About the college

SDM College of Ayurveda has come a long way in 60 Years, and so have the people who began the task of elucidating this noble cause. The institution is dedicated to propagate Ayurveda and it is providing world class service to the needy. Throughout its journey, the institution has supported researchers in academic and clinical field, enabling interest in Ayurveda research and development. We have succeeded in bringing out qualified and expert doctors for the service of mankind.

S.D.M. College of Ayurveda is represents the best of traditional knowledge and contemporary excellence, managed by SDME Society ®, Ujire. Rev. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala and the President of S.D.M. Educational Society is the inspiration behind the success of the College, with his commitment to human welfare and social development through Education. Ever since 65 years of inception, the institution has rendered yeomen service to the public by providing health care, as well as to the students a qualitative value based Ayurveda education.

  • Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda formerly known as Udupi Ayurveda College Started with 20 students and 10 teaching staff.
  • Inaugurated by Swamiji of Puttige Mutt, Sri SujnanedraTheerthaSwamiji on 01-07-1958
  • On 01-09-1963 Udupi Ayurveda College shifted to Valakadu. Dr.GundacharyaSavanoor served as Principal.
  • 18-11-1968 – College foundation was laid by Dr. M.C. Modi at Kuthpady, Udupi.


The vision of the institute is ‘Vyadhehe Tattva Parijnanam mythrikarunyam’ (Evidence based knowledge of the disease, goodwill and compassion towards the suffering).


To achieve the vision, institute has framed following mission statements.

  • Establishment of the facts of the disease through evidences.
  • Thorough training of students by efforts of regular practice of ayurveda & interaction by utilizing current information of Medicine.
  • To create an integrated system that meets the higher education needs of the region and community at large.
  • To be efficient, effective, community acceptable and excel in education and service. To reach the unreached and serve the underserved with education.
  • To be an active component of national educational system.

Our President

Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional personality. What truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his determined and consistent service to the nation. As the president of the SDME Society, he is the guiding spirit and driving force behind the institution. Most importantly, he has shown that one individual has the potential to change and evolve himself as a social reformer in a nation of one billion. And rightfully, Dr. Veerendra Heggade was awarded the second highest civilian award of India, Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala is the encompassing force sustaining all SDM institutions, social initiatives and organisations.

For more details visit : www.veerendraheggade.com

about Dharmasthala

Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala is the encompassing force sustaining all SDM institutions, social initiatives and organisations; validated by the evident fact that all initiatives of the shrine are named after Lord Manjunatha, the presiding deity. For 800 years, the shrine and the Manjunatha Swamy legacy has facilitated the thriving of Dharmasthala and lately the SDM institutions as well.

The temple town of Dharmasthala that fosters multiple faiths under the watchful eye of Lord Manjunatha is a pilgrimage, an attraction and a spiritual healing centre, keeping intact the values and ideals of institutions functioning under the guidance of the Dharmadhikari.


For more details visit : www.shridharmasthala.org/

From Principal’s Desk

Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya

Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya is a well known AyurvedA practitioner who has been working at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda for 27 years, and as a physician at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital in Udupi as well. He graduated in Ayurveda BAMS from Mysore University, Karnataka. He completed his MD at the Institute of post gradual training at Gujarat Ayurveda University in 1988 winning gold medal. He specializes in the field of Kaya Chikitsa, Panchakarma, Rasayana and Vajikarana and his passion and the field of research is- the system of therapeutic detoxification treatments-the Panchakarma. Dr. Acharya is a co-author of the internationally published integrative Medicine. The Panchakarma Illustrated is his first individually published book. He is actively involved in research and has to his credit more than 50 research articles in scientific magazines. He is a great speaker who gives lectures nation-wide and the number swells more than 100. He has guided 6 Phd theses. More than 35 post Graduate theses are also guided by him. He has travelled widely in Croatia and London as part of his teaching abd training career and worked towards spreading ayurveda. From the 1st of June 2018 he has assumed office of the principal at our college.


Prof. S. Prabhakar
Vice - President

Prof. S. Prabhakar

Sri D. Surendra Kumar
Vice - President

Sri D. Surendra Kumar

Dr. B. Yashovarma

Dr. B. Yashovarma

Sri Shreyas Kumar
Director (Projects)

Sri Shreyas Kumar

Our Governing Body

Dr. D. VeerendraHeggade President
Prof. S. Prabhakar Vice – President
Sri D. Surendra Kumar Vice – President
Prof N Vajra Kumar Vice – President
Sri D. Harshendra Kumar Secretary
Dr. B. Yashovarma Secretary
Sri Shreyas Kumar Projects Director
Dr G Shrinivasa Acharya Chairman
Dr B R Dodamani Member
Dr Mamatha K.V Member
Dr Niranjan Rao Member
Dr Nagaraj S Member
Dr Shrikanth P.H Member
Dr PrathvirajPuranik Member
Dr S.R.Moharer Member
Dr Shrikanth P Member
Dr ShrilathaKarnath T Member
Dr Krishnamurthy N Member
Dr Rajneesh V Giri Member
Dr RavindraAngadi Member
Dr Chaithra Member