SDM College of Engineering and Technology

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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology
Sdm Logo.jpg
Motto Competence:Commitment:Teamwork
Type Autonomous institution affiliated to VTU[1]
Established 1979
Principal Dr. S. B Vanakudre
Administrative staff
135[citation needed]
Undergraduates 580[2]
Postgraduates 54[2]
Location Dharwad, Karnataka, India
15°25′49.2″N 75°0′53.1″E / 15.430333°N 75.014750°E / 15.430333; 75.014750Coordinates: 15°25′49.2″N 75°0′53.1″E / 15.430333°N 75.014750°E / 15.430333; 75.014750
Affiliations VTU

Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology (also called SDMCET) is an autonomous private engineering college located in Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India. It was established in 1979 and is affiliated under Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka. The college is located at Dhavalagiri in Dharwad. Though the college has seen a good number of placements in recent years, it has been unable to attract any companies in core department as such civil, mechanical or chemical whereas some companies like TCS selection procedure is for all the branches hence other core branches are depends on it which is completely IT oriented.


SDM College of Engineering and Technology was established in 1979 and was affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad from commencement till 1998. Since then it has been affiliated to the Visweswaraiah Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. It is the first Institute in North Karnataka, India to get accreditation for all its courses by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi.[citation needed]

It is one of the 14 institutions in Karnataka who have got funds from World Bank under Technical Education Quality Improvement Program(TEQIP) - Phase I. The SDMCET campus is also known by the name of Dhavalagiri.


SDMCET was ranked 24th among the top 50 private engineering colleges of India published by Mint, exclusive partner of The Wall Street Journal in India. In 2012 it was ranked as the 62nd best engineering college in India by Outlook.

Academic programs[edit]

The college offers four-year (eight semesters) undergraduate degree course in engineering leading to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in following branches.

The college offers two-year (four semesters) graduate and postgraduate courses in the following specialisations:

  • Computer-aided Design of Structures (Civil)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Digital Electronics (Electronics and Communication)
  • Engineering Analysis and Design (Mechanical)
  • Industrial Automation & Robotics (ME)
  • Information Technology (ISE)
  • Power System Engineering (E&E)

The college has started an M.B.A. course.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

The college has gained a huge reputation in co-curricular activities across Karnataka.

Dance groups:

  • Tashan,
  • Diversity
  • Poreotix

Musical groups:

  • Rapbots
  • Spinal chord
  • Dhwani

Dramatics clubs:

  • Pratibimb
  • Astitva
  • Antaranga


Each department or branch has its own laboratories as required by the curriculum. Every department has its own computer centre apart from the centralised one. The library has books and journals on subjects taught in the college. There is an auditorium to conduct cultural and other events. The college has a play ground, canteen, a cafeteria joint, bank, an ATM and a post office within the campus.


There are five hostels on campus, three for boys and two for girls. Shalmala was the first hostel to be built, Netravati followed and Narmada is the latest boys' hostel. Sharavati and Hemawati are the hostels for girls; the latter was the last to be built.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About SDMCET". Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "SDM Course Intakes". Retrieved 8 January 2008.