Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Residential Pre-University College is one of the Educational institutions managed by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society®. S.D.M College, Ujire was founded by Late. Poojya D. Rathnavarma Heggade around 50 years ago and today it has acquired the status of an Autonomous College by the UGC. Padmabhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, the president of SDME Society decided to start a separate Pre-University Science College for boys at Ujire to meet the growing demand. As a result, S Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Residential Pre-University College was started on 1st July 2003. It admits students only for the science stream for I year and II year Pre-University classes.
The President of S.D.M.E. Society Padmabhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Vice Presidnets Sri. D. Surendra Kumar and Prof. S Prabhakar, Secretaries Sri. D. Harshendra Kumar and Dr. B. Yashovarma have a keen interest towards this college and provide guidance, suggestions and inspirations which have made this college grow in leaps and bounds. As a result, this college attracts the students not only from all over Karnataka but also from outside Karnataka. The students of this college receive a special recognition every where. There are eight sections altogether including four sections in both I year and II Year. The maximum capacity of each section is 40 and thus a maximum of 160 students each in I PUC and II PUC get opportunities to pursue their education. Right from its inception, the college has been receiving excellent results every year. The college provides quality education and it makes every effort in this regard. Besides the quality education it provides ample opportunity to students to bring out their hidden talents. They take part in curricular and non-curricular activities too. They are trained to face the challenges and equipped with skills.