Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University here was chosen as the ‘Best Promising University in Asia for Research’ at the 4th edition of the Asia Pacific Education and Technology Awards Summit 2022 (APETA-2022) organised by Education Post at Goa on Friday.
The award was received by SOA director Mahendra Prasad at the Summit organised on the theme –‘Future Technology in Higher Education—the New Education Policy (NEP) Perspective. Universities and colleges were awarded at the summit for their contribution to various academic criteria as per evaluation made by Education Post, a varsity release said.
Goa Education Secretary Sarpreet Singh Gill attended the programme as the chief guest while founder president and chairman of Suryadatta Group of Institutions, Pune, Sanjay B. Chordia delivered the keynote address.
Gill emphasised the urgent need for improving the quality of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools which were the foundation of learning. He expressed happiness at universities and colleges getting recognition for criteria including strong industry connect and developing entrepreneurship and leadership traits in students.
Shiv Shankar Sharma, Editor-in-Chief of the Education Post and Shiksha Sabha TV, a sister concern of Education Post, congratulated the institutions which were awarded at the summit.
SOA, a multi-disciplinary deemed to be university, was ranked 16th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022 while 16 of its researchers had figured in the list of world’s top 2 per cent scientists prepared by Stanford University this year.