About Us

S D M 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 and Kannada University Hampi. Managed by SDM Educational Society, it is headed by the visionary, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala.

Our Emblem

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

Our President

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.

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Our Principal

Mr. Keshava T N has taught Physics for more than three decades at the College. He specializes in the field of Electronics. He rose to the post of the Principal after serving as a Lecturer, Reader and later the Head of the Department of Physics. He also served as the Dean of Science Studies and Vice Principal of the Autonomous College. He was instrumental in organizing a number of learner-centered activities including star gazing and experiments with Applied Physics.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

  • Empowerment through competency building with ethical foundation

Our Mission

  • Providing infrastructural facilities to meet the contemporary needs
  • Inculcating the spirit of inquiry
  • Adopting learner centered approach
  • Empowering teaching, learning and evaluation through effective use of ICT
  • Practicing fair and just methods of assessment and evaluation
  • Enhancing growth opportunities for employability
  • Sustaining transparency in institutional governance

Core Values

  • Not to take success for granted and not to be complacent
  • Not to rest on laurels
  • Not to slow down or give up
  • To add values to the work and try to be creative
  • To keep the learning curve moving vertically

Best Practices

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 Right Perspective, Right Knowledge and 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 alternative uses of 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.

SDME Society

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.

Governing Body of the College

Sl. No Name & Designation Designation  in Governing Body Category / Nature Address
1

Dr D Veerendra Heggade

Chairman

Management President, SDM Educational Society, Ujire
2

Prof S Prabhakar

Member Management

Vice President, SDM Educational Society, Ujire

3

Sri D Harshendra Kumar

Member Management

Secretary, SDM Educational Society, Ujire

4

Dr B Yashovarma

Member Management

Secretary, SDM Educational Society, Ujire

5

Mr. Mahesh Rao

Member State Govt. nominee

Joint Director, Collegiate Education, Regional Office, Mangaluru

6

Mr Gopalan Jagadeesh

Member UGC nominee

Professor, Dept of Aerospace Engineering, IISC Bengaluru-12

7

Mr K. R. Chandrashekhar

Member University nominee

Dept. of Applied Botany Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri

8

Dr M. S. Moodithaya

Member Management

Pro -Vice Chancellor, Nitte University Deralakatte, Mangaluru

9

Dr Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya

Member Industrialist/Alumni

Professor, Department of PG Studies & Research in Commerce & Management Mangalore University

10

Mr.T N Keshava

Member Secretary Principal

SDM College(Autonomous), Ujire – 574 240

11

Mr S Satheeshchandra

Senior Faculty Vice Principal

SDM College(Autonomous), Ujire – 574 240

12

Dr B P Sampath Kumar

Invitee Registrar

SDM College(Autonomous), Ujire – 574 240

13

Mr Shanthiprakash

Invitee Registrar Evaluation

SDM College(Autonomous), Ujire – 574 240

14

Dr. K. Shankaranarayana

Senior Faculty (IQAC co-ordinator)

SDM College(Autonomous), Ujire – 574 240

Academic Council

Sl. No. Name Designation Status

Mr. T.N. Keshava

Principal

Chairperson

Mr. Satheeshchandra

Vice – Principal/ HOD Physics

Member

Prof. Sangappa Y.

Mangalore University Nominee

Member

Prof. H. L. Shashirekha

Mangalore University Nominee

Member

Prof. Anitha Ravishankar

Mangalore University Nominee

Member

Prof. Taltaje Vasantha Kumar

Management Nominee

Member

Prof. G. P. Shivram

Management Nominee

Member

Prof. T.P.M. Pakkala 

Management Nominee

Member

Dr. Udaya Kumar Irvatoor

Management Nominee

Member

10

Prof. B. S. Holla

Senior Faculty

Member

11

Dr. Madhava Bhat

Senior Faculty

Member

12 

Dr. Ganapayya

Dean – P.G. Studies Courses/HOD Physics (PG)

Member

13

Dr. A. Jayakumar Shetty

Dean- Humanities/HOD Economics

Member

14

Mr. T. Prakash Prabhu

Dean- Science/HOD Mathematics

Member

15

Dr. P.N. Udayachandra

Dean – Commerce/HOD Commerce (UG & PG)

Member

16

Dr. K. Shankaranarayana

IQAC Convener – HOD English (UG & PG)

Member

17 

Ms. Alphonsamma

HOD Home Science

Member

18

Mr. Ajoy Kombrabail

HOD BBA

Member

19 

Dr. Pundarika

HOD History

Member

20 

Mr. Bhaskar Hegde

HOD Journalism (UG & PG)

Member

21 

Dr. Shalip Kumary

HOD Political Science

Member

22 

Dr. Shridhara N. Bhat

HOD Sanskrit

Member

23

Dr. Anuradha N. Bhat

HOD Hindi

Member

24 

Dr. Vishwanatha P.

HOD Chemistry (UG & PG)

Member

25 

Dr. Kumara Hegde B. A.

HOD Botany/Biotech

Member

26 

Mr. Shailesh Kumar

HOD Computer Science /B.C.A

Member

27

Mr. Gopala Patwardhan

HOD Psychology

Member

28

Mr. G. R. Bhat

HOD NCC

Member

29 

Mr. Ravishankar

HOD Social Work (P.G)

Member

30 

Mr. Prarthana J.

HOD Biotechnology (P.G)

Member

31 

Dr. Vandana Jain

HOD Psychology (P.G)

Member

32 

Dr. P.K. Balakrishna

HOD Economics (P.G)

Member

33 

Mr. Ramesh H

Physical Education Director

Member

34 

Mr .Yogeesh HE

Chief Librarian

Member

35

Mr.  Shanthi Prakash

Registrar Evaluation and HOD Statistics (U.G & P.G)

Member

36 

Dr. B. P. Sampath Kumar

Registrar Administration and HOD Kannada

Member Secretary