Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade

Dharmaadhikari, Social Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional personality. Significantly, what truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his  determined and consistent service to the nation. Dharmaadhikari, Social Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional personality. What truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his  determined and consistent service to the nation; in recognition of which he has been awarded the second highest civilian award of the country, Padma Vibhushana by the President of India. 

About the College

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, Tumkur 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.


The library shelves more than a lakh books and non book collections. Having seating of more than 400, it provides 20 unique services to make reading a pleasure.

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Career Guidance Center offers programmes in the area of skill development, placement training etc. We invite companies of repute for campus recruitment.

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UGC – College with Potential for Excellence
NAAC- Re-accredited at ‘A’ grade (CGPA 3.61 /4)
NIRF – Placed in 2nd band (between 151 & 200)

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Student Space

Student space allows students to track their progress record at the institution. Here, students can
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News & Updates

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Use of ICT to ensure continuum of education during Corona vacation

SDMC Ujire has declared two weeks of emergency break owing to the Covid-19 threat faced worldwide. However, the academic activities continue even in the absence of students in the campus through the effective utilization of technology. Google Classrooms, Drives and Social Media are being effectively used by all students and faculty to sustain the continuum of the...
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Annual NSS workshop

On 8th February 2020, NSS Units and Youth Red Cross Unit of the college organized One Day Workshop on Prevention of Ragging, Drug Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Awareness on Environmental Protection. The workshop was organized as per the Mangalore University circular for the selected students of Sacred Heart College, Madangthyar, Prasanna Polytechnic College, Belthangady and SDM...
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SDMC E-Journal

We believe information is the strongest armour a student can wear to succeed in the world of digital and mainstream media.
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SDMC 'Arivu'- wall magazine

'Arivu' is a wall magazine published fortnightly by the students of Kannada Department of SDMC Ujire.
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Video Tour to SDM College

Unique Features

Why Choose SDM?

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 arboretum is a unique feature of SDMC Ujire, established in 1999 with an objective of conservation and documentation of diversity of flora with reference to Western Ghats of India. More than 500 species of medicinal plants are conserved here, making way for R&D and extension activities in the field
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Community Radio

The very idea of community radio is preservation of local cultures and bringing hidden talents to the fore. The same is inculcated in the spirit of Radio Ninada, the community radio station under the department of Journalism.
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Online Exams

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 and the results are generated instantly after the completion of the test.
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Language Lab and Booth

Language efficiency is an important skill, but a hard one to be taught. In order to equip enthusiastic students to acquire language skills on their own, SDM has a well-facilitated language lab and booth made good use of by students.
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  • Recognized as a lead college under Paramarsh scheme of the NAAC
  • Received IDA Awards Education 2019 titled “Torch Bearer” presented by India Didactics Association(IDA)
  • Best National Institute Award by Federation of Jain Educational Institutions, Pune.
  • ‘Biodiversity Award’ by Government of Karnataka
  • 3 students have been awarded with ‘Ekalavya’, the highest Sports award by the Government of Karnataka
  • 3 programmes secured ranks within 25 and 4 programmes ranked within 100 out of top 100 colleges of the country in India Today Survey 2017-18
  • Recognised as one of the Top Ten Colleges in Karnataka by ‘Career 360’ Magazine survey

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Undergraduate programs

Catch them in their element young – the undergraduate programs enable students to familiarize with the core of the subject of their interest, through classroom learning and avid practical exposure.

Post Graduate Programs

Expertise is a must before students can venture into the professional zone, no matter what they chose to be the path for their life. Postgraduate programs enhance expertise in the area.

Research Cells

The importance of research is never emphasized enough, but it is facilitated as best as possible at SDM College Ujire. Multiple research cells in all subjects enhance the spirit of inquisition to the core.

Research Scholars
Research Guides
Research Centres
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Book Collections in Library