SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology
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TypeAutonomous institution affiliated to VTU[1]
PrincipalDr. S. B Vanakudre
Administrative staff
135[citation needed]
LocationDharwad, Karnataka, India15°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

Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology (also called SDMCET), is a 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 no of placements in recent year but it was unable to attract any companys in core department as such civil, mechanical or chemical whereas some companys like TCS selection procedure is for all the branches hence other core branches are depends on it which is completely IT oriented .


  • 1 History
  • 2 Ranking
  • 3 Academic programs
  • 4 Co curricular activities
  • 5 Infrastructure
  • 6 Hostels
  • 7 Notable alumni
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References


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 Visveswaraiah 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 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 as per 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.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical

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 gained huge reputation in co- curricular activities across Karnataka

Dance Group: Tashan, Diversity, Poreotix

Musical Group: Rapbots, Spinal chord, Dhwani

Dramatics club: 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 among which the latter is the last to be built.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Madanbabu Shastri, Director at NVIDIA
  • Pravin Godkhindi, flute player
  • Shirish Kunder, Bollywood Director
  • Aravind Bellad, M.L.A and Businessman

See also[edit]

  • Sri Dharmasthala Ayurvedic college


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