Our Hospital celebrated Childrens Day on 14-11-18 by the Department of Kaumarabhritya in collaboration with Pharm Products Pvt Limited, Chennai. Various competitions were organized like Healthy baby competition and Fancy dress competition. Public awareness on Behavioural disorders in children and its management has also been conducted. The chief guest for the ceremony was Dr Vijayendra Bhat, Associate professor of Dept of Kayachitiksa&Manasaroga and the function was presided by Dr Mamatha K V, Medical Superintendent of our Hospital.  Guests were Dr PrathvirajPuranik ,Head of Dept of Kaumarabhritya and MRG Kulkarni, Deputy regional sales Manager, Pharma Products. Dr Vijayendra Bhat gave an informative talk on Common Behavioural disorders in Children. He stressed upon its early detection and the danger signs which should be brought to Paediatrician and Psychologist and its management. The judges for the fancy dress competition were Dr Ramadevi and Dr Amala.Dr Prathviraj Puranik, Dr Chethan Kumar, Dr Sharaschandra were the judges of Healthy baby competition. The winners of the competition were awarded with certificates and prize and all the participants were given toys.


On 5th Nov. 2018, our College celebrated the National Ayurveda Day. The programme was organised by Dept. of Kayachikitsa and Manasaroga in association with SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy, Udupi and presided by Dr.G.ShrinivasaAcharya, Principal, Dr.Mamatha K.V; Medical Superintendent,Dr.NiranjanRao; Dean-PG &PhD studies, Dr.ShrilathaKamath T; Head of the Dept.ofKayachikitsa&Manasaroga, Dr.NishanthPai;Asst.Prof. the resource person of the session delivered the lecture on the topic ‘Rasayana in Current Practice’. As a part of National Ayurveda Day an Essay competition was held and the best essay prize was secured by Dr.DeekshaD.Shetty of IV year BAMS, on this occasional the prize was handed over to her by the principal. Dr.Aniruddha, Asst. Prof,Dept.ofKayachikitsa&Manasaroga welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. Dr.ShaileshY.Asst.Professor delivered the vote of thanks. The master of ceremony was done by post graduate scholars,Dr.SumeshPai and Dr.Ashwini R.On behalf of National Ayurveda day a health awareness talk was delivered to the students of St.Mary’s Kannada Medium School,Udupi by Dr.Dhaneshwari H.A.


Vanamahotsava – 2018

‘Vanamahotsava -2018’ program was celebrated at S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi on 4th July 2018, which was organized by N.S.S., Department of Dravyaguna. The programme was preceded under the president ship of Dr. Suchetha Kumari (Dean, U.G. Studies, SDMCA, Udupi), Dr. RavindranathShanbhag, President, Human Rights Protection Foundation, Udupi was invited as guest of honour, Dr. Vidyalakshmi K, NSS Officer, Dr. Shrikanth P., Head of the department of Dravyaguna and convener of Herb Garn committee, Dr. Suma V. Mallya were all present in the celebration. The guest of honour Dr. RavindranathShanbhag emphasized on ‘Importance of Western Ghats Plant’ as major concerned issues the green belt, other issues and concerns were raised on many new projects which will be taken up by private agencies with respect to connecting major rivers of western ghat and other main rivers of Karnataka and its ill impact and our role was addressed for the same. Presidential speech was given by Dr. Suchetha Kumari, which highlighted on the growing of plants which inturn leads to protection of Green belt and encouraged the gathering to plant as many saplings as possible. Vote of thanks was done by Dr. Mohammed Faisal, Asso. Prof., Dept. of Dravyaguna and the master ceremony was done by Dr. Swathi B.H., PG Scholar, Dept, of Dravyaguna.


International Day of Yoga Celebration 2018

Lecture on Yoga and spirituality and stressed importance of yoga practice to get maximum health Department of Swasthavritta of SDM College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi conducted Yoga Camp from 11th June to 21st June 2018in regard to celebrate International Day of Yoga.On 21st June Yoga session started with protocol given by Department of AYUSH Govt. of India at 6.00 am. All the staffs, Post Graduates, Internees and graduate students were practiced the Asanas, Pranayama, dhyana followed by sankalp and prayer this practice ends at 7.30am.Welcome speech given by Dr. Vijay Negalur, Asso. Prof., Dept. of Swasthavritta. Dr. B.R. Dodamani, HOD, Dept. of Swasthavritta given keynote address and highlighted the importance of celebration of Yoga day. The chief guest Dr. Dinesh Nayak Professor and Head,Department of Pediatrics, Melaka Manipal Medical College and Consultant Pediatrician, Dr TMA Pai Hospital, Udupi, gave a guest benefits.Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya., Principal,  SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi in his presidential address talked about Yoga education, Practice, implementation in day to day practice. Dr. ShrinidhiDhanya, Assistant. Professor, Dept. of Swasthavrittabriefed about activities conducted on behalf of International Yoga day. Dr Archana Hegde,Scientific Manager, Himalaya Drug Company, Bengaluru were present.Dr.Yogeesha Acharya,Associate Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta proposed vote of thanks, Dr. Sandesh Kumar Shetty, Assistant. Professor,Dept. of Swasthavrittacompere the program.

