Padma Vibhushan, Pujya Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade ji
Dharmadhikari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala
President, SDM Educational Society (R), Ujire

      Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade ji, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, is a man of outstanding credentials. The head of a religious institution that draws millions of devotees from all over the country. However, his stature, doesn’t confine to a single field of achievement. A titan in the fields of social service and education, Dr. Heggade has been quite instrumental in uplifting the educational standards throughout Karnataka. As the President of SDM Educational Society, he has been phenomenally successful in leading more than 40 institutions.
What motives Dr. Heggade is the rich tradition of our country in holding the spirit of enlightenment high. We have a reputation for providing the light of knowledge to the world for thousands of years. And that tradition, thankfully still guides us as we progress rapidly in various spheres of excellence in education. Quality with a spirit of service guides all educational endeavors of SDM Educational Society. The Society offers opportunities in the wide canvas encompassing primary to professional education. Institutions of SDM Educational Society cover a wide arena from Engineering, different streams of Medicine and Para-medicine, Management, Law, Commerce and general education. SDM Institutions are a role model to other institutes and Government Organizations with many having received recognition from international institutions.

SDM Education Society, Ujire

    SDM Educational Society (R) is a premier non-profit educational organization, functioning under the sacred aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala. Under the able guidance of its distinguished president, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, SDM ducational Society spearheads the activities of more than 40 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.

SDM Institute of Ayurveda & Hospital, Bengaluru

     Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Bangalore established in the year 2010 by Renowned Educationist and Social reformer Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari and President of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala, Belthangadi (Taluk), Dakshina Kannada (District), Karantaka State.

The college has well equipped 14 departments, extensive library, Central museum, and a wide range of Laboratories. All the departments have highly qualified and experienced staff to enrich the knowledge of students in undergraduate, postgraduate and post doctoral units. Periodic Guest lectures, Seminars, CME and Workshops are being arranged to accomplish academic development of students.


     A fully equipped, well-manned and serenely placed Hospital wing rendering altruistic services to the ailing. The facilities and atmosphere for patient rehabilitation are of high standards. It caters to the needs of both the physically and mentally challenged persons. The hospital has under its roof, exhaustive facilities and expertise to treat every kind of sickness and ailment and fully equipped diagnostic block to carryout necessary investigations. Well-stocked dispensary is among the other support facilities.