Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) is a Deemed to be University graded Autonomy status by UGC, awarding degrees for master's and doctoral programmes. This university is ranked 24th best in University category, 32nd Best in the Engineering Category, 21st Best in Medical Category and 41st Overall, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),Govt. of India through its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2019. Further this university is ranked Internationally (World University Rankings 2020) by Times Higher Education (THE) as the 601-800 ranking bracket for Engineering Programs, 29th amongst Indian Institutes. Siksha O Anusandhan provides fellowship to full time Ph.D and Post-Doctoral research scholars through 12 connected Research Centers along with 39 research labs. The Multidisciplinary Research Cell (MDRC) is one of the best Research Centers established under the Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) to promote research and consultancy in the areas of Electrical /Electronics / Computer Science & Engineering / Bioinformatics, etc. During the period from 2010 to June 2017, the centre has undertaken high quality research in the thrust areas of Renewable Energy (Wind, and Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Systems, Micro and Smart Grid operation),Big data analytics, data mining and Bioinformatics; and Hardware development in the field of Instrumentation under supervision of Prof. (Dr.) P. K. Dash, D.Sc., Ph.D, FNAE, LSMIEE. MDRC has completed several national grants and produced 208 papers in various internationally reputed journals (SCI indexed: IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Willy, Taylor & Francis etc.),along with 24 Ph.D degrees within last 10 years.