SDM University- Awakening the Intelligence of Students and Nurturing their Creativity
SDM College
SDM College

  Excellent academic and infrastructural facilities along with a career-oriented perspective and approach – these are the hallmarks of the most efficacious universities in India. They are driven by the objective of nurturing every student and transforming them into future decisionmakers. These universities uphold academic superiority and embrace innovative curricula and teaching methodologies.

One such renowned university, which is changing the face of the Indian education system is none other than Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University (SDM University). It was established on December 19, 2018, as a State Private University at Sattur, Dharwad. Its foundation stone was laid under the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University Act 2018. This university has been sponsored by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society (SDM Educational Society), Ujire, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka.

A non-profit making institution, SDM Educational Society has been in education and healthcare since 1903, dating back to the starting of Siddhavana Gurukula by the Heggades of Dharmasthala. This legacy continued and has been brought to its present glory by Poojya Shri D. Veerendra Heggade, spearheading the activities of more than 55 premier academic and professional institutions spread across Karnataka State. The professional higher education institutions cater to different sectors such as medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing, biomedical sciences, engineering, management, law, ayurveda, naturopathy, and social sciences that adds glory to SDM University and SDM Educational Society.

SDM University is a state private university that strives to be a place filled with joy and inspiration. Following a complete scientific approach to every lesson taught at the university, education imbibed here is a combination of both traditional and modern values of an efficient learning environment. Having five constituent institutions, SDM University strives to be a heaven for excellent teaching and learning, creating trained future leaders and professionals.

The Leading Personality

The Chancellor of SDM University is Poojya Shri D Veerendra Heggade. He is also the President of SDM Educational Society. Shri D Veerendra Heggade is a visionary leader with a dream to start a Centre of Excellence in Medical Education and Healthcare for the people of the North Karnataka Region at an affordable cost. He has been the Dharmadhikari (Head) of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala for more than five decades, which controls several temples, including the famous Shree Manjunatheshwara Temple at Dharmasthala. Shri D Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual, reformer, educationist, philosopher, and philanthropist. He has contributed over five decades to religion, education, social service, economic and cultural development.

Offering Equal Learning Opportunities

SDM University boasts of setting an example to its fellow universities to become a forerunner in the education sector. This university provides every student with an equal opportunity to strive, create, be capable, and become an employable resource to society. SDM University upholds its values and commitment, which act as a ray of hope in providing quality education and healthcare service even during these turbulent and challenging times.

Ensuring Overall Development of the Students

SDM University maintains brilliant educational standards. Every amenity made available to the students is meant to guide them through and deliver an effortless learning and growth curve. Being taught by individuals and professionals, who themselves are expert academicians and research scholars, every student finds role models in their very own teachers. Furthermore, the faculty members bond with students, which gives rise to strong mentor-mentee relationships. The university emphasizes the importance and prominence of proactive research and innovation activities on the campus.

Focused on all-around individuals of tomorrow, the infrastructure consists of state-of-the-art libraries and laboratories, an indoor stadium, multiple playgrounds, cultural clubs, and so on.  The management’s prime focus is to let the students explore their inner talents by achieving top academic progress and participating in inter-college competitions and annual cultural events. This will help them to grow as highly skilled and confident individuals, ready to take their place in the hugely competitive world outside.

Taking Centre-stage in Educational Excellence

The prime objective of SDM University is to provide quality Higher Education and healthcare services at an affordable cost to the people of Karnataka. The management is very keen to produce good quality doctors and professionals by giving them proper professional training and shaping the students to become leaders in their areas of interest. SDM University emphasizes the overall personality development of the students so that they can succeed as professionals in any part of the country and abroad. It nurtures the students in such a manner that they are recognized all over India and abroad. The university offers dynamic, practical training sessions while also allowing the students to serve the population of rural India.

The university is open to adopting all the new regulations of the National Education Policy. Although it is now a health science-oriented university, SDM University has a broad vision to open the branches of non-health sciences institutions. It aims to offer courses which go in accordance with the National Education Policy. The university’s Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor are firm believers of the service motto. Accordingly, they want SDM University to be one of the country’s centres of excellence in higher education.

The Peak of Achievements

Throughout its illustrious journey of imparting exceptional educational and career development facilities, SDM University has made many noteworthy accomplishments. SDM University is ranked No. 1 by the Outlook – I care survey in two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021 under the Private Emerging University. As per the Education Post IIRF Rankings, the university bagged rank No. 1 in 2020 and rank No. 2 in 2021.

It was recognized as Asia’s Greatest Brand of the year 2020-21 in a survey conducted by Asia One Magazine. SDM Medical College received the 36th rank all over India as per the Education Post IIRF Ranking.

In 2021, SDM College of Dental Sciences received the fourth rank all over India and bagged the fifth rank in 2020 as per the Outlook survey.

Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Poojya Shri D Veerendra Heggade, the Chancellor of SDM University, was recognized as Asia’s Greatest Leader of the year 2020-21 by the Asia One Magazine and URS Media.

SDM Medical College and Hospital has been recently awarded as Best Hospital by the European Business Assembly. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Niranjan Kumar has been awarded as the Best Manager of the Year by the European Business Assembly.

SDM Medical College and Hospital has also attained NAAC recognitions.

Preparing Students for a Bright Future

The primary intention of SDM University is to contribute to society by providing quality doctors and professionals who would serve the nation responsibly.  To support this objective, the management is keen to provide all facilities to clinical and non-clinical students and students of other specialities. It works towards creating a conducive environment for studies with all international standard amenities. The university provides different types of non-academic infrastructure such as students clubs, student research forums, sports and games and a lot more.

SDM University has five streams of education, viz. medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing, and biomedical sciences. It does not discriminate among the students while providing infrastructure and other related facilities. The management’s vision is to train the students with the best of the faculty available and cutting-edge equipment available in the country and abroad. Accordingly, when the students graduate from SDM Unviersity, they gain the confidence to take on any challenging task in this competitive world. The campus is a lush-green and clean campus located in the central part of Karnataka with easy accessibility.

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