Felicitation :  Dr. B. Ravishankar, Research Director, Dr. Shreekanth U., Principal, Dr. Prabhakar Upadhyaya Renjal, Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra

Felicitation and valedictory function for Dr. B. Ravishankar, Research Director, S.D.M Centre for Research in Ayurveda and Allied Sciences, Udupi and valedictory for Dr. Shreekanth U., Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi and Dr. Prabhakar Upadhyaya Renjal, Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana was held on 30th May 2018 at Bhavaprakasha Auditorium hall.

Dr. Mamatha K.V., Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi welcomed the gathering, Dr. G.Shrinivasa Acharya shared his experience and put lights on achievements of Dr. B. Ravishankar. Presidential address was given by Dr B. Yashovarama. He congratulated all the 3 valedictories for their significant/successful contributions in the field of Ayurveda and he also released lesson planning module prepared by the faculty of SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi/Hassan/bengaluru. Vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Shreekanth P.H., HOD, Dept. of Samhitha, Dr. Likhita D.N., Assistant Professor, Dr. Amala Jyothi, Assistant Professor and Dr. Arhanth Kumar, Assistant Professor compared the programme. Dr. Chaithra Hebbar and Dr. Padmakiran C coordinated the programme. 


Department of Swastavritta of our College conducted one week obesity camp at our Hospital Udupi from 17/05/2018 to 24/5/2018.The camp oriented for  treatment of obesity,  patients are educated regarding panchakarma therapy, daily dietic regimen/ pathya, yoga, cosmetic treatment etc. The camp was inaugurated by Dr.Shreekanth U, Principal of SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi and Dr.Mamatha K.V,  Medical Superintendent of SDM Ayurveda  Hospital stressed the need and importance of treatment . Dr. Vijay B. Neglur welcomed the gathering and compared the programmme. Mr. C. Shrinivas Hedge, Manager, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Dr. Yogeesha Acharya, Dr.Sandesh Kumar, Dr.Srinidhi Dhanya of Swasthavritta department, Dr.Rashmi RMO and others staffs of college were present during inauguration.

‘Navajatha Shishu Surakasha Karyakrama’ (National level Workshop on Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

A National level workshop on Navajata Shishu Suraksha Karyakrama was conducted at our college on 19th May 2018. The program was organized jointly by the P.G. Dept. of Kaumarabhritya. Dr. Manjunath Swamy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Shimoga Institute of Medical Science has inaugurated the workshop. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDMCA, Udupi. Dr. Prathviraj Puranik, Organising Secretary of the workshop delivered the welcome address. The inaugural function was attended by various department HOD’s, faculty members and delegates.

Graduation Day-2018

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College and Hospital, Udupi celebrated Graduation ceremony 2017-18  on 26th May 2018 , Chief guest was Dr. TanujaNesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, Preidential address and oath administration  was done by Prof B.Yashovarma, Secretary, SDM Educational Society, Ujire. Dr. TanujaNesari delivered an inspiring message to the young graduates who were being awarded the degree and said application of scientific knowledge to human health is a crucial aspect of clinical practice. Doctors play important role who express scientific understanding. Prof B.Yashovarma awarded Presidential Gold Medal to DrJeena George & spoke to young graduates to take up the responsibility as a doctor in serving the society with all the knowledge gathered over years and application of the same for the betterment of the society. Dr Mamatha K.V, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi delivered vote of thanks.


SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi. Speaking at the inauguration of the seminar, chief guest Dr. H.J. Gowri consultant paediatrician, Sonia Clinic, Manipal said that beauty is an important aspect of women. Many cosmetic products are utilized for beautification.apart From women, even men have started giving importance to beauty. Many beauty products for men have also been introduced in market. But the real beauty lies in one’s self confidence and smile on face. SHRINGARA an Ayurvedic cosmetology OPD was inaugurated and e-souvenir of the national seminar was released by the chief guest.  The function was presided by Dr. Muralidhar Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM college of Ayurveda and hospital Udupi. Chief organising secretary for the function Dr. Mamatha K.V., Professor and HOD, Dept. of Prasutitantra and Streeroga, SDMCA Udupi welcomed the gathering and highlighted the importance of developing a separate wing of cosmetology in Ayurveda. She said that it is  the responsibility of every Ayurvedic physician to utilise the various concepts of cosmetology explained in Ayurveda classics for the wellbeing of society, as people are misguided by fake herbal products in the name of Ayurveda. Dr. Likitha D. N organising secretary and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Basic Principle proposed vote of thanks. Assistant professors Dr. Harshitha. M. S and Dr. Niveditha Shetty compered the programme.

Kumara Bharana-2018

‘Among the 8 branches of Ayurveda child health was given primary importance by Kashyapa. Other founders of Ayurveda focused on general medicine.’ Said Prof. Lakshmeesha Upadya, Dean and Head, Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, J.S.S. Medical Ayurveda College, Mysore speaking at the inauguration of Sri Dharmasthala Mathrushree RathnammaHeggade Memorial National seminar on child health care ‘Kumara Bharana – 2018’ on February 24th organised by Dept. of Kaumarabhritya in S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi. Prof. B.R. Dodamani, Dean, PG Studies presided, department head Prof. Prathviraj Puranik welcomed. Dr. Chethan Kumar V. K, Associate Professor proposed vote of thanks. Dr. Shrinidhi Dhanya B.S., Assistant Professor and Dr. Saritha T., Assistant Professor Compered.

College Day 2018

SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi celebrated the college day on 10th February 2018. The chief guest of function was Dr N. Lakshminarayan Bhat, Principal, S.M.S.P. College, Udupi. Dr Shreekanth.U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi; Sri Subramanya Bhat, Dean, Students Affairs; Ms Meghana R Suregonakar, President, students council and Mr Venkatesh G Kulkarni, General Secretary student council were present on the dais. The programme started with an invocation by IV BAMS students followed by welcome address and garlanding the dignitaries. Next message reading by Dr.Chaithra.S. Shetty, ladies representative followed by College union report by Mr.Kasthurirangan. B.S, General Secretary, Students Council for the year 2016- 17.Dr. Muralidhar Sharma, Rector & Medical Superintendent, SDMCAH, Udupi read the College Annual Report 2016-17. The main event was prize distribution both for the academic excellence and sports champions & fine arts. Students received the prizes from Dr.N. Lakshminarayan Bhat. Prize distribution was followed by the speech by the Chief Guest, Dr N.Lakshminarayan Bhat. Sir has given the talk on the importance of Sanskrit. He quoted the Sanskrit language as ‘avinasha’. Sanskrit is the only language that does not change according to different states, people and region. It remains eternal. Following the speech, Memento was presented to Dr.N. Lakshminarayan Bhat by the Principal Dr Shreekanth.U. Then the vote of thanks was delivered by Mr Venkatesh G Kulkarni, General Secretary student council.

Hridayavabodhini - 2018

The process of learning in Vedic period was mainly in the form of hearing – memorizing- using. In the later days, they were documented in texts in the form of Sutras. They are concise, unambiguous, meaningful, easy to remember and properly applied. Ayurveda texts mainly contain the concepts in the form of sutras. Learning the sutra is the first step towards learning the Ayurveda. With this concept SDM College of Ayurveda, Daksha – SDM men's club organized Hridayavabodhini Shloka recitation competition at SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi. More than 650 students from 10 different Ayurveda colleges across Karnataka had registered for the first round. The competition was held at three different levels at various venues and final was held at SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi on 25/01/2018. Mr Sandeep S Achar of SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi bagged first place and Miss. Sharada M K of SDM Institute of Ayurveda Bengaluru bagged second place. Valedictory program was presided by Dr Shreekanth U Principal SDMCA Udupi and said these type competitions help the students in learning the Ayurveda and improves the knowledge. Judges of the program Dr Satyanarayana Bhat Principal Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda Medical Sciences Manipal, Dr Ragavendra Udupa, Professor Dept of Dravyaguna Alvas Ayurveda Medical College Moodabidri, Dr Uday Kumar, Sanskrit Scholar Udupi, Dr.Muralidhar Sharma Medical Superintendent SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi, Dr.Niranjan Rao Professor Dept of Panchakarma SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi, program coordinator Dr.Shrinidhi Dhanya and Dr Archana Himalaya Drug Company were present on the stage. Dr Ravikrishna S welcomed the gathering, Dr Ravi K V presented the program report, Dr Yogeesh Acharya presented vote of thanks, Dr Arunkumar was master of ceremony. Daksha Team members Dr Sandesh Kumar Shetty and Dr Shrinidhi Ballal were also present in the programme

