“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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S. Prabhakar
S. Prabhakar
Vice President
Vice President
D. Harshendra Kumar
D. Harshendra Kumar
Shreyes D
Shreyes D
Project Director
Sri. Jeevandhar Kumar
Sri. Jeevandhar Kumar

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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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.

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Following UG Programs are Accredited by NBA Under Tier-1

  1. Mechanical Engineering (upto June 2021)
  2. Electrical & Electronics Engineering  (upto June 2021)
  3. Chemical Engineering  (upto June 2021)
  4. Computer Science and Engineering (upto June 2023)
  5. Electronics and Communication Engineering (upto June 2023)
  6. Civil Engineering (upto June 2023)
  7. Information Science and Engineering (upto June 2023)

* SDMCET has been accredited twice by NBA in Past

Dr. K. Gopinath
Dr. K. Gopinath

Dr. K. 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 Principal from 02-03-2020, Vice Principal from 20-01-2020 and 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.

G L Rajabanshi
G L Rajabanshi
Professor and Dean Administration

Name:Prof. G. L. Rajabanshi
Qualifications: B.E.(Mech.) , M. Tech (Maintenance Engg.)
Date of Joining: 10.08.1987
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG / PG: UG

Prof. G L Rajabanshi is a Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and  and Dean Administration at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. He obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad and Master degree in Production Engineering from S J C College of Engineering, Mysore. Also guided 30 U.G and 10 PG student projects. Conducted 3 Conferences and 2 Workshops. Life member of MIE and ISTE.

Dr. Ramesh L. Chakrasali
Dr. Ramesh L. Chakrasali
Dean Academic Program & Research and Development

Dr. R.L. Chakrasali
Date of Joining: 03-08-1990
Nature of Association: Regular
Whether UG/PG faculty: UG 
Qualification: B.E., M.Tech. & Ph.D.
E-mail : 
Phone No.: 0836-2328007. Ext. No.: 8007

Dr. Ramesh L. Chakrasali is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Dean(Academic Program) and Dean (Research and Development), 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 Ph.D. from Visvesvaraya Technological University Belagavi, in the field of renewable energy sources based standalone micro hybrid grid.

Dr. Ramesh Chakrasali has 30 years of teaching experience. He is a Fellow of IE (I), IETE and life member of ISTE. His areas 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, Power System SCADA, Deregulation of Power Systems etc.

Dr. Ramesh has guided more than 40 UG projects and 10 PG projects. Currently 7 students are pursuing their Ph.D. under his guidance in different areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

He has published 2 papers in Elsevier International Journal and 19 in other international journals. He also has published 2 papers in national journal and presented more than 18 papers in national and 10 in international conferences.

He has also authored three books viz Basic Electrical engineering, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Equipment and Electrical Power Utilization. He has Co-authored 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 topics in several conferences, pedagogical trainings and workshops.

Prof. Chakrasali served  as Member of Academic bodies like Member BOS, SG University Kolhapur, Member BOE, SIT Tumkur, Member Doctorate committee, RVCE Bengaluru. He is also serving as Member DUGC,DPGC, BOE, BOS, and Academic council at SDMCET, Dharwad. Currently he is the Chairman of The Institution of Engineers (India) Dharwad Local Centre, Dharwad.

C. M. Chelli
C. M. Chelli
Dean Infrastructure Planning & Development

Professor Clement Moses Chelli, Dean Infrastructure Planning & Development completed his graduation from the BVB College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, in the year 1984. He further obtained M.E.  Degree in Power Systems, from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, in the year 1988.

Prof. C M Chelli, joined SDMCET in August 1985 as a Lecturer and has 34 years of teaching experience in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He has been teaching various UG subjects in Power Systems,   Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems and Smart Grid technologies for the PG program in Power Systems Engineering. He has been guiding several PG projects and is a Life member of ISTE.

Apart from teaching he has shouldered additional responsibilities such as Electrical Maintenance In-charge, HOD E&E and Chief Nodal Officer TEQIP 1.2.  He took over as Dean Infrastructure Planning & Development from September 2018.

Savitri Raju
Savitri Raju
Controller of Examinations

Prof. Savitri Raju is an Associate Professor in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Controller of Examinations at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli and Masters Degree in Digital Electronics from Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad.

She guided 100 UG and 20 PG students. She conducted workshop on Image Processing. She published 05 papers at International Journal and 04 at Conferences.

She is a life member of ISTE, IETE and IE.

Dr. Satish S Bhairannawar
Dr. Satish S Bhairannawar
Dean-Industry Institute Interface (III) Chairperson- CEIR Startup Incubations

Dr. Satish S Bhairannawar is a Professor & Dean CIII in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from Sir. M Visveshwariah Insitute of Technology,Bangalore. Master degree in University Visveshwaraya College of Engineering, from Bangalore. Ph.D. from UVCE, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Guiding Four (4) no. of Ph.D. students at Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka and guided 30 U.G. and 18 PG. students. Conducted Two (2) Conference and Seven (7) Workshop on VLSI Architectures for IMAGE & VIDEO Processing and achieved  Two (2) awards. Published Twelve (12) no. of papers at International Journal and Eleven (11) at conferences and life member of IEAE.

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Academic Council

Governing Council Member

Governing Council


  • To have contextually relevant Curricula.
  • To promote effective Teaching Learning Practices supported by Modern Educational Tools and Techniques.
  • To enhance Research Culture.
  • To involve the Industrial Expertise for connecting Classroom contents to real-life situations.
  • To inculcate Ethics and soft-skills leading to overall personality development.



  • To develop competent professionals with human values.


Quality Policy

  • In its quest to be a role model institution, committed to meet or exceed the utmost interest of all the stake holders.


Core Values

  • Competency
  • Commitment
  • Equity
  • Team work and
  • Trust

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