Research is an integral part of Higher Education. We have post-graduation departments recognised as Research Departments and qualified staff members as research guides. Hampi Kannada University has recognised the college as a Study Centre for its research programmes and recognised the qualified internal and external staff members as research guides.

The college encourages the staff members to apply for funded research projects and publications. Student Research Project instils research skills at the UG level. A compulsory paper on Research Methodology and a Dissertation provides research orientation to the students at the PG Level.

Research Centres

Ha Ma Na research Centre of the College under Kannada University Hampi and SDM Research Centre under Mangalore University are recognised for research programmes in Kannada, Sanskrit, Political Science, Commerce, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, History, Economics, Biotechnology, English, Journalism, Statistics and English. The universities have recognised the qualified staff as the research Guides.

SDM Research Centre



SDM Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CIRHS), located on the SDM PG College, Ujire campus at SDM College functions as an institution that organises and facilitates research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. CIRHS aims at generating and supporting a world-class research culture within the SDM family of institutions. In order to reach this goal CIRHS takes up multiple camps, summer courses and conferences.

The “India-Europe Relations and Diversity Management” proposal by CIRHS at SDM was awarded the The Jean Monnet Modules Project, making SDM one of the only three colleges in India (at the time of awarding) to receive the grant.

Research Guides


Research Projects


Research Journal

Peer-reviewed Multidisciplinary Biannual Research Journal SHODHA (ISSN 2249 – 0396) is published by Dr Ha Ma Na Research Centre of the College.

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Student Research Projects

It is a unique academic exercise of the institution which aims at introducing the students to the scientific methods of research and analysis. It provides a platform for students to pursue a systematic study of topics of his / her interest under the guidance of teachers.



To encourage innovation, reflective thinking, flexibility & adoptability in research & enhance the ability to perform research in a global community


  • To Support strong infrastructure for interdisciplinary research.
  • To enhance the writing skills.
  • To provide exceptional research administrative services.


  • To develop strategies & a plan for open & clear communication.
  • To improve researcher productivity & satisfaction.
  • To benefit the guides to enhance their knowledge, skills, & competencies through continuous learning.
  • To engage with the extracurricular activities & help to deliver the best outcomes.
  • To support talented researchers & innovators to step in to the unknown & to take initiatives.


Ph.D. holders at SDMCU


Ongoing Ph.D. Candidates


Research Guides Internal and External


Admission open for all UG and PG programmes (2022-23) 

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