Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University is a private research focused Deemed university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, eastern India. The university is composed of nine degree-granting schools and colleges and has a student body of over 10,000. Many of SOAU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including engineering, medicine, pharmacy, business, nursing, biotechnology, science, humanities, environment, nano technology, materials science, agriculture and law. SOA University was ranked 16th by National Institutional Ranking Framework under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The first NIRF ranking list was released in April 2016.