The college always extensively supports sports activities. The sports club of the college has been set up to strengthen the physical fitness and sportive culture of the learners
Indraprastha auditorium is a unique, pillar-less dome structured indoor stadium. Most of the big curricular and extracurricular activities of the college are held here, The auditorium has a seating capacity of 3000. The wooden courts for shuttle badminton and table tennis are of high quality and frequently state and national level tournaments are conducted. The stage of 50X30 size and spacious green rooms cater to the needs of big troupes of performers.
Sri D Rathnavarma Heggade stadium is a vast outdoor stadium, which can accommodate over 3000 members in a sheltered space. The stadium has a 400m track with 8 lanes. A separate weightlifting hall, multi-facility gym and a staff room. It has hosted several meets, tournaments of university, state, and national importance. Some of them are:
Celebrity cricket match
10 University meets
3 State level events in football, netball and tennis
South India interuniversity athletic meet
All India Men and women volleyball tournaments
Vishwa Tulu Sammelana
The stadium has separate courts for long jump, high jump, shot put, javelin throw, discuss throw.
The swimming pool of the college is of international standards measuring 50X25 m accommodating 10 lanes. The students are trained in various styles of swimming for a nominal fee. Several swimming competitions are regularly conducted here.
Weightlifting segment of SDM is designed entirely based on the Olympic standards. The weights used are Elica bars which are the ones used in Olympics. The training here has enabled the weightlifters to bag 3 International awards and several National awards including the prestigious Ekalavya Award for power lifting. The training as well as the diet plan is specially designed to uplift the standards of weightlifting. 2 weightlifters are placed in central government and 2 in state government jobs.
The multigym consists of various standard equipments like treadmill, cycle, inclined bar etc. It is specially constructed with the view to maintain fitness of the sports candidates. It is freely available for all the students and staff.
Tennis court is also of international standards with 2 mud courts and 1 concrete court. It has hosted 4 university level matches and 1 zonal level meet.
There are 2 exclusive courts for handball matches. The participants from here have been the achievers in national level competitions. The college has hosted 8 university level matches in which the host team has won the championship 4 times and runners up twice.
A separate wing at Siddhavana hostel for boys is exclusively for the students who excel in sports. The hostel is built in accordance with state of the art facilities accommodating 5 students in each room, with ample individual space.
Volley ball court is ideally designed to host matches of University, state, as well as national levels . Recently the college conducted All India Men and women volleyball matches. The coaching here has enabled the teams to excel in the tournaments. The SDM women team bagged runner up position in the recent national level volleyball meet.
SDM education trust runs a Sports club to provide free education to the students excelling in sports. This is an initiative by the management to provide encouragement to the students to pursue their passion in sports. It is a consortium of Physical Directors who provide guidance to the students in balance between sports and academics.
Yoga club is an initiative for providing the physical and mental fitness of the students. Various yoga techniques are taught to the students. Special certificate courses in yoga are offered for the students to provide a better professional approach to the yoga practices.