Karma Abhyasa

On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee celebration, the 1st of the series of CME on ‘Karma Abhyasa’ was organised by SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi on 5th and 6th January 2018. The program was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Medical Superintendent of SDM Ayurveda Hospital Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Principal of the college Dr. Shreekanth U, Prof.& HOD, Dept. of PG studies in Kayachikitsa Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya and the delegates on 5th January 2018. This was followed by interactive session and hands on training in various branches of Ayurveda like Kayachikitsa, Panchakarma, Shalakyatantra, Shalya Tantra, Prasootitantra and StreeRoga and Rasashastra and BhaishajyaKalpana. This CME series has been open to all practitioners with the aim to bridge the gap between the practitioners and the institution and to refresh their academic potential. There were delegates from various states of India. The session concluded with a panel discussion will all the resource persons followed by the valedictory function on 6th January 2018.

World Sight Day-2017

World Sight Day was celebrated in Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi on 12/10/2017. The event was organized by the Shalakya Tantra Department. The function was inaugurated by Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi. Sir emphasized on the excessive use of gadgets as the major cause of vision problems. The function was presided by Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital who highlighted on the role of Ayurveda in prevention of eye diseases in his presidential address. Dr. Muralidhara R, General Manager, SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy planted medicinal herbs beneficial for the protection of eyes in the hospital premises. The gathering was welcomed by Dr. Gayathri G. Hegde, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra. Dr. Sapna D. Bhandary, HOD, Dept. of Shalakyatantra delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Chaithra S. Hebbar, co-ordinated the function. Dr. Deepak S.M., Dr. Jayakrishna Nayak, Sri C.Shrinivasa Hegde, Sri Nagesh C.H. were present in the program along with other doctors, teaching staff, PG scholars and Internees. The invocation was done by Dr. Swathi. An exhibition of medicinal plants, raw materials for the preparation of medicine and prepared medicines from SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy was conducted.

Eye check up Camp

Free Eye Check Up camp was held on Saturday, 07-10-2017, by the department of Shalakya tantra. More than sixty patients participated and received treatment at discount rate and free eye check up. The hospital's chief superintendent Dr. Muralidhar Sharma said diseases related to eye, nose, mouth, throat and ear and its treatments are wxaplained in detail in Sushruta samhita. Some of the classical treatments available in the NIMI section of the Hospital which will benefit the patients.
Head of the Shalakya tantra Division and Ayurveda Ophthalmologist Dr. Sapna Dinesh Bhandari, said the camp was being held on the first Saturday of every month, for about nine months and that the public could get the benefits of this camp in the future. Eye specialist Dr. Gayatri Hegde and Dr. Chaitra S. Hebbar were present. Hospital Manager Mr. C. Srinivasa Hegde and the internees helped organizing the camp.

Swacchata Hi Sewa

“Swacchata Hi Sewa” one week programs were conducted by NSS wing of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College, Udupi. As a part of the program importance of the hand wash and awareness campaign was organized from 15th to 24th September. NSS Volunteers carried out awareness programs for the inpatients and their assistants and demonstrated and trained the right method of Hand wash. As a part of the same program Manifestation letter competition was conducted to the college students. NSS unit officer Dr. Vidyalakshmi K. coordinators Dr. Mohammed Faisal, Dr. Aniruddha, Dr. Srinidhi Dhanya, Dr. Harshita  MS organized this program.

Health awareness program

A Health awareness program was conducted by Gargi-Lady doctors’ association of SDMCA Udupi, in association with N.S.S. unit and Herb Garden Committee on 26.08.2017 at S.V.S. English Medium High School Katapady for the teachers. Correspondent of the trust Shri.Satyendra Pai; School Headmaster Shri. Devendra Nayak, Dr. Shrikanth P Head of the Dept of Dravyaguna SDMCA Udupi , N.S.S. Program officer Dr. Vidyalakshmi, Dr.Likhita D.N. Dr.Harshitha M.S. were present during the program. Plantation program of medicinal plants followed the health awareness program. Program was coordinated by Dr.Vidya Ballal & Dr.

