Sri Dhavala College, Moodbidri was founded way back in 1979 to provide effective higher education. It is ably managed by Sri Digambara Jain Vidyavardhaka Sangha (Regd.) Moodbidri. The college is affiliated to Mangalore University and offers degree courses in Arts, Commerce and Management.

The college was established with the lofty ideal of spreading value based education among the students. The college focuses on moulding students into morally and intellectually sound citizens so that they can take on the challenges of life squarely and successfully. The campus is peaceful and compact enough to facilitate the process of teaching and learning in a unique manner.

The college is located well within the limits of Moodbidri town. Still it is beyond the reach of distractions that are usually associated with town life. The teaching and non teaching staff are well qualified, dedicated and leave no stone unturned in propagating knowledge and catering to the academic needs of students.