No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure’, says Emma Goldman, a political activist and writer. In Dharmasthala, by tradition, such a value based education is imparted since centuries. Late shri Manjayya Heggade established the first school in Dharmasthala a century ego, thus giving way for formal Education Late Shri Rathnavarma Heggade continued this movement by establishing few schools and an institution of higher education . Inspired by his predecessors Shri Veerendra Heggade, nurtured the movement with great zeal. Realising that for miles there wasn’t a school to empower the children through education and even if existing they either had buildings in position, or the teachers and the instances of having everything in position was a rarity he focused on establishing schools in rural areas. The schools established by Shri Heggade are unique as they are blended with every amenity required to ‘learn with fun’ and therefore they are greatly successful. The joy and the animated talk of the children ring loud and clear in the quiet country side of Belthangady Taluk.

This uniqueness gives expression to the quintessence of Dharmasthala- ‘Sarve Janah Sukhibo Bhavanthu’. To cater to the modern needs of the children, he established a number of English Medium Schools, providing an ambience to find optional avenues of education for the local children.
All SDM Institutions, irrespective of the courses offered, provide modern sophisticated facilities for the learners. The relevant and variety of courses offered in these institutions are opted by huge number of learners for their quality.

Shri. D. Surendra kumar, vice president, Dr. B. Yashovarma, Secretery, Shri. D. Shreyas kumar, project Director of SDME Society keenly involve themselves in supporting the cause of quality education through their timely  innovative suggestions and implementations.


  • SDM English Medium School (Stateboard &CBSE), Dharmasthala, Ujire, Belthangady

  • SDM Higher Primary School, Dharmasthala, Ujire, Puduvettu, Mayyadi, Kanchana

  • SDM High School Dharmasthala, Ujire, Perinje , Belal, Kanchana

SDM Mangalajyothi Integrated School, Vamanjur – School for hearing impaired and autistic   children as well as those who are physically and mentally challenged

Pre University Colleges

  • SDM Residential, Pre University College, Ujire

  • SDM Girls Pre University College, Mysore

  • SDM Pre University College, Ujire

  • JSS College,Dharwad

SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire

Afilliated to Mangalore University, Mangaluru  Re-accredited at 'A' Grade with CGPA 3.61/4 by NAAC

Established in the year 1966, the college provides quality higher education opportunity in the rural area. This autonomous institution, has been recognized as a 'College with Potential for Excellence 'by UGC and accredited thrice by NAAC with 'A' grade. The college has made excellent achievement in the co curricular and extracurricular activities such as sports, NCC and NSS with several students participating in the national and international events every year. Integration of technology in teaching and learning, student research projects, interdisciplinary curriculum, participatory mode of teaching are some of the factors which make the institution unique. The college has recognized research Centre of three universities.  


SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru Approved by Medical Council of India, New Delhi

SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad was established in 2004 in an area of 62 acres on the national highway between Hubli and Dharwad. Aesthetically designed building, lush green campus with advanced medical facilities, competent doctors, caring staff provide the best medical education. The 1000 bedded hospital has introduced specialty services in the areas such as Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Peadiatric Surgery, Urology, Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Neurology and Rheumatology. The quality of service is reflected in the number of patients treated which has crossed 4,50,000 outpatients and 43,000 inpatients. 

SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru Recognized by Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP)

SDM College of Physiotherapy at Dharwad was established in the year 1996. The College is situated in picturesque campus of SDM college of Medical Sciences and Hospital. Physiotherapy is the compulsory adjunct to many medical and surgical treatments. The college offers specialized training for the students to be professionals in multi-specialty hospitals, private sectors like gyms and clinics, rehabilitation centre’s, industrial organizations, sports teams and teaching institutes.

SDM School / College of Nursing, Dharwad

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru Recognized by Karnataka Nursing Council & Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi

SDM School / College of Nursing was established in the year 2006. The college offers B.Sc. (Nursing) programme with exciting career options. It has scope for pursuing higher qualifications like M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Nursing. The college provides intensive training to develop globally competent nursing staff. Specialized skill development courses are offered in collaboration with SDM Medical College and Hospital

SDM College of Dental & Hospital, Dharwad

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru Recognized by Dental Council of India, New Delhi.

Established in 1986, the college is recognized as the model dental college in the dental fraternity . The college with over 350 dental chairs, 60 phantom head tables, conventional and digital X-Ray equipment, research microscope, cryostat, Zimmer & Stryker equipment plus chrome-cobalt and ceramic labs has enabled the students to perfectly equip with the art & science of dentistry. The College has bagged several university level ranks and gold medals. This is one of the very few institutions in the country having the departments of Forensic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry and Central Sterilization Supply Department (CSSD). The college has the distinction of being recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K. for the Fellowship examinations of MFDS. The college is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade (CGPA 3.55 out of 4).

SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad

An Autonomous Institution, NBA Accredited Afilliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi Recognized by AICTE, New Delhi

SDM College of Engineering & Technology was established in the year 1979 in a sprawling campus of 68 acres at Dharwad in North Karnataka region.The College has been consistently rated high by various ranking agencies. Eleven of its departments have been recognized as Research Centers by the VTU. The Institution is beneficiary of TEQIP Phase-I & II programs of World Bank and is accredited twice by NBA. It is one amongst top 14 Institutions in Karnataka to acquire autonomous status from VTU, Belagavi/UGC New Delhi. SDMCET has signed MoUs with Industries and academia of repute. It is recognized as an innovation centre by the District Industries Centre. The department of ITBT of State Govt. of Karnataka has recognized it as Centre of Entrepreneurial activities. It is one of the R & D Centers for building and testing of Robots.

SDM Institute of Technology, Ujire

Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and recognised by AICTE, New Delhi.

S. D. M. Institute of Technology, Ujire established in 2007, focuses on promoting quality technical education in rural region, to create paradigm shift among the rural community. The institute focuses on integrated scientific training with value based education, to enable overall development of the learners. SDMIT is an all inclusive campus with academic block, fully equipped laboratories, well furnished library with rich collection of books, staff quarters, multi-gym, indoor and outdoor stadiums, student zone, hostels, canteen and ATM facilities, all housed in a vast campus.

SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysuru

Approved by AICTE, New Delhi

SDM Institute for Management Development established in the year 1993 at Mysuru has devoted itself towards transforming talented individuals into business leaders. Unleashing the potential of future Managers in a balanced Manner through competence enhancement and inculcating values is the focus of SDMIMD. We ensure that the curriculum is revised every year to match the needs of the corporate world and hence there is a demand for our students.

SDM College of Business Management & PG Centre for Management Studies and Research, Mangalore

SDM College of Business Management, Mangaluru was established in 1978. It is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade. MBA Programme was introduced in in 2007. The Institute focuses on preparing the students to face the global business challenges. Classroom teaching is supplemented by case studies, seminars, group discussions, executive encounter programmes, stress management, entrepreneurship development programmes, personality development programmes.

SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Udupi & Bangalore

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka,  Recognised by Central Council of Indian Medicine, Dept. of AYUSH,Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi

1. SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Udupi, established in 1958 in the temple town, Udupi (taken over by SDM Management in the year 1973 )   
2. SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan was established in 1992 at city of Hassan midway between Bengaluru and Mangaluru on National highway 48. 
3. SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, situated in Anchepalya, Bengaluru was established 2014.
All the institutions are provided with facilities to impart quality education, 350 bedded Ayurvedic hospital for providing clinical experience and research centres leading to doctoral degrees. The aesthetically designed herbal garden is one of the major attractions in the campus.
Swarnamrutha Prashana - a unique Ayurvedic way of boosting the immunity and intellect in children has been introduced countrywide by the institution. Several international universities and health organizations have joined hands with us to globalize Ayurvedic science.
Udupi campus houses a fully fledged Ayurvedic Research Centre and an Ayurvedic Pharmacy.


SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Ujire

Afilliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences is India's first institution to offer a 5 years programme in Naturopathy and Yoga. Established in August 1989 this institute is a pioneer and a model for all colleges in the field.
Naturopathy is a health science, which seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury through a broad array of non-pharmacological treatment modalities including lifestyle management.

MMK & SDM College for Women, Mysuru

Afiliated to Mysore University, Mysuru

MMK & SDM College for Women, Mysuru, established in 1992, is one of the prestigious women's colleges in the city of Mysuru. The college provides ample opportunities for curricular, co-curricular, extracurricular activities and emotional development among the students. Home management for happy living is a unique certificate course which facilitates the overall development of girls and enables them to be good 'Home Makers' of the future. 

SDM LAW College & Centre for Post Graduate Studies in LAW, Mangalore.

Afilliated to Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi ,Recognised by Bar Council of India, New Delhi

SDM Law College, Mangalore was established in the year 1974. The college has integrated professional training in its teaching methodology. Amongst the various facilities provided, important one is the full-fledged moot court. Organizing legal aid and legal awareness camps, National Moot Court Competition, International Louis Brown Moot Court Competition, seminars, workshops and symposiums for enhancing the knowledge of students are the regular features in the college. CEERA and National Law School of India University have selected the college as a Centre for Environmental Education Research and Advocacy in the academic year 2009-10.

The Uniqueness of SDM Institutions

Architecturally impressive buildings, well equipped laboratories, well stacked library, adequate technological support, hostel facilities, placement cell, transport facility Ample scholarships are provided to students excelling in academics, sports and cultural activities.

The Learning Facilities

Libraries with open access system, audiovisual facility and electronic content digital library with ample e-books and Internet  facility, well equipped laboratory for student training, industry Institute interaction Centres Edusatand e- Vidya Programmes.



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