Teachers Day-2017

September 5: Guruvandana program was organized at Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College and Hospital, Kuthpadi as a part of Teachers Day celebrations. Dr.D.Krishnamurthy, director of Om Shri Ayurvedics , Kalsangka, retired as a Head of the department & post graduate dean and the new CCIM member Dr. Tanmay Goswamy, director of the Punarnava Ayurvedic treatment center of Kunjibettu were honored. Honorable Dr. D. Krishnamurthy spoke on the occasion "The medical student must have patience and with the teachers guidance must come up in life. If the teachers with good intention and students with good behavior, the progress is certainly possible. In the current condition of the extinction of the Ayurveda plants, each institution should take up the task to grow Ayurvedic plants and make medicines and use it for people health. & He thanked the college Management as well as staff members who cooperated him in his work during his . Dr. Tanya Goswami , CCIm member, addressed the gathering and said student can only grow if he/she is fully committed to his Guru. He thanked for the blessings of all teachers for his success Presiding over the program, Dr. Srikanth U said identification of the achievers should inspire the next generation. Dr.Prabhakar U Ranjal welcomed. Professor welcomed the gathering . Dr.Suma V. Mallya and Hospital Manager Mr. C. Srinivasa Hegde praised the service of the Honorable guests. The hospitals medical superintendent Dr. Muralidhar Sharma is the read out the honorary letter, Dr. KR. Ramachandra geve the vote of thanks. On this occasion Postgraduate Dean Dr. B.R.Doadamani, Dr. Dr. Dr. Yogish Acharya, Dr. Chethana Dr. Seema were present
. Syndrashree, a student of BAMS 4 th year invoked.

71th Independence Day

71th Independence Day was celebrated in the presence of all students and teachers at Ayurveda College, Manjunatheshwara, Udyavara. Shri Krishna rao, retired teacher of Shirva Government Junior College, attended the event as the chief guest and performed the flag hoisting program. He spoke to the students and said, 'It is the duty of the youth to retain the freedom that our ancestors have gained. India should defend & protect the motherland as we protect our  parents, "he instructed the students. The college's principal, Dr. Srikanth U. Greeted the gathering. National Service Planning Officer Dr. Vidyalakshmi welcomed the gathering. Physical Director Mr. Adarsh ​​Shetty  looked over the flag hoisting program and saluting the flag. Kasturirangan, Final Year BAMS ,proposed vote of thanks. Kruti K student of final year  concluded the program. The program was compiled. In this case SDM Men's Club 'Daksha' released its quarterly magazine 'Arogya Patrika. National Anthem was sung by college students & staffs.

Breast feeding awareness programme

Breast feeding awareness programme was organised by the Dept. of Kaumarabritya, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi on 4th August 2017 in association with Health Care Division Sandu. Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi presided the function. Dr. Vidya Ballal, Associate Professor, Department of Prasootitantra and Streeroga was the chief resource person. She spoke on the importance of breast feeding in child health and adoptable breast feeding techniques. Dr. Prathviraj Puranik, HOD, Dept. of Kaumarabritya welcomed the gathering. Sri Vittal, Area Sales Manager, Health Care Division, Sandu delivered the introductory speech and was present with his team. Dr. Kavya compeered the function and Dr. Almas delivered the vote of thanks. Sri Ravishankar B., Director, SDM Research Centre, Dr. V.N.K. Usha, HOD, Dept. of Prasootitantra and Streeroga graced the programme. Dr.Chethan Kumar V.K., Dr. Sharashchandra R and Dr. Nagarathna S.J. faculty of dept. of Kaumarabritya with post graduate scholars organised the program. Mothers with their kids from different places nearby Udupi attended in great number and were provided with a kit by the sponsors.

Guest lecture- Dr. Deepak Mallya

A guest lecture on the topic ‘Exam related anxiety and solutions’ was organised on 12/07/2017 by the Examination committee of S.D.M. College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi. Dr. Deepak Mallya, Consultant Psychiatrist from A.V. Baliga Hospital, Doddanagudde, Udupi was the resource person. Dr. Shreekanth P, Head of the examination committee shared the dias. Importance of planned methodical preparation throughout the year, time management and importance of concentration and focus in the class were the highlights of the lecture. The programme began with an invocation by Miss Vaishnavi, followed by welcome address by Miss Nithyashree and vote of thanks by Mr. Kasthurirangan. Miss Swathi Bhat was the Master of ceremony. Dr. Gayathri Hegde, Dr. Sahana Kamath and Dr. Suma Mallya co-ordinated the programme.

Health awareness campaign

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College organized A health awareness program at SVS PU College , Katapady, Udupi. Health Awareness Campaign was about  'Rainy Diseases and Precautionary Activities'. Dr. Dr. Sandesh Kumar Shetty, Assistant Professor of Swastha vritta Department of our college  delivered sppech about the symptoms and prevention of monsoon, malaria, dengue, typhoid, liver disease etc. Assistant Professor Dr. Yogish Acharya, Dr. Srinidhi were also presenent.

