Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala & President, SDM Educational Society (R), Ujire Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, is a man of outstanding credentials. The head of a religious institution that draws millions of devotees from all over the country. However, his stature doesn't confine to a single field of achievement. A titan in the fields of social service and education, Dr. Heggade has been quite instrumental in uplifting the educational standards throughout Karnataka. As the President of SDM Educational Society, he has been phenomenally successful in leading more than 40 institutions.What motivates Dr. Heggade is the rich tradition of our country in holding the spirit of enlightenment high. We have a reputation for providing the light of knowledge to the world for thousands of years. Heggadeji is a patron to alternative and Indian systems of Medicine with immense longing for Quality Education and motto of Service to the ailing patients in the society who loose hope of relief from Conventional Medicine. He is a Visionary leader who has made the field of Alternative Medicine reach such heights that today SDM Institutions providing Alternative Medical Healthcare and Education are role models to Government & private institutes.
Message from the President- SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Ujire
While Yoga & Naturopathy was in its’ formative years, the growth of Naturopathy across the World prompted us to establish Yoga & Naturopathy hospital at Shanthivana trust in the year 1987. Two years later , SDM Education Society established India’s first medical college to offer Bachelor in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences [BNYS]. Since then, people have embraced this system to heal their stress related diseases. Thus over the years we have grown to be the largest in-patient facility in the World offering Yoga & Naturopathy as a lifestyle intervention. A college with modest intake of 20 students has grown to admit 100 students a year. All leading health agencies like WHO has rung the alarm of threat coming from Non-communicable diseases. Hence we need multi-dimensional approach in terms of effective health education; establishment of Yoga & Naturopathy hospitals; increased number of colleges and most importantly, mainstreaming of Yoga & Naturopathy as demonstrated in our public-private partnership scheme of establishing Yoga & Naturopathy units in 10 taluka hospitals in the state of Karnataka. Given these accomplishments, it is natural for Karnataka to be the host for the first International Conference on Yoga & Naturopathy to showcase this system as a safe-effective-lifestyle medicine to meet the challenge of dubious status of India as ‘a diabetes capital of the World’ and pitched as future capital for heart diseases.
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala
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Dr. Prashanth Shetty, BNYS, M. Sc. in Yoga, Ph. D in Yoga - Principal
- Member Secretary, Academic Committee promotion on Yoga and Naturopathy
- Member of AYUSH Taskforce, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
- Member, Governing Body, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
- Senate Member, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
- Member, Standing Finance Committee, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
- Member, World Yoga day celebration committee, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
- Appointed as Academic Council Member for RGUHS.
- Appointed by RGUHS as a member for Board of Post Graduation Studies
- Appointed by RGUHS as Chairman for affiliation committee for Naturopathy colleges.
- Appointed by H.E. Governor of Karnataka as a Member of RGUHS Advisory Board for Naturopathy & Yoga
- Appointed as member of expert committee in yoga, Kannur University, Kerala.
- Was honored the prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy Award for the out standing achievements in the field of Naturopathy
- Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue, Advances in Integrative Medicine
Principal's Message- SDM College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Ujire
Welcome to the SDMCNYS website. This site invites you to join India’s fastest-growing Naturopathy and Yoga College. SDMCNYS is known for developing career-minded professionals who understand their world and desire to serve as community leaders and service-oriented professionals. At SDMCNYS, we believe in ‘fueling the quest for knowledge’. In doing so, our commitments are ensuring individual professional success which culminates in benefiting the society. Our campus is home to one of karnataka’s most renowned landmark of piety and devotion, this famed centre of charity and divine justice, where every devotee partakes of generous hospitality irrespective of caste or creed distinctions, has grown into legendary proportions because of its multifarious socio-economic programs. The campus and region, including the nearby treasures of Dharmasthala, provide an unparalleled context for study, professional aspiration, and growth. The College values diversity and we ask the student body to learn from it. Nowhere else in India is diversity prized more and put to better use. In classrooms and social activities, on the athletic field and in our design studios, College students form a community drawn from around the world. The College’s primary academic commitment-our mission-ensures that students receive personal attention from their professors, encounter the world’s diverse cultural resources, and experience intellectual and emotional support. I look forward to hearing from you, and I would very much like to meet you on campus.