Founders of College
Sri Mahaveera College is a premier Institution affiliated to Mangalore University. Dreams of higher education for the youth of this rural area materilised when the college came into existence on 9th July 1965. It was the fruit of the earnest and sincere efforts of the Academy of General Education, Manipal and sri Mahaveera Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Moodbidri. Padmashree Late Dr.T.M.A Pai, a great visionary, Pioneering banker, renowned educationalist and the founder of the academy of General Education, Manipal and Late Sri S.N. Moodbidri, a Magnanimous Patron, industrialist in Bombay were the Key persons who initiated the birth of the College. In the first year of its functioning, the classes were conducted in the Samaja Mandir Sabha, in the heart of the Moodbidri Town, and from the second year onwards it started functioning in its own building constructed on a very spacious 23 acres of land. Apart from the two visionaries, many other Philanthropic Personalities in and around Moodbidri lent the helping hand in the establishment of the College.
Truely and undoubtedly the establishment of the College gave an enormous push to the development of this area. The talented youth, who, otherwise, had to forego the dreams of higher education, were benefited by the Institution. The College can boost proudly that it has contributed to society many leaders, Jurists, Industrialist and so on. Along with it it has created thousands of really good and useful citizens.
As per the noble intention of the founders, the College took the cause of education as a social service and not as a profit making commercial establishment. Running on no profit no loss principle, the College has not deprived anybody of education because of not having money.
It is dedicated to the cause of the socially and economically deprived classes as per the intensions of the constitution. Since its inception, the college has been striding fast towards development and now it is on the threshold of Golden Jubilee.
The crowning achievement of the College is that the NAAC (National Assesment and Accreditation Council) , considering the excellent facilities, Study atmosphere and success rate, has awarded the Institution with the coveted ‘A’ Grade in 2010. Earlier the College was able to get B+ from NAAC in its first cycle of accreditation in 2005. Thus, the College has exhibited remarkable growth and has joined the prestigious group of only a handful of Colleges in the State, graded with ‘A’ by NAAC. The College is entering its third cycle of accreditation in 2015-16.
Sri Mahaveera College Trust is running many other Institutions also. In 2001, as per the decision of the Govt.of Karnataka P.U.Section was bifurcated from the Degree section, leading to the birth of Sri Mahaveera P.U.College.
S.N. Moodbidri Polytechnic, A.G. Soans, ITI and M. K. Anantharaj College of Physical Education are the other Institutions. Functioning is the same campus, managed by the SMC Trust.
Sri Mahaveera College has been a grant-in-aid institution since 1965. It was previously affiliated to the University of Mysore and with the establishment of the Mangalore University. It is affiliated to the latter. The College is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 for developmental grants. Having completed 50 Years of service oriented, fruitful and purposeful existence, the College is looking ahead for another cycle of 50 promising years.