International Yoga Day – 2017

As a part of 3rd International Yoga Day celebration Department of Swasthavritta have organized varieties of programs from 30th May to 21st June. “Yoga Masa”- from 30-05-2017 to 21-06-2017 - camp for public with the collaboration of SDM College of Yoga and Naturopathy, Ujire. Conducted different competitions like Yoga dance competition, Yoga demonstration competition and article writing competition on 14-06-2017.“Yoga saptaha” – 1 week Yoga camp in college and visited 3 schools namely St Francis Xavier High School, Udyavara, Hindu Higher Primary School, Udyavara and Kuthpadi Higher Primary School, Kuthpadi from 15-06-2017 to 21-06-2017. On 21st June mass yoga practice followed by guest speech by Mrs Roopa Ballal, Yoga Teacher, Syndicate training school, Manipal.

College day-2017

Our College celebrated its annual Day on 21st  January, 2017 in Bhavaprakasha Auditorium at 9:30 am. Dr.M.Mohan Alva, President, Alvas education Foundation– Moodabidri graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr Shrikanth U, Principal, Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital udupi,  ,Shri Subramanya Bhat,Student welfare Dean, were the other dignitaries present. Kumari Nityshri K welcomed the gathering and also introduced the Chief Guest Dr.M.Mohan Alva to the audience. The annual report of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College,Udupi. showcasing the activities of the Institution over the last one year, was presented by the Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent. In his address, Dr.M.Mohan Alva spoke about the major challenges of students during their Medical  studies. He told that the institute not only provides the technical knowledge but also builds in the students a scientific mind and a sense of rational questioning and also shared his experiences of this College during his Graduation. He also motivated the students to organize themselves to be a fruitful citizen and to give the best to the society. He appreciated the institution for giving such a quality technical education and he ended his speech by congratulating all the prize winners. Students who have achieved excellence in co-curricular and sporting activities were awarded on this occasion and was convened by Dr.Seema  M.B and Dr.Vidya Ballal . Mr.lekhan K.G , Secretary, Student sports council addressed the activities and events of the council for past one year. Dr.leenu C.B , Student council representative read the wishes from the honorable president Padmavibhushana Dr.D.Veerendra heggadeji, Prof.S.Prabhakar, Vice President, Shri.D.Harshendra Kumar, Secretary, Dr.B.Yashovarma, Secreatry, SDM Education Society.  Mr. Kasturirangan, Secretary, Student Council delivered the vote of thanks. The stage was then set for a variety of entertainment programs by the students. The cultural activities began with a Classical Dance performance as a medium of expression of prayer.

Swacch Bharath Abhiyan

Swacch Bharath Program was conducted as a part of Swacch Bharath Abhiyan drive. The event was held on 23/11/16 at 3pm in SDM Ayurveda College campus by Youth Red Cross wing and NSS wing of the college. Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent inaugurated the program addressing the gathering. Volunteers from 1st year BAMS participated actively in the program. Dr. Shrilatha Kamath, Program officer, Youth Red Cross and Chairman of Extracurricular committee, Dr. Vidyalakshmi, Program officer NSS, Dr. Sudheendra Honwad, Dr. Aniruddha and Dr. Yogeesh Coordinators of the committee, post graduate scholars Dr Leenu and Dr Venkatesh, members Ms. Kanakalaxmi and Ms Ananya cooperated in the smooth conduction.


On 4th of November Shishopanayana Samskara was held  marking the start of new batch of Undergraduate as well as Post graduates at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College & Hospital, Udupi. The Gathering was welcomed by Dr. Mamatha K.V Professor, Department of Prasooti tantra & Stree Roga . Speaking on this occasion Chief Guest Prof.Madhur Mohana Kalluraya, Retd Professor, Shri Mahaveera College, Moodabidri explained the duties of the student in path of gaining knowledge from the teacher. He also called upon the qualities expected in students. Dr.Shrikanth U, Principal of the college in his presidential address spoke about how students can  shape their future and become successful. Shri Subhramanya Bhat, Associate Professor of department of   Ayurveda Samhita & Siddanta administered the oath to the new batch students. Vote of thanks was given by Dr.Rajalakshmi, Associate Professor, department of Panchakarma. The Program was anchored by Dr.Ravindra Angadi & Dr.Harshita, and the whole program was Supervised by Dr.Prabhakar Upadhyaya Renjal, Professor & Head, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana.


