The establishment of S.D.M. College of Physiotherapy, in the year 1996, at Dharwad (Karnataka), is a fine example of the foresight of our Chancellor, Poojya Shri Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade. The College is situated in a picturesque surrounding between Dharwad and Hubballi- Dharwad are well connected by road, railway and airways to other major parts of the country such as Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujrat etc. The College which started in a modest way, has now expanded gradually and steadily in every aspect. The college is a constituent unit of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University and Is recognised by the Govt. of Karnataka. The College has been extending professional services during the various tennis and Ranji tournaments held in Hubballi and Dharwad.
The institution is a constituent unit of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, headed by Poojya Shri Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is a Holy place attracting thousands of devotees throughout the year to acquire knowledge and explore the path of enlightenment.