THE WISDOM OF COMMUNITY.


“Na hi gyanena sadrusham pavitramihavidyate” , meaning there is nothing as pure as knowledge, be it spiritual or material . Imparting true and relevant education is the primary responsibility of an educational institution, .SDM College of Engineering and technology, founded by Sri kshetra Dharmasthala , a religious institution with a societal concern , is one such seat of learning imparting right technological education driven by Innovation and research .

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.

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Leadership

DR D VEERENDRA HEGGADE
DR D VEERENDRA HEGGADE
President
S. Prabhakar
S. Prabhakar
Vice President
D. SURENDRA KUMAR
D. SURENDRA KUMAR
Vice President
D. Harshendra Kumar
D. Harshendra Kumar
Secretary
DR. YASHOVERMA
DR. YASHOVERMA
Secretary
Shreyes D
Shreyes D
Project Director
Sri. Jeevandhar Kumar
Sri. Jeevandhar Kumar
Secretary

SDME Society

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.

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About Dharmasthala

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.

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College

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering & Technology, Dharwad was established in the year 1979 under the flagship of SDME Society and has grown into one of the nationally acclaimed premier engineering institutions in the country. Under the expert leadership and guidance of the management, Principal and competent faculty, SDM College of Engineering and Technology is making successful strides towards new horizons and aims to scale greater heights. Institution has been consistently rated high, ranking within 50, amongst top private engineering colleges of the country.

Vision,Mission,Quality Policy and Core Values 

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printed journals, online publications in partnership with Pearson

15000+

graduated alumni since 1983

1500+

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Present Accreditation Status with NBA

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Chemical Engineering are Accredited by NBA

* SDMCET has been accredited twice by NBA in Past

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Dean

DR.S.B.VANAKUDRE
DR.S.B.VANAKUDRE
Principal

A man of few words, DR. S.B.Vanakudre believes in and lives by the precept, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’

Dr. S.B.Vanakudre completed his bachelors from JSS Science and Technology University or previously known as Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (also known as SJCE) and went on to pursue his Masters in structural engineering at Walchand College of Engineering. He was later awarded his doctorate in Structures from VTU, Belgavi. His wide array of experience includes a couple of years serving in the Industry as a consultant and has over 29 years of experience in teaching at SDM. He started his teaching career as an assistant professor in the civil department. He later on elevated as the Head of Department (HOD) of the Civil Department. He was subsequently given the role of Dean of Infrastructure and Planning. He was a member of the Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) and the research committee. He has been a part of SDM society for more than two decades serving in various capacities.

He has designed over 400 RCC & Steel Structures. He has submitted many technical reports to Government and private agencies over the years. He was on the many technical committees constituted by Government of Karnataka. From 2000 to 2003, he rendered services to CAPART as a facilitator and evaluator in undertaking cost effective construction technology funded by Central Government. Structural Consultancy and Material testing, Mix design of concrete and NDT of structures; meanwhile he also served as structural consultant to many organizations. His area of interests being Reliability Analysis and Design of Structures, Mechanics of Deformable Bodies. He has taught several subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dr. S.B.Vanakudre has  guided more than 40 UG projects and 23 PG projects. Currently 3 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance in different areas of Civil Engineering. He has penned more than 30 research publications in National and International journals, conferences, and seminars in broad areas of proportion of concrete mixes, rehabilitation and restoration of buildings, different approaches for the analysis of aggregates, analysis and design of different types of steel tresses, seismic evaluation of structures, evaluation of shear walled RCC buildings, finite element analysis of historic buildings and on many such relevant topics. Apart from teaching and research he is a regular speaker on domain specific and general engineering related lectures in several conferences, pedagogical trainings and workshops.

Dr. K.Gopinath
Dr. K.Gopinath
Dean Student Welfare

Dr.Gopinath an academician par excellence has been working with SDMCET since 1987. Apart from Teaching and Research he has also been actively involved in various administrative and cultural activities of our college. He is presently serving as the Dean of Student Welfare since 2011. He is also a Member of Academic Council of the College.

Prof Dr. K .Gopinath is Doctorate of Engineering from VTU and M.Tech from NIT Suratkal. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Karnataka University. He has published and presented various papers in National and International Journals on Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Machines and Turbines. He was the Principal Investigator for the TAPTEC project. He is also a member of the Standing Committee responsible for the implementation of TEQIP 1.2, A World Bank Sponsored Fund.

Dr. K Gopinath, Dean Student Welfare has been responsible for all the cultural and sports activities in the campus. He is also responsible for the code of conduct and the decorum that has to be maintained throughout the campus. Dr. K Gopinath has also been actively involved in overall administration of the college. Under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Gopinath the college organizes Insignia every year, a Mega Techno-Cultural Event in which more than 3000 students from all over India participate in 80 events.