Teachers Day : 2016 (Guru vandana)

It is only befitting that the most loved teachers of the institute be thanked for their service to education on the birth anniversary of the most distinguished teacher in the history of India. As a part of  the Teachers’ Day occasion on  7th September 2016, Dr.Sunanda Pai, Retired Principal, SDMCA, Udupi was felicitated by our Principal Dr.Srikanth U, Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical superintendent of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi, Shri. Shrinivasa Hegde. Manager, Dr.K.R.Ramachandra, former principal of our college, Dr.Shrilatha Kamath, Assosiate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa. The institute conveyed its gratitude for the distinguished teacher  who dedicated her working  life to teaching on campus. Dr.Shripathi Kinnikambala & Dr.N.T Anchan  said  it is because of teachers like Dr.Sunanda Pai that SDM College of Ayurveda has achieved the stature it holds today. Dr.Veerakumara K, Associate Professor, Department of Kaychikitsa delivered roll of honor. Dr.Yogeesh Acharya and Dr.Harshita M mastered the ceremony. Dr. Srikanth P.H delivered vote of thanks.


On 31ST  August 2016 Department of Dravyaguna vijnana organised “RAJA NARAHARI DAY” (The author of the text Raja Nighantu) with the theme of Namaroopa vignana Mahatva (Importance Pharmacognosy), Dr Renu Dixit , Associate Professor, SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati and Dr Subramanya Padyana, Professor, Alvas Ayurveda College, Mudabidri were the Guest of Honour. Dr T Shridhara Bairy. Professor & Head, Department of Dravya Guna, introduced everyone about the programme, Dr Renu Dixit Emphasised on importance of Basonyms of the Plant , Dr Subramanya Padyana sung the phrases of the text Raja Nighantu in his guest speech.  During this occasion a felicitation programme was arranged for Dr Suma V Mallya to her Ph D Award, by the dignitaries and all staff of the Dravyaguna Department. Dr B Ravishanker, Director, SDM Research Center, gave the presidential address. Dr Mohammed Faisal, concluded &b delivered vote of thanks.All the Staff members and PG  scholars of Dravyaguna vijnana have  participated  in this program.


70th Independence Day Celebration

As India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on Monday, former Principal Dr.K.Balakrishna Bhat unfurled the flag addressed the student in our College and asserted on the importance of mutual harmony and helpfulness and he also said the nation should be strengthened by healthy citizen and this is the duty which is to be taken up by all doctors in respect to this nation. Dr.Srikanth U, Principal, of our College was present, Dr.Shrikanth P, Planning Officer, NSS, of our College welcomed the gathering, Mr.Adarsh Shetty, Physical Director of our College , udupi conducted flag hoisting and flag salutation. Mr.Lekhan, undergraduate student of our college represented the students.

Candle March: 70th Independence Day

The eve of 14th August, 2016 saw faculty, students coming together to show their respect of 70th Independence day in the form of a candle march in remembrance of the martyrs of freedom fight . The candle march began at 7p.m from Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College, Udupi in which more than 200 students joined the march where all the students took up candles and walked around the premises singing various patriotic songs. This was in the memory of all the freedom fighters who pledged their life for their country as well as those unnamed soldiers without whose support independent India would still be a distant dream. The name “India” drawn on the stage was illuminated by candles in front of Lord Dhanwantari, signifying the independent unified India. The march was attended by Dr.Muralidhara Sharma, Medical superintendent of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi , Dr.B.Ravishankar, Research Director, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Research Center, Dr.Muralidhara ballal, General manager, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Pharmacy, Dr.Seema M.B, Convener of the Cultural Committee, Shri. Shrinivasa Hegde. Manager, SDM Hospital and other staffs of College and Hospital.

Guest Lecture by Dr.Baxi N.P Sinha, Consultant Psychiatrist , England

on 25th July 2016 afternoon our Kaychikitsa & Manasa Roga Post Graduate department organized a guest lecture by Dr.Baxi N.P Sinha, Consultant Psychiatrist, England who shared his experiences in the field of Psychiatry by delivering a lecture on “Diagnostic Approach in Psychiatry” and after a brainstorming session, interactive session was conducted . The Program was attended by all the post graduate scholars of our college, the Gathering was welcomed by Dr.Anirudha, Assistant Professor, Post graduate department of Kayachikitsa & Manasa Roga, And program was Presided by Dr.G.Shrinivasa Acharya, Professor and head, Post Graduate Department of Kayachikitsa & Manasa Roga.


