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SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital

Region: Karnataka Country: India

The word 'Dharm' traditionally means religion, ritual, duty, righteousness and alms. It also implies justice, truthfulness, freedom from fear, faith, solace, fulfillment and peace.

Dharmasthala is the perfect embodiment of the word "Dharma" for it displays every shade of meaning with which this word is inspired from, the greatness of Dharmasthala, however is the fact that it has added an active element to Dharma, which touches the lives of people with a transformational directness that is unique. To those that come for worship, Dharmasthala represents religious tolerance wherein caste, creed and faith of pilgrims are no bars.

One of the prime examples of Dharmasthala's practice of Dharma in action has been the role it has played in fostering education. The seed of what has grown into a giant tree of knowledge was sown in the soil of Belthangady Taluk in Dakshina Kannada, many decades ago.

The foundation built by the earlier Dharmadhikaris inspired Shri Veerendra Haggade to give added impetus to the Kshetra's efforts to ensure the betterment of society through the catalytic effect of education.

The ripples of Dharmasthala's initiatives have spread far and wide. They encompass a host of educational institutions, spanning primary to post graduate and professional. Even highly innovative vocational institutions have been enveloped in this endeavor.

While emphasis has been on providing a modern education, traditional values have not been lost sight of. Each and every one of the institutions strives to inculcate the Indian culture and values in the students who pass through its portals.

The educational institutions that are within Dharmasthala's fold are run by the SDM Educational Trust. However the management of the institutions is overseen by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society. With eminent personalities forming the decisive body of these institutions, the two organizations, jointly provide purpose and direction to the institutions under the benign guidance of Shri Veerendra Heggade.

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Medical Sciences is the first modern medicine Medical College established under the aegis of the SDM Educational Society. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade has many maiden ventures to his credit, which have become legendary achievements under his gamut of social reforms. His visionary conceptualisation of an ideal Medical College has taken shape at Dharwad.

The first batch of one hundred students commenced their I MBBS course in September 2004. Under the stewardship of Medical Director Dr. Niranjan Kumar and Principal Dr. J. V. Chowti, the students have been cared for in an ideal atmosphere.

Located 6 kms from Dharwad on the Pune-Bangalore road in a spacious 52-acre land of serene surroundings, the SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital complex can boast of an ideal atmosphere for best medical education. No attempt has been spared in providing the best infrastructure facilities needed for an ideal professional in the making. Spacious location away from the noise of buzzing cities, pollution free environment and comfortable natural ambient temperature range of this part of Karnataka state can be an ideal dream of many parents drawn from various locations of India and abroad.

Hostels for boys and girls in the vicinity of the hospital and college, suitable timings for library, well tailored timings for classes and studies, facilities for outdoor and indoor games, museum facilities, outlets for extra curricular activities which are allowed at an austere level, all enable the student to take on the burden of the medical curriculum in a balanced manner.

The campus restricts to a fully vegetarian menu and offers freedom from the need to keep motorcycles/cars thereby obviating the anxieties of parents.

Above all, the cream of medical professionals are chosen as the teaching staff. Individual mentoring of the students by the teacher guides, the Associate Deans and the Student Welfare Officer ensures personal care of every student of SDM Medical College.

In a nutshell, it can be said that the SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital offers a clean and wholesome atmosphere where the parents from far off places can feel confident about their ward's care and education

From the desk of Dr. Niranjan Kumar, Medical Director
MDphoto.jpgKeeping in with the prime objective of the SDME Society of providing value based education and social service, the SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad was established in the year 2003 to address the ever growing demand by the society for quality health care professionals delivering quality health care through quality infrastructure at an affordable cost to alleviate human suffering through healing hands.

The Institution since its inception has garnered tremendous amount of goodwill from the public which is reflected in its unprecedented growth statistics. A new Super specialty Block capable of housing 400 beds is under construction to accommodate the increasing patient population from all walks of life. The Management feels a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction noting that its services are reaching and helping the suffering and needy segment of the population.

Students who have graduated from the Medical Institution are bringing laurels to the Institution through their conduct, character and practice of value based medicine.

Great sense of pride and achievement fills our hearts and souls as we participate and contribute our efforts in fructifying the grand vision of our vision leader Poojya Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade.

The Department of Physical Education & Sports conducts the Sports events under two main categories,

  • Outdoor Sports Activities
  • Indoor Sports Activities
Following Indoor sports activities are being conducted in accordance with the interest of students:
  • Shuttle Badminton
  • Carom
  • Chess
  • Table Tennis
To keep students physically fit, the following outdoor sports activities are being conducted:
  • Foot Ball
  • Throw Ball
  • Cricket
  • Yoga
  • Athletics etc
Keeping in the over all development of students these activities are regularly conducted and selection of various team game events are done under individual sports experts.

Talented sports persons represent the College under Zonal, Inter Zonal, single Zone & state level tournaments which are conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

Those sports personalities representing in the above mentioned tournaments are honored with prizes and certificates.

There is a branch of Syndicate Bank in the hospital building. ATM service is provided by the Syndicate Bank and the State Bank ofIndiawithin the campus.

Health of students is taken care by medical check up, vaccination regimes and all students have to take SDM HEALTH CARE cover at the time of admission.

Student Welfare Office
A Student Welfare Department is formed by the Management so as to know the students aptitude and problems. Two Student Welfare Officers are designated from the staff and they function from an office in the first floor of the College. Apart from being teaching faculty they act as a close link between students, parents and the Management.

SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD - General Medicine
  • MD - Paediatrics
  • MD - Dermatology
  • MD - Physiology
  • MD - Community Medicine
  • MD - Microbiology
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MS - ENT
  • MS - Orthopaedics
  • MS - Ophthalmology
  • MD - TB & Chest Diseases
  • MD - Psychiatry
  • MD - Radiodiagnosis
  • MD - Emergency Medicine
  • MD - Pathology
  • MD - Biochemistry
  • MD - Anaesthesiology
  • MS - Anatomy
  • MD - Skin & V.D
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Basic B Sc Nursing
  • Post Certificate B Sc Nursing
  • Master Degree
  • M.Sc. in Community Health Nursing
  • M.Sc. in Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Diploma Programmes
  • General Nursing & Midwifery


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy
  • Master Degree
  • Master of Physiotherapy

Public Health

  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Public Health

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Contact Details

Address: SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Manjushree nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka-580009, India.


91 836 2477001, 2477002

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