Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade

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.

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 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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The folklore fervor

The Kannada Department at SDMC Ujire conducted a special ‘Folklore presentation’ event on the 6th of February 2019. The famed Padmashree awardee Sukhri Bomme Gowda was the Chief Guest of the program. She being a popular folk singer in the area was accompanied by two of her associates, Kucchilavva and Neelavva, who together presented a mesmerizing...
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Workshop on ‘Intellectual property rights’

PG Department of Chemistry has organized a workshop on ‘INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) AND PATENT’ by Mr. Subrahmanya Bhat, General Manager – ONGC (Retd), Bengaluru for faculties and students of SDM College at PG Centre on 27th March 2019. He gave vivid expression of Indian Patent Laws and need to file a patent for the...
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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.

e Bulletin

The institution publishes a fortnightly e-journal to keep the stakeholders informed about the curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities on the campus. The publication comprises of Principal’s Desk, major events held at the college and at the department levels, participation and achievements of staff and students. The E Journal is sent to the registered emails of alumni, management and the stakeholders.


Value Education

To inculcate the spirit of humanism among the youth, our college introduced value education programme during the academic year 2005-06. Under the programme, students present a value concept for 5 minutes during the first hour of the class, every day. In order to motivate the students, the manuscripts of the best value concepts are regularly displayed in the notice board at the entrance. This programme impacted positively on the students’ behaviour.

Current Affairs

Reading newspapers and understanding the current affairs is very important in understanding the latest development locally as well as globally. Students are encouraged to purchase and read newspapers and make a presentation in the beginning of the second period of everyday classes. The staff in the class discuss the topic along with the students in the first 5 minutes.

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, 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.

Student faculty

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.


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