Dr. Gopinath served as a Public Relations Officer since 2003.Hs has been working efficiently as an interface between the college, press and public at large. During his tenure a student council has been formed to act as a bridge between Students and Teaching community. This serves as a platform for addressing academic and staff student relationship issues.

Dr. Gopinath has been nominated as L.I.C member and subject expert responsible for awarding affiliation and recognition of various VTU Colleges. Many a times he has been a VTU nominee for faculty recruitment in various Engineering Colleges affiliated to VTU. He was also deputed to Mauritius to ensure smooth conduct of VTU examination.

A.V Kulkarni
A.V Kulkarni
Dean Admin

Prof. A.V.Kulkarni has been Dean (Administration) at SDM College of Engineering & Technology Dharwad, since June 2017. He holds B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from KREC, Surathkal and M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He served as R&D Engineer in Ductron Castings Limited Hyderabad before joining SDM College of Engineering & Technology in 1986. He has been teaching Mechanical Engineering at SDM College of Engineering &Technology for more than 30 years. Currently he is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His fields of Interest are solid mechanics, computational methods in engineering and engineering education.

He taught courses at both UG and PG level and has guided several M.Tech. Theses. He is coauthor of the book “Primer on Finite elements method” published by Laxmi Publications Delhi, 2011and subsequently by Mercury Learning & Information 2013. He has carried out testing and consultancy works for Orysis Dharwad, KMF Dharwad, A.K Industries Hubli, etc.
He has rendered service at SDM College of Engineering & Technology in various positions such as member of Governing Council, Standing Committee & Academic Council, IQAC Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, TEQIP Nodal Officer, Chief Warden of Hostels, etc. He also served as member of Board of Studies, DUGC, DPGC and BOE in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

He has conducted several workshops on Effective Teaching and organized couple of workshops on Quality Teaching. He received Best Teacher Award twice, in 2008 and 2009 at SDMCET. He also got the recognition for the leadership activities after attending the 2008 Indo-US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute at the Infosys Mysore Center. He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (MISTE) and Member of The Institution of Engineers (India).

Dinesh Ballullaya
Dinesh Ballullaya
Controller of Examination

Prof. Dinesh Ballullaya, Controller of Examination Graduated from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore in the Year 1981 obtaining 9th rank to Mysore University. Obtained his M.E from P.S.G college of Technology in the year 1987 with highest marks in stream Electrical Machines.

Prof Dinesh has more than 32 years of teaching at SDMCET, Dharwad. He has been teaching Electrical Machines Design, Network Analysis, Power System Analysis and Stability etc.

Apart from teaching he has also worked in various administrative positions. He served as chief warden of SDMCET hostel for 10 years. He also worked as HOD Electrical & Electronics Engineering dept. for 2 1/2 years. Presently he is working as Dean Evaluation.

Dr. Ramesh L.Chakrasali
Dr. Ramesh L.Chakrasali
Dean Academic Program & R&D

Dr. Ramesh L. Chakrasali is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, SDM College of Engineering &Technology Dharwad. He obtained his B.E. (Electrical) and M.E. (Digital Electronics) from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwad. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum, in the field of renewable energy sources based standalone micro hybrid grid.

Dr. Ramesh Chakrasali has 25 years of teaching experience. He is a fellow of IE (I), IETE and life member of ISTE. His area of interests being power system SCADA, Digital Electronics and Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Equipment and Utilization of Electrical Power. He teaches subjects like Digital Electronics, Digital System Design using VHDL, Computer Networks, and Power System SCADA etc.

Dr. Ramesh has guided more than 40 UG projects and 4 PG projects. Currently 7 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance in different areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

He has published two papers in Elsevier International Journal and three in other international journals. He also has published one paper in national journal and presented 6 papers in national and international conferences.

He has also authored three books viz Basic Electrical engineering, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Equipment and Electrical Power Utilization. He has coauthored a book on The Constitution of India and Professional Ethics.

Apart from teaching and research he is a regular speaker on domain specific and general engineering related lectures in several conferences, pedagogical trainings and workshops. He also acted as a resource person in retooling of KPC Engineers and as a coach to AMIE students.

Prof. Chakrasali has worked as a member accreditation team constituted by The Institution of Engineers (India) for Electrical Engineering branch to accredit UG program of an Engineering College. He has worked in various capacities at different universities examination work. Presently he is working as Dean (Research, Development and Consultancy) at SDMCET Dharwad, to enhance the research culture and contribution of SDMCET to the world. He is committee member of The IE (I), DLC, Dharwad.

C. M. Chelli
C. M. Chelli
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