SDM 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 lotus at the base of the emblem indicates the blossoming of one’s personality while the lighted lamp at the centre symbolizes the burning desire for ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Truth’. The three layers encircling the lamp stand for the essentials of the process of education i.e. ‘Perception’ ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Conduct’ (perception growing into true knowledge and knowledge leading to refined conduct). This is envisioned through the motto of the institution, Samyagdarshana Jnana Charitryani: inculcation of a spirit of inquiry essential for acquiring knowledge that leads to true awareness and moulding of character
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational [SDME] Society, Ujire® was established with the primary objective of making education accessible and affordable to the rural youth. With the hallmarked vision: Putting Value into Education, at present, it manages 56 educational institutions from Kindergarten to Doctoral Studies in the state of Karnataka in India. These institutions offer quality education in the fields of General, Law, Technical, Medical and Management Studies. These institutions ensure quality through updated skill sets and value based education.
The Dharmaadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade is a multi-faceted personality who combines in him many roles. Being the head of a religious institution that draws millions, he is the dispenser of justice. The tradition of Chaturvida Daanaparampara (Four types of Charity: Annadana – Free Food, Vidya Daana – Free Education, Aushada Daana – Free Medicine and Healthcare and Abhaya Daana – Succor) finds greater meaning under his able administration of Shri Kshethra. As the president of SDM Educational Society, he is the guiding spirit and driving force behind the institution’s run. The Society under his guidance, runs more than 50 educational institutions – Kindergarten to the Doctoral studies – in the fields like Technical, Medical, Management Law and General Higher Education – across the state of Karnataka in India. He established Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), which has transformed the hapless rural people into empowered individuals. Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institutes (RUDSETI) established nationwide by him have brought smiles on the faces of countless unemployed youth. Shri Dharmasthala Siri Gramodyoga Samsthe (SIRI), yet another social welfare organisation established by Dr Heggade, has provided a means of honourable existence to many rural people, especially women. Many awards and recognitions came in search of him for his untiring contributions to the welfare of the society. To name a few, he is the recipient of Ashden International Gold Award, London, which is also considered as the Green Oscar and Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India.
Dr. A Jaya Kumar Shetty, Associate Professor and Head Department of Economics and Rural Development, has assumed the charge of the principal of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College(Autonomous), Ujire. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Economics from Mangalore University in 1985 with a Rank. He received Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan(1988) and an MBA from Punjab Technical University. He was awarded a PhD (1996) from Karnatak University, Dharwad, for his research titled “Impact of Incentives on Industrial Development: A Case Study of Dakshina Kannada”.
Since 1985 he has taught Economics and Rural Development to graduate and post-graduate students. He has successfully guided 12 MPhil Candidates. He is a recognised Research Guide of the Department of Development Studies, Kannada University, Hampi and Tumkur University; he successfully guided 8 PhD Scholars and presently guiding four candidates.
Dr. A Jaya Kumar Shetty has completed three research projects funded by UGC on Self Help Group Initiatives, BC Model of Microfinance, Income Generating Activities and Group Entrepreneurship. He has published 46 Research Articles in reputed National and International Journals, authored nine books and presented research papers in 51 National Seminars. Besides the research articles, he regularly writes to newspapers about current economic issues.
He has served as President of the Mangalore University Economics Association and as Chairman of the Board of Studies in Business Management, Rural Development & Cooperation at Mangalore University.
He was bestowed with State Best NSS Officer Award for his contributions to NSS activities. He is also associated with Rotary Club and was awarded the Best President in Rotary District 3180. Dr. Jaya Kumar Shetty was IQAC and NAAC Coordinator on the third cycle of accreditation of the College.
Institutional Best Practices are evolved based on the values upon which the institution is built. The college was established with the motto of Samyak Darshana Jnana Charitryani, meaning embolden Right perspective-Right conduct. Hence, the best practices of the college are aligned with the inculcation of these values among the learners through various initiatives and activities. Carbon neutral campus, energy conservation and use of alternative energy, green cover and botanical gardens, water conservation, management of hazardous waste, reduction in the use of plastic products, rain water harvesting, organic waste management, use of solar energy are some of the best practices in the campus. In addition to these, the college introduced innovations in curricular and co-curricular activities, social responsibility series, optimum utilization of the library facilities, and promotion of research culture in the campus through various initiatives.
Students’ Grievances Redressal Cell makes all necessary arrangements for receiving representations / complaints/ grievances from students relating to general administration, examination and evaluation and any other problems relating to the functioning of a student in the college.
Students’ Grievances Redressal Cell Meeting Minutes
The Committee has been constituted to maintain the safety and security of female students and women for redressal of grievances in the campus. It provides a platform for listening to complaints and ensure healthy atmosphere in and around the college.
Anti-Ragging Committee of the college ensures the implementation of ‘Zero Tolerance’ for ragging of any kind. It works under statutory polices framed by the UGC. Ragging is a cognizable offence and those who indulge in it or encourage it will be handed over to the appropriate legal authorities as per: G O. Ed 122 URC-96 dated 16-01-1997
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Vision: Ragging free campus for higher education
Mission : To prevent ragging in any of its form – Physical , mental or emotional.
Dr. P. N. Udayachandra , Principal
Dr. A. Jayakumar Shetty, Vice-Principal
Mr. Shashishekhar N. Kakathkar, Science Dean
Dr. Shalip Kumari, Arts Dean
Dr. Vishwanatha P. Dean, PG Studies
Dr. B. P. Sampath Kumar, Registrar(Administration)
Mr. Shanthiprakash, Registrar(Evaluation)
Mr. Gajanana R. Bhat Co-ordinator, Student Welfare Committee
Mr. Mahesh Kumar Shetty, Member, Discipline Committee
Dr. Naveen Kumar, Member, Discipline Committee
Mr. Jinnappa (Parent)
Ms. Tejashwini K S, I MA JMC
Mr. Samana R, I MSc Chemistry
Mr. Dada Peer, II B.Sc.‘B‘
Anti-Ragging Committee Meeting Minutes
The SC/ST Cell of the college was established with the purpose to empower the SC/ST students in the college. The college takes special interest in facilitating financial support to students from these communities from government agencies and other sources.