Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade

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

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 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
access notifications, schedules, customized progress portfolios and more.

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Upcoming Events


International Conference on Mental Health

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News & Updates

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SDM bags Runner-Up trophy at Coffeenadu Inter-district Handball Tournament

SDM men’s sports team has bagged the runner up trophy at the inter-district handball tournament held at Chikmaglur on 17th of January. The coaches of the team are Mr. Sudeena and Mr. Nithin. SDM congratulates the team and the coaches. 
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Inaugural Function of CONCHEM (Consortium of Chemists)

PG Department of Chemistry inaugurated its Departmental association – CONCHEM (Consortium of Chemists) for the academic year 2020-21 on 6 January 2021 through virtual mode. Dr. Sowmya B P welcomed the gathering. Dr. Naveen Kumar read the report of activities conducted in the previous academic year. Dr. Satheeshchandra S, Principal, S.D.M. College (Autonomous), Ujire inaugurated...
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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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E-Chiguru is a student bulletin produced by the students of the department of Journalism. This venture provides training journalists a real-time exposure to the dynamics of news processing, page designing, creative writing and publication. They include news from the college and around, as well as articles of interest in E-Chiguru.
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SDMC 'Arivu'

'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 Initiatives

Why Choose SDM?

  • Advanced teaching techniques oriented in ICT
  • A unique and exhaustive in-house E-Resource portal for all courses
  • Spacious and vigilantly hygienic hostel facilities
  • Well established health facility accessible 24*7 for students
  • More than a hundred best practices to facilitate dimensions of personality development
  • Expansive sports facility with a swimming pool and gym
  • Fully automated library with over 1 lakh books
  • An indigenous cultural extravaganza ‘Kalavaibhava’
  • Talent platforms like Vanaranga and Talents’ Corner
  • Regular online examinations


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
1 Lakh +0
Book Collections in Library


Grievance Redressal
Health Care