SOA University 2024 Admission: SAAT 2024 registration for admission to SOA University will commence in the second week of February 2024. The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test, formally known as SAAT, is the official entrance exam for SOA.
Admission to SOA University Bhubaneswar for various UG and PG courses is based on the scores of the SAAT exam. The SAAT 2024 exam will be held in multiple phases. SAAT 2024 phase 1 will be conducted in May 2024.
The university also accepts national entrance exams like JEE Mains, MAT, CLAT, GPAT, etc. As per the schedule, JEE Mains 2024 session 1 will be conducted from January 24 to February 1, 2024.
The SOA University offers more than 100 courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels in various fields such as engineering, management, pharmacy, etc
The university does not conduct exams for dental and medical courses. SOA accepts only NEET scores for admission in MBBS, MDS, MS, etc. Get complete details about the SOA University 2024 admission along with the latest update here.
SOA University 2024 Important Dates
|Registration Begins Phase 1||February 2024(2nd Week)|
|SAAT 2024 Exam Phase 1||May 2024(1st Week)|
|SAAT Result 2024||May 2024(4th Week)|
|Counseling process||June 2024|
|SAAT 2024 Registration Begins Phase 2||May- June 2024|
|SAAT 2024 Exam Phase 2||June 2024|
|SAAT 2024 Registration Begins Phase 3||June- July 2024|
|SAAT 2024 Exam Phase 3||July 2024|
About SOA University 2024
SOA University, formally known as Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, was established in the year 1996 in Bhubaneswar. The SOA was designated as a deemed-to-be University under the UGC Act in 2007. The university has received A++ accreditation from NAAC.
The list of SOA University constituent institutes is provided in the table below.
|Institute of Technical Education and Research||Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital||Institute of Dental Sciences|
|Institute of Business and Computer Studies||Sum Nursing College||Institute of Agricultural Sciences|
|School of Pharmaceutical Sciences||SOA National Institute of Law||School of Hotel Management|
As per the NIRF Report of 2023, the university is ranked 26th overall, 27th in engineering, 15th in universities, and 18th in the medical category. The selection of candidates is based on the national and university-level entrance exams.
SOA University Highlights 2024
|Name||Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA University)|
|Recognized by||UGC, SIRO, AICTE|
|Type||Private Deemed to be University|
|NIRF Ranking||15 (University)|
|Accreditation||NAAC: A++, NBA & ICAR|
|Courses offered||UG, PG, Diploma, Doctorate|
|Highest Package||INR 42 LPA (2022)|
SOA University 2024 Entrance Exam
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan conducts the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT). SAAT is a university-level exam for admission to various UG and PG courses.
Apart from SAAT, SOA University Bhubaneswar also accepts various national and state-level exams. JEE Mains, CLAT, LSAT, OJEE, CUET, MAT, GPAT, etc. Admission to medical and dental courses like MBBS, MS, MDS, and DM is done through NEET.
|B.Tech||JEE Mains, SAAT||Click Here|
|B.Pharma||OJEE, SAAT, CUET-UG||Click Here|
|B.A./BBA LL.B||CLAT, LSAT India, SAAT||Click Here|
|BBA||OJEE, SAAT, CUET-UG||Click Here|
|M.Sc||SAAT, ICAR AIEEA, GPAT, GATE||Click Here|
|MBA/PGDM||OJEE, SAAT, MAT, XAT, CAT, CUET-PG||Click Here|
|MCA||OJEE, SAAT, CUET-PG||Click Here|
|M.Pharma||OJEE, SAAT, CUET-PG, GPAT||Click Here|
SAAT 2024 is an online paper and has objective-type MCQs. The exam pattern for the SAAT is different for different courses. The marking time and sections depend on the course for which SAAT is being conducted.
SOA University Cut-off 2024
Every year, SOA releases the SAAT cutoff on the official website. The cutoff comprises the highest and lowest scores. Students who meet the required cutoff then proceed with the counselling process. The university also releases the criteria required for admission through other entrance exams.