Department of Dravyagunavijnana in association with National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of our institution organised Surapala Saptaha in connection with Vanamahotsava 2016, by plantation of medicinal plants in herbal garden for one week from 13th to 19th July 2016 . All the head of the departments, staff members, Undergraduates, Postgraduate scholars and the internees took active participation by planting medicinal plants. Sri Ramesh Poojary President GIANTS Udupi, Sri Madhusudan Herur Ex President GIANTS Udupi, Sri Anand Secretary GIANTS Udupi were the chief guest for Vanamahotsava program on19th July. Principal Dr.Shrikanth. U inaugurated the program by planting Neem plant in Nimba vana. A total of 245 medicinal plants especially useful for various Panchakarma procedures were planted in Saptavana (7 gardens) during Surapala saptaha.


On 19th July 2016, Department of Dravyaguna vijnana organised “SURAPALA DAY”, in connection with Vanamahotsava 2016.The programe was anchored by post graduate scholars Dr Dinalben and Dr.Swathy. Sri Subramanya Bhat , Associate U.G Dean, was the Guest of Honor who spoke about Surapala and said ‘as Indra is the king of gods, similarly is Surapala is king of plants by writing the book “Vrikshayurveda”. The program began with invocation song by Miss Prithwi, undergraduate student. Dr.Tejaswi naik post graduate scholar welcomed the gathering. Dr Shridhara Bairy Head of the department and all the staff members of college and students were present.

Fare well : Dr.Sujatha K

Dr.Sujatha K, Proffessor, Department of Rasashastra & bhaishajya Kalpana. Her valuable contributions to this institution are not hidden to all of us. She joined this college 22 years ago however, it never known to us that how this big time has passed with her happily. It is her hard work and commitment towards her duty made what she is today. On this occasion Dr.Nagaraj Poojary Prof & Head, Department of Roganidana, SDMCA, Udupi shared his experiences and said that She was like a pillar in this college who always helped us and college activities with her strategic suggestions. Dr.Shreekanth U, Principal, SDMCA, Udupi spoke on this occasion admired about her activeness and good energy level in the academic and other activities and he also said it is impossible to hold the time and wished all the very best for the rest of life. One of her post graduate students Dr.Shrilaxmi said that she was like the maker of future to the students. Dr.Kavya tyagarajan, internee, said she will be missed by us and students forever. Miss meghana, Second year BAMS student shared her experiences and said Of-course she has been a part of the lifeblood of this college.

Dr.Poornima Hegde Memorial Guest Lecture

July 7, 2016, thurseday a Guest lecture was conducted by department of Roga nidana to commemorate late Dr. Poornima Hegde who was a faculty of Department of Roganidana, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College. Dr. Nagaraj Poojary , Prof & Head, Department of Roganidana, SDMCA, Udupi welcomed the gathering, Dr.Shreekanth U, Principal, SDMCA,Udupi gave presidential address, & Dr. Raghavendra Udupa, Prof & Head, Department of Samhita & Siddhanta, Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College was guest speaker who enlighten our students regarding the “Diagnostic Approach in Ayurveda” and practical application of the textual knowledge to develop clinical skills. All the post graduates and staff members were benefitted by this guest lecture.

Doctors day 2016

1st July 2016 a cloudy day, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital celebrated Doctors Day. This Day was intended to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. This event was organized by staff’s of our Hospital. Dr.Shrikanth. U, Chief Medical Officer, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi spoke about importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as to promote Health Care and follow the responsibilities of their profession . Dr.Muralidhar Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital, Udupi was present. Dr.Shridhar Holla, coordinator, HRD & Documentation spoke about the day and said  It is very important  to understand  the significant roles and responsibilities  of the doctors, this annual celebration should helps common public to get aware about the roles, importance and the precious care of the doctors.

International Yoga day 2016

We celebrated international Yoga day on 21st June  2016 which was organized under the supervision of the dept of the swasthavritta. Dr.Krishna hebbar , Asso Professor, Ayurveda Dept, Manipal was chief guest and spoke about maintaining of the health and preventing the disease by daily practice of the yoga. Dr.B.R Doddamani , Dean, Asst P.G Dean, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi recollected the importance of yoga on health. Dr.Shrikanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda gave a call for the daily practice of the yoga and all the staff members practiced yoga on this occasion.

World environment day 2016

World environment day 2016 was celebrated on June 10,2016 as a part of the Vagbhata Saptaha which is conducted to pay our respect to Acharya Vagbhata who is author of “Ashtanga hridaya” one of three important scriptures in Ayurveda. On this occasion Dr.N.A.Madhyastha, Rtd Principal, Poornaprajna College, udupi was the chief guest who spoke about the protection of the environment and species as essential factor for the survival of the mankind.Dr.Shrikanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Dr.B.R.Doddamani, Dean, Asst P.G Dean, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Dr.Shridhar Bairy, Head of the dept Dravyaguna, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi were present.