BSc in SOA. Do they offer admission based on merit or entrance test?
Asked by Priya keshri

replied on 22-Jun-2021 15:41:30

Siksha O Anusandhan University will offer admission based on the university level entrance exam. Admission seekers have to clear the SAAT Entrance Exam in order to secure admission to the BSc course. Besides, students must have passed in 10+2 with at least 45% marks in the science stream.

Is ott stream available in B.sc? what are the fee charges
Asked by Priya keshri

replied on 26-May-2021 17:11:14
  • Yes, Siksha O Anusandhan University offers B.Sc in Operation Theatre Technology for three years.
  • The fees for the B.Sc course cost around INR 85,000 per year. The total fees for the entire three years cost nearly INR 2.5 Lakhs.

Regarding application form
Asked by Himanshu Ranjan

replied on 09-Oct-2020 12:16:02

Siksha O Anusandhan University admission for B.Tech will be based on the entrance exam hence applicants should apply for the entrance exam such as JEE Main. Once the JEE Main is been qualified, candidates can get allotted with seat in this college for B.Tech.

Can I get direct admission for bsc??

replied on 21-Aug-2020 17:23:17

Since this is a private institute there is direct admission to Siksha O Anusandhan University for B.Sc. is available but then minimum eligibility of being passed in class 12th science stream securing not less than 50% marks is necessary.

Is direct admission possible in bsc agriculture
Asked by Gargy sikder

replied on 23-Jul-2020 16:12:24

Siksha O Anusandhan University usually grant admissions for the B.Sc. (Agriculture) Program through SAAT valid score. Hence candidates who are willing to take admission must eligible in SAAT Entrance Exam which will be conducted by the university itself. Basic Eligibility is candidates must have passed in 10+2 examination with 45% aggregate score in science stream.

Is there any seat left for taking admission in Msc. Biotechnology
Asked by Santoshini Maharana

replied on 05-Dec-2019 12:00:56

The admission process for M.Sc. in Biotechnology will begin in the month of the August so that is when one can apply for this course. B.Sc in the relevant stream is the eligibility needed for M.Sc. admission in Siksha O Anusandhan University.

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