SOA University Application Form 2024
All interested students have to check if they are eligible to fill out the application form from the University through the official site of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan.
The SAAT application form will be available in the second week of February 2024. The registration form will be available online on the official website of SOA University.
The steps to fill out the SAAT 2024 application form are as follows:
- Browse the official website – soauniversity.ac.in.
- On the new page, click on ‘SAAT 2024 Application Form’ under the admission tab.
- For registration, fill in your name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, etc.
- Now you have to fill in all other personal and academic details like your parents’ names, gender, qualifying exam or board name, year of passing, etc.
- After filling in all the information, review your application form and submit it.
- You have to upload your scanned photograph and signature.
- Select the preferred exam center and submit your application form.
- Download the application form for future reference.
NOTE: There is no application fee for the SAAT application form.
SOA University Ranking
The SOA University Bhubaneswar is the top university not only in Bhubneshwar but also in India, rendering exceptional education. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan has received accreditation with an A++ rating. Three engineering programmes were certified in 2016 by the American Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Not only this, but national and international ranking authorities have ranked the university in different categories. SOA University ranks 15th in the university category and 26th overall, according to the NIRF India Rankings 2023.
Time Higher Education has ranked SOA 1001 out of 1200 colleges internationally in 2023. According to another authority, the QS World University Ranking, SOA ranks 110 in Southern Asia and 1201–1400 internationally.
|International Accreditation||ABET, USA|
|Accredited By||NAAC: A++|
|NIRF Ranking 2023 (Overall Category)||26|
|NIRF Ranking 2023 (University Category)||15|
|NIRF Ranking 2023 (Engineering)||27|
|NIRF Ranking 2023 (Medical)||16|
|IIRF Ranking 2023 (MBA)||42|
|THE Asia University Rankings 2023||301-350|
|QS World University Rankings 2023||1201-1400|
|QS Asia University Rankings 2023||451-500|
SOA University Campus 2024
The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University campus spreads across 452 acres. There are nine degree-granting schools and colleges under the university, with over 15,000 students. SOA provides a total of 14 research centres and 33 research laboratories.
The campus of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The university provides world-class facilities for its students. SOA has about 42 libraries for different departments.
The university also supports athletics and extracurricular activities by providing Sports and gym facilities on its campus. The SOA campus also consists of a mess, cafeteria, auditorium, medical facilities, a guest room, and a waiting room. In addition, the university provides transportation facilities for students.
SOA University Hostel Fee 2024
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan provides hostel facilities for both boys and girls. There are separate hostel buildings for both boys and girls. 13 boys and 11 girls hostels are available within the campus. The SOA hostel fee is between INR 50,000/- PA up to INR 1,20,000/- PA, depending upon the type of room.
The hostel provides all the basic facilities. A student can choose between 2 or 3 occupancy rooms and AC or non-AC rooms. The SOA hostel charges a one-time and refundable caution amount of INR 5000. The hostel fee is payable annually.
|Hostel Type||Boarding Charges|
|3 Seater Room- AC||INR 90,000/- PA|
|2 Seater Room- AC||INR 1,20,000/- PA|
|Non-A/c.||INR 50,000/- PA|
SOA University Courses & Fees 2024
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Bhubaneswar offers over 100 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech, MBA, BBA, LL.B., MBBS, and B.Pharma are some of the top courses at SOA University.
BTech, BDS, and MTech are the flagship courses of SOA Bhubaneswar. The SOA University 2024 admission fees for B.Tech are between INR 5.1 and 10.2 lakhs, while for M.Tech, the fees are between INR 4.86 and 25.85 lakhs, depending upon the specialization.
