Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University has figured in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020 having been placed in the 1001 plus category this year in its first attempt.
The rankings were generated from five broad set of indicators, that represented key areas in higher education excellence. The parameters were: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), Industry Income (knowledge transfer) and International Outlook (international staff, students and research collaborations).
Several other Indian universities, including Amity University, Andhra University, Anna University, Annamalai University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Delhi Technological University, KIIT University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, University of Mumbai, University of Mysore, Sastra University and SRM Institute of Science and Technology have also been placed in the 1001 plus category along with SOA.
SOA was placed 24th in the university category in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking in 2019 while the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, its faculty of medical sciences, and Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), its faculty of engineering, were placed 21st and 32nd respectively.
“We have been striving to do better in all areas and efforts to excel will continue,” SOA president Manojranjan Nayak said.