SOA only university from Odisha to figure in QS World University rankings


Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, the city-based Deemed to be University, has figured among 35 selected Indian institutions of higher education included in the 2022 edition of the prestigious QS World University Rankings released on Tuesday.

These highly-ranked institutions included nine IITs, Indian Institution of Science, Bengaluru, and several other famous Indian universities with SOA figuring in the 801-1000 bracket, said a release.

SOA is one of the two institutions from Odisha to find place in the list the other being Indian Institute of Technology-Bhubaneswar. It is one of three Deemed to be Universities in India to be included in the list.

Out of the many analysed institutions, 1300 from across 93 countries have been ranked based on several parameters including academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, international faculty and international students.

Expressing happiness over the university’s achievement, its Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ashok Mohapatra attributed the success to the encouragement of SOA’s President and dedicated and sincere efforts of the Deans, faculty members and other employees to take the Deemed to be University to a higher level.

In spite of the pandemic situation, the faculties ensured that the teaching of the students did not suffer, he said while praising the efforts of the doctors, nurses and paramedics to reach out to thousands of Covid-19 patients with their dedicated service.