Information related to eligibility and SOA fee structure before applying for any course at SOA is as follows:
|Courses||Eligibility||Selection proess||Tuition Fee|
|B.Tech/B.E||10+2: 50-60 %||JEE Main, SAAT, CBSE 12th, Odisha CHSE||INR 5.1 – 10.2 L|
|B.Sc.||10+2: 55-60%||SAAT||INR 2.7 – 7.2 L|
UG: 50 %
|OJEE, CUET-PG, SAAT, MAT, CAT, XAT||INR 4.86 – 25.85 L|
|BA||10+2: 60%||SAAT||INR 1.08 – 13.2 L|
|BBA||10+2: 60%||SAAT, OJEE, CUET-PG||INR 3.3 – 7.5 L|
|BBA LLB (Hons)||10+2: 60%||CLAT, LSAT India, SAAT||INR 6.25 L|
|MSc||10+2: 50-60 %|
UG: 45-60 %
|SAAT, ICAR AIEEA, GPAT, |
|INR 2 – 5 L|
|BCA||10+2: 50%||SAAT||INR 3.3 L|
|MBBS||10+2: 50%||NEET||INR 88.2 L|
|BHMCT||10+2: 45%||SAAT||INR 3.6 L|
SOA University Scholarship 2024
The University offers several scholarships to students taking admission to different programs. These scholarships are for meritious students who fulfil certain criteria.
Candidates can get INR 10,000 up to INR 50,000 per year as SOA scholarships, depending upon their performance in 12th and entrance exams.
The eligibility criteria and the amount of scholarship for some of the popular courses are provided below in the table.
|Engineering||More than 90% in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 35,000 p.a.|
|More than 80% in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 25,000 p.a|
|More than 70% in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 15,000 p.a.|
|Pharma||More than 60% in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 10,000 p.a.|
|Agriculture||More than 80% in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 15,000 p.a.|
|More than 70% marks in both 10th & 12th grade||INR 10,000 p.a.|
|Management||Securing 60% in both 10th & 12th grade (For BBA)||INR 10,000 p.a.|
|Securing 60% in 10th, 12th & B.Tech. / Equivalent(For MBA)||INR 50,000 p.a.|
|Securing 60% in B.Tech. / Equivalent||INR 25,000 p.a.|
|Securing 60% in 10th & 12th grade||INR 12,500 p.a.|
SOA University Placements
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Bhubaneswar has a well-established placement cell. As per the placement record for 2022, the SOA’s highest package was INR 42 LPA. For undergraduate and postgraduate students, the SOA median package was INR 4 LPA and INR 3.75 LPA, respectively.
SOA Bhubaneswar has seen a hike of 35% in the highest package offered in 2022 to that of 2021. Not only this but the total number of recruiters has also increased from 157 in 2021 to 164 in 2022. The university also enjoys strong connections with leading recruiters such as Amazon, HCL, EY, and many other leading employers.
|Average Package||INR 6.5 LPA|
|Highest Package||INR 42 LPA|
|Top Recruiter||Amazon, HCL, Godrej, EY, Deloitte, etc|
SOA University Address
|SOA, Bhubaneswar Contact Number||090400 03290|
|SOA, Bhubaneswar Address||J-15, Khandagiri Marg,|
Dharam Vihar, Jagamara,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751030
SOA University 2024 Admission FAQs
Ans- Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Bhubaneswar is a private university deemed to be a university.
Ans- Yes, SOA University is one of the top private universities in India. Many international and national agencies have ranked it among the top medical universities. NIRF ranked SOA 15th in the university category in 2023.
Ans- The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan is graded A++ by NAAC. The NIRF ranking of the university is 15th in the university category, 27th in engineering, and 26th in the overall category.
Ans- The SOA B.Tech. is between INR 5.1 and 10.2 lakh.
Ans- Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (deemed to be a university) is ranked 1201–1400 in the QS World University Rankings 2024.
Ans- No, SOA conducts the official university-level exam SAAT for admission to all the UG and PG courses.
Ans- As per the report for 2022, SOA has placed 85% of its students, and the highest package offered stood at INR 42 LPA.
Ans- The full form of SAAT is the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test.
Ans- The university offers 50+ courses at the UG, PG, and doctoral levels. The popular courses are B.Tech/B.E., M.Tech, BBA, MBA, BBA LLB, BDS, etc.
Ans- The SOA University 2024 admission form will be out in February 2024.