Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual. Years of path-breaking contribution to social, economical and cultural development of the society, is what truly defines his unyielding service to the nation. From having converted small towns into modern educational hubs, redefined the very role of a temple from being a place of worship to a place of service, revived ancient sciences to further enhance modern lifestyles, and most importantly, having shown that one individual has the power to fuel and ignite the status quo condition of a nation. This is exactly why in 2015, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade was awarded the second highest award a civilian can receive in India, the Padma Vibhushan.
As the President of SDM Educational Society ,He has established over 50 institutions and has been quite instrumental in uplifting the educational standards throughout Karnataka.
I am proud that SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad is dedicated to produce the best Dental Surgeons to the world and high quality service to society
-Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
SDM Educational Society (R) is a premier non-profit educational organization, functioning under the sacred aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala. SDME Society spearheads the activities of over 50 premier academic and professional institutions spread across Karnataka. Establishments that represent the best of traditional expertise and contemporary excellence form the base for studies in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Law, Social Sciences, Management, Naturopathy and Ayurveda.
The vision that saw the founding of the SDM institutions has always been clear – enlistment of society through education. But maintaining this clarity of vision even as it is translated into reality is no easy task given the diversity and spread of these institutions. The Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Education Society has however proved equal to the task. The committee that charts the destiny of SDM institutions under the Presidenstship of Shri Veerendra Heggade, operates from a modest building of Ujire.
Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, the land of righteousness and piety, is one of south India’s most renowned religious landmarks with a history as old as 800 years. Manjunatheshwara, the chief deity of the spiritual abode, has taken the form of a shivalinga and made immaculate, the temple town of Dharmasthala since and forever. Lord Manjunatheshwara, is being worshipped in a very unusual yet exceptionally inordinate manner in Shree kshetra dharmasthala, as this Shaiva temple is beseeched by Vaishnava priests and administered by Jain descendants.
Other S.D.M.E. Institutions
- SDM Arts, Commerce & Science College, Ujire
- SDM Law College, Mangalore.
- SDM College of Business Management, Mangalore.
- SDM College of PGDBM Course, Mangalore.
- SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi.
- SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy, Udupi.
- SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi.
- SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan
- SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Hassan
- SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Ujire.
- SDM & MMK Mahila Maha Vidyala, Mysore.
- SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad
- SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad
- SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad
- SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad
- SDM Industrial Training Institute, Vinur.
- SDM Industrial Traihing Institute, Samse
- SDM High School, Dharmasthala
- SDM High School, Ujire
- SDM High School, Belal.
- SDM High School, Perinje.
- SDM Higher Primary School, Dharmasthala
- SDM Higher Primary School, Ujire
- SDM Higher Primary School, Puduvettu.
- SDM Higher Primary Schoo, Byndoor.
- SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore
- SDM English Medium High School, Dharmasthala
- SDM English Medium High School, Ujire.
- RUDSET Institutes Middle Level Training Centre, Ujire.
- Manjushri Printer, Ujire.