Our President

Dr. D Veerendra Heggade succeeded his father Late Shri Rathnavarma Heggade to the position at a tender age of 20. It has been 55 years since, and his accomplishments speak volumes about his personality. In recognition of the same, a well-deserved Padma Vibhushana Award was awarded to him in 2015 by the Central Government of India. He has also been nominated as the Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, in 2022.

As the President of SDM Group of Institutions, Dr. Heggade sets examples of what the education sector must look like. Rural development, women empowerment, and entrepreneurship have been redefined in the area with his dream projects of SKDRDP. A stern master, he ensures that his visions are brought to life beyond expectations and with maximum positive impact.

On a personal level, you would connect to Dr. Heggade as you would to a child. While his ardent disciplines make him divinely different from commoners, his willful ventures towards social betterment make him one of us. In all, Dr. Heggade is an epitome of what an individual can be when disciplined by self and directed towards world welfare.

Other institutions headed by Dr. D Veerendra Heggade