Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual. Significantly, what truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his determined and consistent service to the nation.
S D M College, Ujire is an autonomous college under Mangalore University. Founded in 1966, the college offers Bachelors and Masters Programmes in a serene campus at the foothills of the Western Ghats in Karnataka (India). The college is a recognized centre for research programmes of Mangalore University and Kannada University Hampi. Managed by SDM Educational Society, it is headed by the visionary, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala.
The institution is known for its unique initiatives that range from cultural to sports. Attributes such as SDM Kalavaibhava, Guinness records by students, and even designer canteens define our ethos. While we consistently adapt to novelty, what remains constant is intensity in learning.
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College Ujire, located at the foothills of the Western Ghats is an education hub you will connect to on levels you’ve not known before, as have the nearly 3000 students studying currently.
Under graduate, post graduate and research programs delivered by expert faculty and facilitated by a number of innovative platforms make for a memorable learning experience. SDM Institutions are known for the inclination inspired towards well-being of the society, social initiatives and cultural orientation alongside quality education. SDM experience enables a student to grow into a holistic asset, which is why we attract students from around the country who seek to grow as individuals alongside formal education.
The process of conducting online internal exams for undergraduate and postgraduate students was introduced at SDM 8 years ago in 2010. Generally, the second internal exams of every semester are conducted online, where students have to answer 25 multiple choice questions. The results are generated instantly after the completion of the test. This examination process for internals in unique to SDM.
Also, exams that require essay type answers for tests such as Kannada, English and Journalism are also conducted online. The range of subjects in this area shall soon expand.
This system of online exams not only enables students and faculty to cope with the modern ways of education, but also prepares them with prior exposure to major entrance exams conducted in the country or abroad.
The widely adapted concept of student faculty has its success model at SDM. Students from final year degree are screened and provided opportunities to conduct a maximum of 8 classes for their juniors. A remuneration is also provided to students who volunteer to take part in this process. Not only does this feature provide the students with experience and some extra income, the process has been noted to inspire students to further pursue teaching career. A number of students who excelled in this process have eventually become a part of the vast SDM faculty group. This feature is one of the most successful features of SDMC Ujire.
SDM College flaunts a proud list of alumni who have raised the standards of accomplishments in life – not only in material terms, but on life skills levels as well. Not only do we have an alumni list that adds feathers to our cap on every possible sphere of life – ranging from technology to arts; we also have them backing the institution as firmly as any college would expect. The alumni association of SDM is a plethora of success stories that we cannot stop beaming about!