Tag: Soa University

Innovative Research Essential For Country's Growth: Gadkari

Bhubaneswar: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said innovative research, backed by technology and policy decisions, is essential for the progress of the country. Speaking at the sixth convocation of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) deemed-to-be-university here, Gadkari said the country needs to lay greater focus on research and steps should be […]

ITER Fake Placement Row: Arrested Gurgaon youth to be taken on 3-day remand

Bhubaneswar: Vikash Lunayach of Gurgaon, who was arrested in connection with the ITER fake placement case, will be taken on a three-day remand today by Commissionerate Police. According to Vikash, he had visited the State five times earlier and identifies himself as an MBA graduate, Police Commissioner YB Khurania told mediapersons yesterday. He had acted […]

ITER fake placement: Arrested consultant on 3-day police remand

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police will take arrested consultant Manas Ranjan Nayak on a three-day remand from today in connection with the ITER fake placement case. The police hope to elicit more information on the fake placement case from Manas after interrogating him during the remand period. Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said, “Though we had prayed […]

Tech Education: The Rot Has Gone Too Deep

The startling revelations tumbling out of the woodwork since ‘Placementgate’ took Odisha by storm are symptomatic of all that is wrong with our technical education system. That such skullduggery can take place at a university that has been recently ranked No 1 in the state is bound to send shivers down the spines of all […]

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SOA placement row: Students’ Cong burn effigies of CM, Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Students’ Congress on Saturday turned the heat on Odisha Government over the fake placement row at Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) under SOA university. Demanding immediate arrest of ITER authorities and detailed investigation, the Students’ Wing of the Congress took out a motorcycle rally from Congress Bhawan at Master Canteen to […]

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SOA students lock university gate even as govt assures action

Bhubaneswar:  Even after three days, the ITER college fake placement row refuses to die down with students locking the main gate of SOA University in protest despite assurances from college authorities and government as well. Though the Higher Education department passed the responsibility to the Technical Education department, later the Technical Education minister Usha Devi […]

Fake job offer: SOA students call off hunger stir, dean arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University students, who were on an indefinite hunger strike since yesterday, called off their stir this morning following assurance from the varsity Vice-Chancellor. The Commissionerate Police has also arrested ITER Dean (Placement) Raj Kishore Hota for his alleged involvement in the fake placement issue. The Vice-Chancellor Prof Amit Banerjee […]

SOA students’ stir: Officials set deadline to accept offer

Bhubaneswar: Even as the agitation of students of Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) under Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University over a fake campus recruitment row entered second day, the varsity authorities today came up with a deadline asking the agitating students to clarify their stand on the varsity offers by May 31. The […]

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SOA students return jobless after offer letters found fake

Bhubaneswar: Students of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University in the city here have levelled serious charges against the university after they returned jobless even though they got job offers through campus selection. They alleged the offer letters were fake. The matter came to light after 50 students, who were selected for a Gurgaon based company, […]

TROPMET-2016 suggests pilot project on climate change on Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: The four-day National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology (TROPMET-2016) has recommended development of a research project along the Odisha coast to study the impact of climate change incorporating various sectors like water resources, farming, health, infrastructure and ecosystem. “A multi-disciplinary research team may be involved in developing and implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies for a […]

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IIT-B working with US scientists to predict storm surge

Bhubaneswar: Researchers in climate science are studying coastal inundation for developing a Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Modeling System to make prediction in case of extreme weather events, Prof UC Mohanty, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences at IIT, Bhubaneswar said. As climate change and global warming had been triggering erratic and extreme weather events, the coastal states […]

Cyclones of Bay of Bengal weaker than hurricanes, but cause more damage: expert

Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]

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SOA researcher ranked among India’s top ten in Engineering

SOA University, which was recently ranked 26th in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Network (NIRF), has added another feather to its cap with its Director (Research), Prof Pradipta Kishore Dash being ranked 5th among the top ten active Indian researchers in engineering by the Department of Science and Technology (DST)

‘Chronic kidney disease likely to affect 17% of global population in 10 years’

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with approximately 10 per cent of the global population, including children, affected by some form of kidney damage, experts said at the SOA University on Thursday

SOA University to work with CMC, Vellore in molecular genetics

The SOA University will collaborate with the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore to conduct research in the field of molecular genetics and molecular biology