Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar declared u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956 is a leading University in India offering professional programmes in the disciplines of Master of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Dental Science, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Science, Biotechnology, Management, Law, Hotel Management and Agricultural Sciences. The university offers a vibrant atmosphere for teaching – learning, research & development and socially inclusive extension activities through all its undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Today Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) has emerged as one of the fastest growing university in the country. True to its mandate to pursue contemporary and interdisciplinary research this comprehensive and multi-disciplinary university is actively spearheading research in emerging area of Technology, Medicine, Science and Management. With current strength of 583 research scholars, 15 post docs and a large pool of post graduate students along with a focused groups of faculty members, the research programmes across different disciplines and 13 research centres in the University have produced visible dividend in the form of 4767 publications with 3697 SCOPUS indexed (h-index-44) and other reputed indices, some of which are in high impact factor bracket (3-9). Recent initiatives in the field of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) have thus far yielded filing of 60 patents. The strong R & D base, increasing number of research scholars and vigorous research activites being undertaken and planned are all set to reach a milestone, transforming this university in near future into one of the fore-front research centres in the country. Based on its all round performance, this University has been awarded ranks among top 20 in the country in University category by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resources & development (MHRD), Govt of INDIA consistently for last three years, surpassing many State & Central University/ IIT’s / Institute of high learning. In 2017-18 it has been declared 24th Best in University Category, 41th Best in Overall Institute and 21th Best Medical College in the country. This is the only University in Odisha to have achieved such accolade. Approved by UGC & AICTE, it has been re-accredited by the NAAC with A-Grade and has obtained the International Accreditation by ABET,USA and certification by IAO,URS,UK.
Faculty of Engineering & Technology is a constituent of SOAU having fourteen departments with more than four hundred faculty members. The Department of Computer Application (CA) is continually working to provide quality research outputs in the areas of Artificial Inteligence, Machine Learning, Bioinformetics, Data Science, Cloud and Edge Computing and IoT Application etc.