Bhubaneswar:  Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University has ranked as top university in Odisha, according to National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF).

The Odisha based university has retained the 24th position it had obtained in 2018 as per the ranking for institutions of higher education for 2019 were announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi on Monday.

            In the rankings conducted through the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and released by the President, Mr. Ramnath Kovind, SOA was placed 24th in the university category— the place it held in 2018— and 41st among overall institutions of higher education in the country.  Against the score of 49.59 it had registered in 2018, SOA continued to shine by securing 50.31 this year.

The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medical sciences of SOA, was ranked 21st  in the country to be the top ranked medical college in the state.

SOA’s faculty of engineering and technology, Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), which entered the ranking process for the first time this year was ranked 32nd in the country behind National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (16th) and IIT, Bhubaneswar (17th).