SJM Vidyapeetha was established in the year 1966 by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Mahaswamiji. SJM Vidyapeetha has grown to its full extent with the co-operation of the public and philanthropists. SJM Vidyapeetha is an apex body established under the Societies Act to organise and manage educational and cultural institutions with an intention to take education to the door steps of common people in rural and remote areas. The present seer Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru is the President of this Vidyapeetha under the spiritual and administrative guidance of whom about 75 institutions are running today.
Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra University (SJMU)
SJM University draws its profile from the vision of the state to transform the higher education of the region as a carrier of Excellence. It is one of the leading educational Institutions in the central part of the Karnataka. Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra University act 2020 shall come in to effect from 13th June 2022. The University is recognized under section 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956. SJM University is located at adjacent to the National Highway-48, the university is well connected with road and railway network and just 200 km drive from Bangalore. The university is under rapid process of transformation to an institution of excellence. This university is encouraging development of efficient and transparent system that would further facilitate a learner’s experience in the University. The university programmers combine the enduring value of a medical and technological education with the skills and experience offered by professional departments. The university homes 5 institution on the campus offering 20 UG programmes,09 PG programmes, 4 fellowship programmes through a highly qualified faculty.The University also offers 07 Doctorate programmes; faculty and staff at the University are multicultural, multifaceted and represent a truly national character.